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Missouri History Museum, Saint Louis

Missouri History Museum, Saint Louis (must see)

The Missouri History Museum, operated by the Missouri Historical Society, was founded in 1866. Its main galleries are free through a public subsidy by the Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District. The Jefferson Memorial Building, built in 1913 with profits from the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, is the current home of the museum. In 1988, the museum joined the Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District.

In 2000, the Emerson Center, a significant building addition, was completed, boosting attendance and exhibition capacity. The Emerson Center was selected by the American Institute of Architects' Committee on the Environment as an example of architectural design that protects and enhances the environment. It is an example of a green museum. Its permanent collection includes both national artifacts as well as Missouri- and St. Louis-related materials, such as local colonial and native items, Louisiana Purchase Exposition artifacts, and memorabilia relating to Charles Lindbergh and his trans-Atlantic flight in the "Spirit of St. Louis". A replica of the "Spirit of St. Louis" can be found here, too. A large number of artifacts from the Lewis and Clark Expedition are also housed in the permanent collection. Admission to it is free; however, certain exhibits require a ticket.

Why You Should Visit:
Friendly staff, wonderful location right in Forest Park, and great exhibits make it a good place for a family outing that educates, entertains and inspires.

Check to see if current exhibits are of interest to you. If not, it's still nice to look at the fascinating gift shop and sit down for an upscale lunch at a reasonable price (not typical for a museum).

Operation Hours:
Mon, Wed-Sun: 10am–5pm; Tue: 10am–8pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Missouri History Museum on Map

Sight Name: Missouri History Museum
Sight Location: Saint Louis, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Saint Louis, Missouri

Create Your Own Walk in Saint Louis

Create Your Own Walk in Saint Louis

Creating your own self-guided walk in Saint Louis is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Religious Buildings

Religious Buildings

Saint Louis is considered the perfect destination for those who want to see great architecture that also has an important spiritual value. This old city features some of the famous and interesting churches in the USA as well as other well known religious buildings. Take this self guided walking tour to visit the beautiful religious buildings in Saint Louis.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 Km or 2.7 Miles
Forest Park Walking Tour

Forest Park Walking Tour

Saint Louis boasts a number of entertaining and educational facilities such as museums, zoos and parks. Among the latter, the most outstanding is Saint Louis Forest Park, established in 1876. The park represents an ideal location for a great time out. Take this self guided walking tour to discover the most visited tourist attractions in Saint Louis Forest Park.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 Km or 3.7 Miles
Saint Louis Downtown Tour

Saint Louis Downtown Tour

Missouri's main city, Saint Louis is a prominent metropolis with high-rising downtown dominated by the iconic, 630-ft. Gateway Arch, erected in the 1960s to commemorate the early 19th-century explorations of Lewis and Clark and America's westward advance. To see this and other attractions of downtown Saint Louis, follow this self-guided orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Top Museums Tour

Top Museums Tour

Amid an array of diverse cultural attractions fit to delight any tourist in Saint Louis, museums are among the most prominent. If you're an American history buff or have a keen interest in military or architecture, you can discover much to your liking, as well as learn a great deal about the city's past and present by visiting the Museum of Westward Expansion, the City Museum, the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles