ABOUT THE TOUR
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. We begin a new tour every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour, and our last tour of the day begins 90 minutes before closing. There are no required stairs, and seating is available throughout the museum. Cameras are welcome (no flash, please).
We recommend 90 minutes to view the entire museum. The guided tour is 20 minutes, followed by short film, and the remainder of the tour is self-paced. 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 KCATA Main MAX to the City Market Stop.
The parking lot directly in front of the museum at 400 Grand Blvd costs $1.00 per hour on weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (This lot is free on evenings and weekends.)
Parking is also available for $1.00 per hour seven days a week 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.
On weekends, free parking is available in two parking lots located at 601 and 711 Main Street, adjacent to the “North Loop” stop of the KC Streetcar (also free). Board the northbound streetcar and exit at the “City Market” stop to reach the museum.
*Parking rates and rules are subject to change.
Parking is managed by Premier Parking Service: (816) 474-0985.