Monday, August 8, 2011

2011 Road Trip - Missouri "Meet me in St Louie, Louie...Meet me at City Museum"

Since I have been back from our U.S. trip, many people have asked me what was the most fun place we went.  We had so many fun adventures, I can't even pin point it to any one place but I do know the most unique place we visited so I thought I would share.

Let me start out by saying that I can't even describe it.  My son, Nate, just told us "When you get to St. Louis....  take the boys to City Museum.... everyone will have fun"  We sure did!

This is an old shoe factory that artists have used their creativity and made a museum.  I believe it was opened as an attraction in 1997.

That is a full size school bus hanging over the corner of the building.  There is a Ferris Wheel on top too.  Look closely you can see the people climbing through the re-bar cage to make it to the airplane that is soaring above the play area.

You never know where someone will appear.
This huge floor is a colorful mosaic.

When Papa was following Eli through this maze, at one part you are upside down and all his money started dropping out of his pockets.  Luckily I  was standing on the stairs below where he was climbing and recovered most of it.

This metal masterpiece dumps water every few minutes.

This staircase is built from factory assembly rollers and artfully painted.

Following are just a few of the collections you can view.

Most of the adventure is built around salvaged architectural pieces from demolished buildings.

How often can you go see shoelaces being made.

After we went to a Cardinals baseball game, they went back to museum for hide-n-seek in the dark. 
They liked the 10 story spiral slide that was originally used to move shoes.



This is the largest pencil I have seen.  I couldn't even get a picture of the whole thing.

New adventures have been popping up all summer for our family.
The City Museum in St Louis Missouri is a very unique experience and highly recommended from our family.

I know we will never forget this trip.

Hope you are having a fun summer too!