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“By the way stop”

Missouri History Museum
Ranked #13 of 269 things to do in Saint Louis
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 18, 2011

We were trying to catch the zoo before it closed.Unfortunately,we got to the zoo 5 minutes before closing time.We decided to walk to the museum and pass time while we waited for the trolley.I was pleasantly surprised at the collections.It wasn't planned but I'm glad we stopped by.

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Reviewed August 11, 2011

The Missouri History Museum is a mid-sized history museum that, as its name suggests, is focused on Missouri history.

I found it to be very interesting, but I am also a Missouri native. There are three permanent exhibits when I went, one on Charles Lindbergh, one on the 1904 World’s Fair, and another on the history of St. Louis. The Lindbergh exhibit was large and very well done, and had a lot of educational and interesting information and artifacts on Lindbergh. The World's Fair exhibit was smaller and just okay, but still informational. I enjoyed the St. Louis exhibit as well, but again I'm a native of St. Louis so maybe a bit biased.

The building itself is in perfect shape, with a large addition that was recently completed. The cafe and store are very well done. They host a lot of weddings here (they were setting up for one when we left) so that says a lot about the facilities quality. I didn’t go to the special exhibits as they charge a fee, but the permanent exhibits were all free. For the price, it’s hard to beat.

The cleanest bathrooms in Forest Park are here :)

If you are a history buff, or want to learn more about Missouri or St. Louis, this is the best place to go. It’s also conveniently located in Forest Park, and is the closed attraction to the Metrolink station. The Forest Park tram also stops here. Plenty of free parking.

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Reviewed July 31, 2011

The exhibit on the 1904 World’s Fair also known as the Louisiana Purchase is terrific. The concept of this massive project and how it all came together is beautifully done. It was fun and exciting to see how this grew and became one of the most elegant and grand World’s Fairs, plus the impact it had on St. Louis for the future. Additionally, the exhibit on Charles Lindberg was also fantastic. It was thrilling to feel as you were there when he landed in Paris after the first transatlantic flight. These were our favorites at the Museum.

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Reviewed July 20, 2011

One of the many cultural institutions in Forest Park, this excellent museum would attract more visitors with a catchier title (Mississippi life?). It's a big building with imaginative and colourful displays on the history of the city, including the 1904 World's Fair. Lots of artefacts and interpretation, and a replica of Lindbergh's Spirit of St Louis.

Displays fresh and well-cared for, two cafes with regional food, great gift-shop. The Forest Park tram (No. 3) stops here so can be easily combined with the Art Gallery, Science Centre or Zoo.

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Reviewed July 20, 2008

The Missouri History Museum really is an American history museum. The World's Fair exhibit is fascinating. The traveling exhibits are always top notch. Great place for lunch with a nice view. Wonderful museum store.

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