“Welcome to City Museum, where the imagination runs wild!” Housed in a recycled 600,000 square foot shoe company, this constantly evolving “museum” is a wonderful, eclectic fusion of post-apocalyptic playground, midway funhouse, surrealistic treehouse pavilion, and more than four stories of architectural marvel created from ordinary, unique and amazing found objects. The fabulous brainchild of internationally acclaimed artist Bob Cassilly, the City Museum opened for visitors in 1997 to the vigorous roar of approval of young and old, alike. “Grown” from the very stuff of the city, this beyond-awesome St. Louis institution has urban roots deeper than any other...scavenging resources solely within municipal borders for its reclaimed materials and turning them into fantastic playthings and whimsical objets d’art, City Museum boasts fun features like cool salvaged bridges, archaic construction cranes, “actual miles” of tile, and two abandoned planes!
The Museum affords visitors of all ages an opportunity to play, learn, discover, and imagine...to giggle in delight, gasp with amazement and explore a repurposed world full of unbelievable interactive adventure! Creator Cassilly says: “City Museum makes you want to know. The point is not to learn every fact, but to say, ‘Wow, that’s wonderful.’ And if it’s wonderful, it’s worth preserving.” See if you and your “playmates” don’t agree!