Arabia Steamboat Museum

400 Grand Boulevard

Since 1991, the Arabia Steamboat Museum has been a popular Kansas City attractions. Tens of thousands of visitors each year come to learn more about the lives of the Western pioneers through the museum’s many exhibits. Others are attracted by one of the greatest treasure-hunting stories ever told. When the Arabia sank some said she carried gold … others said fine china. What was actually discovered will amaze you. And don’t be surprised if during your visit you are greeted by one of the original excavators. They often are here to welcome the guests.


Eric Morrison

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018

My mother, brother, and I flew to Kansas City just to go to this museum. Was it worth the trip? ABSOLUTELY! If you are fascinated by these types of finds and historical events, this place is for you. The staff was simply wonderful, the gift shop was fun, but the artifacts-- they will simply amaze you! I had always doubted that they had sun glasses back then until the staff member who was giving us the tour showed me a pair! They are right here in this photo.

bruce wands

Monday, Jan. 15, 2018

Awesome place of immense historical information. Been multiple times, enjoy taking guest, always see something I missed before. The book, "Treasure in a Cornfield" by Greg Hawley is well written and delightful read of a family adventure! One of the area's Own 'treasures '!

Greg Christie

Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017

Really cool museum. The tour is very informative and thought provoking. Seeing what was able to be salavaged from a steamboat in the 1980's that sank before the Civil War is very interesting to see. They have yet to put everything out that they have excavated so the collection keeps growing. The amount of information that you can see and hear from this museum gives you a closer look as to what it took to live during the pioneer days of the United States.

melissa Jericka Bingham

Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

I haven't been here yet..maybe one day. But I've heard it's awesome and the items are nice! Have a blessed day and loves you all! Asalaam ☮️ peace

Autumn Sadler

Monday, July 17, 2017

WOW!! Absolutely amazing!! Largest wet find ever. Steamboat Arabia is a MUST see! Well worth the money for sure!! You go on a 45 min. guided tour and then watch a 15 min video. After that you will tour around the "boat" on your own. Very impressive! We were able to meet David, one of the owners/diggers, which was an even bigger plus. Every person here knows the history and they are eager to share. Go ENJOY!! Thanks to the good Lord for guiding these 5 willing families in this find!! We appreciate you all standing on Faith and bringing this beauty up.