Missouri History Museum

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Originally built as the first national monument to Thomas Jefferson, the Missouri History Museum looks at the history of St. Louis from its founding in 1764 up to the present day. Discover the city’s baseball history from the Browns to the Cardinals, marvel at the magnitude of the 1904 World’s Fair and much more. Visit the History Clubhouse, a free family gallery filled with hands-on activities where kids can pilot a steamboat, learn about life in Cahokia and build a downtown skyscraper.

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Perfect place to stop during Covid
Reviewed By elawson April 2021

So many exhibits and totally free! This place is really strict about Covid rules...in a good way. They never let it get crowded and masks were a must. We never felt uncomfortable at any point...

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Might as well stop by if going to the Art Museum or zoo
Reviewed By Big_bro_1_usa March 2021

Not a lot to see aside from the massive statue of Jefferson, the small exhibit about the World's Fair. They have an exhibit about the river and a travelling one about suffrage. a quick stop.

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Loved The History!
Reviewed By CharlieV2011 July 2020

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...

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