City Museum

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Housed in the 600,000 sq. ft. former International Shoe Company, the museum is an eclectic mixture of children’s playground, fun house, surrealistic pavilion and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects. The brainchild of internationally acclaimed artist Bob Cassilly, a classically trained sculptor and serial entrepreneur, the museum opened for visitors in 1997 to the riotous approval of young and old alike. Cassilly and his longtime crew of 20 artisans have constructed the museum from the very stuff of the city and, as a result, it has urban roots deeper than any other institutions’. Reaching no farther than municipal borders for its reclaimed building materials, City Museum boasts features such as old chimneys, salvaged bridges, construction cranes, miles of tile and even two abandoned planes!

750 N. 16th St.
St. Louis, MO 63103

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6719 Reviews | Write a Review
Defies description but great fun!
Reviewed By phillipp753 July 2024

This is one of the hardest places to describe that we have every visited, but if you get a chance, you need to go. It's like visiting another world. The creativity throughout is mind blowing and...

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Fun for all ages
Reviewed By Dan S July 2024

Wear comfy, athletic clothes and get a good stretch in parents!! Headlamp and walker talkies would be good to bring. My 6 and 9 year olds had a blast exploring.

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Not Your Ordinary Museum
Reviewed By Lost_In_Iowa July 2024

My partner and I were in town for a couple days and since we were staying at The Pennywell we decided to walk over and check it out for future trips with our grandkids. It has to be seen to be...

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Hours

Wed.-Thur., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m.-midnight Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. CLOSED MON.-TUES.

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TripAdvisor Rating:

6719 Reviews | Write a Review
Defies description but great fun!
Reviewed By phillipp753 July 2024

This is one of the hardest places to describe that we have every visited, but if you get a chance, you need to go. It's like visiting another world. The creativity throughout is mind blowing and...

Full Review
Fun for all ages
Reviewed By Dan S July 2024

Wear comfy, athletic clothes and get a good stretch in parents!! Headlamp and walker talkies would be good to bring. My 6 and 9 year olds had a blast exploring.

Full Review
Not Your Ordinary Museum
Reviewed By Lost_In_Iowa July 2024

My partner and I were in town for a couple days and since we were staying at The Pennywell we decided to walk over and check it out for future trips with our grandkids. It has to be seen to be...

Full Review