Uncover the past among the remains of this 1856 steamboat.


Hours

Mon-Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Admission:
Adult $14.50
Age 60+ $13.50
Age 4-14 $5.50
Under age 3 - free

Contact Information

400 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-471-1856
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Location Type

Kid-friendly
Museum

Site Info

Parking
Restroom
Wheelchair
AC / Heating
Bus / RV Parking
Giftshop
Group Meeting Room
Group Tours
Parking
Restrooms
Staffed
Water Fountain
Wheel Chair Accessible

The Arabia Steamboat Museum is a favorite Kansas City attraction, a history museum housing 200 tons of cargo from life on the American frontier. Navigating the treacherous Missouri River in 1856, the Arabia hit a tree snag and sank with 200 tons of cargo. By 1988, the changing river channel had left her buried in a cornfield when a group of modern-day adventurers decided to excavate her treasures. They discovered a time capsule of everyday life in the 1850s: including boots, firearms, fine China, pickles, and so much more. The collection is a work-in-progress as experts still clean and preserve artifacts in our open preservation lab.

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Stories & Comments

Ron & Rosie Brogan  |  on 11/24/2016
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This is one of the most fascinating museums we have visited and we have seen quite a few. The condition of the cargo was recovered is remarkable, and the story is even more interesting. Highly recommend.

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