St. Louis Sights

Advertisement

City Museum

Fodorite Reviews

Average Rating:  

City Museum Review

This institution is unlike any museum you've been to before. You can crawl through fish-head trees, participate in a real circus, and escape from an enchanted castle via a slide and tunnel system.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 701 N. 15th St., Downtown, St. Louis, MO 63103 | Map It
  • Phone: 314/231–2489
  • Cost: $12
  • Hours: Sun. 11–5, Mon.–Thur. 9–5, Fri. 9 am–1 am, Sat. 10 am–1 am
  • Website:
  • Location: Downtown

Fodorite Reviews

Average Rating:  
  • Experience  
    Ease  
    Value  
    Don't Miss  

    Unusual, good for kids

    Interesting idea for a museum -- this place houses architectural relics from now-demolished St. Louis buildings, putting them in a kid-friendly setting. This place is best for youngsters (lots of stuff for them to crawl through and climb onto), but the artifacts will help keep adults interested. Also has a small aquarium and a vintage theater organ.

    by bachslunch, 11/18/08
  • Experience  
    Ease  
    Value  
    Don't Miss  

    One of most incredible man-made experiences I've had.

    I just returned from two visits in one day to the City Museum. I went there in the morning with my two boys ages 2 and 3. We were each so enthralled and excited by the experience, my husband insisted we go back with him in the evening. It's was an incredible, exciting, inspiring, and unexpected experience. I had asked a local for the "children's museum" and they sent me to the City Museum. I couldn't figure out why there were people lining up outside to visit a children's museums. I'd been to 20 around the country and none had crowds like this! Now I know why and am giddy from the experience. It's freeing to know something like this exists.

    by DFletterWard, 7/29/07
  • Experience  
    Ease  
    Value  
    Don't Miss  

    A must-see attraction like no other!!

    This place is truly amazing--I have never seen anything like it. Slide down multi-story slides, venture through exquisite tunnels and caves, climb the outdoor above-ground exhibit they call "MonstroCity," see a circus show, watch a glass-blowing demo, make some of your own art in "Art City" to take home with you, and the list just goes on! You can easily spend a whole day here...and it's not just for kids either! I'm part of the 30+ club and I had a blast!!

    by lv2xplore, 2/9/07
  • Experience  
    Ease  
    Value  
    Don't Miss  

    My Fears Rested and My Soul Emboldened

    When I first visited City Museum I was terrified of the high climbing areas, I was informed they are called "sky tunnels." Once I started though, I got over my fears as I realized just how safe and secure the apparatus was. I then charged forward to find that the structure was helping my terrible vertigo disappear! I have never had so much fun defying gravity in such a safe environment! Don't miss this place!

    by knordine17, 2/8/07

Add your own review

Advertisement

Travel Deals in St. Louis

View all travel deals
* Some taxes, fees additional

View more trip reports

· News & Features

View more blog stories