City Museum St Louis, Missouri: Tips, Pictures & Riding The 10 Storey Slide!

It’s hard to find the words to describe just how crazy the City Museum in St Louis is.  The best I can come up with is a ‘giant creative steam punk playground’!  It’s definitely not your typical museum!  It’s literally a giant mash of sculptures, where everything can be climbed on/up/through or slid down!  This is the work of Bob Cassilly and his team of 20 other artists and sculptors!  The City Museum opened in 1997 and is built in a disused building that was part of the International Shoe Company Factory.

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Journey to the Top: Tips for Visiting the Gateway Arch, St Louis

Back in 2011 when I drove the length of Route 66 with my family, we were gutted that by the time we reached St Louis (Missouri), there were no available tickets left on sale for that day to go to the top of the Gateway Arch.  It’s exactly what it says on the tin, a giant 630ft silver archway that is the ‘Gateway to the West’ for those crossing the Mississippi River.  When I returned a couple of weekends back, I had my fingers crossed that the same wouldn’t happen again!  Luck was on my side and I was finally able to experience it.

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