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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Disappointing
Reviewed By grandma4920 June 2022

It was extremely underwhelming compared to our visit several years ago. Only two exhibits for adults and one for kids that had no appeal for us. No interactive experiences due to COVID I’m sure...

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A Bit Run Down and Mismanaged
Reviewed By gandersonsc May 2022

Lots of wear on the displays. We found out they are getting ready to close the Worlds Fair portion for renovations. As a run up to that closure a lot of the artifacts have been removed for cleaning...

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Cool museum
Reviewed By zombienic April 2022

We spent a few hours here, there is LOTS to read! The exhibit about music in St Louis was our favorite part of the museum. We were really impressed with all of the attractions in St Louis that don't...

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