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“A walk through Missouri's past”

Missouri History Museum
Ranked #13 of 253 things to do in Saint Louis
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Owner description: 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.
Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A walk through Missouri's past”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Wow! What a great museum. The Missouri History Museum is a must-see, and as an added bonus: it's free!

Now, bear in mind that there are a few special exhibitions that may have a separate admission fee. However, I went to the free exhibits and they were great and comprehensive. I went through the complimentary exhibit on the St. Louis World's Fair, and they had an audio tour that was also free which added a lot to all of the pieces that were on display.

This museum is clean, bright and well-staffed. There was a problem with a video in one of the exhibits, and I went out to find someone to help and it was fixed within 60 seconds. I believe I spent at least two hours here, and that was just visiting two exhibits on the first floor. There is a lot more to see here, and it's a great place for anyone with a sense of curiosity. Located in Forest Park, there are many other things to do here. Parking can be sparse in the lots next to the museum, but I was easily able to find parking along the road to other areas of the park (mind you, this was mid-November). I highly recommend a stop here to any visitors; I know it will be on my list next time I'm in Saint Louis.

Visited November 2013
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Nieuw-Vennep, The Netherlands
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“Great exhibits, free admission, and special exhibit for free for military”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

What more could you ask for free,free, free!! These are professional exhibits with plenty of room to explore and inquire and you never feel pressure since it is free. My son and I we're able to see the special exhibit for free since we are both military. What a great way to spend the day together without spending a huge amount of money. Located in Forest Park the setting is wonderful although parking is a bit complicated. But if you are ok with walking you won't even notice. Enjoy!!!

Visited May 2014
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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“History Happens Here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

MoHist as it is called by many of the local visitors has a large collection; it is tastely displayed. The visitor almost becomes part of history. Some of the exhibits are temporary often rented for the lack of better term. If you are visiting from out of town, you can walk to the History Museum from Metro Link station. (DeBaliviere Station). Multi Taskers will find excellent dinning, and/or snacking. Missouri History Museum does not charge an admission. There is amply parking around the museum building, near bye.

Visited May 2014
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“Interesting and free!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

The Missouri History Museum is located in beautiful Forest Park, which is bigger than New York's Central Park. The building is beautiful, and the exhibit on the 1904 World's Fair is very good. The museum is family-friendly with lots of activities and exhibits just for them.

Visited May 2014
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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“Some good exhibits”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

We were visiting Forest Park and had been to the zoo in the morning and decided to come here afterwards. The exhibit on St Louis was really interesting and the world fair one. One exhibit we went to go in and was told we would have to purchase tickets. We couldn't see this exhibit being any better or bigger than the others so decided it wasn't worth paying the price they wanted for it. It was an amusing way to spend an hour but I couldn't really see spending much longer than that. The cafe upstairs though had amazing food, it's almost worth going to eat there.

Visited April 2014
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