Missouri History Museum, Saint Louis

4.5
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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  • As a history nerd, I really enjoyed my time visiting the History Museum in STL. The exhibits they have that come through are always interesting and relevant to the city. My reasoning for only 3 stars ...  more »
  • The Missouri History Museum is a great place to better understand the complicated history of St. Louis, from the 1904 World's Fair, one of the largest ever held, to the Civil Rights Movement which has...  more »
  • Great little museum,it could be bigger tho.There are limited number of exhibits but those who are there are worth visting.  more »
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  • We were interested in the exhibit about the Worlds Fair and Olympics, so we decided to spend the afternoon at this lovely spot. The Exhibit itself was good, might have been great, except for the lack of light in the hall, but they also had a marvelous panoramic photo exhibit with film from before the turn of the 20th century through today. It gave us a great overview of the city and it's history with pictures so vivid you feel as if you could almost walk right into them. The staff was very helpful and friendly, always a plus.
  • I love this place. With or without kids this is a great place to visit. It's free to visit most exhibits and events and they have so many interesting things here. The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. The restaurant serves delicious food. When I take my children we spend no less than 2 hours here and the time flies!! I have to beg them to leave. It's great in any season and there's ALWAYS lots to do, learn, and see. It's a really great place. Enjoy!!!
  • panorama photos of st Louis very interesting. notice the car at the curb. wish I had one like it now. had a nice musical group playing for Bach's birthday. bonus!
  • Really nice spot to spend an hour or two to explore the history of Missouri. It is extremely detailed and has many exhibits ranging from things adults would enjoy to a special exhibition for young children designed like a playground. I really enjoyed the special exhibitions for adults and there's even the Spirit of St. Louis that Charles Lindberg flew.
  • Walked into a great lobby with a statue of Jefferson, and a welcoming staff that gives you a map of the place. There is a wonderful exhibit on the 1904 World's Fair (first ice cream cone invented here), a fantastic Civil Rights exhibit, and a exhibit on the history of panoramic pictures in St. Louis. Wonderful museum and building would recommend.
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