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“Good experience, but a bit overpriced” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Steamboat Arabia Museum

The Steamboat Arabia Museum
400 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106
816 471 1856
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Ranked #4 of 98 attractions in Kansas City
Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Specialty Museums
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Owner description: This steamboat, which sank in the Missouri River in 1856, has numerous exhibits dedicated to frontier life.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Roanoke, Indiana
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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“Good experience, but a bit overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

The museum presents the various artifacts well, but without the needed historical context for many items. The guided tour portion and film provided good background, but still couldn't fill the gaps in context. My background in American history helped me to fill the gaps, but it seemed that much would be lost on kids and others without that background.

For comparison point on price, this costs 50 cents more than the World War I museum in town, which is a much more complete experience.

Visited March 2013
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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 attraction reviews
“One of Kind”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

A unique slice of Americana and preservation technology. I have been there twice and would go back. Amazing place.

Visited March 2013
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St. Louis, MO
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“SIMPLY SUPERB....A MUST SEE IN K.C.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Actual American history of an exclusive nature. Absolutely the "find" and highlight of our K.C. getaway. There is nothing like it any where else.

Visited March 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“A must see for KC Area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We have been to see the Steamboat Arabia Museum several times. A wonderful story - if you are in town, you need to go see it. From the museum you also have resturaunts nearby and shopping. So have fun too.

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Fairway, Kansas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“19th Century River Life Museum- Priceless!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

There is nothing quite like this living, breathing historical river boat museum! It is fantastic in every way. It is a bit like a "mini Smithsonian" right here in Kansas City. It is a must see on any trip in to Kansas City or a must see for a long time resident who needs to discover what fabulous history we have on display right here in town!

Visited October 2012
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