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Arabia Steamboat Museum

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Address: 400 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106-1111
Phone Number: +1 816 471 1856
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Arabia Steamboat Museum is a favorite Kansas City attraction, a history...

The Arabia Steamboat Museum is a favorite Kansas City attraction, a history museum housing 200 tons of cargo from life on the American frontier in 1856.

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Military reunion

Went with about 80 navy veterans. This was more interesting than I thought it would be. The speakers really captured my attention. The films were great the artifacts that were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Katiems
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with about 80 navy veterans. This was more interesting than I thought it would be. The speakers really captured my attention. The films were great the artifacts that were found were amazing. I would definately recommend

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the visit and the artifacts that were retrieved. Had limited time in KC and was glad we stopped here

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A really great visit I was quite surprised that it is a private non profit and receives no government money. I knew the story of the steamboat. They have done a great job of putting everything together.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was told we had to go here from a friend back home. They were so right! The history of how it came to be and what they found is amazing. While we were there we met two of the people who actually dug it up! Make an effort to go, you won't be disappointed. And wow - the buttons!!

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Thank Judy S
Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm surprised that more people don't know about this museum. It's very interesting , and the story behind the discovery reminds you that anything is possible. It's close to the market, so there's a lot to do in this area.

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Thank SHARON Y
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So many things we know about Kansas City. The Arabia Steamboat Museum is not one of them. I came across the museum in the winter while visiting a very deserted farmers market. I almost did not go in. Glad I did. You must like history. See restoration of old items long buried in the water & mud. Celebrate the perseverance... More 

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Thank Mike P
Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy access. Great docent and easy pace. A true treasure of river boat travel, merchandise and fascinating process of discovery. Young and old can enjoy the environment and tour. Moderate price with no pressure to purchase anything-but items available if you wish. Located in the historic River Quay area of Kansas City with many locations to eat and shop. On... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Arabia Museum tour was fantastic. I would suggest this as a place to visit. Even one of the people who discovered the ship was there helping answering the questions. Very good display and hard to imagine they were able to save so much.

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Thank Colleen C
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Follow the long, arduous and fascinating path these families embarked upon to find this ship and its sunken treasure. Exhibits with thousands of discovered artifacts paint a picture of what daily life was like in the West before the Civil War. These include dishes, glassware, tools, clothing, boots and much, much more. Informative guides, restoration specialists, and exceptional displays made... More 

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting. You start with a brief tour, tour guide was funny and informative. Lost of neat things to see. Worth about 2 hours, really enjoyed.

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