Throwback Thursday: A Playground for All Ages!

In October 2014, Cody and I had been invited to attend a family wedding in Memphis, Tennesse, and since we take any opportunity we can to road trip we decided to drive down and spend a night in Saint Louis, Missouri.
It was going to be Cody’s birthday that week and I wanted to find a unique way to celebrate, and that is how I found the Saint Louis City Museum.

This marvelously unique living sculpture of a museum opened to the public in 1997.

The city museum was designed by internationally acclaimed and classically trained sculptor and serial entrepreneur,Bob Cassilly. 

According to the museum’s website it is housed in the 600,000 square-foot former International Shoe Company.

The museum is an eclectic mixture of children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects.” 

Yes….there's a school bus hanging on the corner #stlouiscitymuseum #stlouis

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This amazing gem in Saint Louis can truly be called a time machine… it makes everyone feel like a kid again.
Even though we were celebrating Cody being one year older, we felt many years younger after re-discovering our love for “playtime.”

Embracing my “inner child.” Photo credit: Cody Johnson

I would recommend a trip to the city museum to anyone who feels like they might need some climbing, sliding, discovering, or laughing. With kids or without this is a super fun and one-of-a-kind sight to see.

It is definitely the number one thing to experience in Saint Louis. Not only is it all these things, it is also extremely affordable ($12.00 ages 3 years and up or $10.00 after 5pm Fridays & Saturdays.)

Next time you’re in Saint Louis, check out this local favorite.

For more information about the museum and its seasonal hours, visit:


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