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The Magic House

Address: 516 S Kirkwood Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63122
Phone Number: 314 822 8900
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Ranked #9 of 133 Attractions in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Owner description: This fun-filled attraction offers kids many hands-on learning activities and provides a special...
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Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: This fun-filled attraction offers kids many hands-on learning activities and provides a special area for younger children.

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San Angelo, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

For as much as I've heard this is the place to go, I was totally shocked and really disappointed with the whole experience. Waaay too many people let inside and mostly broken exhibits with little to actually do hands on with my son. One of the worst children museums I have visited in the United States. Make sure you have... More 

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Midway, Kentucky
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84 reviews 84 reviews
34 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

What a great place. I took my three year old and as soon as we made it to the front door, I looked down at the map, and POOF! - he was gone. He ran smiling nonstop the entire time only stopping to explore and learn. It was great to see him actively engaged and experientially educated in a well... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great place to let children's minds run wild. Lots of things to see and more than enough to keep the kids busy. Went on 1/9 in the early afternoon for the first time, my grandson had a blast. Unfortunately I did not allocate enough time, because he could have stayed all-day. Around every corner there was something new to see,... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

always a fave--grandkids love climbing the beanstalk. varied programs. hours limit our visits since kiddies in school now--best for toddlers and younger kids.

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St Louis
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30 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Magic House is a long-established Kirkwood attraction / tradition as a great place to go with children. Originally located in an old house that was the Kirkwood Schools Administration building, it has now expanded to encompass most of the block adding more and more interesting and instructional attractions for children of all ages. As you might expect, it can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This has been a great place for kids to visit in St. Louis for a very long time. It's constantly updated and expanded for a fresh experience for each new generation. It's fun to see grown ups spending a little too much time at certain activities because it was their childhood favorite! Everything here is the perfect mix of fun... More 

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Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A great kids museum to visit...the activities are endless for all age groups. Play in sand and bubbles, investigate a mystery, build a building, go pretend fishing, see how sound and smells work, plus much more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Just be sure to allow enough time because you can spend hours there and it only feels like minutes. Great places for kids to keep their attention and expand their imagination.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We went while we were in town for the holidays. We liked it so much we decided to join for future visits. This is not the best children's museum in the United States, but there is a LOT for kids to do. The kids are able to balance having fun and learning about the world around them. The staff was... More 

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Illinois
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106 reviews 106 reviews
33 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

not as much to do as I thought there would be. it was fun. you can see the whole place in short time though.

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