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.-Sat. 10am-5pm (last admission 3:30); Sun. Noon-5pm (last admission 3:30)

Admission Price

Adult $14.50
Senior $13.50
Child (age 4-14) $5.50
Child age 3 and under Free
Group Rate (25 or more) $12.50

Length of Tour

1½ hrs.

Parking Distance

½ block

Group Rates

25 or more $12.50 each

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The Arabia Steamboat Museum is home to a true time capsule of frontier life in the 1800s. The Arabia was headed up the Missouri River in the fall of 1856 when she struck a tree snag and sank just north of Kansas City. Her cargo hold was full of 200 tons of supplies bound 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 her magnificent cargo. They were amazed to find fine dishware, clothing and even bottled food all 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 your whole family will enjoy, discover the treasures of the steamboat Arabia. Tours begin every 30 minutes between 10am -3:30pm Mon.-Sat., noon-3:30pm Sun. Plan at least an hour and a half for a visit. The museum is closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


  • Guided Tours
  • Handicap Accessible

Meeting Space

Room Name Sq. Ft. Width/Length Ceiling Height Theatre Classroom Banquet Reception
Atrium 2000 --/-- 0 85 -- 120 120