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Arabia Steamboat Museum

400 Grand Blvd Kansas City MO 64106
(816) 471-4030
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Since 1991, the Arabia Steamboat Museum has been a popular Kansas City attractions. Tens of thousands of visitors each year come to learn more about the lives of the Western pioneers through the museum’s many exhibits. Others are attracted by one of the greatest treasure-hunting stories ever told. When the Arabia sank some said she carried gold … others said fine china. What was actually...

The Arabia Steamboat is a favorite Kansas City attraction, a history museum housing 200 tons of cargo from life on the American frontier in 1856

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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...

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If you are in KCMO this is a must see. What an amazing story. Do not rush thru. Probably best for kids 12 and older. I would like to see again.

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My biggest take-away from this museum is that ketchup literally means topping. They had strawberry ketchup on display. The whole museum was an interesting look at a time in america that I hadn't previously paid much attention to. I would return

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The Arabia Steamboat is a favorite Kansas City attraction, a history museum housing 200 tons of cargo from life on the American frontier in 1856.

The Arabia Steamboat was built in 1853, carrying cargo and passengers down the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. Three years later it sank on voyage to Kansas City, filled with 222 tons of precious cargo. The boat was sucked into the mud at the bottom of the river and was not recovered until 1987 when an excavating team located it and was able to extract part of the ship and its shipment,...

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