City Museum, St. Louis
This place is hard to describe, but I'll try. It certainly isn't a museum! It's an enormous climbing structure, using a 10-story building and the roof mashed together with a gigantic art installation. Imagine being able to climb up Watts Tower, Los Angeles or using Parc Guell, Barcelona as a parkour structure.
We started on the roof, which holds a ferris wheel, slides, a bus jutting out into the air, a pond with stepping stones, the entrance to a 10-story slide, a giant praying mantis, two sculptures of goats, a view of St. Louis and much more.
I wanted an overview, so we went back to the first floor. There is a series of caves for climbing and exploring with slides, dripping water, fish tanks and more. The artwork is overwhelming with every surface decorated in mosaics, sculpture and paintings.
|A chameleon guards a fountain
|A cave beast
|A french horn dragon
|You can climb this!
|Architectural decoration designed by Louis Sullivan