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    Ladies and Gentlemen, I need your assistance...please...
    Let's get a list of museums going that will help provide us all with a quick reference to the museums of Missouri.
    I will start the list, but I need your thoughts and suggestions, comments and concerns...

    See the ones I have listed and add your own!!

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    Let's start with some historical museums...
    Weston Historical Museum From prehistoric through World War II, see artifacts ranging from moccasins to Civil War relics, to household items.
    St. Joseph Museums"The Mission of the St. Joseph Museums, Inc. is to collect, preserve, and showcase the natural and cultural heritage of the City of St. Joseph, Missouri and the surrounding area."
    The Red House Interpretive CenterCommemorates the life of Louis Lorimier and the visit of Lewis and Clark in 1803. Trading post, and a teacher's page.
    First Misouri State Capitol State Historic SiteVisit the actual place where Missouri government was started and first practiced.

    Anyone have any history to add....surely there is more to see than 4 history museums!!

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    What about historic homes???\

    Adamson Cabin An 1845 dog-trot style cabin. See also the Jones Memorial Chapel which hosts the Lawrence County Historical Society Museum .
    The Binghamm-Waggoner Estate
    Bolduc House, Linden House, Bolduc GardensSet of properties operated by the National Society of the Colonial Dames in America in the State of Missouri
    The Campbell House MuseumBuilt in 1851 and extensively restored, it stands as one of the most complete and accurate 19th century buildings in America.

    I know there are more houses out there that need to be seen and appreciated for their historical value. Please add them to the list.

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    Alright, more history, or unique or interesting places.....
    Daniel Boone Home and Boonesfield Village200 year old ouse that overlooks a collection of 19th century buildings, including school house, carpenter shop, and grist mill.
    Branson's Dinosaur MuseumLife size dinosaur sculptures and a movie theater where you can learn more about dinosaurs.
    Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis Features doll house miniatures of all scales, shop and library.
    Museum of AnthropologyA slice of Native American life, archery museum, frontier life.

    Can you think of something unique, interesting, or just plain weird to add to this list??

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    Toys, dolls, and of general interst to children.....
    World's Largest Toy Museum
    The United Federation of Doll Clubs Museum
    Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City
    The Magic House, St. Louis
    Enns Entomology MuseumCurrently holds approximately 6 million insects, arachnids, and fossils.

    Wow, bugs, dolls, toys, and kids. Sounds fun! Add your own favorite museum adventures.....please!!
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    Default Kansas City's Science City

    I'd recommend Science City at Union Station in Kansas City. Union Station itself is also a train museum, and very interesting to visit.

    My family has enjoyed annual passes to Science City. One thing we really like is the passes are honored at over 200 museums around the country, including Union Station Museum and the Kansas City Museum. It also includes free admission to the planetarium (a favorite with my girls) In addition, we can watch the newest IMAX educational movies on the Extreme Screen for free with a membership.

    Science City and Union Station (DON'T go to the '.org' site. It is a porn site. how wrong is that?!?)
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    Thanks, TeachingDad! Two more great places to add to our list, and thanks for the heads up on the where NOT to go.
    I inserted the hyperlink into your post so that there was no confusion (of the eye popping out kind LOL).
    You had a great point about memberships for some museums offering reciprocity to other museums. If anyone else knows of other museum systems that offer reciprocity please post them, it could be a great dollar multiplier, getting several museums for the price of a yearly pass.
    Thanks again, TeachingDad!

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    Cool A fairly complete list of Missouri museums

    I found this site when I was looking for museums for my son and I to visit. It is several museums listed by county just to make it easier to locate them..... Historical Museums of Missouri - A History Guide

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    Thank you, ma'am! We appreciate the info!
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    Default Kansas City

    Kansas City just opened Legoland. Very interactive and really challenges creativity. It's a bit pricey though.

    LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas - Official Website

    Kaleidoscope is another good on and it's free.

    Hallmark Kaleidoscope

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