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Missouri History Museum

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Address: Lindell & DeBaliviere, Saint Louis, MO 63112-0040
Phone Number: +1 314-746-4599
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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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If the temporary exhibits are any indicator, a very good museum

I made my way out to the Missouri History Museum for the opportunity to check out the ‘Route 66: Main Street through St. Louis’ exhibit, having driven it I continue learning more... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I made my way out to the Missouri History Museum for the opportunity to check out the ‘Route 66: Main Street through St. Louis’ exhibit, having driven it I continue learning more and more about it. I’m happy to say that I was not disappointed with the exhibit, able to lose myself in the information provided and the pieces on... More 

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Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went here on the spring of 2013 with someone special she loves history and this got her justices flowing i enjoyed her smile so this place will always be great in so meany ways

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been to the art museum here and the zoo and now the history museum all free and that is amazing in itself but the quality of this museum's exhibits measures up to any other that I have visited. Adult and child friendly exhibits when we were there included toys from the 50's through the 70's and a trip along... More 

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

It was so enjoyable to see the sights of Route 66 at the History Museum. Loved the old Corvette and the famous old Motel called Coral Courts that supposedly could be rented by the night or a number of hours. Cars could be parked inside garages for privacy! Really an interesting exhibit.

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

My friend and I ate at the Museum and were really disappointed. Service was slow. Menu was very limited. No place to have a decent sandwich. Soup served without crackers. Very disappointed.

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St. Louis, Missouri, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful collection for all ages and interests. Special exhibits are always worthwhile--Highway 66, Little Black Dress, etc.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent a couple of hours at the Missouri History Museum during a visit to St. Louis last weekend and enjoyed my visit. Due to time limitations, I was only able to visit some of the exhibits, but I did enjoy the ones that I saw. I particularly enjoyed the Route 66 Exhibit. The Toys of the 50's, 60's, and... More 

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Kingman, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum itself is an architectural masterpiece. The exhibits and grounds ensure a fascinating day of exploration.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

True to many things in St. Louis, this wonderful museum is absolutely free. As you enter the front doors there is a massive statue of Thomas Jefferson. On the right is a great display on 1904 the St. Louis World's Fair that is very interesting. We enjoyed seeing a variety of items that were from that time period. We especially... More 

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Haines City, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Spent a delightful afternoon at the museum recently and was impressed by the Route 66 exhibit. It is well done and should not be missed. Have visited the museum many times in the past, but the free Route 66 display is wonderful. While a bit pricey, the luncheon menu at Bixby's was quite diversified and the food was wall prepared.... More 

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