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Missouri History Museum

5700 Lindell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63112-1004
+1 314-746-4599
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Forest Park and a great museum

The History Museum often has excellent special showing. We saw Route 66, fantastic and long ago... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Malcolm Z
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Herrin, Illinois
Cool for missouri history - not much else

As a history nerd, I really enjoyed my time visiting the History Museum in STL. The exhibits they... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Megan M
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“civil rights” (36 reviews)
“black dress” (33 reviews)
“world's fair” (46 reviews)
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5700 Lindell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63112-1004
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The History Museum often has excellent special showing. We saw Route 66, fantastic and long ago Miles Davis exhibit also outstanding. Permanent collection well worth the time.

Thank Malcolm Z
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a history nerd, I really enjoyed my time visiting the History Museum in STL. The exhibits they have that come through are always interesting and relevant to the city. My reasoning for only 3 stars is that it doesn't have much to offer besides...More

1  Thank Megan M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Missouri History Museum is a great place to better understand the complicated history of St. Louis, from the 1904 World's Fair, one of the largest ever held, to the Civil Rights Movement which has a major national impact here in the 1950s and 1960s...More

Thank Eric M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little museum,it could be bigger tho.There are limited number of exhibits but those who are there are worth visting.

Thank Travis L
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

There are basically 4 exhibits here. 2 upstairs and 2 downstairs. Mostly focused on civil rights history. The exhibits are mostly photos, informational plaques, and videos. Not much in the way of historical artifacts. If you like reading, this is a great place to spend...More

1  Thank matt t
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

The collection is neat to look at and the gift shop is an excellent source for St. Louis-themed merchandise. All the employees we talked to were wonderful. The museum is free and is fun to visit.

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

The free Missouri History Museum is amazing. They keep opening new, fascinating exhibits so I keep going back and encouraging friends to visit with me.

Thank 715janiss
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

One, it's free. How many free places are there any more? And no, it doesn't show ALL of Missouri's history. How big would it have to be, to do that? But the displays they had were very well done. I understand they swap them out...More

Thank Wanda H
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

I can't help but feel as though there is a lot more to say about Missouri than this museum presented. If I were in charge of this place, I would begin with prehistory and how Missouri's landscape came to be the place that it is...More

2  Thank Eleanor G
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

This was an early stop during our time in St Louis. Full of historical displays, this is a wonderful asset for locals and tourists alike.

Thank teeay65
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Julie B
31 May 2017|
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Response from Madeline R | Property representative |
Hi Julie! We're looking forward to your visit. Parking here at the Museum is free. There is limited parking in lots located adjacent to our building and more than 400 free parking spaces one and a half blocks from the Museum... More
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