Since 1991, the Arabia Steamboat Museum has been a popular Kansas City attractions. Tens of thousands of visitors each year come to learn more about the lives of the Western pioneers through the museum’s many exhibits. Others are attracted by one of the greatest treasure-hunting stories ever told. When the Arabia sank some said she carried gold … others said fine china. What was actually discovered will amaze you. And don’t be surprised if during your visit you are greeted by one of the original excavators. They often are here to welcome the guests.