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1859 JAIL MUSEUM    119         
217 N. Main
Independence, MO
816-252-1892
ADMISSION: Adult $3 Seniors 62+ $2.50  Children (6-16) $1  Under 6 Free
HOURS: March-December
Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm; Sun, 1pm-4pm
(Nov-Dec and March) Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm
Sun, 1m-4pm; Closed January-February

Frank James and William Clark Quantrill were among the most famous of the jails prisoners. The Marshals living quarters have been authentically restored with period wallpaper, carpet and furnishings.

AGRICULTURAL HALL OF FAME    120         
630 North 126th Street
Bonner Springs, KS
913-721-1075
ADMISSION: Adults $6.50  Seniors $5  Children (5-16) $3
HOURS: Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm
Sunday, 1pm-5pm
Closed December 1-March 17

This attraction offers America's largest and most varied collection of agricultural artifacts and honors the farmers who have made American agriculture the envy of the world. Displays include the National Farmers Memorial, a one room schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop and a railroad depot.

AIRLINE HISTORY MUSEUM    121         
480 N.W.Richards Rd. (Downtown Airport)
Kansas City, MO
816-421-3401
ADMISSION: Donations $2 per person
HOURS: Monday-Saturday, 10am-3pm

The museum owns a Lockheed Super G Constellation, a Martin 404 and a DC-3 now being restored. You can take a tour of the planes. The object of the museum is to tell the story of early propeller driven commercial aircraft with photographs, artifacts, printed and audio/visual material. The aircraft fly to air shows all over the country, so call to confirm that the planes are on display.
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AMERICAN JAZZ MUSEUM    122         
1616 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO
816-474-VINE
ADMISSION: Adults $6  under 12 $2.50
HOURS: Tue-Sat, 9am-6pm
Sun noon-6pm; Monday closed

Kansas City enjoys a rich jazz heritage. Now you can celebrate jazz-America's classical music-through the sights and sounds in one of the most interactive
museums in the country.


AMERICAN ROYAL MUSEUM & VISITORS CENTER    123         
1701 American Royal Ct.
Kansas City, MO
816-221-9800
ADMISSION: Adult $3  Special Groups $2.50   Seniors &Children (3-12) $2
HOURS: Tues-Fri, 10am-4pm
Sat-Sun, appointment only
Closed all major holidays.

This unique facility includes a wide variety of interactive exhibits letting you experience the American Royal Livestock, Rodeo and Horse Show all year around. You can also see a 25 minute film on the history of Kansas City and the American Royal.

ARABIA STEAMBOAT MUSEUM    124         
4th Street & Grand
Kansas City, MO
816-471-4030
ADMISSION: Adults $7.50  Seniors 60+ $7  Children (4-12) $3.75
HOURS: Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm
Sunday, Noon to 5pm
Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years

The excavation of the Steamboat Arabia in 1988 uncovered a "time capsule" of remarkably preserved 1856 frontier supplies— the world's largest collection. Over 30,000 square feet of living history is presented in an atmosphere of wonder, discovery and fun!

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM, THE    125         
4601 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS
913-287-8888
ADMISSION: $3  2 years and older
HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30am-5pm
Sunday, 1pm-5pm
Closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas

Children ages 4 thru 12 interact with exhibits designed to foster creative thinking, imagination and self-confidence. More than 40 interactive discovery-based exhibits.

CHILDREN'S PEACE PAVILION MUSEUM    126         
1001 West Walnut
Independence, MO
816-521-3033
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm

A museum that commemorates peace-for children. This nondenominational Children's Peace Pavilion is devoted to teaching children lessons of peace, harmony, love and understanding. A hands-on museum where children play games, do arts and crafts, see puppet shows, play on computers and listen to tape recordings.

CITY HALL MUSEUM, THE    127         
512 Main
Belton, MO
816-322-3977
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 1pm-4pm
Saturday, 11am-2pm

Museum visitors will be able to listen to tapes of original radio broadcast by Dale Carnegie of his "Five Minute Biographies." By means of photographic reproduction, memorabilia and story, the museum presents a look at the rich history of Belton and the surrounding area. The original wooden grave marker and the horse drawn hearse which brought Carry Nation's body to Belton for burial are on display.

