Hey guys! So excited to walk you through the top ten coolest museums in Missouri! No matter your age or interests, I am sure there will be at least one place that interests you in this video!
Let's get right into it!
10. Glore Psychiatric Museum in St. Joseph
The original outbuilding of this museum actually used to be the city's former prison. There are also several reports of the place being haunted!
This four-story building is full of different objects and displays to show the evolution of the state's psychiatric treatment facilities, all in honor of George Galore, who dedicated 40 years of his life trying new and old ways to help his patients.
9. Leila's Hair Museum in Independence
This museum has over 600 displays of brooches, wall art, wreaths, etc. made completely of human hair!
The museum's oldest piece dates back to 1680, and it was donated by a family in Scotland.
8. Jesse James Museum in St. Joseph
Jesse James was a notorious outlaw back in the day, who after living a life of crime, decided to settle down at home with his family. Unfortunately, there was a $10,000 bounty still on his head and he was shot and killed.
Today, you can walk through the home he shared with his family and take pictures in front of the house!
7. The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures in Kansas City
This museum was established in 1882 and claims to have one of the finest collections of toys and miniatures in the entire world!
As of a couple of years ago, their entire collection numbered over 72,000 toys and minis!
6. Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Manfield
This museum is the home Laura shared with her husband while writing all the Little House on the Prairie books.
A cool feature of this museum is her garden, which is still kept alive and well in honor of her, as well as smaller sections dedicated to her daughter and husband.
5. The World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis
This museum is all about chess! There are items signed by the world-famous chess player Bobby Fisher, as well as chess boards and pieces that are over 500 years old!
If you are into chess, this is definitely the place for you.
4. The Titanic Museum in Branson
This museum is basically inside a giant ship, and there are wax figures, walk-through displays, and many other experiences within the museum that give you a unique understanding of the story of the Titanic.
Although it is a sad part of history, this museum displays everything with a nice balance of history and spectacle, making the whole experience very informative and interesting.
3. The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog in St. Louis
This museum has over 700 displays all about dogs, from pictures to paintings to carvings, and much more!
If you are a big fan of dogs like me, this place is perfect!
2. The Space Museum in Bonne Terre
Earl Mullins is the founder and creator of this museum, and he loves space! Visitors are actually encouraged to touch and feel many displays, such as moon rocks, uniforms, gear, and more!
If you come when Mr. Mullins is there, you may get lucky enough to be taken on a tour by him!
1. The City Museum in St. Louis
This museum is a 600,000 sqft building full of an enchanted cave system, an indoor jungle gym, insane slides, an aquarium, tons of science exhibits, and so much more! Even the roof has things to do with a 1940s Ferris wheel and more awesome experiences!
You can spend hours and hours and hours here, and still never experience all of it!
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