A Trip to the Magic House

During the last days of summer, we took the kiddo to The Magic House in St. Louis, one of my absolute favorite attractions in the city.

This museum is filled with tons of activities for kids of all ages, including learning activities and hands on exhibits. And most of the stuff in here is nothing short of amazing. Come take a look!

Love how some of the exhibits are bigger than life! My daughter loved playing with this giant vacuum that would suck foam balls right out of her hand and spit them across the room.

Every played musical chairs? It’s a whole different experience at The Magic House. You can get the orchestra to play in unison, or one instrument family at a time.

My daughter’s favorite part was climbing up the Jack and the Beanstalk staircase. Yeah, a little to small for adults… not to say my hubby didn’t try.

The Star-Spangled Center has a replicate Oval Office, Liberty Bell, and full courtroom.

There was even an outdoor kids construction zone. Pretty rad!

Inside you can find tons of kiddo play pretend activities in the Children’s Village. Fix a car…

Or play veterinarian with some cute little puppies and kittens.

Shop at the grocery store, serve pizza at a restaurant or become the world’s strongest kid.

Yep, tons of cool activities for kids of all ages…

We had quite the memorable day!

Sad to say good-bye to all the fun times of summer, but at least The Magic House is indoors so we can enjoy it all year!

I’ve Lived Here All My Life, But…

One of the benefits of living in St. Louis is that we have a lot of activities just a hop, skip and a jump away. One of the most famous and iconic St. Louis attractions would have to be the Gateway Arch.

BUT I have to admit… I’ve lived here all my life and have never been inside the Arch. Crazy, right? So we took a little family trip a couple of weeks ago during our “Staycation” and crossed this item off our list.

The Arch is pretty massive, right? You really don’t realize until you get upclose to it.

I’m not going to bore you with facts about the Arch or anything. Here’s just some quick pics I took. Couldn’t resist sharing a couple with you…

It’s hard to believe how tall it actually is.

Waiting in line to take this itty bitty “pod” up to the top.

And here’s the view from the top…

See the STL Cardinals Stadium? Go Cards!

Looking over into Illinois…

Um… and I had no clue there was a museum underground. How did I not know about this?

Overall the sights were amazing. The pod going up to the top was a little clausterphobic, but the view from the top was worth every minute of that ride!