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Historical Attractions in WARSAW

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Warsaw, Missouri!)

Warsaw is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this The Show Me State city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Warsaw’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Warsaw when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Fort Osage

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    (79 miles) Sibley

    Take the family back in time! Fort Osage takes you to a time when Missouri was part of the wilderness in the Old West, and experience life for both the military and civilians.

  • Deanna Rose Childrens Farmstead

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    (84 miles) Overland Park

    Almost 200 animals and birds of prey, vegetable and flower gardens, a one-room country schoolhouse, an old-time fishing pond, pony rides and more.

  • The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame

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    (99 miles) Bonner Springs

    The 164 acre museum complex and park-like grounds features The Agricultural Hall of Fame, National Farmers' Memorial, National Poultry Museum, Educational Garden, and Farmtown USA; a recreated 1900s ...

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  • The Discovery Center of Springfield

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    (72 miles) Springfield

    An interactive, hands-on museum where kids can discover about the world, science, and how things work!

  • Museum of Art and Archaeology

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    (75 miles) Columbia

    The Museum of Art and Archaeology is the art museum of the University of Missouri-Columbia. Its galleries are free and open to the public, and showcase a wide range of archaeological and artistic ...

  • General Sweeneys Museum of Civil War History

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    (78 miles) Republic

    Explore the rich Civil War heritage of the Ozark Mountain Country, at General Sweeny's Museum of Civil War History and adjacent Wilson's Creek National Battlefield. Our facility displays artifacts ...

  • National Frontier Trails Museum

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    (81 miles) Independence

    Welcome to the National Frontier Trails Museum! The National Frontier Trails Museum is a museum, interpretive center, and research library dedicated to telling the rich history of America's ...

  • Childrens Peace Pavilion

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    (81 miles) Independence

    The Children's Peace Pavilion was established in 1995 as a gift to all children from the Community of Christ. In January of that year the doors of the Children's Peace Pavilion opened to an ...

  • Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City

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    (85 miles) Kansas City

    The young and young at heart will be whisked back in time through displays of the toys that defined generations. This magical journey through the evolution of childhood also offers a glimpse into ...

  • The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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    (85 miles) Kansas City

    The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is internationally recognized for its outstanding collection of more than 33,500 objects. From ancient times to modern day, this encyclopedic museum is one of the best ...

  • Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

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    (87 miles) Kansas City

    Through the inspiration of Horace M. Peterson III (1945-1992), founder of the Black Archives of Mid-America, a group of local historians, business leaders, and former baseball players came together ...

  • American Jazz Museum

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    (87 miles) Kansas City

    The sights and sounds of a uniquely American art form come alive at the American Jazz Museum in the Historic 18th and Vine Jazz District. Includes interactive exhibits and films, educational ...

  • Science City

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    (87 miles) Kansas City

    Imaginations can run wild at Science City at Union Station, where kids can learn and explore in all things science through fun exhibits, including one of the largest planetariums in the Midwest!

  • Kansas City Museum

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    (87 miles) Kansas City

    Field trips to the Kansas City Museum are real attention-grabbers designed to fully engage the kids in your group. We provide a genuine learning experience that simply can't be duplicated for ...

  • Arabia Steamboat Museum

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    (88 miles) Kansas City

    The Arabia Steamboat Museum is home to a true time capsule of frontier life in the 1800s. Discovery the history behind the Stemaboat Arabia. Today, the remains of the Arabia can be viewed at the ...

  • The American Royal Museum

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    (88 miles) Kansas City

    Participate in tours led by trained, museum docents.Try out the new equine exhibit and learn about different gaits.Gain insight into the vital role that agriculture played in Kansas City\'s rich and ...

  • Airline History Museum

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    (89 miles) Kansas City

    The Airline History Museum is located at the Historic Downtown Airport, in Kansas City, Missouri. To walk through it is to truly step back in time, to a different and more graceful age of air ...

  • Wonderscope Childrens Museum of Kansas City

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    (90 miles) Shawnee

    Fun, hands-on, imaginative learning is the priority at Wonderscope - a place where kids are encouraged to really embrace their full potential.

  • Powers Museum

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    (90 miles) Carthage

    Since 1988, the Powers Museum has focused on Carthage's history with changing annual exhibits on selected themes. Gift shop, tourist info, and reference library on site. Hands-on activities, ...

  • Dickerson Park Zoo

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    (69 miles) Springfield

    Take a walk on the wild side at Dickerson Park Zoo. The zoo, located in Springfield, Missouri, is home to more than 500 animals representing 170 species. One of the many fun family places to go if ...

  • Wild Animal Safari

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    (69 miles) Strafford

    You can drive your own vehicle (or take the complimentary bus tour- seasonal) thru our Drive-Thru safari and get to experience hand feeding the animals. On the safari the exotic animals will ...

  • Kansas City Zoo

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    (81 miles) Kansas City

    Kansas City Zoo - Looking for wild family fun? See our tigers roar, cheetahs run, and polar bears flip. Each day is a new adventure. Marvel at more than 1,000 exotic animals featured in indoor and ...

  • Worlds of Fun

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    (87 miles) Kansas City

    Theme park AND water park fun with the one ticket in Kansas City, Missouri!

  • Big Surf Waterpark

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    (39 miles) Linn Creek

    The biggest, fastest, funnest, safest, cleanest, number one-en-est family fun at the Lake of the Ozarks! For any age, for anybody, Big Surf Waterpark has a variety of rides and attractions! The only ...

  • Tomahawk Ridge Aquatic Center

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    (84 miles) Overland Park

    The city's largest overall pool facility. Visitors can enjoy a long slide, small water slides, zero depth, fountains and shade structures.

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