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Museum Visits for Two or Four to Leila's Hair Museum (Half Off)

Independence

97% of 34 customers recommend

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In a Nutshell

Hair museum dedicates its space to wreaths, reliquaries, and jewelry all made from and with hair

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Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Museums bring history alive, like a skeleton found underneath your house. Dig up the past with this Groupon.

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  • $6 for two adult admissions (a $12 value)
  • $12 for four adult admissions (a $24 value)<p>

Leila's Hair Museum

There, Leila Cohoon preserves and furthers the art form of hair-based crafts, which stretches back to the 1700s and beyond. In pre-photography days, Victorian artisans would create jewelry and decorative pieces with human hair as a means of remembering loved ones. In addition to these personal mementoes, Leila's collection includes 600 hair-based wreaths dating before 1900, and numerous reliquaries said to contain the hair of Mary, mother of Jesus, St. Anne, grandmother of Jesus, and pieces of the cross, all with their appropriate wax seals. Hair pieces belonging to Michael Jackson, Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Lincoln, and other presidents also reside here. Although not hair-related, the museum also features a brooch that is said to contain threads from the coat of Joseph, father of Jesus. The quirky museum has attracted the attention of raconteurs from CNN as well as noted gadabout Anthony Bourdain, who also paid a visit during an episode of his show No Reservations.


Reviews

It was fascinating--so many, many creations fashioned from hair. We were quite amazed.

GeneA956, TripAdvisor, 10/7/12

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97% of 34 customers recommend

  • “Unusual art form, but beautiful and very fascinating. Kids even enjoyed it.”

  • “Amazing display of hair art. Such intricate work that has survived all these years. Loved it! ”

  • “Unique, to say the least. Try to visit when Leila is there to hear her stories. Although other staff are very knowledgeable & friendly as well! ”

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    Independence

    1333 South Noland Rd

    Independence, Missouri 64055

    816-833-2955

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