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“Fun to be a kid again”
Review of City Museum

City Museum
Ranked #4 of 254 things to do in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Merrimack, NH
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83 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fun to be a kid again”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

OK. With all the children screaming with delight it was noisy. And no, I wasn't able to let myself add to the screams while I ran up and down the ramps, slid down the slides, crawled through the tunnels, and watched the performers. I did have a lot of fun despite being a mature adult (69). The displays were just wild. There was lots of pop stuff from the 50's thru the 80's. Really nice architectural stuff from 19th century buildings. Bottles, doorknobs, butterflies and other mounted insects. My son and daughter told me how much I missed because it was Winter and the outdoor stuff was closed. I'd like to return to St. Louis this summer to crawl through the ironwork up to the 5th floor and slide down from the 9th floor.

Visited December 2012
Thank Chuck R
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Unique experience full of adventure!”
Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

Website does not do this place justice. It was great fun for 13 and 10 year old daughters. Lots of climbing, secret tunnels and huge slides I would be more concerned trying to keep up with younger kids. You would have to follow them because it is easy to get separated. Definitely set a meeting place for kids to find you. Interactive and enjoyable. Would do again when weather is warmer to do outside and roof.

Thank Avadmom
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226 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Fun, fun, fun!”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

This is an amazing place to explore with kiddos! Anyone ages four/five and up are likely to love the City Museum! Tons of places to crawl and explore. I saw several adult couples there on our visit, so no child is required. :) Watch your head, and bring knee pads if you are prone to sore knees from crawling.

Visited April 2012
Thank Natasha W
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Lansing, Michigan
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Love this museum”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

This should not be called a museum - instead it should be called an imaginarium. It is so amazing to walk into and be surrounded by so many exhibits that you can interact with. If you think you know museums, think again. This place is so much more!

Visited December 2012
Thank Bobby R
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Palo Alto, California
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place for an aviation enthusiast”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

St. Louise, MO was the HQ of the erstwhile McDonnell Douglas company. Over 750 free exhibits to admire and read about. There is also a decommissioned F/A 18 Navy fighter outside the museum.

Visited December 2012
Thank shanrpa
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