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Soldiers Memorial Military Museum
Ranked #106 of 258 things to do in Saint Louis
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Owner description: Currently, Soldiers Memorial Military Museum has closed to undergo a multi-million dollar revitalization, creating a state-of-the-art museum facility honoring military service, veterans and their families. The Museum is expected to reopen in 2018. Soldiers Memorial Military Museum is operated by the Missouri Historical Society, which also operates the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park and the Library and Research Center on Skinker Boulevard.
New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
220 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Definitely check out.”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Beautiful building with a good amount of authentic military items to view. You could easily spend an hour here if you are a military history buff like I am. It is also free but it is always nice to leave a donation. Check it out!

FYI: There is meter-parking on front of the building

Visited September 2013
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English first
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1,341 reviews
373 attraction reviews
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“A Tribute to the Fallen”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

The Soldiers Memorial Military Museum is located adjacent to the Central Public Library. The Soldiers Memorial is an impressive structure built to honor the gallant sons and daughters of Missouri and the city of St. Louis who “made the supreme sacrifice in the World War.” The memorial and museum officially opened on Memorial Day, May 30, 1938. The two museum galleries contain collections of military related objects of both local and national historical significance. Adjacent to the Soldiers Memorial are several military related monuments. Persons interested in military service would enjoy this museum.

Visited March 2013
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Joplin, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good memorial”
Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

This is a nice memorial to the military heros. Good stories and lots of things to see. Doesn't take lot of time and its free. Alot of history and alot of original items. Very interesting and a beautiful old building... Take change for the parking meters!

1 Thank Brooke R
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Level 6 Contributor
583 reviews
254 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 448 helpful votes
“Solemn Place With Deco Architecture”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

My wife and I saw the impressive structure while walking down Market Street and taking pictures. This is a memorial to those soldiers from St. Louis that lost their lives in World War I. The memorial was constructed a few years after the end of the war and has interesting architecture from that period. The ceiling of the monument has a mosaic of a star on a red background to salute the mothers of the soldiers that lost their life. There is no charge for this memorial.

Visited November 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Moving tribute in no-frills atmosphere”
Reviewed July 31, 2011

The value of this museum is in its ability to showcase military items and tell the stories of American heroes--as well as that of their families. This is not a "Disney-fied" museum. It is simple and basic with much to see and read. But it takes time.

The exhibits are go-at-your-own pace and include everything from disabled bombs and guns to newspaper clippings and family stories. Our kids enjoyed trying their hand at rope tying demonstrations.

The downside in the summer is that the place is not air conditioned. There were no attendants in either side of the museum but we did see them in the office. Presumably it was just too hot for them in the museum. I could not see any bathrooms available.

The statues outside and the building itself are magnificent.

Visited July 2011
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