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Arabia Steamboat Museum

400 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106-1111
+1 816-471-1856
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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.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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400 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106-1111
+1 816-471-1856
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Reviewed July 1, 2016

While the boat is lovely, I got the impression it was more of a gimmick inside a mall. Admission was expensive for a steam boat.

Thank Michaël D
Paula R, Public Relations Manager at Arabia Steamboat Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2016

Hi, Michael! We are sorry to hear that the ticket price kept you from touring the museum. The tickets actually help to fund the ongoing preservation of 200 tons of artifacts. Hope you can stop in next time. Have a great day!

Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

We had a day to spend visiting Kansas City while family members were working. We took a walk to the Historic Farmers Market. There,within the various stores/stalls, was the Arabia Steamboat Museum. I remember hearing about it from someone I met in my travels. We...More

2  Thank CityintheCindy
Reviewed June 30, 2016

I enjoyed out tour guide while on the trip. I cannot remember his name but he was a younger guy and was excellent. I enjoyed everything about the tour and would like to visit again.

Thank Don R
Reviewed June 30, 2016

Interesting tour of the Arabia that sunk in the Missouri River and was uncovered under a farmer's field. The tour guides are knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank Mary I
Reviewed June 30, 2016

It's been in KC for years, but we finally got around to this museum when my wife's sister visited us from Philadelphia. We were impressed by the sheer quantity of artifacts on display and how, after all this time. most of them look practically brand...More

1  Thank allens982
Reviewed June 29, 2016

i went here a couple times on field trips and have wonderful memories it was so fascinating to me then so i had to take my kids and i still get that same feeling its great for couplles singles or family great learning experience and...More

Thank tiffaniestarr86
Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Take a trip down to the past, and learn about the pioneers.. The Arabia is an amazing look into the past. You learn of its demise and ressurection, and it's treasures trapped in time. We were fortunate to meet the family that unearthed the treasure....More

Thank KingFrog1
Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Came here with my family visiting from out of town. I had no idea it was there until they told me about it. It's so cool. It's mind blowing that they were able to salvage all of these items. It's a definite must see if...More

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is a testimony to time. In some sense, it is useless, because it simply revisits the past. Many don't care about the past. But if you do, this is a fascinating experience. It shows how quickly things deteriorate and fall apart - and are...More

1  Thank Dan D
Reviewed June 27, 2016

If you go to the Arabia Steamboat Museum go on a Saturday. They have a farmer's market that sells crafts, fruits, vegetables and about anything else you can think of. The Museum is amazing but this way you get 2 for the price of one!

Thank Sandy K
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Diane N
Is it handicap accessible?
December 19, 2016|
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Response from ArabiaManager | Property representative |
Yes, the museum is handicap accessible. Handicap parking is available in the lot facing Grand Blvd as well as inside the City Market square. You'll enter the exhibit on a ramp, but an elevator is also available. Please call... More
Cost for seniors and time allowance?
June 28, 2016|
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Response from ArabiaManager | Property representative |
Thanks for asking. It is true that the admission cost for seniors is $13.50. Officially, we recommend about 90 minutes to do the whole tour, but as NOELKAT9791 pointed out, many folks can spend several hours. There's a... More
Hello, just wondering if there is snorkeling right on the beach or if there are any recommendations for nearby snorkeling? thanks!
February 11, 2015|
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Response from ArabiaManager | Property representative |
Hi, extra2816! Good question, but unfortunately, we are not adjacent to a beach (we WISH! ;) )