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James S. McDonnell Prologue Room

8905 Airport Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63134-1933
+1 314-232-6896
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History of Space Travel in One Big Room

The James S. McDonnell Prologue Room is a free facility where people can go to learn about all the... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Pat L
Florissant, Missouri
McDonnell Prologue Room

The James S. McDonnell Prologue Room at Boeing’s Saint Louis headquarters is where my family and I... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Florissant, Missouri
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8905 Airport Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63134-1933
+1 314-232-6896
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

The James S. McDonnell Prologue Room is a free facility where people can go to learn about all the aircraft built by McDonnell, McDonnell-Douglas and Boeing since the turn of the 20th century. Upon entering, visitors can watch one of several videos and then walk...More

Thank Pat L
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The James S. McDonnell Prologue Room at Boeing’s Saint Louis headquarters is where my family and I first met Sandy McDonnell in April of 1986. He had someone contact me and request my resume. Soon McDonnell Aircraft hired me to spearhead total quality management. The...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Spent a couple of hours here with our grandkids... Wonderful way to teach them about the history of aviation.. They were especially interested in the missles and the Gemini space capsule... The models and displays are top notch. Free to get in and free posters...More

Thank Lasagnamama
Reviewed 17 June 2016

This place is a real hidden gem. It's a relatively small museum but it is packed with cool stuff. If you are in St. Louis and near the airport, this is definitely worth an hour or so. It's like the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum...More

Thank Alex_B_in_DC
Reviewed 3 August 2015

I used to work for McDonnel-Douglas aerospace company and they had this great room you could visit that was a museum for aerospace, the Prologue Room. It is only open during the week and only from 9-4 but it is one of the coolest places...More

2  Thank abell46
Reviewed 21 October 2012

History buffs, Airplane buffs, etc. this is the place for you and a dutiful wife or partner who will go along...My husband and the kids lovedthe place....

2  Thank Sandiatthebeach
Reviewed 17 September 2012

It has been a while since we visited this place, but I went to the Prologue Room during an open house for the families of employees and former employees of McDonnell/Douglas/Boeing. It is a museum with exhibits of the work done in St. Louis covering...More

1  Thank Janell B
Reviewed 15 August 2012

The Prologue Room is only open to the public during summer, but it is free to visit, and is a fairly interesting place for anyone interested in history or aviation. I liked how comprehensive the Prologue Room’s collection of scale model McDonnell Douglas-related aircraft is;...More

1  Thank CTS2003
Reviewed 28 June 2012

When it was McDonnell Douglas the Prologue Room was informative. With the merger of McDonnell and Boeing the additional Boeing exhibits make it a great place for aviation buufs to review some very impressive aviation history.

Thank CMSgt-Ret
Reviewed 25 January 2012

This si a very good historical collection of models from aerospace that show the history of McDonnell Douglas in Saint Louis. A good tour for anyone who goes there.

Thank CMSgt-Ret
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