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Missouri History Museum, Saint Louis

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History Museum Museum
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. Plan to see Missouri History Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Saint Louis itinerary planner.
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  • Great place for young and old. They have a great children's section with things to do for kids, but it is fun for adults to read and learn as well. There was an activity room and my friend's niece was...  more »
  • it's located inside the Forest park, it's free, and it consists of new and old compartments, the outlook of the old one is very classic and beautiful, good for taking picture.  more »
  • The Missouri History Museum is another excellent attraction with free admission located in St Louis's Forest Park. It may also be the most accessible with free parking around the building, a Metrolink...  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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