Arabia Steamboat Museum

Arabia Steamboat Museum

The Arabia Steamboat Museum is a unique Kansas City attraction: a time capsule of life on the American frontier in the mid-nineteenth century.

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Arabia Steamboat Museum 39.109460, -94.581510 Events & Updates

Address:

 400 Grand Blvd Kansas City, Missouri 64106

Contact:

 (816) 471-1856

Hours:

 Mon – Sat:

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 Sun:

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Website:

www.1856.com

Arabia Steamboat Museum

Arabia Steamboat Museum added 2 new photos.

We had some assistance today from members of the Tea Leaf Club International, who participated in our preservation workshop. Thanks for helping us with the unending task of cleaning nails & screws from the Arabia!
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I miss Graig Hawley being there

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Today marks 162 years since the sinking of the Arabia on September 5, 1856. Passenger J.H. Garside later recalled, "We had quite a memorable 'history' in ascending the Missouri River in reaching our destination. The boat 'Arabia' sank just above Kansas City about 6 miles, near Parkville, MO at dusk and we were all required to take life boats to reach the Missouri shore and camped there all night until parties from Parkville came down to take us to their town. We stayed there for about 30 days before we could catch a through boat to Nebraska City." ... See MoreSee Less

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Loved seeing this about 18 yrs, ago . Very well done museum.

1 month ago
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This museum is great. I see something new every time I come here

1 month ago   ·  1
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What about the other one you're going to dig up? When will that start?

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Awesome museum arose out of this sinking. Have had four visits to the museum.

1 month ago
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Been here would love to go back.

1 month ago
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R.I.P. for the faithful mule who went down with her.

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Great museum!

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John Nichols

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Alex Kirt👀

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interesting

1 month ago
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We were just there 2 weeks ago I loved it so many interesting things to see and experience! Will definitely go back again and again

1 month ago   ·  1
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When are you going to start digging up The Malta?

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Great museum and wonderful story!

1 month ago
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Our kids took us to the museum when we celebrated.our 50th anniversary. It was amazing

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Valerie Haddox Henegar LaNae Henegar Laci Ryann Henegar remember going here?

1 month ago
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GREAT Museum !!!! Standard stop in Kc !!!

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Great Museum!!

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Since our move to the Mississippi I have come to know this was a very common fate for steamboats. All kinds of perils from river snags to fires from the wood burning. Many remain steamboat carcasses remain at the bottom of the Mississippi... interesting research.

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Steve loves all those stories about the riverboats.

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Emily Ballo and Anthony Ballo...this was a fun museum! With all of the rain we’re expecting this might be something fun indoors to do while you’re here 😊

1 month ago   ·  2
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Great museum!

1 month ago
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Garrett, your Great Aunt Dorthy worked at the Arabia Musseum for quite some time.

1 month ago   ·  1

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Love this museum!! #arabia #steamboatarabia #museum

1 month ago
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Love, love, love the history. Thank you for all the work you have done to make this information and exhibit possible for the public.

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Great museum , I would ‘nt mind seeing it again someday .

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