City Museum

If you are planning for a memorable vacation in St. Louis, you should definitely include the City Museum in your destination list. The City Museum is very popular because of its “eclectic mixture of children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel.” Not only that, the museum is also composed of architectural and industrial objects that were housed in the former International Shoe building in Washington Avenue, Loft District. The museum is very suitable for family vacations where everyone will definitely have a great time! As a matter of fact, the museum attracts more than 600,000 visitors annually and has received local and international awards.



This must-see destination has so much in store for you and your family. The first floor of the main building features a life-size Bowhead Whale where visitors can walk through it and see a huge fish tank. There are also several tunnels that run across the ceiling where visitors have to climb up a Slinky or an old refrigerating coil. You will also be amazed by the largest continuous mosaic piece in the US found only in the City Museum. Go through the ten story spiral slide leading down to the cave only in the Shoe Shaft and Enchanted Caves. The second floor features the Vault Room built in the mid 19th century and the Hamster Wheel used to create fuselage of small airplanes. Also included are the Shoelace Factory with collections of vintage shoelace machines from 1890’s and the World Aquarium. Explore the third floor where you can find the Skateless Park, Everyday Circus, Toddler Town, Alco Train, Exorcist, Beatnik Bob’s, Architectural Hall and a whole lot more! The fourth floor features The Bale Out, which is one of St. Louis’ largest vintage clothing stores. With all of its interesting and amazing features, you and your family will surely have a memorable time exploring the museum.

The City Museum is located at 701 North 15th Street, St. Louis, Missouri. You can visit the City Museum online or call them at (314) 231-2489 for inquiries and information. Make sure to visit the place and make your family vacation wonderful and memorable!