Almost every StoryCorps participant in St Louis told us not to miss the City Museum. Pictured here is the Monstrosity, a tremendous outdoor playground fashioned out of scrapped vehicles and salvaged architecture. On weekends the museum stays open until 1am- we stayed to close the place.
The inside of the museum is a maze of tunnels and elaborate passages. The building, once a shoe factory, now houses a variety of wonders including a circus, underwater caves, a dinosaur dig, and the dramatic 2-story system of slides shown here.
Facilitator Rani Shankar considers taking the plunge in the Monstrosity.