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This massive warehouse annex, once part of the International Shoe Company complex, has been converted into the greatest playground in the Midwest: the City Museum.
The City Museum is the product of local artist Bob Cassilly's wild imagination. It is a collection of salvaged objects: trucks, cranes, buses. Industrial gears, rollers, pins, and rods. Building fragments: columns, grotesques, cupolas, cornices, statueary. On the outside, these artefacts have been assembled into a four-story-high gymnasium known as Monstro City. Inside, the museum is only slightly more tame, with tunnels, tubes and slides writhing through multiple stories of the old warehouse.
The City Museum is ever-changing and ever-expanding, offering new experiences with each successive visit. It has earned a place as one of the city's top attractions, and for my money, it's the undisputed king.
Link: City Museum web site