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City Museum – Virtual Tour

City Museum - Virtual Tour

City Museum – Virtual Tour

The City Museum exhibits repurposed architectural and industrial objects that can be explored entertainingly. It opened in 1997, and it represents space of artistic expression with industrial exhibits that provide an eclectic urban experience.

The museum’s “MonstroCity” features two Sabreliner aircraft fuselages suspended high in the air, a fire engine, a castle turret, a 25-foot (7.6 m) cupola, and four-foot-wide Slinkies.

A giant whale dominates the lobby, which leads to a series of tunnels with different destinations. The second floor’s many attractions include a space with about 1,000 safety deposit boxes and many other industrial objects and architectural features.

The third floor is home to several attractions, which include a collection of skateboard ramps. The roof has a Ferris wheel, a small pond with stepping stones, and a school bus extending past the edge of the building.

A circus ring and other performance areas offer live acts, and the museum has also hosted concerts. The Shoelace Factory has antique braiding machines that make colorful shoelaces.

The building’s fifth floor consists of apartments, called the Lofts at City Museum.

City Museum - Virtual Tour

City Museum – rooftop pond with stepping stones, and a school bus extending past the edge of the building

Highlights of the City Museum

  • A life-size Bowhead Whale – guests can walk through to view a large fish tank
  • A giant Slinky – which was an old industrial refrigerating coil, which can be climbed 
  • A Tree House which leads into a giant hollowed-out tree and a cabin 
  • The largest continuous mosaic in the US
  • The Enchanted Caves and Shoe Shafts that run through the center of the museum
  • The Vault Room – contains two 3,000-pound vault doors built in mid-19th-century St. Louis and installed at a bank in Chicago
  • The Hamster Wheel –  a piece of machinery which used it to make fuselages for small airplanes
  • The St. George’s Chamber – with vintage opera posters and a statue of St. George from the former Catholic Church in Chicago
  • A 24-foot metal praying mantis
  • Toddler Town – dedicated to children six years of age and under
  • Architectural Hall

City Museum - Virtual Tour

The world’s largest pencil, 76 feet in length, it includes 4,000 pounds of graphite and a 250-pound rubber eraser, equivalent of 1.9 million regular No. 2 pencils

City Museum

  • Museum:        City Museum
  • City:                St. Louis
  • Country:         United States
  • State:              Missouri
  • Opened:        1997
  • Location:        750 N 16th St, St. Louis, MO, United States

City Museum – Map

City Museum – 360 Virtual Views

City Museum – 360 Virtual Views

City Museum – 360 Virtual Views

City Museum – 360 Virtual Views

City Museum – 360 Virtual Views

City Museum – 360 Virtual Views

City Museum – 360 Virtual Views

City Museum – 360 Virtual Views

A Tour of Museums in the USA

City Museum

City Museum

City Museum

City Museum

Tour of the Museums in St. Louis

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“Keep the circus going inside you, keep it going, don’t take anything too seriously.”
– David Niven

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