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City Museum, Saint Louis

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 4,200+ reviews on the web
Built largely of repurposed industrial objects, City Museum calls itself an "eclectic mixture of children's playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel." Opened in 2010, the museum challenges guests to experience displays by feeling, touching, playing with, and climbing on them. Exhibits include Elvis Presley's travel trailer and an object claiming to be the world's largest underpants. Visitors looking for a bit of excitement can explore a maze of fake tunnels and caves, or slide down a chute that goes through ten floors. For panoramic views of the city and a ride on an old-fashioned Ferris wheel, visit the rooftop garden. Make City Museum a centerpiece of your Saint Louis vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Saint Louis trip generator.
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  • Wow, what a fun place for the whole family!!! There is so much to do. Be sure to allow a full day here. You may even find your inner child again! A must do!!! 
  • For our five year old grandson, this was a perfect way to spend several hours. The third floor offered plenty of slides and climbing options plus rooms for very active play. The multi-floored slide wa...  read more »
  • Went with my 12 yr old son and husband. My son was almost too old for most of the attraction by this point- but he's also adult height and weight- so some of the crawl thru stuff seemed tedious with i...  read more »
  • I would definitely recommend knee pads for anyone planning to climb around this place! It's less of a museum and more like a giant playground. Sometimes the roof access will be closed off due to weather, so check that before you go. A lot of the areas have very tight squeezes, so if you are a bigger person, be careful where you climb. Shorts are definitely a no-no if you plan on going down any of the metal slides.
  • This is the most incredible museum I've seen -- in the most-literal sense of the word "incredible." I'm amazed that this place exists -- and has not yet been sued out of existence. It's a wonderland. Parents may want to take a test run before bringing their kids. This place must be seen personally to truly understand its singular, awe-inspiring strangeness.
  • Went here a great app for Midwest Mayhem and had A BLAST! But like a dummy I wore a dress and bad shoes. Go in sneakers and jeans and preferably knee pads! Better to go when there are adult events if you don't have kids. For moms of little ones-- there's a nice nursing room/changing room!!
  • What an incredible kinetic dream of a nightmare! It was challenging, frightening, fun and totally unique. I felt legitimately endangered and I loved it. I cannot believe this place exists but I'm glad it does.
  • This place will turn your imagination into reality. The artistic factors of the entire building inside and out are breath taking, humorous, and very skillfully done. Everything about this place is entirely safe (unless you're wearing shorts, i recommend pants because you will want to crawl around on your knees in some places). Every turn theirs a new discovery, or hidden tunnel or something to keep your imagination racing. It's more than a "museum". 10/10 would recommend.
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