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Missouri History Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A comprehensive history of St. Louis

Mostly about St. Louis. But history from both world wars and the civil war and some of what life... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
C4246FCgracem
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Mooseheart, Illinois
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Lunch

I have been to the museum many times, and they always have nice exhibits. However, this trip I was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christine G
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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The Missouri History Museum preserves St. Louis and Missouri history through exhibitions, programs, research, publications, archives and permanent collections. Visitors discover stories of Lewis & Clark and westward expansion, the 1904 World's Fair...more
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5700 Lindell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63112-1004
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Mostly about St. Louis. But history from both world wars and the civil war and some of what life was like inSt. Louis during those times. I liked the panoramic exhibit the past. I found the queen of love and happiness ceremony interesting.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to the museum many times, and they always have nice exhibits. However, this trip I was just to have lunch in their cafe with friends and family. The cafe is located on the upper level and offers a beautiful view of Forest...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Christine G
MHS1866, Public Relations Manager at Missouri History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your review, Christine! We're glad you enjoyed your lunch at Café St. Louis.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very small museum. It has a sculpture of Thomas Jefferson and the Spirit of St. Louis plane. Not much else of interest. The building itself is impressive. Visit only if you have nothing better to do. Allow about 15 minutes. Admission is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Annette M
MHS1866, Public Relations Manager at Missouri History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're sorry to hear you didn't find much of interest on your visit, Annette. We were indeed a small museum when we first opened in 1913, but since our expansion in 2000, we've added four 6,000-square-foot exhibit galleries, as well as classrooms, an auditorium, and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed the exhibit on the St. Louis World's Fair and the Civil Rights exhibit. We had lunch there and my salad was awesome! A great morning spent in a nice environment!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Relative and pertinent historical events with diversity. Something for everyone from adults to children. Listening to parents and children discussing the events on display was heart warming.

Date of experience: December 2018
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MHS1866, Public Relations Manager at Missouri History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2018

Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We're glad you found yourself here and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed December 6, 2018

It is a small museum, and the items displayed have been reduced considerably since I first visited decades ago in a school trip. The first statue of Thomas Jefferson is there, and it older than anything you saw on the East Coast! The sister plane...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PhilViking
Reviewed October 28, 2018

This is an excellent first stop if you're interested in learning about Missouri and St. Louis. The 1904 World's Fair Exhibition is especially insightful for understanding the significance of St. Louis and the US on the world stage in the early 1900's. All the exhibitions...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank World_Traveler_Food
Reviewed October 14, 2018

The museum had wonderful displays of Missouri history. We toured the 1904 World's Fair and Muny Memories galleries - both well done. Some displays change from time to time so plan to go again when in St Louis. Forest park.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Impressive collections of works of masters.The museums grounds and structures are magnificent and well kept and maintained

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

We stopped here on the advice from the visitor's center. A 3 minute walk from there. Free admission, free parking. interesting stuff, not crowded. You can take a interactive tour geared towards kids, but have to request free tickets because it's on a schedule.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mary S
January 1, 2019|
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Response from MHS1866 | Property representative |
Hi Mary, We have an entire gallery devoted to hands-on learning for children ages 2–10. It's called History Clubhouse. Kids get to explore downtown St. Louis, complete with re-creations of iconic buildings that stand up to... More
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Roseanne A
July 26, 2018|
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Hi Rosanne, Thanks for reaching out. Our two special exhibits, "Muny Memories: 100 Seasons Onstage" and "Panoramas of the City" are both located on the main floor, as are our History Clubhouse and World's Fair gallery. We... More
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rachelguidry1234
April 21, 2018|
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Response from Jill0519 | Reviewed this property |
Admission is free, some special exhibits might have a charge. Parking is also free.
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