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“Wonderful view of the old West”

Arabia Steamboat Museum
Ranked #3 of 162 things to do in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed March 25, 2013

On a visit to Kansas City with my wife and son we spend a very enjoyable couple of hours at the Arabia Museum. Excellent talk from the Museum guide and a chance to meet some of the people who were instrumental in uncovering the Arabia steamboat from the mud of the Missouri river after 132 years and preserving such an incredible array of artefacts from the old West. All three of us found it fascinating and would recommend it to every visitor. And at $14.50 per person I thought it was good value for money.

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

The museum presents the various artifacts well, but without the needed historical context for many items. The guided tour portion and film provided good background, but still couldn't fill the gaps in context. My background in American history helped me to fill the gaps, but it seemed that much would be lost on kids and others without that background.

For comparison point on price, this costs 50 cents more than the World War I museum in town, which is a much more complete experience.

Thank BlueSkies500
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

A unique slice of Americana and preservation technology. I have been there twice and would go back. Amazing place.

Thank mrosenbe18
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Actual American history of an exclusive nature. Absolutely the "find" and highlight of our K.C. getaway. There is nothing like it any where else.

Thank pagmeister
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

We have been to see the Steamboat Arabia Museum several times. A wonderful story - if you are in town, you need to go see it. From the museum you also have resturaunts nearby and shopping. So have fun too.

Thank Bob_gro
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