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Leila's Hair Museum

Closes in 3 min: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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A bit weird but very touching. Rememberances of loved ones before photography. The work and hours... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Not a fancy museum. Just a relatively small place in a strip mall in Independence, but definitely... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2019
San Diego, California
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What's so unusual about this museum that displays antique jewelry and pictures? All items are made of human hair and are authentic antiques at least one hundred years old.
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1333 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64055-1303
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bit weird but very touching. Rememberances of loved ones before photography. The work and hours put into these creations is astounding. Very glad I went. You will probably get a private tour.

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank LexeeDarien
Reviewed February 18, 2019

Not a fancy museum. Just a relatively small place in a strip mall in Independence, but definitely worth a visit for anyone interested in quirky subects. The owner, Leila, has been collecting hair-related items since the 1950s, and her collection may be the largest in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank pqflyer
Reviewed December 6, 2018

It's the only one of its kind i the Country. This type of art was popular in the 1800's. Prior to photography it served as a family tree. Many famous people are represented among the pictures. Very interesting place. The tour guide was very knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marie S
Reviewed May 8, 2018

Looked on Tripadvisor for something to do before my flight home. Leila's had lots of stars and it was close to where I was staying. When I pulled into the lot I didn't know if it was open or not as there was 1 car...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed December 29, 2017

Chose to go to this museum as it was unusual. My sister in law and I didn't know what to expect. The tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable about the subject matter and answered our questions. Very interesting history about hair that I didn't...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank LucyH512
Reviewed September 11, 2017

We visited Leilas Hair Museum because it sounded quirky and we were curious. Not only was it interesting but a good history lesson as well. There is so much significance to the hair weavings in terms of family histories. I highly recommend the tour and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank dixie C
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

I didn't know what to expect when we stopped in on a road trip to Kansas city. The tour guide was personable and very informative. The collection is really impressive! Once she explained that prior to having photographs these art pieces were how family members...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank tameria1963
Reviewed August 29, 2017

Since we were in Independence visiting the Truman Presidential museum, we thought we would check out other things in the area to do and this was one of them. Kind of hard to explain, but instead of pictures, people used hair to show the family...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Merl B
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Best place to go if you are done visiting Truman sites. Fantastic and historically knowledgeable owner. You will never visit any other place like it!

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank pb625
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

We found this place when we Google "weird places to visit in KC". We were blown away. It was $15 per person. There was a senior rate of $2.50 off. The tour was 45 minutes. There is so much history in this museum. I had...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Miata P
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