on March 3, 2007
This is the most amazing place. The City Museum offers something for everyone. Set up in an old shoe company building; it is like a 3 story playhouse built of what looks like junk. As you enter, the first thing you see is a slide reaching from the ground level to the top floor. They have constructed an indoor tree house as well as a cave, hours can be spent crawling through the maze of tunnels going from floor to floor. At one point from the bottom floor you can look through a crevice covered in Plexiglas and watch the people walking above. The skateless park includes ramps and a bowl where the kids can slip and slide around (no skating allowed). Monstro City is a towering maze of wrought iron tunnels weaving through 2 airplanes back down to a castle turret. Below can be found 2 ball pits one for the little ones and one for the rest of us. If you get tired of playing be sure to tour the exhibit of architectural wonders which include an old wooden bar, a amusement park dragon, and numerous concrete building ornaments. When you’re ready to rest check out Art City where you can sit and decorate your at hat, tye dye a shirt, fingerpaint, or draw on the chalkboard wall. As you’re making your way through the museum stop and enjoy the miniature train city, have your picture taken with the sumo wrestler and sit for awhile on the old street car. There is an enormous aquarium but we spent so much time playing in the tunnels we didn’t have time for it. City Museum is an incredible experience that could be enjoyed over and over.Admission is $12 with and extra fee for the Aquarium. Group rates are also offered. No outside food or drinks are allowed in. There is a concession stand serving sandwiches and snacks but like most amusements the prices were on the high side.Wear comfortable clothes and shoes (close toed) to play in and keep in mind you may be down on your hands and knees to crawl through the tunnels. I would recommend bringing along a small flashlight for the darker spaces. And plan to spend the day having fun!
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