The Wierdest Little House in St Louis, MO

“Live life fully while you’re here. Have fun, be crazy, be wierd” Anthony Robbins

Just another cool city museum shop

I’ve often been told I’m a little odd. I like to think it’s part of my natural attraction, but it may just be my inner child, or perhaps my inner gnome . Either way, in line with that particular slant to my personality I like to seek out odd things to do, just for the fun of it. You see, doing unusual things really can be fun, especially when you stretch yourself a little. So, driving into St Louis I decided to find the oddest thing to do, and that I did when I came across City Museum.

This wacky place is in the centre of town and is an eclectic mix of old history pieces and architectural collections surrounded by a psychedelic playground. The museum was designed by artist Bob Cassilly and everything in it is made to be climbed, touched, and experienced. Rooms are filled with slides, life-sized slinkys and secret climbing tunnels surrounded by unique exhibits such as the “Puking Pig”, the “Vault Room” (containing a vault from the 1800’s), and the head of a life-size Bowhead Whale. Sprinkled in for fun are a few historical artifacts such as a collection of shoelace machines from the 1890’s, a 1923 Wurlitzer Pipe Organ, an exhibit of insects, and vintage opera posters. And to top it all off, on the 4th floor is one of St Louis’ largest 2nd-hand clothing stores.

It’s all quite nuts and the whole lot of it is sprawls over 600,000 feet of space and 4 levels, including an outdoor area. You could literally spend hours discovering new things in here. The kids who go have a blast, and the adults who participate seem to have even more fun. I crept through a bunch of tunnels, wound my way down a giant slinky,  slipped on the slides and tried on ridiculous outfits in the 2nd-hand store. A thoroughly weird and useful outing.

Fancy a slide?

Clothing for $1 at The Bale Out vintage store
View from the 3rd floor

I wonder where this goes…?
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  1. says

    The City Museum is one of the coolest places on earth!!! We always make a point to revisit it every time we pass through St. Louis. There is so much to see there, and so many little details.

    I’ve been checking out your blog – excellent work. You should be sure to join the nurvers, and hopefully we will rendezvous sometime out on the road.

    Cheers!

    – Chris // http://www.technomadia.com

    • libertatemamo says

      Thanks Chris. I’m on the e-mail list for technomadia and have been following your travels avidly too. Would love to meet up sometime! We’re on our way to FL for winter, but will head back West next year. I’ll keep an eye on your roadmap.

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