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Missouri History Museum

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Address: Lindell & DeBaliviere, Saint Louis, MO 63112-0040
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+1 314-746-4599
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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Fantastic museum

At first I thought I would be bored touring this museum. I was quite surprised at the interesting exhibits. Take your time and enjoy the sights. You will not be sorry.

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Beth E
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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20 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

At first I thought I would be bored touring this museum. I was quite surprised at the interesting exhibits. Take your time and enjoy the sights. You will not be sorry.

Thank Beth E
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for the Route 66 exhibit. This is how they found out about Ted Drewes. The exhibits are mostly interesting for locals. Parking and admission are free. The restaurant is not to be missed, even worth a special visit. The menu is inventive and wonderful! There is a bus that runs through Forest Park for easy access to all... More 

Thank Susan S
Winter Park, Florida
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went specifically to the museum because website said Clarks journal was on display. It is not- now archived. Lewis and Clark display rather small. Staff couldn't have been more rude. Skip the museum and go straight to the Lewis and Clark boathouse or the Arch. Disappointed.

Thank matissegirl
Salisbury, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is top-notch. Can't believe it's free, just like the zoo next door. I really enjoyed the (permanent) World's Fair exhibit and I'm so glad I got to see the Route 66 exhibit before it closes. If you love history like me, you can easily spend hours in this museum. Don't forget to visit the gift shop - although... More 

Thank paulnnc71
Bettendorf, Iowa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family weekend in St Louis with my 16 and 20 year old over Easter. My daughter who goes to college in Missouri asked to visit the museum to see the Civil Rights Exhibit ... it was fantastic!!! And then we saw the Route 66 Exhibit which was so fun! If you have a chance, don't miss them

Thank stlgirlinia
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304 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

St. Louis has many free things...zoo, Grants Park, etc...but the parking here is even free! The building itself is beautiful...the atrium has a colorful detailed painted ceiling with a statue of Thomas Jefferson and a replica of the Spirit of St. Louis plane. The favorite exhibit of mine was the temporary civil rights exhibit only open through June. Not being... More 

Thank Tahoe2
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Free museum with several nice Exhibits. We enjoyed learning about Route 66 and found the Civil Rights Exhibit to be the most educational.

Thank Stephanie S
Memphis, Tennessee
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice museum with great faculties. Nicely adapted to be handicap friendly. Free which is amazing.

Thank Janice G
Annandale, VA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We expected to spend about 2 hours on a rainy day and stayed for 4 hrs. We saw the Route 66, Civil Rights, 1904 World's Fair, WWI, and Missouri Reflections. The WWI and 1904 World's Fair weren't as good as the others. This probably is the only Route 66 exhibit we'll see and enjoyed it very much.

Thank Ibyke
Ayer, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I couldn't get over that this museum is free! The exhibits were wonderfully presented. There were multiple exhibits going on at the same time. I really enjoyed the actor that was performing as a civil rights person in the vestibule of the museum, his story and signing were exciting. We had a group of 10 aged 9-65 and everyone found... More 

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