On our second day in St. Louis we went to City Museum. From looking at the website I thought that it would be a pretty cool place to go but when we actually got there, well, it was better than I ever could have imagined! This is what greeted us when we walked up to the building, an old shoe factory:
After we bought our ticket we came across this weird kind of under-the-sea area. There were caves and holes to climb in, on, through, over, around and under. It seemed never ending!
A view from the caves below to the top. The spirals are slides that start from the 7th floor and go all the way down to the first! It was pretty fun sliding down it, making the climb up totally worth it.
This is the stairs going from the first floor to the second. They were painted fun colors and they turned and made noises as you spun them.
If you didn’t want to take the stairs from the second level to the bottom you could take the monster slide!
On the second floor they had all sorts of interesting thing. Architectural antiques:
A ginormous pencil:
A crazy bar with all sorts of crazy carnival decorations where Heath enjoyed a beer:
A shoelace factory:
A gigantic bug collection:
Some of the walls were completely covered in metal press plates:
Outside there was a huge metal jungle gym area with two planes and a ton of metal bridges and towers to climb. It rained for a few hours and was closed down. It didn’t open again until it stopped raining and the employees went through with massive squeegees to remove the water.
If you are ever in St. Louis you should definitely check this place out, it was totally awesome! Heath and I were there for half the day and we didn’t even get to go to the roof area, which has a vintage ferris wheel. I would definitely plan for a whole day. And wear pants! Climbing around on the metal could definitely be a little painful of bare knees.