Arabia Steamboat Museum

400 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64106- Map It
Phone: (816) 471-1856

AAA Editor Notes

Arabia Steamboat Museum is at 400 Grand Blvd. in the River Market area. The Arabia sank in the Missouri River in 1856 with a 200-ton cargo. This museum displays a vast collection of frontier supplies and personal belongings recovered from the steamboat in 1989, including clothing and shoes, medicines, guns, bottled fruits and vegetables, jewelry and perfume. The 6-ton stern and a paddlewheel are preserved with a full-size reproduction of the main deck. Guided tours include a theater presentation describing the excavation effort, and visitors may view a working preservation lab. Food is available.
$14.50; $13.50 (ages 60+); $5.50 (ages 4-14).
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-5. Last admission is at 3:30. Tours depart every 30 minutes. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.