Kansas City Museum
Kansas City Museum
4.5
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
This museum, located in a 50-room mansion, traces the development of life on the plains and Kansas City's role in the westward expansion of the United States.
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TravelIntl
Texas601 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
My husband and I visited this beautiful mansion! We walked up the grand staircase and watched the informative video on the third floor first. Then we looked at the interesting exhibits on the 3rd and 2nd floors working our way down to the beautiful rooms on the 1st floor. We enjoyed learning about the Long family. The staff at the museum were very friendly. This museum is free and parking is on the street. It is only open on Thursday through Sunday.
Written July 16, 2023
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Chris
15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
An amazing building, beautifully restored, in an important historic part of KC with a fascinating story about its owner. However, it is the story of Kansas more generally - which is told on the upper floors - that we found most interesting. KC has a rich and diverse history including some very dark aspects which is interpreted in what appears to be a truthful and unbiased way. Congratulations.
Written November 23, 2021
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Robin M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Wonderful exhibits in a beautiful mansion. The museum has the most incredible virtual museum tour we have ever seen. The link on their website took us to options like walking tours throughout the city and a 360-degree virtual tour floor-by-floor in the museum where they had even recorded videos of museum staff--- we feel like we know so much more about Kansas City from all of the work they have done to use technology. Our kids loved it (as did we) and they keep asking to visit again.
Written August 23, 2023
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Travelsupr
Columbus, OH23 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
We visited the Museum today the main house is Under Construction and had a tour scheduled for 2 pm but due to time constraints we did watch the 27 minute video on the Long Family who were the "Vanderbilts" of Kansas City which was quite good
Written April 5, 2017
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Michael W
Belmont, MA312 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
I had been here as a child, on a school field trip, many years ago. So, visiting again recently was a real treat. This structure was originally built as a private mansion, for a local lumber baron, at the turn of the 20th century. A true representation of the guilded age opulence. The Museum is currently under renovation but is open for small exhibits.
We toured the Native American Pueblo pottery show, which was very good. All from the museums own collection. Admission is free and there is parking at the rear of the building. Definitely a good experience for anyone interested in historic architecture from the early 1900's 1% period.
Written May 3, 2016
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skipsaundra
Kansas City1,486 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
We were there a couple of months ago and surprised to see a pottery art exhibit being set up. We not only had the tour guide but also the executive director giving us information about the upcoming changes and the exhibit that was being set up. We are enclosing a picture of two of the art pieces that were made for this show based on the style and design of the home. It is interesting to note that only Mr. Long and his wife plus daughters lived in this incredible home.
Written March 6, 2016
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skipsaundra
Kansas City1,486 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
The museum has moved and they are restoring the old Long mansion on Gladstone Blvd. They are restoring the rooms back to their glory time in Kansas City. It will take several years to raise the money to complete the home back to orginal. I remember it as a child with the igloo and native american exhibits. Now it will be back to the grand house it was before that. The grounds are still wonderful and the views of the city are still spectacular. It is worth it to see how grandious it was and will be.
Written October 29, 2015
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Michele_Whiting
Cahokia, IL150 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Family
Under construction but still has things to see. Exhibit tour is short but the hard hat tour is very informative. Friendly people. Its a bit out from downtown
Written May 18, 2014
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Mommyof2gurlz
56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place to take the kids for something to do on a rainy day
Written April 4, 2012
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Wanda H
Mascoutah, IL395 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Nice layout and informative video to watch. I just wish they'd kept it as a house and THAT history would've been more interesting for ME. Just my opinion though.
Written August 11, 2022
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