Shoal Creek Living History Museum

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Shoal Creek Living History Museum

Shoal Creek Living History Museum
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Clifford C
Kansas City, MO2 contributions
Updated Info and an Elderly Perspective (A Delight to Visit).
Apr 2021
I want to add some context after reading many comments and visiting for myself. First, all the major buildings now have weatherproof signs outside, some of them very interesting and detailed. It was not a bad walk for an elderly person (me) who walks city residential sidewalks 1 - 2 miles per day. The footpaths are pea gravel, not paved, so the trek was a little hard on the ankles and knees, but I managed just fine by going slowly and being extra careful. The restrooms are adjacent to the chapel, almost the fartherest distance from the entrance. It would be helpful to have additional directional signs. There is wheelchair access to the restrooms, doctor's house, and mansion that I noticed, but I think the paths are in need of end-of-winter maintanence. The hill up from the top of the parking lot to the bison pen is only about 50 steps, so it was easily manageable for me. I suspect a person using a wheelchair would need assistance getting up there. There were six animals or so, and one hay feeder in the pen. Some old tractor-drawn farm machines were adjacent to the pen: one hay rake, a harrow, and two, 2-row corn planters. From there one can see almost all of the 25 or so buildings scattered along the east side of the ridgeline. A lot of work has gone into it. I would have been happy seeing only that much. As we visited the individual buildings, my friend and I had many little conversations regarding differences between technology today and 150 years ago, more or less. It is only about 0.3 mile from the bison pen to the only ridgeline building, the mansion. Two large picnic tables are between them. Some people were enjoying themselves while flying kites on this windy day. I spent one hour walking one mile there, not on a first Saturday of the month, so no presentations and no entrance fee. I would imagine staying for three hours on a first Saturday of a month. We saw a large hawk hunting for prey near there. The museum was great as something different to do!
Written April 5, 2021
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Cindy G
13 contributions
Awesome early village. History
Dec 2020
Due to Covid, the buildings were not open. This didn't hamper our visit thoughtless were able to walk thru the park and around the buildings. We were able to get a feel of living in this part of our young country an deer what it took to develop a community and make it thrive.
Written December 12, 2020
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Ladybree88
Kansas City, MO53 contributions
Brought to life.
Jun 2019 • Family
On the first Saturday of the month, this old town comes to life. The buildings are open, and actors portray the way it was in 1860s. We really enjoyed seeing all the interactions, buildings, and original pieces from the town. There was even a working blacksmith shop. Wonderful experience for me and the kids.
Written June 2, 2019
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KoKo83
Greensboro, NC139 contributions
Oh Give Me A Home Where the Buffalo roam!
Mar 2019 • Family
The herd of buffalo was a real hit for me! The building were also very interesting. The information provided by signage was excellent. The trails around the area where a plus too!
Written April 2, 2019
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Tim V
Kansas City, MO42 contributions
A hidden gem.
Sep 2018 • Couples
After living in KC for almost 15 years I was introduced to this amazing place this past summer and have been back several times since. This place takes you back to when life was simpler, people were more genuine and you could count on your neighbors as an extension of your family. They have period reenactments and period foods. If nothing else take your kids and or grandkids to see the small heard of buffalo they have there!
Written February 17, 2019
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beagleshnout
Branson, MO135 contributions
Fantastic View
Jun 2018
Great view of the Golden Gate and tons of Civil War history. Beautifully preserved brick fort that has stood for 150+ years.
Written February 11, 2019
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Isabelle P
5 contributions
Very nice place
Apr 2018 • Family
I love this place. It's a great place for a picnic, walk, flying kites, and the old buildings are really cool! They even have a trail in the woods that you can explore, and the bison are really cool too!
Written November 6, 2018
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ScrappinTraveler
Kansas City, MO67 contributions
FUN DAY!!
Mar 2018 • Family
What a fun day we had walking around and reading about each of the buildings there! Plus we have been with Boy Scouts to camp in the winter but it was nice to go in the Spring and take it all in!
Written September 5, 2018
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Ken C
Liberty, MO107 contributions
Family Outing
Jul 2018 • Family
Come here about once a year, great place for a family to walk and have some group time. Even has a couple of great Geo Caches.
Written July 22, 2018
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Katjfer
Liberty, MO63 contributions
Such a fun place
Apr 2018 • Solo
Happened to be here as a school group was going thru the village so many of the old buildings were open and manned by reenactors . It was so much fun on a great spring day to go in the buildings and see life from long ago. Even if the buildings aren’t open is still a good place to walk or jog or take your dog for a walk. There are bison to see as well as trees and flowers in bloom.
Come on a first Saturday in June, July, August, or September you will see reenactors over the entire grounds. I highly recommend a visit.

Written April 27, 2018
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