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City Museum

701 N 15th St, Saint Louis, MO 63103 (Downtown)
314 231 2489
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Ranked #6 of 147 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
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Spent half a day at this amazing place with our 8.5 year old son while passing through St. Louis on our way home (Chicago) from an extended road trip. I'd read about it here and there over the years and knew he'd really dig this place, but had no idea how much my husband and I would also be enthralled... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We went to this museum over the summer while on vacation. We had went here before, but it has been at least 8 years or so. First of all, wear shoes! Lots and lots of walking and playing! We went during a week day, and it was very, very crowded!! There are some very neat slides, but we could never... More

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Carrollton, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is our second visit. A few areas have been added but the best word to describe it is still "WOW". It is the most creative, challenging, fun play space that I've ever been to. A few tips: 1. wear knee pads especially if you are an adult (your knees will thank you); 2. wear close toed shoes that fit... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This place is awesome! The artwork and just the details that went Into this place is just amazing! There are caves, 5 and 10 story (yes 10 story!!) tall slides not to mention all the random rooms and little slides this place has to offer! This is a place you won't want to miss in STL! This would be a... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

There are no exhibits of any kind in this museum - instead, it's what would happen if Tim Burton vomited up an 11 story climber. It's very kid-friendly, for the right age of kid. Because the climbing structures span multiple stories, and part of the adventure is having no idea where you'll end up, your kids will disappear into the... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We were not prepared for this at all. Tip- wear tennis shoes! 3 of us were in flip flops thinking we were just going to walk around and look at stuff. No way! We rarely walked. Climbing and sliding were the ways to get around this place. It is easy to lose your family because the little ones fit into... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We took our 10 and 7 year old and were not sure what to expect. We bought the extra ticket for the roof and were glad we did. Several slides and a Ferris wheel made it money well spent. We took the spiral slide down to the lowest level. Would not recommend if you are very tall because it bangs... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This was thee most unbelievable place I have have ever been. The imagination it took to create this place is mind blowing. This is a bucket list type of place. Kids of all ages will love this place.

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We took then family to the City Museum and we had 3 teens & 1 younger child. This place made all four happy and wanting more. They went off exploring. We tried to get a map, the intention was to have you figure it out. There were a lot of camp kids today so I would limit the number of... More

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Granite Falls, North Carolina
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19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

7 story slide, ferris wheel on top of building, caves, hidden playgrounds, 3 story jungle gym with airplanes. You'd be a fool if you pass this up. We stayed enough hours that I took a nap on top of the building and played some more.

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