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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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Great Museum; Check out Route 66 and World's Fair Exhibits

Stopped by for about an hour or so. The employee at the entrance recommended the Route 66 and World's Fair exhibits, which were both great. Who knew that Steak and Shake was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Warwick, Rhode Island
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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped by for about an hour or so. The employee at the entrance recommended the Route 66 and World's Fair exhibits, which were both great. Who knew that Steak and Shake was started in St. Louis? Awesome museum.

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Iowa City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was such a beautiful museum. The Route 66 exhibit was so much fun and a trip down memory lane. The St Louis World's Fair was also lovely and educational. Really unexpected and great. And the restaurant looked lovely....we didn't go but my family says it is very good.

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Thank IowaCityProf
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the history museum great for family outing with the children the exhibit are great. the had the toys form 1959-1970, which was really great, it took me back to my childhood, and to see the toys back than and the toys the kids have to day. the route 66 exhibit was also great. they really do a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

St Louis is so fortunate to have such a wonderful treasure that is FREE. The recent exhibits Route 66 and the Toys from the '50s - 70's are for children and adults. Great gift shop and restaurant too. It's easy to spend hours exploring the museum.

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Rochester, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped at Museum to see Route 66 exhibit. Glad we did as Museum was free and very impressive. Route 66 display was awesome and we liked Thomas Jefferson statute and other exhibits are changing on a revolving basis. Nice place to take kids.

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Thank TIM B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The layout of the display was well planned. Very well with pictures and audio. The movie was very interesting on how route 66 was going through towns, and now there is nothing with the new interstates being built.

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place! The exhibits were thoughtfully put together, with lots of memorabilia and variety that helped to recreate the various time periods, events, and people that helped form St. Louis. We were there for the Route 66 exhibit, and also appreciated the permanent displays upstairs. And don't miss the gift shop with free gift wrapping!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an impressive facility and is free. We aw the Route 66 exhibit. Get there before July 2017 so you can see it too.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I absolutely love the History Museum. There are so many wonderful exhibits and I have always been impressed with their featured temporary exhibits. And with the museum being free, there is just absolutely no reason not to visit. This is a fun place for just my husband and I or for the whole family. I highly recommend!

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Florissant, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in beautiful Forest Park is the stately museum of Missouri history that usually features two special exhibits and a permanent collection of artifacts. My family and I recently saw the Toys and Route 66 exhibits. Both brought back memories of our childhoods with toys we had played with and places we had been along Route 66. The exhibits were... More 

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