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One Tank Trips: Experience the magic at Walt Disney Hometown Museum

Trip to Marceline, Missouri, takes under 2 hours
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Posted at 5:00 AM, Jul 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-03 07:58:05-04

MARCELINE, Mo. — If a trip to Disneyland isn't in your future, you can still learn about the creator of childhood magic at the Walt Disney Hometown Museum, a drive that takes less than two hours from Kansas City.

Walt Disney grew up in Marceline, Missouri, and the museum there in his honor showcases his childhood, his family and his creative adventures.

From personal letters to branches from the famous "Dreaming Tree," visitors can get the full background on the mastermind behind the iconic Disney brand.

The artifacts in this museum can't be found anywhere else in the world — not even Disneyland, due to the fact that they were personally donated by the Disney family.

Adults can tour the museum for $10, while children ages 6 to 12 are $5. Children 6 and under are free.

After touring the museum, drive a few minutes up the road to visit the spot where the Dreaming Tree was once located, along with Walt's barn.

The Walt Disney Hometown Museum is located 130 miles from Kansas City, taking our 41 Action News crew one hour and 50 minutes to drive there. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays.

For directions and more information, visit the museum's website.