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History

This section includes local history museums, historic houses and other sites of historical significance. Museums focusing on the history of science, technology or industry are listed in the "Science & Technology" section. Museums focusing on natural history are listed in the "Creatures" and/or "Science & Technology" section. The gear icon indicates locations likely to be of greatest interest to steampunks.

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Garnett, KS, USA

This historic hotel was visited in the 1800s by Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Wild Bill Hickock, Buffalo Bill Cody amd other Wild West figures. . .

Kansas City, MO, USA

This historic house museum, built in 1856, is the former home of Alexander Majors, a co-founder of the Pony Express. . .

Atchison, KS, USA

The Amelia Earhart Birthplace is a historic building and museum that was the birthplace of aviator Amelia Earhart. . .

Kansas City, MO, USA

The American Jazz Museum is located in the historic 18th and Vine district in Kansas City, Missouri. . .

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Arrow Rock, MO, USA

Arrow Rock is a village in Saline County, Missouri, that has important historical significance related to westward expansion. . .

Leavenworth, KS, USA

The CW Parker Carousel Museum is is one of several museums sponsored by the Leavenworth Historical Museum Association. . .

Liberty, MO, USA

The Clay County Historical Museum houses art, antiques, and collector's items reflecting the early history of Clay County, Missouri. . .

Liberty, MO, USA

This museum preserves a 19th century bank that was the site of the first daylight armed bank robbery during peacetime in the United States. . .

Kearney, MO, USA

James Brothers' House and Farm is a historic site that was the birthplace of outlaw Jesse James. . .

Kansas City, MO, USA

The John Wornall House is a historic house museum in Kansas City, Missouri. . .

Olathe, KS, USA

This museum features a display of 30 historic cars that rotates every four to six months. . .

Kansas City, MO, USA

The Kansas City Research Center is one of six locations of The State Historical Society of Missouri. . .

Lenexa, KS, USA

This museum offers exhibits related to the history of Lenexa, Kansas, near Kansas City. . .

Independence, MO, USA

Leila's Hair Museum is a museum in Independence, Missouri that displays examples of hair art dating back to the 19th century. . .

Olathe, KS, USA

The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site, locally known as the Mahaffie farmstead, was originally a stop along the Oregon and California Trails. . .

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Kansas City, MO, USA

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures is on the campus of the University of Missouri Kansas City in a 38-room Italianate mansion. . .

Kansas City, MO, USA

The National World War I Museum and Memorial is located in Kansas City, Missouri. . .

St. Joseph, MO, USA

The Patee House was completed in 1858 as a 140-room luxury hotel in St Joseph, Missouri. . .

St. Joseph, MO, USA

The Pony Express Museum is a transport museum in Saint Joseph, Missouri. . .

Shawnee, KS, USA

Shawnee Town 1929 is a living history museum containing various historic structures. . .

St. Joseph, MO, USA

This complex includes four museums in St Joseph, Missouri. . .

Lawrence, KS, USA

This museum has exhibits related to the history of Douglas County, Kansas. . .

Bonner Springs, KS, USA

This regional history museum has galleries focusing on Native Americans and the four original townships of Wyandotte County established in the mid-19th century. . .

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