CLAY COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM    128         
14 N. Main
Liberty, MO
816-792-1849
ADMISSION: Adults $1  Children 50¢
HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-4pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

Regional museum, located in an 1877 drugstore, features original walnut cabinetry, stained-glass partitions and medicines of the drugstore. Exhibits in the museum reveal a way of life and events from the earliest settlements of the county. Displayed in the showcases are clothing of bygone days, china, farm and blacksmith tools and Indian relics (some dating to 4500 B.C.).

ENSOR FARMSITE & MUSEUM    129         
18995 W. 183rd Street
Olathe, KS
913-592-4141
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: June-Labor Day
Friday-Saturday, 1pm-8pm; Sunday, 1pm-5pm

The architecture of the farmhouse built in 1892 is typical of middle income homes in this part of the country in the 1890's. The contents of the house range from antiques to handcrafted furniture constructed by Marshall Ensor in the 1920's and 1930's depicting styles of earlier times. The household utensils and appliances span an era of nearly one hundred years.

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS HISTORICAL MUSEUM    130         
101 E. Broadway
Excelsior Springs, MO
816-630-6161
ADMISSION: $1
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 9am-Noon; 1pm-4pm
Tours by appointment

This museum features period medical equipment, dentists' tools, an antique bedroom, quilts and a renaissance loom.

GRANDVIEW HISTORICAL MUSEUM    131         
1205 Jones Street
Grandview, MO
816-761-6271
ADMISSION: Adult $1  Children Free
HOURS: Friday, 1pm-4pm
Saturday, 11am-2pm; Closed January-February

The Museum resides in a restored Kansas City Southern Depot. The Yard Masters office has changing exhibits every three months. The station agent office is restored as it was in 1920 including its telegraph keys and signaling
devices. The waiting room has artifacts from Grandview's History. There is also a Missouri Pacific Caboose.

HAIR ART MUSEUM, THE    132         
815 W. 23rd Street
Independence, MO
816-252-4247
ADMISSION: Adult $3.00  Seniors $1.50  under (12) .50¢
HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30am-4:30pm
Closed Sunday-Monday and Holidays

The only Hair Museum in the United States. The entire collection is over 100 years old. The museum features over 100 framed hair wreaths and 400 pieces of jewelry containing or made of human hair dating before 1900. There are post cards, calling cards, watch fobs, broaches, bracelets, necklaces and earrings that contain hair or that are made of hair. Old photographs of ladies wearing hair jewelry plus several other hair items.

HARRY S. TRUMAN OFFICE & COURT ROOM    133         
Main & Lexington
Independence, MO
816-795-8200  Ext 260
ADMISSION: Adults $2  Children (5-13) and Seniors 62+ $1
HOURS: Fri-Sat, 9am-4:30pm
Closed December 1-Feburary 29

The restoration reflects the depression years and the political atmosphere of the 1930's. From these offices Harry S Truman launched a state-wide political campaign that took him to the United States Senate. There is a 30 minute audio/visual presentation that gives the history of Truman in Jackson County preceding his Washington years. Open by advance reservation for groups desiring tours Mon-Thurs

JESSE JAMES BANK MUSEUM    134         
Water & Franklin Street
Liberty, MO
816-781-4458
ADMISSION: Adults $4  Children (8-15) $1.50  Seniors 55+ $3.50
HOURS: Monday-Saturday, 9am-4pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years

Step back in time as you walk through the bank office and into the vault which looks as it did in 1866 during the first successful daylight bank robbery during peacetime in the United States. Although never convicted, Jesse, Frank and the James Younger Gang were blamed for the robbery.

