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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.
City Museum reviews
Hadn't been here in over a decade, but took some friends who were in town visiting. It's even better than I remember it! Of course, going on a Saturday, we knew it would be packed with families/kids..... more
Hadn't been here in over a decade, but took some friends who were in town visiting. It's even better than I remember it! Of course, going on a Saturday, we knew it would be packed with families/kids..... more »
1) Expect to climb, hang, swing, crawl and crawl and crawl. 2) Gloves. Wear driving or batting style gloves. There is plenty of rebar, ropes, rocky caves and floors. Having gloves just...
1) Expect to climb, hang, swing, crawl and crawl and crawl. 2) Gloves. Wear driving or batting style gloves. There is plenty of rebar, ropes, rocky caves and floors. Having gloves just... more »
Amazing place for everyone. Toddlers to bigger kids to teenagers and adults. You could spend hours here and keep finding amazing things. The food isn't crazy experience either so you can spend the day here. They were super great with our large group over the weekend. We had about 90 people in our group and they were super accommodating and there were no issues.
You have got to take your children here! I visited as the parent of adult children. I wish I had taken my kids here. This place is amazing. Be sure to give your kids a quiet break every once in a while because it’s really overwhelming for little ones. The employees are polite and thoughtful and knowledgeable. There’s something for everybody here to see or enjoy. The views from the rooftop are nice. The young man running the Ferris wheel day I visited was very entertaining and really seemed to enjoy his job. I wish someone would check on the antique cabinets because items are falling off the front of the shelves. I’m looking forward to returning
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