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City Museum

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Address: 701 N 15th St, Saint Louis, MO 63103
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+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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Great fun!

This is the coolest place ever! An old factory turned into the most amazing climbing adventure with all kinds of slides, tunnels and lots of fun. Be sure to bring knee pads!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the coolest place ever! An old factory turned into the most amazing climbing adventure with all kinds of slides, tunnels and lots of fun. Be sure to bring knee pads!

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Maitland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

this is truly a gem. I live in the Orlando area and kept thinking if we had something like this, it would be so crowded you would never be able to get in. My wife and I took our college age son and two of his friends. After paying for everyone, we said have fun we will see you later.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Kids of all ages will love this museum! Not only is it interesting, but fun! There are slides, tunnels, and other unique things to do. Don't miss climbing to the very top of the building and going in the school bus! That is a thrill you won't want to miss!

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went on a Friday around noon and it was not overly busy at all (February). We spent about 2 hours but could have spent a couple more if we'd had the time. On the main level you can check your purse/coat at the snack place, they put it in a big tub & give you a ticket to retrieve... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you can do only one thing in St. Louis (and there isn't a Cards game that day), City Museum is it. Fun for kids and adults, it's a giant indoor and outdoor playground. Fantastic slides, tons of fun. If you have bad or sore knees, wear knee pads (you'll be crawling around). Some slides have height requirements so be... More 

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seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I am often the photographer at such play spots but was willing to do a slide. My family wore jeans and slid fairly slowly so I was feeling good until I sat down and barreled down the first slide. Soccer sweats(poly with stripes) add a level of fun. My teens loved this and my youngest said to me the educator:... More 

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Westminster, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went early and the crowds were minimal. My 3 year old grandson had a blast climbing up to the airplanes with me in tow. To be sure this is not the type of place for not confident kids. We felt safe and never separated. Don't think for a second that you take your eyes off a little one here.... More 

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Thank Michael G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We always make a stop at City Museum when we travel to St. Louis. The kids love it, especially the crawling tunnels. This place is a gem, an absolute one of a kind experience. It's beautiful for the grown ups to be able to feel like a kid again too!

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Picture a combination of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and the Thunder Dome from Mad Max...there you find yourself in the City Museum. I'm not really sure why it is called a museum, but it is a series of crazy tunnels and slides and jungle gyms that are an absolute blast. There are "No Maps" and you will probably lose... More 

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Thank Jules M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hours of exhausting fun! Don't let the name fool you. This is NOT a traditional museum! It is interactive where you climb in, on, through. And even under the exhibits. My kids are 13 and 17 and have loved this place for years.

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