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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 131 Attractions in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We took the kids (ages 8 & 10) here for my daughters birthday and this was our first visit. If you or your kids are climbers and love to explore this is the place to be. Upon entering we weren't really sure where to go. You just kind of jump in and start climbing and exploring the numerous tunnels and... More

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ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Plan to spend the ENTIRE day here. You cannot just visit for an hour and leave. This place is so much fun with slides, tunnels, things to climb on and run around. Young children, teen, adults will all have a wonderful time. A couple things that are awesome, 1) The roof is worth the money and the time. If you... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This is the craziest place to take kids BUT they love it. I leave a bit harried trying to keep track of everyone but the kids love it. Adults love it too since you wander around for hours wondering what the heck this is all about. No worries it is crazy fun with nothing stuffy about this place. A trip... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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118 reviews 118 reviews
10 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

My first trip to City Museum occurred when I was in my mid-40s. I was agog at the displays, the slides, the curved runny-uppy walls, the physical challenges.... I wish I'd had a place like this when I was 8 - I'd have LIVED there. Truly, this is a place for everyone - but my favorite was the 6-story slide.... More

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Olathe
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Our 12 year son wanted to come back to St. Louis just for City Museum - great place -- we spent couple + hours here - love all the different levels and the inside and outside for the kids to play on. Would visit again.

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Nutley, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We spent a fun day here with the family. So much to see, do, explore we left exhausted but with big smiles. Every corner we turned had some thing new and surprising. Our favourite bit was exploring the lower outdoor area especially the planes. We ran out of time to explore the top of the building but looked like great... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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170 reviews 170 reviews
24 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I've been here many times, but this was the first visit for my friend and the group of international teens we went with. Everyone had a blast! We got a group admission price for having fifteen people. It gets really warm inside because of all the people and being active, so even though it was cold and snowy outside, I... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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125 reviews 125 reviews
67 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Loved the upcycle and repurposing used to create this gem in the city. Seems a little pricey at first but can spend the entire day exploring and playing. 10 story slide is a must and not as scary as one might think, but if have small children it helps to know it advance that there is a height requirement. Cave... More

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We are on a long trip and it breaks up the 15 hr drive. At first it's easy to keep up with the kiddos, and then you realize there is too much, and you're just too old. Climbing on everything 4-7 stories up. Slides from 10 stories to 1. My 3 y/o had a blast. Advice: go outside first and... More

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Kimberling City, Mo
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Even big kids. So much to see and do and touch. Fantastic idea and our kids and now grandkids just love it.

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