You’ve never seen a museum as incredible as this – welcome to City Museum

We have some brilliant museums in Australia – they engage children, and foster a love for all manner of things. But this impressive American ‘museum’ is in a world of its own. Organic and ever-changing, it’s a masterpiece.

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What once was a a 10 storey shoe company building, is now the huge City Museum in St Louis. But more than a museum, the facility is a giant playground, crated by artists who use just about anything they can get their hands on to make interactive creations.

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Artist and sculptor Bob Cassilly opened the museum in 1997, and while he died a few years ago, his legacy continues through a group of 20 artists who continue to update the facility.

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Here are just some of the brilliant features of the City Museum:

  • A sky-high jungle gym
  • Two aeroplanes
  • Two 10-storey slides
  • A rooftop Ferris wheel
  • Cantilevered school bus jutting from the roof
  • Caves
  • A pipe organ
  • Tunnels going from floor to flooor
  • An aquarium
  • Ball pits
  • A shoe lace factory
  • A circus arts facility

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One day would be nowhere near enough to get through everything in this awesome museum. It’s been created from all manner of salvaged bits and pieces, including cranes and bridges.

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And the best thing is if you visit once, you can be assured that by your next trip to America, the City Museum will have a host of new things to explore.

(via Colossal)

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