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Walt Disney Hometown Museum

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Address: 120 E Santa Fe Ave, Marceline, MO 64658-1144
Phone Number: +1 660-376-3343
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Walt first came to Marceline by train when he was five years old. The Santa...

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.

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Wanted one last visit for the year.

Sorry I didn't go to the website. I missed getting to visit again by a few days. They are closed for the season. Looks like the closed on 31 October and will reopen on the 1st of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Irving, Texas
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Irving, Texas
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry I didn't go to the website. I missed getting to visit again by a few days. They are closed for the season. Looks like the closed on 31 October and will reopen on the 1st of April. Book hoo!!! I'll be back in the spring. This would have been my second visit to the Museum...Oh, well..there is always next... More 

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River Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This was the second visit for me and the first for my wife. The museum collection has expanded over the last few years. The highlight is hearing Inez recount the Disney family visits to Marceline. If you want to learn more about Walt's childhood and Main Street USA, this is the place.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend visiting this museum. It has many very interesting letters, pictures and artifacts from the Disney family. You can also drive by the home where Walt lived and don't miss the barn and Dreaming tree.

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Thank Dvcgirleo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this train station not knowing what to expect. The curators help bring the displays to life. They lived through the time that the displays represent. Much of the museum lives because they are there. This is not a Disney owned museum, it's his neighborhood creating one with the families approval and help. I enjoyed learning about the mans... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Being a Disney Fan, I put this on my to do list for our Missouri trip! My husband wasn't real enthused about going, but We weren't disappointed, he enjoyed it as much as me!!! It's not real big, but is full of fun information, and history!! Our guide Inez and her family were personal friends of Walt & Roy so... More 

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Antioch, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We were visiting a friend living in Marceline and stopped by the museum. The staff was wonderful and the introduction they gave was very good. The museum is very well laid out and they had a lot of interesting pieces well worth visit.

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Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is a guided tour at the beginning and the ladies tell some wonderful stories. When she is done you then can go look around on your own on the two levels. If you like trains then you will see alot, as they pass by a couple times an hour or more. They have a wonderful full story of Walt's... More 

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Helena, MT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We were doing some blue highway touring down US36. Camping How could we resist this little town whose memories for a young Walt Disney influenced him forever. His image of main street from this period in time and place We were glad they had this great museum in a nice old depot. Good museum and well worth visiting

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Kirksville, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

While Walt wasn't born in Marceline, he made no bones about the fact that it has a huge impact on him for the rest of his life. This was my second visit to the museum, and things have changed greatly since the first time I stopped in from the better. The museum used to feel a bit like things were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The most amazing museum of a genius in our time who just wanted people to be happy! So accurate and easy to understand the life of Walt Disney. A good study in history and family values. The tour guides are so knowledgeable and some even knew Walt! Great walking in the shoes of a very important man in history!

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