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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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“missouri river” (174 reviews)
“pre civil war” (76 reviews)
“on display” (135 reviews)
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400 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106-1111
+1 816-471-1856
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Two local families dug up a steamboat that wrecked in the river many years ago (I should know but I don't--1800s?) You can see the cargo of the steamboat and learn all about what people ordered and what was shipped to the Midwest and how....More

Thank DYfromKC
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is the best museum I've ever been to! The Steamship was dug up in a corn field in Kansas City, Kansas. The Arabia's cargo was intact. It has been cleaned, preserved and put on display. It's amazing what was on that ship. It gives...More

Thank Susie N
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I love this display of buttons and shoes and dishes from long ago. The owners, staff are very friendly and will visit as long as anyone is interested. It is a definite geology lesson for those interested in the Missouri River and how its path...More

Thank brendahN7770CM
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A good friend is a docent for the Arabia Steamboat Museum. She suggested we come on a Sat. AM for breakfast, then visit the City Market and, finally, around 10 AM, go to the Arabia Steamboat Museum for her guided tour. Her tour took about...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Love taking people here, but love going myself, every time I go I learn some new cool thing they have discovered about the treasure collection. Make sure and check out the path on the wall mural. It follows you where ever you stand, right side...More

Thank dionigi
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Came across this museum by chance and although I never heard of the Arabia steamboat I found it very interesting. So much to see.

Thank 01Freckles
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Our 10 year old son as well my husband and I really enjoyed this. It was entertaining and educational. We will go back!!

Thank Kristine M
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I love unique experiences and the history behind the steamboats was very interesting to me. Glad they kept what they found and created a museum instead of selling off all the items. Well worth a visit.

Thank D M
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Make time to visit this attraction! The guide is knowledgeable and helpful, and the story is fascinating. In addition, the museum of artifacts brought up from the steamboat thus far will astound you. This is the most meticulously arranged and interesting museum I have visited...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We were skeptical about this museum and passed it up for years. What s mistake! Amazing what private people can do to pull together a top quality museum of almost Smithsonian quality. A good look into local history.

Thank OnTheMoveMN
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Diane N
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
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
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! ;) )