City Museum is one of the most wackiest unique places in the country. I found out about this place after seeing Theme Park Review’s Midwest 2013 tour visit there. After I saw their posts I had to go check it out. It’s not necessarily an amusement park and there’s no roller coasters but there is plenty of fun stuff to do for kids and adults. Definitely an adventure and one not to be missed if you’re in St. Louis.
City Museum! Is that a school bus on the roof? haha
The cool thing about City Museum is that they’re always building. Appears they’re working on something new here.
Hard at work on the next new addition to City Museum.
To the entrance!
City Museum is all about recycling old stuff from throughout the city and making new use of it. Plus it’s not expensive at all, $12 for normal admission plus $5 for the rooftop.
Head the warnings! Also don’t wear flip flops like Holly did. 😛
Artsy shot. 😛
Rooftop, don’t fall in the water.
Looking out into St. Louis.
There’s that bus again.
Roberts had to give it a go also.
Let’s climb up this crazy thing shall we?
Are we there yet?
We’ve reached the top!
Woo more downtown!
Looks a little tight in there.
You can see how bizarre and wacky the rooftop truly is.
If climbing isn’t your forte there’s stairs out here to take as well. But where’s the fun in that?
Ferris Wheel on the roof?!?!?
You can see the Arch hidden behind those two tall buildings.
Well this is unique, and yes do not rock the seat!
Some weird praying mantis thing, but there’s a slide over there! Under where the people are climbing.
There’s John and Holly!
Time to slide down!
This place has a ton of slides all over if you haven’t caught on to that already. Some are a lot of fun while others have too much friction going down them. Either way it’s pretty neat to be able to slide down all kinds of different slides and feel like a kid again.
What’s this?!?! Another cake?
This cake is way cooler than the one at Six Flags, it’s actually unique to the City Museum with the bus and praying mantis. Wonder why the one at Six Flags didn’t have any roller coasters on it? Wonder if we’ll spot any more cakes? Hmm…..
See how I talk about them recycling old stuff. Here’s a bunch of metal pans that are normally found in restaurant kitchens. Here they make a wall.
It was pretty hot out there on the rooftop so time to cool off with some grape Crush, TMNT style.
Did I mention there’s turtles in here?
Oh cool a model train set.
A much bigger train that the kids can ride.
Welcome to the Robotorium, robots of the future!
Now entering the old stone work section of the museum.
Pretty neat stonework.
There’s a lot of eagles and lions.
These crazy contraptions are really funky to sit on. You feel like you’re gonna fall backward but then you don’t.
Also with model LEGO trains!
Scene from LEGO bay watch.
Chaos in the town.
Lookout for the T-Rex!
That guy is a pancake.
Now time to find the 10-story slide.
And heres the top, it’s a long winding slide down 10 stories. Sounds like a lot of fun but I’ll take the slides at the rooftop any day.
Part of the “cave” section of the museum.
And pretty neat floor.
Wonder if this thing dumps a bunch of water?
Holly wants to find out. 😛
Uh oh it’s leaking.
That’s a lot of water.
More bizarre places for kids to climb through.
More recycling, check out all those railroad spikes.
Let’s check out the craziness that is the outside.
Is that an airplane?
That’s high up there. So the crazy thing climbing in these is that you really can feel them shaking and you can look down to see how high up you are. Pretty crazy experience if I must say so myself.
New stone work.
And all the brick and stone to build it.
This plane looks a bit rusted. Plus Holly creeping in the corner. 😛
How do I fly this thing?
The captain has arrived. Clear for take off.
A look at the inside of the climbing areas. Pretty nuts.
Better get on this plane’s ready for take off. 😛
Man this is a pretty steep drop.
It sure is purdy up here.
One final look up at City Museum before venturing on for the day.
City Museum may not be an amusement park but I’d be willing to say that it may be more fun than some amusement parks out there. There’s fun for adults and kids and the place gives you the freedom to just explore. No maps are provided just feel free to explore. The other cool thing is how they’re always adding/building something new, so if you visit in multiple years I’m sure you’ll find something new you haven’t seen before. If you’re ever in St. Louis make sure to stop at the City Museum, you won’t want to miss it!
Special thanks to John Roberts and Holly Finley for some of the photos they contributed to this post.