JESSE JAMES FARM & MUSEUM    135         
92 Hwy & Jesse James Farm Road
Kearney, MO
816-635-6065
ADMISSION: Adults $5.50  Children (8-15) $2.50  Seniors 55+ $4.25
HOURS: Daily 9am-4pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years

The birthplace of Jesse James where he and his brother, Frank, grew up during the mid-1800's. Your visit will include a guided tour of the authentically restored family home, museum, largest display of James Family artifacts in the world and an audio visual presentation.

JOHNSON COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM    136         
6305 Lackman Road
Shawnee, KS
913-631-6709
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4:30pm
Sunday, 1pm-4;30pm
Closed Memorial day, Labor day, Christmas and New Years

The Johnson County Historical Museum offers you many ways to explore the history of the county. Permanent and changing exhibits, hands-on activities for children, workshops, public programs and special events are featured.

JOHN WORNALL HOUSE MUSEUM 1858    137         
146 W. 61st Terrace
Kansas City, MO
816-444-1858
ADMISSION: Adults $3.00  Seniors $2.50  Children (5-12) $2
HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Sunday, 1pm-4pm
Closed January, Mondays and Holiday

This antebellum, Greek Revival farmhouse was built in 1858. In 1863 the house served as the headquarters for Colonel "Doc" Jennison, leader of the Seventh Kansas Calvary. In the fall of 1864 the home was converted into a field hospital which served both the Confederate and Union Armies. The museum uses period furnishings (some original). Special features include a formal herb garden and open hearth cooking demonstrations.

KANSAS CITY FIRE BRIGADE MUSEUM, THE    138         
1019 Cherry
Kansas City, MO
816-474-0200
ADMISSION: Adults $2.50  Children (6-12) $1
HOURS: (May-Sept) Wed, 1pm-4pm
Sat, 9am-1pm all year
Appointments for groups of 25 or more.

The Museum resides in the old fire station #10. The museum exhibits 7 antique trucks, hand drawn chemical wagons, antique fire fighting equipment, collections of photo's, patches, badges. uniforms, fire toys, helmets, nozzles and much more.

KANSAS CITY MUSEUM    139         
3218 Gladstone Blvd.
Kansas City, MO
816-483-8300
Suggested Donations Adults $2.50,   Seniors $2  Children (3-17) $2
HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30am-4:30pm
Sunday, Noon-4:30pm; Closed Mondays
Christmas, New years, Independence Day, Thanksgiving

Here you can experience the noble spirit of the Osage Indians, step into Francois Chouteau's 1821 trading post and walk through a rough-hewn log cabin to see how the early settlers once lived. You can also explore both archaeological artifacts and personal items from various cultures or visit the Planetarium to learn about worlds and galaxies beyond our own.

LEE'S SUMMIT RAILROAD STATION    140         
220 S. Main
Lee's Summit, MO
816-524-3367 or 816-524-2424
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Monday-Friday
By appointment only

The museum occupies a section of a restored 1862 Missouri-Pacific railroad depot. A small collection of local artifacts is on exhibition dating back to the 1890's.

LEGLER BARN MUSEUM    141         
14907 W. 87th Street Parkway
Lenexa, KS
913-492-0038
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday, 1pm-4pm, Closed Monday and Holidays

This restored limestone farm barn was originally built in 1864. The Leglers traded cabbages and other vegetables with the Indians for wood shingles and poles to build the original roof. Quantrill and his Raiders stopped at the Legler barn on their way to burn Lawrence and were fed biscuits. It was also said that Jesse James and his gang slept there. The Museum houses family heirlooms, a restored prairie schooner and 1800's area items.

LENEXA RAILROAD DEPOT    142         
14915 W. 87th Street Parkway
Lenexa, KS
913-492-0038
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday, 1pm-4pm, Closed Monday and Holidays

This 1912 restored railroad depot from the original townsite of Lenexa, exhibits railroad and transportation memorabilia.

