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City Museum

701 N 15th St, Saint Louis, MO 63103 (Downtown)
314 231 2489
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Ranked #5 of 150 Attractions in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Children's Museums, Museums
Owner description: Don’t take the name so literally. We're about fun. Not your white walls, walk around, and be quiet museum. If you want to climb around, get active... more » Owner description: Don’t take the name so literally. We're about fun. Not your white walls, walk around, and be quiet museum. If you want to climb around, get active with your kids or are a big kid at heart, we're the place. If you get freaked out easily, you might not want to come. We’re four floors filled with miles of tunnels, a full cave system, over 30 slides, a circus, an arts area, a large outdoor climbing space, Architectural Museum, a Cabin that serves adult beverages, a Museum of Mayhem, Mirth and Mystery, and a ton more. Also, there’s the roof with a Ferris Wheel and a bus hanging off its edge. Finally, just so you’re aware, The World Aquarium is not part of City Museum, but a non-profit located within us. There is an additional charge to go in their space. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This is a great, unusual museum. It is $12/person. Enjoyed ourselves, however, there were LOTS of crowds and only one food area that we were able to find in the museum. Expect lots of bumping into other people. No maps available so you just kind of wander around and hope you don't miss anything. We didn't realize that there are... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Some of the most unusual and fun things that your kids can dream up are waiting at the City Museum. We live here close to St. Louis and the two most important places we take our out of town families time after time are to the Arch and to the City Museum. The Arch for the experience and history and... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Lots of things to do & explore! The disadvantage is the probability of losing track of your kids since several things ended up in different places...esp. the caves. The 10 story slide is a spiral slide & made me nauseous. My kids (& hubby) LOVED the area with the warped walls! We are American Ninja fans, so they were all... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

very unusual museum...take your kids they will love it...always changing ....not a normal museum at all......i woulld put it on a secondary list to see.....

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fun for kids of all ages. There is so much to do and see. I'm 31 and loved it my son who is 3 didn't want to leave and can't wait to go back.

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IL
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The name is a bit misleading - it's not a typical museum. It's a "no maps" adventure building with a lot of really unusual activities. Caves, slides, hidden stairs, castles, turtle pond, circus room, a giant wheel and a bus on a roof! Can easily spend here 2-3 hours. Bring comfortable clothes and shoes.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This place is really cool. It will make you feel like a gerbal in a giant playscape, though. We went to the roof and rode the ferris wheel, went on the bus, slides, etc. Our children were (thankfully) a bit scared and too small to do some of the attractions. I scraped my foot on a rough metal, but thankfully,... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

good use of space and innovative educational exhibits for children to learn and have fun. our family had lot of fun going through climbers and exhibits.

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This was the coolest place I've ever been, and I can't rave enough about it. Especially a good pick for folks with kids 8 and up (some younger children with explorative tendencies were fine, but some younger children I saw were overwhelmed and afraid). But, wow! We spent five hours there and had SO MUCH FUN! We're a fairly athletic... More

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

I would give this place 5 stars purely for the entertainment value for the children. However, there are so many people at any time that you visit, and there are so many places for little kids to be or hide, most parents are fairly locked in to only watching their kids play. There is a museum inside. You could actually... More

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