It's 'weirdly wonderful.' It's a quarter of a century old. It's equal parts museum and amusement park. Plus, it's home to what is arguably THE coolest rooftop in the entire Midwest. That rooftop is home to a gigantic praying mantis, an operational Ferris wheel, a school bus, and more. If you have never heard of or been to City Museum in St. Louis, it could be the next perfect road trip for you and your family.

City Museum resides in an old shoe factory in downtown St. Louis. The 600,000 square-foot facility is located at 750 North 16th Street and features nearly 30,000 artifacts cultivated from all over the world.

There's no question that its slides are one of the reasons the museum is loved by children and adults. It's got about 30 of them. Three of those slides sit on that amazing rooftop. There's also a legendary spiral slide that's FIVE stories high!

This is a fun feature too. It will bring back memories for anyone who ever took a standardized test using a #2 lead pencil. City Museum happens to be home to the largest one in the world. It's 76 feet long and weighs 21,000 pounds.

But, even with that pencil, its indoor treehouse, tunnels and caves, the most popular part of City Museum is that epic rooftop.

Here are several YouTube videos showing just how cool it is.

Here's a great shot of that school bus that teeters out over the edge of the building!

If you'd like to purchase a City Museum ticket online, you can do so by CLICKING HERE! The rooftop opened for the 2024 season on March 6th and will remain open through November 3rd. Hours of operation are subject to change (primarily due to weather and other factors).

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