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Leila's Hair Museum

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Address: 1333 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64055-1303
Phone Number: 816-833-2955
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What's so unusual about this museum that displays antique jewelry and...

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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One of a kind!

I had some idea of what to expect from looking at the website prior to our visit, but the reality was so much more amazing and fascinating! We had a personal tour from a very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
sbk117
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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121 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had some idea of what to expect from looking at the website prior to our visit, but the reality was so much more amazing and fascinating! We had a personal tour from a very knowledgeable and personable lady (not the owner, would have liked to have met her, too). I learned so much about the history of the times,... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd never heard of hair wreaths until I stumbled across this museum. Totally worth the stop. It's a small museum, but it is PACKED with fascinating art. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. I can't even put it into words. This is just something that you have to see!

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Thank CMWZ
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owner, who has a true passion for hair and its many decorative and artistic uses, will personally give you the guided tour. Hair jewelry? Hair reliquaries? Hair portraiture? Hair left on the floor of Elvis's barber shop? All this and--most of all, hair woven into elaborate and stunningly intricate wreaths--dating as far back as the Renaissance era. Indeed, it... More 

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Thank Eva617
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To say that this museum is unique is an understatement. Leila is so pasionate about her collection. I never new anything like ths existed. There are hair wreaths, jewelry, decorations. Geneology using hair for generations in amazing. There is hair there from the Blessed Virgin Mary and her mother Saint Anne. Hair from so many celebrities that I could not... More 

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Thank skcgal
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Definitely be into hair and the history of it if you're going to pay the fee. It's not a very lovely looking building on Nolan. But plenty of parking.

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Thank Bernardo F
Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

We live locally and were told that this museum is neat and worth a visit. I appreciate the passion with which the tour guide goes about talking about the various hair wreaths; however, I could not wait for the tour to be over after 10 minutes. If you are in the area, your time is best spent at the Truman... More 

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Margate, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This was amazing hair art. To think how fine this was to work and the lighting they had back in that time these women had to blind. The history behind this was very interesting. If you are a craft person I think you would enjoy what the made with hair. The person that took us around was very knowledgeable. We... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is not your typical museum, from its unassuming outside to the strange and beautiful hair art inside. I dragged my boyfriend here, and he found it interesting but creepy. I found it endlessly fascinating and definitely sparked my interest in this little-known art form. When we arrived, we were the only people in the building and the docent there... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This is an interesting place to visit and learn about an old art form passed down from 1000's of years through different cultures. Leila is most knowledgeable and a wonderful guide through her collection.

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Thank J F
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

We had a bit of sticker shock at first. It is $15 for an adult admission. Plus they do not accept credit cards. However, what you end up with is a personalized tour. This is a collection of hair art. Before there were pictures people would take a lock of hair from their loved ones and make it into flowers... More 

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