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Missouri History Museum

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Address: Lindell & DeBaliviere, Saint Louis, MO 63112-0040
Phone Number: 314 746 4599
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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
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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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A MUST VISIT while in Forest Park

As other reviewers have said, it is a smaller museum but well worth the visit while in Forest Park. The Little Black Dress Exposition is just one of the many the History Museum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As other reviewers have said, it is a smaller museum but well worth the visit while in Forest Park. The Little Black Dress Exposition is just one of the many the History Museum brings to St. Louis and it's citizens and visitors. The building itself is a wonderful piece of architecture and it's a great source of St. Louis and... More 

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We saw the Little Black Dress exhibit..... the LBD through the ages....1880s to the present. Fun for anyone who enjoys fashion!

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Madison Heights
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Free parking and free admission, so that's a great start! The museum was... Ok. There was nothing that really "wowed" me here like other museums. A whole display of dresses? Really? Is that a museum quality attraction that deserves 3-4 rooms full?! I think not. Anyways, can't complain too much. It was free and a nice air conditioned walk in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I walked through the history museum. It was very nice. They had history of St. Louis on the 2nd floor. It was well played out. The first floor housed the route 66 exhibit. It was nice to see how the route was setup and many of the businesses and towns that grew. It was a very enjoyable... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit especially since it was a relaxing detour from visiting Forest Park on a very hot day. The World's Fair exhibit was nice, the restaurant is a very nice stop to enjoy a bite away from the crowds, and the entry fee was $0!

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went specifically for the Route 66 exhibit. The exhibit was informative, fun, and well-organized. It had a lot of hands-on, interactive displays. I constantly took pictures because there were so many cool things to see and appreciate.

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st. louis missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of 6 that visited the Route 66 exhibition. It was like a trip down memory lane. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. They have videos, examples, all the old signs from restaurants most would remember. A whole room is dedicated to the worlds fair. And the best part, all free. Recommend for anyone who wants to remember... More 

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Monroe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I learned so much on my visit here last week. Incredible displays of the 1904 worlds fair also the part that St Louis played in the history of our nation. Might be boring for young kids, but the adults are sure to appreciate it

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was kinda fun but theres really not much to see for such a large building. Theres only 4 exhibit rooms but its all free.

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Northville, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoying going here at least once a year. You can't beat the price, $0, which covers even special/short term exhibits. The rooms change enough that there's always something new to see. The building and area are attractive too and I've heard the restaurant is good. Nice mix of stuff to read and see. I love the 1904 world's fair... More 

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