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Arabia Steamboat Museum

400 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106-1111
+1 816-471-1856
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The Arabia Steamboat Museum is a favorite Kansas City attraction, a history museum housing 200 tons of cargo from life on the American frontier in 1856.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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400 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106-1111
+1 816-471-1856
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we first entered this little local museum, I thought we were going to be ripped off, but actually it turned out to be a great way to spend an hour or two. Basically, some local guys managed to recover a steamboat that had gone...More

Thank Jillegus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a find ..wonderful artifacts..they have friendly tour guides ..they have a preservation lab that you can watch them restoring objects..but I feel $14 is a little steep for an admission price to get in..but if you love history you must see it

Thank tdallen113
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a step back in history, and an inspiring example of making a dream come true by a determined and dedicated family. This is an incredible display of just how much and how many different items being moved up the Missouri River in the...More

Thank jskmn
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived in KC for almost 30 years. Whenever I have visitors from out of town, this is the first place that I take them to see. Some of them even ask to go see it again the next time they visit. Everyone loves...More

Thank Sandi_from_KC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is full of the literally 1000s of item that were on the Steamboat Arabia when it sank in 1855. They are well preserved and presented and the story they tell is fascinating. You start with a guided tour and short movie about how...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Steamboat Arabia Museum in KC has got to be one of the most unique museums in the world. Well, that is, until this group of family and friends dig up their next buried treasure! The shear volume of preserved items from the 1850's is...More

Thank MissouriHillbilly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is fantastic! Long story short, a steamboat, loaded with goods en route to the frontier, hit a sharp log and sank west of what is today Kansas City. A handful of locals pooled their money and went searching... What they found was an...More

Thank as219
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did not really stay for all of it. 14 minute film too long for a museum attention span plus a long lecture total over 30 minutes

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic and unusual museum. The work they did is fascinating. History at its' best. Go see it

Thank julesdelamb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended with 3 children under age 10. We were there for about 1 hour, which was enough time to see everything. Short intro and video and then time to walk through and see artifacts. It was amazing to see how well preserved many of the...More

Thank MinnesotaDude
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Diane N
Is it handicap accessible?
20 December 2016|
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Response from ArabiaManager | Property representative |
Yes, the museum is handicap accessible. Handicap parking is available in the lot facing Grand Blvd as well as inside the City Market square. You'll enter the exhibit on a ramp, but an elevator is also available. Please call... More
Cost for seniors and time allowance?
29 June 2016|
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Response from ArabiaManager | Property representative |
Thanks for asking. It is true that the admission cost for seniors is $13.50. Officially, we recommend about 90 minutes to do the whole tour, but as NOELKAT9791 pointed out, many folks can spend several hours. There's a... More
Hello, just wondering if there is snorkeling right on the beach or if there are any recommendations for nearby snorkeling? thanks!
11 February 2015|
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Response from ArabiaManager | Property representative |
Hi, extra2816! Good question, but unfortunately, we are not adjacent to a beach (we WISH! ;) )