Arabia Steamboat Museum



River Market

Address: 400 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64106

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Phone: (816) 471-1856

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Price: Group Rate (25 or more) $12.50; Adults $14.50; Seniors (over 60) $13.50; Children (age 4-14) $5.50; Children age 3 and under, Free

Hours: Mon. Thu. Fri. Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. Noon-5pm (last admission 3:30) Closed Tue. and Wed.

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The Arabia Steamboat Museum houses a fascinating time capsule of frontier life in the 1800s. The Arabia was headed up the Missouri River in the fall of 1856 when it struck a tree snag and sank just north of Kansas City. The boat's cargo hold was loaded with 200 tons of supplies intended for general stores and pioneer settlements. As the years passed, the river changed course and left the Arabia buried beneath a Kansas cornfield. Finally, in 1988 a group of modern-day adventurers uncovered the lost Arabia and its magnificent cargo. They were amazed to find fine dishware, clothing and even bottled food preserved in remarkable condition. Their find has been called the King Tut's Tomb of the Missouri River. So if you're looking for an adventure the whole family will enjoy, come discover the treasures of the steamboat Arabia. We are open for self-guided tours Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00 to 5:00 and Sunday 12:00 to 5:00. The last admission time is 3:30 every day. Plan at least an hour and a half for a visit. (We are temporarily closed Tuesday and Wednesday through March 2021). The museum is closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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Room Name Sq. Ft. Width/Length Ceiling Height Theatre Classroom Banquet Reception
Atrium 2000 --/-- 0 85 -- 110 110