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City Museum

701 N 15th St, Saint Louis, MO 63103-1925
+1 314-231-2489
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Let your inner Indiana Jones out!

Be sure to wear closed toe shoes. Be prepared to walk a lot, going up and down stairs. Do wear... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dallas, Texas
In the words of an 8-year-old-"Best place ever, but I don't know why it's called a museum"

I had no clue what to expect going into the City Museum. I had heard plenty about it, but nothing... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wauconda, Illinois
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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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  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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701 N 15th St, Saint Louis, MO 63103-1925
+1 314-231-2489
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Reviewed yesterday

Be sure to wear closed toe shoes. Be prepared to walk a lot, going up and down stairs. Do wear jeans, I know it's more comfortable with shorts, there are multiple slides and tunnels. You don't want to get a little burn or stuck going...More

Thank hnre
Reviewed yesterday

I had no clue what to expect going into the City Museum. I had heard plenty about it, but nothing prepared me for what I found. I took my 8-year-old son there on a father-son weekend. We got there as the museum opened at 9...More

Thank worldmusician
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A GREAT place bring kids! Lots of places to crawl and climb - there are numerous " caves " where kids can explore. It's not place for adults to enter certain " caves " as it's small and tight to crawl - I recommend this...More

Thank rle300
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of fun! Our kids were a bit young and timid for some of it, but we all had a good time. Staff was friendly and helpful, and the food was good and reasonably priced. Only downside was parking...we got waved into a parking garage...More

Thank dowsett781
Reviewed yesterday

We were in St. Louis recently and visited the city museum. We took other travelers advice and visited on a Friday evening. If the roof is open make sure to go up and ride the Ferris Wheel. On a windy evening it was a lot...More

Thank NCSoxFan
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very nice for children. Our 5 year old really enjoyed spending a few hours here. I did think it would have been nice had some of the crawl spaces been a bit larger for adults. It was very tight it some spots. Overall, very nice...More

Thank angelairis1
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great place to visit. There is a cave type environment but you need to be physically fit to really enjoy it. Also, more climbing activities and slides on the roof. Worth doing if you are active.

Thank Terry D
Reviewed 2 days ago

When our family is in St. Louis for any reason, City Museum is always at the top of the list to see if we can find time for a visit. This is a great place for kids of almost any age, but definitely will be...More

Thank Brad I
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is certainly one the best man-made attraction for kids and adults in the entire US. With manageable crowds, good and reasonable food offerings, and lots of differing activities, no age has an excuse to be idle. Truly both a functional, active play emporium...More

Thank Gelbys
Reviewed 2 days ago

Loud, hot, kids running everywhere and in all directions. Not even sure if they are concerned with fire safety as there is no effort to keep track of the number of people admitted. Literally a free for all...and it terrifies me to think how an...More

Thank travelgalAvon
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Betsy H
Is this appropriate for a very active 3 year old or should we wait a couple of years and try the children's museum instead?
28 June 2017|
Response from Kenny W | Reviewed this property |
If you are active and can keep up with them climbing and in small spaces it would be fine. However, it may cause some anxiety in many parents. They will get more out of it at a little older age.
Kelly P
How much time is needed to go through the museum?
15 June 2017|
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Response from CityMuseumSTL | Property representative |
4-6 hours.
I read a review that stated there were a lot of obstacles that adults could not fit in and they lost their small child for a while due to this.....is this still an issue? Nervous mommy of a 4 year old!
14 June 2017|
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Response from kareneajl | Reviewed this property |
There are allot of obsticles for kids. Some are tight however my 12year old did all of them as well as my 11year old and 6 year old. I did have to keep a close eye on were they traveled to.