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Walt Disney Hometown Museum

120 E Santa Fe Ave, Marceline, MO 64658-1144
+1 660-376-3343
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Walt Disney the Origins

My wife is a Disney freak, I too enjoy the parks and very much enjoy many of the movies. While... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael G
This is a gem!

We had the most amazing time here. The museum is wonderful and the volunteers who man it are so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JR125
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Los Angeles, California
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Walt first came to Marceline by train when he was five years old. The Santa Fe train arrived at the depot that preceded the present-day one, which was rebuilt in 1913. When Walt returned to Marceline for the first time in 1946, the depot evoked his first memories of pulling into Marceline. So it is fitting that the museum dedicated to one of the most influential persons of the last century is housed in this restored Santa Fe Depot.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“main street usa” (11 reviews)
“train depot” (7 reviews)
“boyhood home” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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120 E Santa Fe Ave, Marceline, MO 64658-1144
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+1 660-376-3343
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"main street usa"
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"train depot"
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"boyhood home"
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"love disney"
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"wonderful stories"
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"huge disney"
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"rural missouri"
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"disney lover"
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"first hand knowledge"
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"his life"
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"elementary school"
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"dreaming tree"
in 28 reviews
"beautiful tribute"
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"a small gift shop"
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"personal stories"
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"our tour guide"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife is a Disney freak, I too enjoy the parks and very much enjoy many of the movies. While traveling on vacation to see family in South Dakota we made a stop in Marceline to see the Museum. It was vey informative and offered...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the most amazing time here. The museum is wonderful and the volunteers who man it are so special! You need time to really appreciate all the elements contained here, don't rush through. A large amount of items are from Walt Disney's sister, Ruth....More

Thank JR125
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ll admit, I didn’t even know the history behind this small town. My husband and I like to book homes on through a popular app in the more rural towns anywhere within 3 hours of our home. Just a quick weekend getaway. I had booked...More

Thank MellKel
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

I was passing through the area on my way home and made a quick stop in Marceline. The museum was about to close, so I only had time to go see the barn. The barn was a buzz with yellow jackets!!! I couldn't wait to...More

Thank hikerpatty
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We were happening to be traveling in the area and thought we would stop. My wife is a huge fan of Disney said what the heck we will go there. Was a neat museum with Disney artifacts and drove down the road to see the...More

Thank Brandon G
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

What a wonderful museum! We arrived at opening and were warmly welcomed. The ladies had met Walt Disney in 1954 and had wonderful stories to tell. The museum tells the story of when the Disney family lived in Marceline. It is housed in an old...More

Thank torpdo
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Awesome museum in the only place Walt called his hometown. The museum continues to grow and has a super staff that really knows their Disney history. Marceline is a very tiny town northeast of Kansas City and is really in the middle of rural Missouri....More

Thank TotalDisneyFreaks
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

What a treat. We met people who knew Walt Disney personally and told stories about him while he was in Marceline. They kept in touch for years until his death. They have his grade school desk which has WD that he carved on the top....More

Thank skipsaundra
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We absolutely loved this museum and the personal stories that came with it. The owners are beyond genuine and charming. I could've chatted with them for hours. The museum is lovely and informative. I really loved the videos in each area and the Disneyland miniature...More

1  Thank MouseMagic
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

this is a nice stop to see where it all began, the Disney Museum was very easy to find and a good way to spend an afternoon . the self guided tour had video stops that in formed us of the more interesting aspect of...More

Thank Wirebender51
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anon468
11 July 2017|
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Response from Clydene R | Reviewed this property |
There's no admission to see the barn or Dreaming Tree, and no specified hours that we saw. The family that owns the farm welcomes visitors and is happy to have you--just keep in mind that they live in the Disney house on... More
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Mandib128
25 May 2017|
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Response from EurekaRV | Reviewed this property |
60-90 minutes. About half of that guided tour, other half on your own. Awesome museum of the young Walt!
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Dina F
13 February 2016|
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Response from cmc056 | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know. I would check to see if there is a number you can call. When I visited the museum is was during September.
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