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City Museum

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Address: 701 N 15th St, Saint Louis, MO 63103-1925
Phone Number: +1 314-231-2489
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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Fri - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Don't take the name so literally. We're about fun. Not your white walls,...

Don't take the name so literally. We're about fun. Not your white walls, walk around, and be quiet museum. If you want to climb around, get active with your kids or are a big kid at heart, we're the place. If you get freaked out easily, you might not want to come. We're four floors filled with miles of tunnels, a full cave system, over 30 slides, a circus, an arts area, a large outdoor climbing space, Architectural Museum, a Cabin that serves adult beverages, a Museum of Mayhem, Mirth and Mystery, and a ton more. Also, there's the roof with a Ferris Wheel and a bus hanging off its edge.

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Explore - literally - this museum!

You will crawl, jump, balance, fly in this interactive museum suitable for children aged three and up. Teens would love it! The graphics are quirky, the recycled flavor is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Mo C
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Ottawa
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Ottawa
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You will crawl, jump, balance, fly in this interactive museum suitable for children aged three and up. Teens would love it! The graphics are quirky, the recycled flavor is fascinating, and the staff are super friendly. Don't miss this!

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Lewiston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a large family group in town for a wedding and had time to visit the museum. Everyone agreed that it was a spectacular place. It was great for kids and adults with a great variety of activities.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum draws in exceptional talent and art pieces. We always enjoy the many exhibits that change regularly to keep more variety. We love seeing many of the same pieces that are classics however. This museum has beautiful artwork from many time periods. There's also a gift shop with items that kids love.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my 16 year old and 2 friends for an evening out. I thought 5pm to midnight would they would make it through the museum, but they didn't. They would have so much fun doing one area that they kept playing in that area over and over. We will have to go again to experience more of this wonderful... More 

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Philo, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We needed something to do to fill sometime and the was the best decision we made! 2 (12yr olds) spent 3 hrs straight "playing" and exploring and having a blast! I was worried they would be to old, but absolutely not!! They had a blast and can't wait to go again with more friends!

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's not just the kids that can have fun in this maze of a museum, the adults will find lots to look at and climb as well. Camp fire, art, fun exhibits everywhere. I haven't ever been to a place quite like this. A MUST see when visiting Saint Louis.

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Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You do not want to miss this attraction while in Saint Louis. You'll have so much fun exploring tunnels, finding hidden passage ways, great problem solving opportunities for the whole family. We as parents had a blast, as well as our 7 year old daughter. There are portions that are indoor and some outdoor. Would be great for rain or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I come here often with my daughter and her friends, along with my own friends. It's a huge playground in a sense where kids and adults can run around and have fun. Its a workout I tell ya! It truly is the feel of a neverland type of place

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family group was aged three to 63 and we all had a great time. It's an artistic climbing gym, feast for the eyes and body. So much more fun than waiting in line at an amusement park for a two minute ride. Be aware that thieves look for cars with out of state plates, keep valuables in your hotel.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids loved this place (4 year old and 7 year old, girls). A ton of climbing and exploring. It would be easy to spend multiple hours here. It can be tricky for adults that tend toward the wider or taller sizes. They do have stairs to some of the places, but much of the access and exploring goes through... More 

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