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Arabia Steamboat Museum
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Kansas City Single Loop City Tour
Ranked #3 of 153 things to do in Kansas City
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Owner description: The Arabia Steamboat Museum is a favorite Kansas City attraction, a history museum housing 200 tons of cargo from life on the American frontier in 1856.
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Missouri
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“enjoyed so much”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

This is a great place to go. Very interesting. But you need to go at least once a year because they keep bringing out new items from the ship.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Hidden treat”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

What a great private museum. Fascinating contents of a steamboat that sunk on the Missouri with all its trade contents intact.

Visited December 2012
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Ozark Mountains
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Steamboat Arabia Museum and Film”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

This is in the City Market but we visited on a weekday so were able to park close. We would highly recommend this outstanding and most interesting museum. The story is fascinating and the exhibits were very interesting. It was erie to see the artifacts, some in perfect condition. God Bless the family who excavated the ship and the wonderful way they present the story. This is GREAT for young and old.

Visited June 2012
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West Buxton, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Who knew?”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

Excellent museum run by the same people that excavated the ship from the mud. Fascinating process to find the ship and remove the treasures. There is a short film before entering most of the museum which talks about finding the ship and the excavation process. My understanding is that each showing is followed by a meet and greet with one of the original excavators! Very well done. Amazing process and cargo. Not to mention the restoration work on the artifacts. Well done! Worth the trip!

Visited December 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Steamboat arabia - facinating!”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Go on Saturday especially in the spring-fall months because this is located right next to the city market, which is another GREAT place to visit

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