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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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“pre civil war” (78 reviews)
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400 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106-1111
+1 816-471-1856
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

The Arabia Steamboat Museum was awesome! The tour guide was great. It was so interesting to hear about the recovery and restoration of all the items that were on the Steamboat, and especially funded by private citizens. In fact, one of the family members talked...More

Thank Robin L
Reviewed 5 October 2016

The Arabia Steamboat Museum has been on my bucket list for a few years. When plans to visit KC fell in to place I knew what I wanted to do for a few hours. My wife and oldest son rolled their eyes but agreed to...More

Thank stl1126
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We happened to read about this museum in a Kansas City guidebook in our hotel room and I'm so glad we did! The tour guide was very informative and engaging. My kids (8 & 10) were entertained enough to keep their interest! The artifacts are...More

Thank alessman22
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This was an amazing experience. To see all the supplies that were supposed to be delivered upriver by the steamboat in 1856 was impressive. You will also learn all about the excavation process and actually see the process of cleaning the artifacts with a live...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We were told about this by people we met in Maine. So driving through we did go on a Saturday. Unaware of the Saturday Market going on as well. Parking just a block away for free was great. Nice gift shop. The presentation was very...More

Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The tour was very informative and kept our interest. I especially found it interesting the process to restore wood that is waterlogged, which was the hull and other parts of the steamboat. We very much appreciated the artifacts being placed in a museum instead of...More

Thank 53589WI-Traveler
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

To think the steamboat sunk 150+ years ago and yet so much survived - shoes, dishes, tools just to name a few. All because a few people were curious and full of determination. Meet a family member on site - nice to have that connection....More

Thank Melissa P
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Offered as an activity during our Quimper Club International meeting week agenda, the Steamship Arabia turned out to be much more than we ever expected! What a treasure trove of pre-Civil War history! History come to life, thanks to the perseverance of 5 men and...More

Thank susan c
Reviewed 29 September 2016

They have done a great job of preserving a piece of history. Something interesting new to learn each time you visit.

Thank 726barbarae
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Went with about 80 navy veterans. This was more interesting than I thought it would be. The speakers really captured my attention. The films were great the artifacts that were found were amazing. I would definately recommend

Thank Katiems
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Diane N
19 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
28 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! ;) )