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Vacuum Cleaner Museum and Factory Outlet

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Address: #3 Industrial Drive, Saint James, MO 65559
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+1 866-444-9004
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Ok, sounds hokie but it is well done and a lot of fun. Tom and Connie give a great tour through the decades in the evolution of ways to get rid of dirt. From before... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Saint James, Missouri
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Saint James, Missouri
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Ok, sounds hokie but it is well done and a lot of fun. Tom and Connie give a great tour through the decades in the evolution of ways to get rid of dirt. From before electricity to present day. It is a fun hour or two. And what is old is new again. Working models from 1910.

Thank jimfleming69
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

It was an hour of entertainment. Very interesting and great ads on the walls. We had our 14 year old son along and he said it was better than he expected.

Thank Mak M
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Dropped in to see what they could do with a vacuum museum. Was a bit skeptical so we was not expecting much, perhsps a bunch of vacs on a shelf. This was a delightful surprise. From the historic beginning through todays, there is set up complete rooms of thd timd period and Tom made the visit so informative. We live... More 

Thank Pianoz4u
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We had gone to Missouri for a graduation and decided to meander our way home through Branson, having not been there for years. After leaving Branson and heading down the highway we saw signs for the Vacuum Cleaner Museum. We always look for unusual places to visit when we travel, and this fit the category. We were most pleasantly surprised!... More 

1 Thank penny9491
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

If you get the time while passing through, or live in the general area, but have never been to the museum, make a trip to stop in. You might think "A vacuum cleaner museum? Really?" But it's totally worth the trip. The tour guides are great & make it super interesting. You'll be surprised at how cool the place is!... More 

Thank Leslie H
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Getting there a day ahead of planned kayaking, my friend and I looked to local museums and attractions. We laughed at the thought of a Vacuum Cleaner Museum, thought we would take a picture and be on our way. As we entered, we were met by Tom, he is very knowledgeable and entertaining. We totally enjoyed going through the different... More 

1 Thank linasuey
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10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We saw signs on the highway and decided to give it a shot. The museum was small, but full of fun trivia and vacuums from the 1920s to present. The walls were full of old advertisements of the time, which were a lot of fun to read through! The man working there was very knowledgable and could answer almost every... More 

2 Thank Alison O
Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Had heard about this on our local public radio station, so we decided to check it out. It was a stroll down memory lane! In addition to the amazing collection of vacuum cleaners, organized by decades, each area had other artifacts from that decade, and interesting facts displayed for easy reading. (Did you know R2D2 was inspired by a canister... More 

2 Thank funnyladee
Boonville, Missouri
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We were on our way down I-44 to Joplin when we saw the billboards for the Vacuum Museum and we knew we had to stop! We are so glad we did! This place was amazing - and the fellow who oversees it was a wealth of knowledge. If he doesn't know something about a vacuum, or the history behind it,... More 

3 Thank dmxrob
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54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

This is a unique museum, but very fascinating. It was definitely worth the stop. The man who gave the your was very knowledgeable. We had a fun time!

1 Thank Rita S

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