If you have kids and you’re in St. Louis, it’s a crime not to bring them here. If you don’t have kids, then borrow some, and get them here stat. But don’t just take our word for it, the Magic House was Zagat’s U.S. Travel Guide’s top-rated attraction based on child appeal.
The Magic House is a Victorian home that was originally built in 1901 and converted into a museum in the late 1970’s. Expect a creative atmosphere, hands-on exploration, and more kids than a Wiggles concert. Needless to say, pack your patience.
The Magic House is absolutely cram-jammed with activities that your kids (and your inner child) will love. Getting the kids to leave can be a struggle when there’s so much to explore. Also, try not to lose them in the air ducts.
From giant musical instruments and a replica Oval Office to a fake construction site and an entire child-sized village complete with library, grocery store and hospital, the Magic House is a child’s dream come true. Make sure to check out their summer camps and breakfast with Santa during the holidays, but feel free to skip the on-site dining options. There are lots of great restaurants nearby.
The Magic House is best for kids over 1 and under 13 years old; teens may get bored.ActiveFamilyExploreKidsArt & CultureCasualEducationalCan't MissMuseumUnique