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“Lot's of St. Louis History here!”

Missouri History Museum
Ranked #26 of 280 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 July 4, 2012

Especially liked the 1904 World's Fair exhibit and the history of St. Louis. Well worth the trip and free admission! I never knew that most of the buildings built for the World's Fair were some sort of paper mache and plaster and were torn down afterwards. Learned a lot here..

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Reviewed July 1, 2012

I wouldn't go especially, just if you are around and you crazy about history. Otherwise, not a very interesting museum. The exhibit about the civil war definitely not worth the 10$ they charge.

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Reviewed June 28, 2012

The museum is more interesting than it sounds. Built on the site of the 1904 World's Fair, one of the exhibit rooms tells the story of the fair with some very intriguing artifacts. The second floor-has two wings--one dedicated to early St. Louis/Missouri and one dedicated to the modern City and state. The exhibits on the civil rights movement in Missouri face the issue head-on with no spin. They even have a space dedicated to the hapless St. Louis Browns, perhaps the worst baseball team in history! Its the kind of place you can lose yourself in, going from exhibit to exhibit, and not realize you've been there for two hours!

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Reviewed June 25, 2012

This place is a lot of fun for kids of all ages. It is, essentially, the largest playground you will ever go to. You have to try this out.

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Reviewed June 4, 2012

The museum is always free, but special exhibits usually have an extra charge. We recently went on a Tuesday afternoon to take advantage of their promotion for city and county residents that provides FREE admission to the special exhibits. The Missouri Civil War exhibit was through and very educational. We learned a lot and it gave us a new perspective and appreciation for the city we live in and have grown to love. The Fire exhibit is smaller but interactive and has a couple areas specially designed for children including a campfire setting with instruments to play, firefighting dress-up and toys. The Missouri History exhibits upstairs are also interactive and fun for kids. Thursdays and Fridays in June and July they offer a story time and craft for children ages 2-5 (year-round storytelling on Fridays) at 10:30am. Once you have taken in the museum attractions head next door to the Forest Park Visitor Center and playground adjacent to it for a unique playground/garden experience. Nicely shaded playground and benches as well as fountain play to cool off with.

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