Arabia Steamboat Museum

400 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri 64106 USA

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Opens Tue 10a
  • Independent
  • Wheelchair
  • Public
  • Outdoor
  • No Wifi
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“Discover 200 Tons of Buried Treasure!!!”

This cargo steamboat, laden with 220 tons of merchandise destined for settlers out west, sank in the Missouri River in 1856, where it remained preserved in cold mud until it was excavated in the 1980s. A virtual time capsule of the 1850s and one of the best collections of pre-Civil War artifacts in the world, the museum provides a look at frontier life, with displays of the steamboat's cargo, from china and hardware to jewelry and leather boots (900 shoes and boots alone are on display). Tours begin with a film of the excavation and restoration of parts of the boat (which are now on display).

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Kent C.

I am not a big museum type of guy but I had a free day at a medical conference I was attending and decided to go learn about the steamboat era. In my opinion this is a must visit attraction while... Read more

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Bill J.

This your will take between 1 or 2 hours depending on your museum pace. I read the signs and blow through everything so I banged it out in about 45 minutes. I probably missed a lot of fascinating... Read more

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Ed L.

Maybe some historical knowledge will help. I know it did when i learned that the Arabian steamboat museum is the 2nd most popular museum in Kansas City. I didn't know this. I'm sort of a US... Read more

Arabia Steamboat Museum

400 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, Missouri
64106 USA


Closed Now
  • Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Outdoor Seating
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