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Walt Disney Hometown Museum

120 E Santa Fe Ave, Marceline, MO 64658-1144
+1 660-376-3343
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Worth the trip... wonderful time.

Fabulous little museum. Wonderful tribute to Walt Disney. Great insight into the making of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved the Walt Disney Hometown Museum!! This is such an awesome place and an enjoyable way to... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
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Walt first came to Marceline by train when he was five years old. The Santa Fe train arrived at the depot that preceded the present-day one, which was rebuilt in 1913. When Walt returned to Marceline for the first time in 1946, the depot evoked his first memories of pulling into Marceline. So it is fitting that the museum dedicated to one of the most influential persons of the last century is housed in this restored Santa Fe Depot.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
120 E Santa Fe Ave, Marceline, MO 64658-1144
+1 660-376-3343
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fabulous little museum. Wonderful tribute to Walt Disney. Great insight into the making of the man and the parks. A must for any Disney lover. A little magical place in Missouri that allowed Walt Disney to bring his "hometown " to the world.

Thank Babydoll5180
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We loved the Walt Disney Hometown Museum!! This is such an awesome place and an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon!! There is a lot of memorabilia displayed here! The docents are AMAZING and make this museum come alive with their stories of Walt Disney!...More

Thank OtisCampbell12
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This is so worth it. You can just feel the magic looking at all the history of Walt and his family. We loved our guide Inez and my 6 year old loved the scavenger hunt she got to do throughout the museum.

Thank Hillary D
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This is worth the drive (we drove about 3 hours) to see the quaint and charming town Disney spent his short lived childhood in. All of the folks who work here are very nice and their stories are great too! Definitely take the tour with...More

Thank Cryptic_Tourist
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Well off the beaten track, but not hard to find and a fairly easy trip from the highway. Small building, however, lots of displays inside. If you are a Disney fan, you came to the right place. If not, keep driving! I thought the $10...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We wanted to go here for a long time - but it really is in the middle of nowhere. Plus with road construction and a stuck train - it took us a long time thru very windy roads - but we made it :) It...More

Thank xiphoid76
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I was so impressed with this museum. We stopped here on our way home from Kansas City and absolutely loved it. The museum has two areas, a guided tour and a self guided tour. Inez the tour guide we had was a gem. Hearing her...More

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Very informative, lots to see in this small upper Missouri town. See family mementos, hear stories about Walt returning time after time to Marceline. See the property where he grew up and where he 'dreamed' up all his plans. A must see for Disney affectinatos....More

Thank Bash1130
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Having grown-up going to Disneyland and later to Walt Disney World, I knew Main Street USA was based on Walt Disney’s boyhood home of Marceline. However, I knew nothing more about the place until a few years ago I realized Marceline is in Missouri. I...More

2  Thank HaveSuitcaseWillTrvl
Reviewed 24 July 2017

The Museum had lots of interesting information about the Disney family and a great tour included in the admission price. The tour guide was VERY knowledgeable. However, it was a bit pricey. There is a good spot for a picnic across the street, a little...More

Thank Mark19932014
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11 July 2017|
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Response from Clydene R | Reviewed this property |
There's no admission to see the barn or Dreaming Tree, and no specified hours that we saw. The family that owns the farm welcomes visitors and is happy to have you--just keep in mind that they live in the Disney house on... More
25 May 2017|
Response from EurekaRV | Reviewed this property |
60-90 minutes. About half of that guided tour, other half on your own. Awesome museum of the young Walt!
Dina F
13 February 2016|
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Response from cmc056 | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know. I would check to see if there is a number you can call. When I visited the museum is was during September.