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Missouri History Museum

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Address: Lindell & DeBaliviere, Saint Louis, MO 63112-0040
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+1 314-746-4599
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue 10:00 - 20:00
Wed - Mon 10:00 - 17:00
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The Missouri History Museum preserves St. Louis and Missouri history...

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.

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Quiet, almost private stroll through history

Visit the Missouri History Museum until 8:00 on Tuesday evenings. It's quiet, peaceful and there are no field trips present. Gift shop is open; friendly docents can answer... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Lynn Y
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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visit the Missouri History Museum until 8:00 on Tuesday evenings. It's quiet, peaceful and there are no field trips present. Gift shop is open; friendly docents can answer questions and there is no competition for a good parking spot. It's a winner!

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Thank Lynn Y
Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Its an amazing place for everyone. There is even a kiddie place where they can play and touch things at their level. Even kids in strollers are welcome.

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Thank aptao55
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Missouri History Museum is a free, fun, and easy to navigate museum that can be seamlessly scheduled into your day, yet not take an entire day to get through! If you're looking for a fun activity with periodic rotating exhibits to fill an hour or two this is a great option. You can even stop for a bite or... More 

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Thank Cynthia O
Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Free! Very well done. Several exhibits each tell a story of Missouri History. Especially liked the entire sections n devoted to Route 66 with artifacts that included an iconic sign perched outside the museum. A nice eating option with a view upstairs. The surrounding Forest Park is a destination by itself. Would be good for young kids too.

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Thank jishenker
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Route 66 exhibit, Toys of the 50's, 60's and 70's. Worls's Fair...all are 'must see'. This is my favorite place to visit at Forest Park, second only to the zoo.

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Thank Margaret M
Kirkwood, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Try to get to this place in the next couple of weeks, while the Toys of the 50's,60's, 70's is still there. Plus the Route 66/St. Louis exhibit just across the hall. Plan to spend a couple of hours. These are beautifully designed exhibits, especially the Toys exhibit. You'll see toys you remember from when you were a kid, things... More 

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Thank Easyg1
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Route 66 exhibit was fun and a good way to kill a couple hours. BUT, the TOYS of the 50's, 60's and 70's it was like going home. I wanted to have my brother show up to just start a fight over who's toy was who. It was really a walk down memory lane.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened to see an ad for a toys from the 50's through 70's exhibit. We drove over (3 adults and two small children) and went in. It was free, and we spent a few hours looking through (and the kids had some hands-on time) with old toys. It was such a trip down memory lane for me (born in... More 

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Eureka, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to see the Toy and Route 66 exhibits. Both were excellently presented in a very entertaining manner. Even as a life long resident of Missouri, who thought I knew a lot about Route 66, I was amazed at what I learned from this exhibit. Route 66 is an icon to the world and this exhibit would be entertaining and... More 

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Thank Timothy M
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extremely kid friendly, the activities that they have for under twelve years old kids area spectacular and very educated. They play as a immigrants, Indians, doctors, and more. We run out of time but we could spent more time there not a problem. The architecture of the building is remarkable too.

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