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Kansas City - 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.



Reviews

Michelle Bruner

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Love that they are still uncovering artifacts from the steamboat! The family that owns this museum has taken care to preserve everything and share it with the public. I went here 15 years ago and it’s neat to see all they have uncovered. My kids enjoyed the brief tour and the video then explored how people lived before tablets. I highly recommend this place and going back annually because they always uncover new things.

Nitish Chaudhari

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
This a really nice museum. Love the way history has been preserved through years of restoration. Unique story of Discovery and recovery of the steamboat makes this Museum unique and wonderful to visit. Going back in time and seeing actual artifacts as they were discovered on the steamboat is interesting for any age level. The city market is an added attraction where you can walk, shop and eat.

Chad Hensley

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Interesting museum. They've done a good job, but it definitely feels like a small operation. This is especially evident in the contents and ascetic of the gift shop. The tour guide we had did an excellent job and kept us on pace, but his counterpart did not do so great a job and we found ourselves regularly waiting to move on to the next section. Overall, I think this is a worthy stop for anyone visiting KC.

Deborah Macon

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Saturday, April 21, 2018
This place is fantastic! So well put together, more professional display that many county museums I've seen. The tour was hosted by a member of one of the families that made the discovery. Very impressive what people can accomplish when they decide to do whatever it takes. I highly recommend!

Buster Mcdaniel

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Saturday, April 21, 2018
Absolutely amazing display of the Steamboat Arabia and the items that were recovered from the location dug up in the middle of a farmer's field. A truly must see venue if you visit Kansas City, Missouri. The museum tried to get a price on the items recovered, but all anyone could say is "Priceless" ! They are still preserving and restoring items recovered from the dig.

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