LIBERTY JAIL    143         
216 N. Main Street
Liberty, MO
816-781-3188
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: 365 Days per Year, 9am-9pm

Liberty Jail , first built in 1833, has been authentically restored on its original location. Cutaway sections show the double walls and massive timbers typical of frontier prisons. A seemingly obscure building, it was abandoned in 1856 and surely would have been forgotten had not a particular prisoner been unjustly held within its walls during the winter of 1838-39. The prisoner was Joseph Smith, first prophet and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

LIBERTY MEMORIAL WW I MUSEUM    144         
100 W. 26th Street
816-784-1918
Kansas City, MO
ADMISSION: Museum
Children (Under 6) Free, Age (6-12) $3., (12-64) $4. (65+) $3.
HOURS: Museum - Tuesday thru Sunday 10am to 5pm
ADMISSION: Observatuon Deck
Children (Under 6) Free, Age (6-12) $1., 12-64) $2. (65+) $1.
HOURS: Observatuon Deck - Tuesday thru Sunday 10am to 4:15pm

The museum presents educational exhibits tracing the history of the war and the role played by the United States. Exhibits contain objects and archival materials from the Allied and belligerent nations. A life-sized replica of a trench and dugout is featured, complete with lighting and sound effects. TEMPORARY EXHIBITS are located in the Town Pavilion, 12th and Main - lower level.

LONE JACK MUSEUM    145         
50 Highway & M-150 Highway
Lone Jack, MO
816-566-227
ADMISSION: Adults $1  Children .50
HOURS: (April-September)
Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 1pm-5pm
(October-March) Wednesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm; Sunday, 1pm-4pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday

On August 16, 1862 the Battle of Lone Jack was fought at the site where the Civil War Museum now stands. The men fought for almost five hours. The two cannons near the museum entrance were captured and lost four different times during the battle. The Confederates claimed victory.

NANCE MUSEUM & ETHNIC GARDENS    146         
497 NW 2001
Kingsville, MO
816-697-2526
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Open by appointment only

The museum features artifacts of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. This is the largest collection of its kind in the United States. You will see an authentic Bedouin tent complete with furnishings and special collections. The gardens feature a replica of the gardens in front of the Taj Mahal. The gardens are best seen after June 1. Take Hwy 50 east to Sam Moore Road, go South to T intersection turn left, follow road to the right and go about two blocks. When traveling East on Hwy 50, Sam Moore Road is the first road before AA.

NATIONAL FRONTIER TRAILS CENTER    147         
318 W. Pacific Street
Independence, MO
816-325-7575
ADMISSION: Adults $2.50  Children (6-17) $1  under (6) Free
HOURS: Mon-Sat, 9am-4:30pm
Sunday, 12:30pm-4:30pm
Closed Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving,
Christmas and New Year's

The nation's foremost Interpretive center and archives for the three major western trails-Santa Fe, Oregon and California. Information on famous expeditions, such as Lewis and Clark. The center has changing exhibits. A seventeen minute film called "West" is shown through the day

NEGRO LEAGUES BASEBALL MUSEUM, THE    148         
18th and Vine Street
Kansas City, MO
816-221-1920
ADMISSON: Adults $6  Under (12) $2.50
HOURS: Tue-Sat, 9am-6pm
Sun, noon-6pm; Monday closed

Home of the Monarchs, Kansas City was where the Negro National League was formed in 1920. Now you can relive the excitement of Negro Leagues baseball in the only museum of it's type in the world.

OLD OLATHE NAVAL AIR MUSEUM    149         
56 Highway (I-35 to Gardner 210 exit)
Olathe, KS
913-381-3939
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: (April-Oct) Sunday, Noon-4pm
(Nov-March) Second Saturday, 10am-2pm
All other times by appointment only

The museum is located in the Base commander's home and the Executive officers Home. Memorabilia from those who trained at this station from 1942 to 1970 are found throughout both homes. You will see uniforms, guns, books, pictures and records. There is a room for Waves and a room for a Korean Squadron. Also displayed in the museum is a cross from the base chapel that was destroyed. Displayed outside the museum is a A7E Corsair jet that served in Desert Storm and a A-4 Fighter jet.

