Museums in Columbus Park, Kansas City


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  • Arabia Steamboat Museum
    Looking for something to do? Why not visit the Arabia Steamboat Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. The Arabia was a steamboat that plied the waters of the Ohio, Mississippi, and Missouri rivers before it struck a fallen tree and sank near Parkville, Missouri in September of 1856. No lives were lost, but the mud and fast-moving current eventually hid all traces of the large steamboat. In the years that followed the Arabia’s sinking, the Missouri river shifted its course a half-mile east, leaving the steamboat buried under 45 feet of earth. Almost one hundred and fifty years later, the steamboat was discovered on what had become a farm in Kansas City, Kansas. Once the steamboat was unearthed, its cargo and pieces of the boat were moved to the museum that bares its name. Learn the entire amazing story and see what was pulled from the mud of that Kansas City farm by visiting the Arabia Steamboat Museum.
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    400 Grand Blvd
    Kansas City, MO US
  • The college basketball experi
    The College Basketball Experience is many things: a men’s college-basketball hall of fame, ESPNU studio, and basketball court, to name a few. The 41,500-square-foot facility features hands-on exhibits that place visitors in front—and at the center of—the courtside action, giving kids the chance to walk onto the court through an arena tunnel and even sink a game-winning shot.
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    1401 Grand Blvd
    Kansas City, MO US
  • Historic Garment District Museum
    If you're in Kansas City, the beautiful pieces on display at Historic Garment District Museum are a must-see for art lovers. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    801 Broadway St
    Kansas City, MO US
  • Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
    Founded in 1990, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is a privately funded, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the rich history of African-American Baseball. Experience a tour of multi-media displays, museum store, hundreds of photographs, and artifacts dating from the late 1800s through the 1960s.
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    1616 E 18th St
    Kansas City, MO US
  • American Jazz Museum
    Charlie Parker's Grafton saxophone, Louis Armstrong's trumpet, a sequined gown worn by Ella Fitzgerald—at the American Jazz Museum, each of these artifacts represents a mark on a musical timeline. Established in 1997 at 18th and Vine, the museum immerses guests in jazz via several mediums: films, sheet music, album covers, and concert posters, to name a few. Listening stations emit interviews and samples of classic tunes, but to hear entire songs, you can visit Jazz Central, the in-house musical library of more than 100 recordings. Preserving the jazz stylings of the past is not the museum's only mission, however. At mixing boards, visitors can create their own melodies without bringing their stand-up bass from home. As for live jazz, there are more than 200 yearly performances and events at the museum, such as the annual Kansas City's 18th & Vine Jazz & Blues Festival. There's also the Blue Room—a smoke-free jazz club inside the building itself, where musicians play at least four nights a week.
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    1616 E 18th St.
    Kansas City, MO US
  • Kansas City Museum
    Extraordinary art exhibitions and beautiful collections can be found at Kansas City Museum in Kansas City. Pick up a tasty meal at their restaurant, located conveniently within the museum. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    3218 Gladstone Blvd
    Kansas City, MO US

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