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Welcome to City Museum, where the imagination runs wild! Housed in the 600,000 square-foot former International Shoe Company, the museum is an eclectic mixture of children’s playground, funhouse, 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! “City Museum makes you want to know,” says Cassilly. “The point is not to learn every fact, but to say, ‘Wow, that’s wonderful.’ And if it’s wonderful, it’s worth preserving.”
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Phone: (314) 647-9594

Phone: (314) 621-9633

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Admission General: Children 2 and under admitted free, $12.00 (plus tax)ages 3 years and upon $10.00 (plus tax)after 5pm Fri & Sat, Roof is available only with general admission and weather permitting. +$5.00 (plus tax),World Aquarium, World Aquarium is available only with general admission +$7.95 or +6.00 after 5pm Fri & Sat, Groups of 15 or more City Museum does not accept walk in groups, advance reservation is required. Educational, Scouting, Overnights, Birthday Parties, Rental Facility: Vault Room, Architecture hall, Cabin Inn & Patio, First Floor & mezzanine, Shops, Concession, $8.00 (plus tax)
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From I-70 East (towards St. Louis), Exit onto Broadway, Turn Right on Washington Ave., Turn Right on 16th Street. From the SOUTH: From I-55 North or I-44 East (towards St. Louis), Take the Downtown/Memorial Drive Exit, Turn Left on Washington Ave., Turn Right on 16th Street Metrolink To Bus: et off the Metro Link at the Civic Center Station. You need to cross 14th Street., Catch the westbound Delmar bus (Route #97). Ring the bell at 15th Street and walk 1 block north.
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Downtown West, Downtown St. Louis
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The Shoelace Factory at City Museum

City Museum-Beatnik Bob's

World Aquarium

Shoelace Factory At City Msm

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07/29/2015

Couldn't believe this place was real. More play space than museum, but like something out of a dream. There are caverns and trees and marine animals with paths and tunnels through every surface. Amazing.

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09/05/2014

Crazy, cool, random fun place. It will bring your inner kid right on out.

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12/04/2012
loved every minute of every vi...

loved every minute of every visit- kids and adults never get bored!

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citywest8
01/11/2012
Unique and Lots of Fun!!!

If you are visiting St Louis, this is really worth going to. It's fun for the kids and it makes adults feel like kids again. It really sparks your imagination. It's a great place to spend your Saturday afternoon. \r The outside features were actually scary for me to climb up in. They are really high up there. You will see what I mean when you go there if you haven't been.\r My kids like best the part with all... view more

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01/09/2012
This place isawesome! I would ...

This place isawesome! I would come back in the blink of an eye. I had so much fun and could act like a kid and get away with it. My kids had fun too. I loved seeing the animals and it had different stuff than most museums, so super cool!!!!!

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dmark68
10/30/2011
Awesome!

If you haven't been to the City Museum, you need to go! Fun for kids and adults!

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EddieJackson
05/15/2011
The Greatest Place on Earth

The City Museum is one of the coolest places that you will ever visit. This place has mazes and fun house mirrors, a juggling circus, artwork, an aquarium. You will find a tree house jungle gym, caves, a giant whale, restaurants and bars, as well as a giant slide an a crazy outdoor playground. It is absolutely amazing here! There are lofts above the museum and the place is conveniently located downtown. Go her... view more

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STLHI
08/21/2010
Amazing!

This place is AMAZING! It's not what you expect out of a museum at all. The roof top is mouth dropping because of the school bus that hangs off the edge of the building so you are able to go all the way to the front of the bus and sit in the driver's seat and look out at St. Louis. And the slides...the slides...too many to count and too many to try to conquer if you are not wearing appropriate foot wear. That ... view more

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