St. Louis, Missouri: City Museum
- 701 N. 15th St., St. Louis, MO
- The parking lot for City Museum is on the east side of N. 16th St. between Delmar Blvd and Lucas Ave.
- Summer daily, hours vary; off-season closed M and Tu. (Call to verify)
- $12.00 adults, extra for roof.
- RA Rates:
- The Best
Less a museum than the World's Greatest PlayZone, with precarious places to climb and secret chutes to slide. Plus the World's Largest Underpants, the World's Largest Pencil, and Elvis Presley's travel trailer. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [07/29/2012]
Visitor Tips and News About City Museum
On Friday and Saturday nights, it stays open late. Adults can freely play and run around without worrying about trampling a small child. It is worth the extra $5 to get rooftop access. The view of the city from the ferris wheel on the roof can't be beat. Also, adult beverages server in the log cabin.[Brittany, 11/17/2012]
The World's Largest Pencil is at the City Museum.[ThorEric, 11/04/2012]
Sadly, the City Museum's main creative influence, Bob Cassily, died in September 2011. The museum is still wonderful. They've just added new tunnels on two floors, and the thrift store upstairs is expensive but worth a look. Mr. Cassily died while working on a new outdoor park north of downtown St. Louis. There is no word on whether his park will ever open.[slythgeek, 05/08/2012]
We were eagerly awaiting the completion of Bob's project, "Cement World," when we read of his passing. A great loss to everyone.
You don't have to be too young to vote to enjoy the City Museum. But if you happen to be accompanied by a child, go early and plan to spend the day. Make sure you check out all the floors, there are some harder to find places that can very easily go unnoticed. And a word of caution to adults. Unless you have no plans to sit for the next month or two, avoid that big wide slide on the roof. It looks so innocent, but it is NOT an easy landing.[Gary Epperson, 08/25/2011]