Explore Indoors: Clay's Must-Visit Museums
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Explore Indoors: Clay's Must-Visit Museums

It may still technically be fall, but it’s definitely starting to feel like winter out there! With a chill working its way into the air, now’s a great time to explore Clay’s many (mostly indoors) museums and historic sites!

Clay County Museum, Liberty

Home to three floors full of local historical relics, this museum is great for those interested in Clay County’s past!

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Kearney Historic Museum, Kearney

Dive into the history of Kearney, Missouri by exploring its local museum!

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Hall of Waters, Excelsior Springs

Built in 1934, the Hall of Waters is the place to visit in Excelsior Springs for a look back into the city’s mineral water past.

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TWA Museum, Kansas City

Learn about TWA’s role in early commercial flight at this truly unique museum experience.

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Watkins Woolen Mill, Kearney

The only 19th century textile mill still housing its original machinery, Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site lets visitors get a glimpse back into the 1870s.

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Atkins Johnson Farm and Museum, Gladstone

This historic home offers a glimpse back into Gladstone in the 19th century.

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Jesse James Bank Museum, Liberty

Site of the first successful daylight bank robbery during peacetime in the United States, tour the original bank robbed by Jesse James and his gang in 1866.

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Liberty Jail Historic Site, Liberty

See where LDS leader Joseph Smith was held from 1838-1839.

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Jesse James Birthplace Museum, Kearney

Tour the home where infamous Jesse James and his brother Frank were born and raised! Home the largest collection of James family artifacts; this is the perfect stop for history buffs!

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Excelsior Springs Museum, Excelsior Springs

Learn more about Excelsior Springs’ storied past at the local museum!

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Shoal Creek Living History Museum, Kansas City

Found on 80 scenic acres within Hodge Park, visitors get to explore a village of authentic 19th century buildings.

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