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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Industrial Art paradise in the heart of of St Louis
Reviewed By juliesB4503TS April 2024

So much fun exploring and discovering in this museum. You are truly immersed in the art experience. A must see! Industrial art lover’s paradise!

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Good fun
Reviewed By leonard1919 April 2024

Fun huge obstacle course my child got hurt small tunnel. Still a fun experience with lots of things to do 11 stories with a rooftop experience

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Amazing museum, unlike any other!
Reviewed By GoPlaces531084 April 2024

What an amazing place, fantastic place for kids especially. Great art everywhere, many fun activities. The caves were the best! Spent many hours there, kept finding more things to explore and...

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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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