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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6709 Reviews | Write a Review
Everyone should visit at least once
Reviewed By cool games a April 2024

This place is amazing! There is always something new to find or see. I’ve took my kids there for years! Babies and tolddlers need to wait until older to visit but teenagers love it!

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The best place in the US!
Reviewed By ImpeccableSavvyTapir June 2023

Me and My family went to the City Museum and we had a challenge to where we could not touch the stairs and we did this by the climbing pieces on the inside and we loved the slides on the top with...

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A Childhood Favorite
Reviewed By Diane E December 2023

Made multiple trips here as a kid for school field trips and it was always memorable. Went back to visit as an adult and it was still as funky and fun as I remember it. The decor of the place is...

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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:

6709 Reviews | Write a Review
Everyone should visit at least once
Reviewed By cool games a April 2024

This place is amazing! There is always something new to find or see. I’ve took my kids there for years! Babies and tolddlers need to wait until older to visit but teenagers love it!

Full Review
The best place in the US!
Reviewed By ImpeccableSavvyTapir June 2023

Me and My family went to the City Museum and we had a challenge to where we could not touch the stairs and we did this by the climbing pieces on the inside and we loved the slides on the top with...

Full Review
A Childhood Favorite
Reviewed By Diane E December 2023

Made multiple trips here as a kid for school field trips and it was always memorable. Went back to visit as an adult and it was still as funky and fun as I remember it. The decor of the place is...

Full Review