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Missouri History Museum

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Address: Lindell & DeBaliviere, Saint Louis, MO 63112-0040
Phone Number: 314 746 4599
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Missouri History Museum preserves St. Louis and Missouri history...

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, the brewing industry, Lindbergh and aviation history, St. Louis' importance to the civil rights movement, and more. Long-term exhibitions include "Seeking St. Louis" and "1904 World's Fair: Looking Back at Looking Forward." Visit the Museum's website for information on special exhibitions.

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Good place to spend a hot day.

We enjoyed the exhibits on the 1904 fair, and route 66. The traveling exhibit has changed from the 'Little Black Dress' but it was well presents so we expect the next show to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jim S
Clearwater, Florida
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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed the exhibits on the 1904 fair, and route 66. The traveling exhibit has changed from the 'Little Black Dress' but it was well presents so we expect the next show to be very good also. We will revisit this site the next time we come through St. Louis.

Thank Jim S
Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is worth a stop. The history is most interesting. Quite an education for us all. Take time to read what is posted and watch the film....

Thank czechchickfb
Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent an entire afternoon here and loved every minute of it! Amazed that it is free to get in! Would say this is a must see!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely building fascinating exhibits. We enjoyed the Route 66 exhibition. Lady on reception was friendly and had come from Birmingham, UK so was very chatty and helpful. We learned a lot from the collection. It is well thought through and informative. Excellent attention to things to amuse kids, including a whole children's learning area with activities. Great shop.

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conway, ar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was incredible. The parking was a bit difficult and we had to park about 2 blocks away on the street, but there was so much inside to make up for it. The museum is free and It is divided into sections; one being the World's Fair exhibit. I enjoy a museum that has actual artifacts to tell their... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up outside St. Louis and I didn't know the first Olympics inside our country was in St Louis in 1900. There's so much more history such as the Worlds Fair exhibit, which is prominently displayed at the museum with artifacts and time capsule events that you will feel that you're there.

Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had one afternoon free on a recent visit to St. Louis and wandered into the MHM on a whim (take care to find a parking spot not too far away, there are a couple of lots). An exhibit on "The Black Dress" was in its last day with a huge line waiting to get in. I would have liked... More 

Thank Kenpasha
McHenry, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am from the Chicago land area and aspect like this can be costly. On a long weekend this was a planed stop and I am glad it was. It is free to the public and host some great exhibits. By no means is this an all day excursion but partnered with a trip to the zoo or better yet... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history museum is a beautiful building, but it has a strange mix of exhibits. Although it's called the Missouri history museum, it's really the history of St. Louis. One entire wing is dedicated to the St. Louis 1904 World Fair. Another wing describes the region during the pioneer days. Another section shows more recent history, including St. Louis's civil... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

And a great restaurant overlooking the park on the second floor. See the earliest surveys of the Louisiana Purchase, sometimes in German. Learn about the Saint Louis version of the great fire. Understand how close you are to the center of the Great Cahokia Empire that traded with other tribes all over the continent by water.

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