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!

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Down a rabbit hole
Reviewed By TamaraHutch May 2023

We loved our visit. Artistic, beautiful, challenging, creative, wondrous... it is absolutely amazing. The place is NOT idiot proof, however. I saw reviews with safety concerns. The venue reminded...

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Amazing, not-to-be-missed playland for kids and adults
Reviewed By Galeda April 2023

My two friends and I spent a weekend in St Louis last month, and we decided to visit the City Museum. What an AMAZING place! There’s no age limit to enjoy the museum; we were three 60-year-olds...

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Reviewed By fnaturtles May 2023

I have wanted to take my kids here when they were younger, but we were able to take them at 10 and 14. I thought my 14 year old would not enjoy it, but she did! It is a must do for kids! I think 14...

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