RAY COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM    150         
809 Royle
Richmond, MO
816-776-2305
ADMISSION: Adults $2  Children (6-12) 50¢
HOURS: Wednesday-Saturday
10am-5pm, Closed Sun, Mon, Tues

The museum contains outstanding exhibits of local history, including many artifacts from the Civil War period, a Mormon History room and quantities of information about the county's coal mining era. The museum also has a genealogy library
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RAYTOWN HISTORICAL MUSEUM    151         
9705 E. 63rd Street
Raytown, MO
816-353-5033
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Sunday, Noon-4pm; Closed Holidays

Since Raytown was started as a black smith shop on the Santa Fe Trail, the museum features a very extensive 1840's Blacksmith Shop display. It also has a 1850's General Store and a Raytown school memorabilia display from 1932 to the present. The museum has many changing exhibits.

RED-X-BELL MUSEUM    152         
2401 NW Platte Road
Riverside, MO
816-741-2171
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Monday-Saturday, 7am-9pm
Sunday, 8am-7pm

Bells, Bells, and more Bells, over ten thousand bells of every size and shape from all over the world. These bells are located in a very large retail store. The bells are not in one area, they are everywhere, hanging from the ceiling , on the walls and in show cases. Look carefully because they can be anywhere.

SHAWNEE INDIAN MISSION MUSEUM    153         
3403 W. 53rd Street
Fairway, KS
913-262-0867
ADMISSION: Donations Accepted
HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Sunday, 1pm-5pm, Closed Monday and Holidays

The West building built in 1839 was the first permanent building. Exhibits tell the story of the Mission's history. Other exhibits highlight construction techniques and material arts taught to the Indian students. Some of the exhibited artifacts were made by native American students of the mission. At its height, the school comprised 2,000 acres with 16 buildings, and had nearly 200 boys and girls enrolled.

STRAWBERRY HILL MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER    154         
720 N. 4th Street
Kansas City, KS
913-371-3264
ADMISSION: Adults $5
HOURS: Saturday-Sunday, 12am-5pm   Children (6-12) $2

While focusing on the Croation culture, the Museum also hosts exhibits representing other cultures in the community which include Czechoslovakian, German, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, and Slovenian. Traditional Croation items are on permanent display including colorful handmade clothing, original works of glass, wood craftsmanship, and musical instruments. Tea room open 1pm to 4pm serving Coffee, Tea , Juice and desert.

TOY AND MINIATURE MUSEUM    155         
5235 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO
816-333-2055
ADMISSION: Adults, $4  Children (3-12) $2  Senior citizens $3.50
HOURS: Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Sunday, 1pm-4pm
Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, major holidays   Students $3.50
and two weeks following Labor Day

The museum features over 80 antique furnished doll houses, a wide variety of antique toys, and contemporary scale miniatures which represent some of the finest craftsmanship in the United States and Great Britain. The museum is accessible to handicapped. http://www.umkc.edu/tmm/

WILLIAM MARRA MUSEUM    156         
450 E. Park Street
Olathe, KS
913-791-0573 or 791-0511
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: By appointment only.
A collection beginning in the mid-1800's by students who attended the Kansas State School for the Deaf .

WONDERSCOPE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM    157         
16000 W. 65th Street
Shawnee, KS
913-268-8130 or 286-4176
ADMISSION: $4.50 for everyone over 3 years; Children (1-2) $2.50
HOURS: Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Sunday. Noon-5pm

All exhibits are interactive. Emphasizing science, technology and the performing arts, Wonderscope stimulates the young at heart, Exhibits have been designed for children up to age 14. See your shadow frozen in time and do a double take as you explore the world of optical illusion.

WYANDOTTE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM    158         
631 North 126th Street
Bonner Springs, KS
913-721-1078
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Sunday, 1pm-5pm, Closed Monday
and Holidays

The Museum covers 350 million years of development. Fossil remains and shells are examples of the areas' first geologic ages of swamp land and inland sea. The Kanza and Shawnee Indian culture is documented in maps and pictures. Heirlooms, tools and clothing tell the story of the pioneers as they moved their households to the Kansas Territory.




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