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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  • I came here expecting to read a lot about the important Mississippi River, but Missouri is more than that. The 1904 World’s Fair exhibit is very informative and has lots of cool artifacts. I really...  more »
  • We went to see the Pulitzer award photo display. It was moving and dramatic. I would not suggest it for younger ages. .  more »
  • My wife & I each remember visiting the Missouri History Museum several times as kids, when the exhibit spaces were all in the old part (north side) of the current complex which has retained its...  more »
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  • Enjoyed the museum very much. Several exhibits that were fascinating. The most enjoyable was the wizard of Oz exhibit and the mint. I think everyone could find something to enjoy here. Parking was sufficient. Be prepared to do a lot of walking
  • I cannot express enough how grateful I am that St. Louis has this gem. The Clubhouse for kids is so amazing, with numerous interactive exhibits for young kids. My children love it and we frequent regularly, especially in the winter months
  • Always love visiting museums when in a new city, love seeing the exhibits and the building structures and best of all, its something to do for free which is good when traveling on a budget. Loved the Flores Mexicanas exhibit, seeing the painting and watching the video about the restoration was great. Got a quick bite in the cafe and also have a gift shop where they will definitely have something you’ll want to be taking home. Great find!
  • This museum has something for all age levels. It is very hands on and interactive. My recommendation is to allow more time than you think you are going to need because the narratives, displays, and activities are so interesting. It was a delightful experience and one I hope to repeat.
  • I have been to the museum many times, and they always have nice exhibits. However, this trip I was just to have lunch in their cafe with friends and family. The cafe is located on the upper level and offers a beautiful view of Forest Park. The staff was very nice and helpful. The cafe offers a verity of sandwich, salads, wraps, flat breads, pastas, appetizers, and many other things. The food was very good. I had the Hawaiian chicken sandwich. Others in my party got the roast beef & cheddar sandwich, the grilled steak burger, the taste of the Hill sub, and the soup of the day (which was chicken noodle). Everyone liked their food. It's also a nice place to stop if your just looking for a snack. If you're a member of the museum you get 10% off in the cafe, too.

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