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Hardware aboard the Arabia

Welcome to the Arabia Steamboat Museum.

During your visit, you will hear the legendary tale of the loss and discovery of the Steamboat Arabia and its 200 tons of cargo. This amazing story has been featured by National Geographic Traveler, PBS, Smithsonian Magazine, Antiques Roadshow, Good Morning America, Southern Living, CNN, the History Channel and many other news and entertainment organizations.


Reservations are not required for you or your family. Visit are self-guided, with a new series of short videos that walk you through the story of the Arabia dig. Museum staff and members of the original dig team will be there if you have any questions along the way. 


We recommend 90 minutes to view the entire museum. There are no required stairs, and seating is available throughout the museum. Cameras are welcome (no flash, please). Make sure to visit our gift shop after your tour.


Please see parking details below. You can also take the KC Streetcar to the City Market Stop or take bus from RideKC Main MAX to the City Market Stop. 


There are paid parking lots at 400 Grand Blvd (directly in front of the museum) and in the KCATA Park & Ride lot located at the northeast corner of 3rd Street & Grand Blvd.


Free two-hour parking is available Monday through Friday inside the City Market square, which you enter from the intersection of 5th Street & Walnut Street.

*Parking rates and rules are subject to change.

Parking is managed by Premier Parking Service: (816) 474-0985.

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