My family had visited St. Louis many times and never heard of City Museum. Once we discovered it we kept going back. I believe many people are mislead by it's name. It is not even a museum in my opinion. It is an interactive inside and outside playground. The City Museum is an old shoe factory that uses the wire coils that transported shoes as climbing structures. There are slides that go from different floors of the building. There is even one that starts on the 7th story and goes to the 1st floor. You really have to see this place to believe it. There is nothing like it! They also have underground tunnels, arts and crafts, entertainment, and a suspended climbing apprentice. You climb through old firetrucks and castles. A few recommendations: wear tennis shoes, sweat pants or thin pants. I would not wear shorts or jeans with holes because they could get caught on the wires you climb through.This is not a place you want to go when it rains because they shut down the outside because of lightning and rain and this is one of the best parts. You can go on the roof during the day, but we always go at night so we have not made it up there yet. We heard it is fun too. There is a cost for this attraction, but it is worth it. We stayed for hours. a grew place for youth groups and older children. THere is a website. Go and check it out and see what I'm talking about!