It's very hard to explain this place. It's what I imagine crazy might visually look like...where you can literally touch crazy.
It's amazing, insane, awe-inspiring, weird, cool, painful (you can hit your head a lot if you aren't careful), funny, laughable...kids become even more crazy than normal and adults become kids again so it's just CRAZY!!!!
Here's a little info about the place from their website...
"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. The brainchild of internationally acclaimed artist Bob Cassilly, a classically trained sculptor and serial entrepreneur, the museum opened for visitors in 1997 to the riotous approval of young and old alike.
Cassilly and his longtime crew of 20 artisans have constructed the museum from the very stuff of the city; and, as a result, it has urban roots deeper than any other institutions’. Reaching no farther than municipal borders for its reclaimed building materials, City Museum boasts features such as old chimneys, salvaged bridges, construction cranes, miles of tile, and even two abandoned planes!"
Here is some of the fun we had!
The outside area.
It's full of about anything you can imagine.
(The pics aren't great cause it was a cold, cloudy day)
|See the bus on top of the building behind the airplane? Yea...you can go into that bus. We haven't gotten to do the rooftop yet. I guess there is a Ferris wheel up there too.|
|Z and his friend in the ball pit.|
|K and her friend in one of the overhead walkway tunnels|
|Crazy right?! The man at the top of the pic is not actually floating in thin air...this is another caged tunnel that comes off of that airplane.|
There is some cool inside stuff too...
|The caverns that are built within this building. They lead you all over the place. This is the part that can be a little painful.|
|This is my favorite part. This pic is looking up to the top of the building. Those are slides!!!|
|This is the artist's vision of what the inside of a whale looks like!|
If you ever make it to St. Louis this must be on your list of activities!!!