Worth A Visit

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by danielisa on January 30, 2011

Last November on our way to spend Thanksgiving with family in Illinois, we decided to spend a day in St Louis. We went to the City Museum. We had a blast. If you are ever in the St Louis area and have some time to kill, you should check this place out.

It's hard to describe the City Museum because it's not like any museum I've ever been to. It's more like a huge playhouse. My kids absolutely loved it. We went on a weekend night when it stays open until midnight. After 9 or 10pm, they turn off the lights in many of the areas and you can explore the building with flashlights. We stayed until probably 11pm. Among many other things, the museum has a huge outdoor metal sculpture you can climb around on, a maze of caves indoors you can explore, a 10 story slide, a ferris wheel on the roof, an indoor skate park, an adult sized hamster wheel, the worlds largest pencil, the world's largest underwear, and an old pipe organ that you can play.

It's obvious that on the weekends this place becomes a teenage hangout in the evenings, and the bar located about 20 ft from the kids' ball pit was a little creepy, but overall we had a really great time. Definitely would go back.
City Museum
701 North 15th St.
St. Louis, Missouri, 63103
(314) 231-2489


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