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Steamiest Places

This section includes local places likely to be of greatest interest to steampunks. You can think of it as a "Best of" section that features selected locations from the other sections. The term "steamiest" should be taken figuratively. You won't necessarily find steam-powered contraptions in all these places. Instead, these locations are rich in the elements that define steampunk: Victorian- or Edwardian-era technology, culture, history, personalities, oddities and so on.

Some descriptions in these listings are adapted from articles in Wikipedia under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0. See the full descriptions for details.

Kansas City, MO, USA

The Arabia Steamboat Museum houses artifacts salvaged from a steamboat that sank in the Missouri River in 1856. . .

Arrow Rock, MO, USA

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

Kansas City, KS, USA

This medical history library and museum is located at the University of Kansas Medical Center. . .

St. Joseph, MO, USA

The Glore Psychiatric Museum belongs to a complex of St Joseph museums along with the Black Archives Museum, St Joseph Museum and Wyeth Tootle Mansion. . .

Kansas City, MO, USA

Handmade historical apparel by seamstress Celine Collins. . .

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. . .

Lawrence, KS, USA

The University of Kansas Natural History Museum is part of the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute. . .

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