Missouri History Museum, Saint Louis

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Learn about the beginnings of the state at Missouri History Museum. An example of a green museum, the attraction's construction is at the forefront of environmentally conscious architecture. You can explore exhibits on geology, topography, society, and history for a broad perspective on the state's development. You'll see Native American artifacts, colonial items, and innovations that helped the state thrive. The highlight of the collection is a replica of Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St.Louis aircraft. Self-guided tours are encouraged. A visit to Missouri History Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Saint Louis road trip website to plot your vacation.
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  • I love this place. The regular exhibits about. Missouri history are really interesting. Today, they had a “Día de los Muertos” celebration. It really respected the occasion; the “altares” that the mus...  more »
  • THere are 4 main galleries in this museum, that change periodically. We were able to see an amazing photography display of panoramic photos by renowned photographers in St. Louis History. One section ...  more »
  • Always enjoy any opportunity to visit the Missouri History Museum. A nice place with excellent exhibits and programs for all.  more »
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  • Their exhibits are of such a high caliber. I like to stop in every few months to make sure I don't miss the latest one. To fully take in all the information, you'd need at least an hour in each. The building itself is beautiful and the exhibits are free. When we have out of town guests, we make sure to bring them to the 1904 World's Fair exhibit so they become well-versed on our area's claim to fame. 😉
  • The History Museum is a phenomenal display of mostly local history exhibits and some national traveling exhibits. It is a great place to spend an afternoon, and a wonderful place to take children to learn. Best of all, it is free. I would highly recommend this to both locals and visitors from out of town.
  • Located in Forest Park, close to the DeBaliviere-Forest park MetroLink station. Amazing displays on the 1904 Louisiana Purchase, the civil rights movement in Missouri, the famous Route 66 & two displays aptly titled 'Reflections' & 'Currents' covering the history of St Louis, the city itself. Some exhibits might be changed from time to time. There is a place to eat and a gift shop attached.
  • Nice little area for kids, but overall a place for the adults to check out. Very interesting, will have to stop back sans kids.
  • Great family outing, lots too see and learn. Enjoy seeing all the history an seeing how things used to be before all this technology we have today

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Saint Louis is famous for its relatively low cost of living, so you can often find affordable rooms even in its most expensive hotels. The sprawling metropolitan region boasts nearly 40,000 hotel rooms, 8,000 of them in downtown. In this area, you can choose from a range of full-service hotels offering all the comforts of home within walking distance of the city's major attractions. If all you need is a decent bed, consider an inn near the airport.
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