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“What could be better?” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Magic House

The Magic House
Ranked #10 of 253 things to do in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
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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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226 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“What could be better?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

A beanstalk to climb, a water room to explore, a grocery store to shop in, a magnetic ball that makes your hair stand on end...the opportunities for fun are endless at the Magic House. My only recommendation is try to go on a weekday to avoid the crowds, it is much less fun when it is crowded!

Visited January 2012
Thank Natasha W
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New York
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46 attraction reviews
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“Most Amazing Children's Museum I've Even Seen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

Really - I live in NY and thought we had a great children's museum, but Magic House is SPECTACULAR. My understanding from my husband, who grew up in STL, is that it's changed and grown significantly, so if you haven't gone in a while, you will be thrilled. The place is huge and there are so many things to see - the exhibits range in sophistication so that there is something for older and younger kids. We went to the Magic House part of the museum last and I wish we'd gone first. It's the best area of the younger kids - there is a whole magical village with lots of different rooms to play in and trees to climb. There is also a massive water table. For older kids, there was a spy adventure that was fabulous, where you follow clues and solve a mystery. Our kids also loved the music exhibits and sports room. I really can't say enough about good things about this place. Our kids keep asking to go back to STL just to return to Magic House!

Visited November 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“A must have Membership for any St. Louisan with young kids.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

When my daughter and I first moved to the Kirkwood area, I was thrilled to find that not only was the Magic house from my youth still alive and well, but more importantly just like me it had grown a bit. It is no longer just an uber sciencey place for a school field trip, but it is also a fun place to just kill a few hours on a random Tuesday afternoon.

If you can visit more than once or twice a year I suggest you get an annual membership. It pays for itself very quickly, and

Visited July 2012
Thank Russ L
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Norris City
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20 reviews
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“Great for kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

Great for kids of all ages, granddaughter loved it. Only 2 so a lot of it was a little too complicated for her but she still enjoyed most of it. Will take her back when older.

Visited September 2012
Thank gramie74
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United States
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7 attraction reviews
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“Best Childrens Place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

The fun is unbelieveable for kids. Even 2-3 year olds can find something exciting. Kids 4 and older will surely think it is the best place they have ever been. Parents may not think so because of the mass of kids, but go early in the day for smaller crowds.

Visited May 2012
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