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City Museum, Saint Louis

4.7
#1 of 194 in Museums in Missouri
Must see · Specialty Museum · Museum
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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Saint Louis holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the City Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Such high hopes- completely dashed. My 15 year old son and I were both completely pumped to tackle this attraction. We were both almost instantly sorry we had chosen it upon arrival. Due to the...  more »
  • This place is an original. My kids have always loved this place. There are areas closed right now so you can't get the whole experience. It is called a muesem but it is a huge playground. When it is....  more »
  • What a fun eclectic place this. It is a place you can only dream of except here it is. Nonstop adventure, fun and laughs here. One man's dream came true and he made it and nothing was skipped. Big...  more »
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  • This place was awesome! I have never seen anything like this. I feel like you could spend weeks on end exploring every nook and cranny of this place and still not see all of it. It's great for kids and family, but it is easy to lose track of kids amidst all the places to explore, so just keep your eyes peeled for them. I plan to return as this was so unexpectedly fun!
  • It's just fun. Be prepared to walk lots of stairs and bear crawl so, don't wear your good clothes and or shoes. Lots of dark and tight spaces so, if that's not your thing, I would not recommend. You can easily lose your people if everyone doesn't want to go sliding. There's no maps to tell you where you're ending up. I loved it
  • Such a unique place and always fun to visit! They have a bar for when you get tired from running around like a child, and it's decked out in such an old school arcade/friends basement vibe. Cool old school pinball games and unique art (pancake art??) adorn the walls. There's SO MUCH to see or do, the owners really created something special here!
  • Seriously a cool place! It's amusing because you can climb basically all over the place and they have these interesting tunnels all over the area and it feels like you could spend tons of time exploring every nook and cranny of the building. They also have some really cool areas outside that lets you get a little bit of a thrill when look down and see yourself high off the ground. Definitely worth a visit if you are in St Louis
  • Such a wonderful part of our city! So many cool rooms and adventures to have, whether you're a child or just enjoy acting like one. Be aware, though, that it's super easy to lose sight of little kids in the tunnels, so you should have one adult per child while they're still toddlers if you want to go through them.

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