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I work for the railroad, and I run through Marceline almost daily. The Walt Disney Hometown Museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Derrick A
Altona, Illinois
A great place for Disney fans to see where the magic started

Marceline, Missouri is a bit off the beaten track, but if you like Walt Disney and want to learn... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Walt first came to Marceline by train when he was five years old. The Santa Fe train arrived at the depot that preceded the present-day one, which was rebuilt in 1913. When Walt returned to Marceline for the first time in 1946, the depot evoked his...more
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120 E Santa Fe Ave, Marceline, MO 64658-1144
+1 660-376-3343
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I work for the railroad, and I run through Marceline almost daily. The Walt Disney Hometown Museum is located in the old Sante Fe Railroad Depot next to the tracks. Marceline has several festivals each year that I see running the train through town. ToonFest...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marceline, Missouri is a bit off the beaten track, but if you like Walt Disney and want to learn more about his early life, it’s worth the trip to this former Santa Fe Railroad Station turned museum--fitting due to his love of trains. I’ve read...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Disney has always been a part of my family. From the home made pizzas I would make for my family to enjoy while watching The Wonderful World Of Disney, each week, to taking our children and now grown grandchildren to Disney World. Living in Missouri...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter is a rabid Walt Disney fan and she wanted us to make the trek to Marceline (and it is a trip). I wasn't expecting much and I'll admit to being surprised at the quality of the museum. It was larger than I expected...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed September 21, 2019

We had a guidebook on Highway 36 in Missouri. We found Marceline and The Walt Disney Hometown Museum. It was fascinating. It had a lot of history and memorabilia about the old train station and Walt Disney. A true gem in Northern Missouri. Great job,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 27, 2019 via mobile

If you are interested in Walt Disney or railroads this will be of interest. The tour is not guided, but one of the volunteers will give you an intro at the starting room, and again when you start on the other side.Its in an old...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 19, 2019

A relative told us he had just stopped here a few days earlier, so we did the same as we were passing through on US 36. Good move. You find out how Walt Disney came up with his animal characters, visit the museum (on old...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Steve R
Reviewed August 18, 2019 via mobile

Even though we arrived on Sunday afternoon and had just an hour until closing we were able to see a lot with the guidance of the local volunteers. This museum is geared toward adults but there are some fun displays that kids will enjoy. I...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 14, 2019

This is a fabulous museum and displays quite well the early history of the Disney Family, and the career and influence Marceline made on Walt Disney. Don't miss this museum housed in an ex-Santa Fe Depot.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lorin G
Reviewed July 30, 2019

Our group of five adults recently visited the Walt Disney Hometown Museum and were impressed by the venue. Inez, one of the volunteers greeted us, and she and her husband had hosted Mr. and Mrs. Disney "back in the day" at their home. The museum...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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July 10, 2017|
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Response from Clydene R | Reviewed this property |
There's no admission to see the barn or Dreaming Tree, and no specified hours that we saw. The family that owns the farm welcomes visitors and is happy to have you--just keep in mind that they live in the Disney house on... More
Amanda S
May 24, 2017|
Response from EurekaRV | Reviewed this property |
60-90 minutes. About half of that guided tour, other half on your own. Awesome museum of the young Walt!
Dina F
February 12, 2016|
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Response from hawaiidan | Reviewed this property |
This is a museum run by volunteers who love what they do..They are closed every Oct to May. in the winter, which can be harsh here. I visited in Feb but was given special permission while the museum was undergoing... More