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Located along the Grand Boulevard in Kansas City, the Arabia Steamboat Museum relives the story of Arabia, the steamboat which sank due to a snag in the Missouri River. The boat itself was designed to face the current and go upstream. The sunk vessel was discovered in 1988 and the remnants and artifacts are now displayed in this museum. The museum also has a gift shop for souvenirs. Check the...
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 fascinating look at frontier life, with displays of the...
Very cool worth checking out
I was there about 5 years ago. It was worth the money!!!!
Discover 200 Tons of Buried Treasure!!!
This intriguing museum relates the history of the once-successful steamboat "Arabia" and its watery demise in 1856. On display are more than 200 tons of cargo recovered 132 years after the ship's tragic ruin. Recovered items include china, preserved food such as pickles and fruits, cases of bourbon, hardware, and jewelry. In addition, several bottles of French perfume, scent intact, were found...
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