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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 2 days ago

While we found this museum interesting as far as the steamboat information goes, it would have been better to have a self guided tour. as the woman running the tour was dull and talked too much about things that had nothing to do with the...More

Thank Natalie P
Reviewed 5 days ago

This tour starts with the story tellers talking about their first hand experience searching for and finding the sunken steamboat. History and memoirs recorded the event, but over the decades the river banks had moved, and the sunken steamboat had never been found. Of course...More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went here based on a recommendation from a friend and I am glad we did. It was reasonably priced and I think well worth it. You go on a guided 45 minute tour and watch a 15 minute video before going into the display...More

Thank crm502
Reviewed 6 days ago

My mom has been raving about this museum for years and we finally caved in and visited. Now I'm kicking myself for not doing it sooner. If you're in to museums, seeing time period pieces from the 1850's, and seeing how settlers lived this is...More

Thank joonbug72
Reviewed 1 week ago

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....More

Thank BrianandTammy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Learn some history while being wowed with the items found! This place is amazing! After the video, Dave, one of the diggers who found the Arabia stood on front of us and answered questions. Just one magical place!

Thank CSIJWyman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This attraction was recommended to us by some good friends during our trip to the Kansas City area. We absolutely enjoy history attractions and this one was awesome. Reasonably priced for a short guided tour, a film on the discovery and a self-guided walk through...More

Thank Texans4Adventure
Reviewed 1 week ago

My whole family enjoyed this museum, although my 7 and 11 year old got bored with it before my husband and I did. The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The restoration department was open to tour guests and the preservationist was happy to explain...More

Thank ccoleman42
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't begin to tell you the overall quality of this museum. It's beyond amazing. We went with my 3 daughters, one shop is multiply handicapped. We also had her nurse attendant and her teacher. This was a special one on one school trip for...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was so cool. Fun fun and lots of shopping near by. If you like history this is someplace to go and see.

Thank Kelli F
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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
12 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! ;) )