St. Louis October 03, 2017
Here Are The 9 Weirdest Places You Can Possibly Go In St. Louis
St. Louis has many unique places to visit, these nine are our most unusual. Each one will leave you with a wonderfully remarkable experience! Read below to see where you can walk with a giant, take your dog to a museum tour, and see life made small.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. The Awakening Sculpture
You can touch a giant at the Chesterfield Central Park. This massive statue is 72 feet long and is forever struggling to free himself from the earth.
The Awakening Sculpture can be found in the Chesterfield Central Park, located at 16365 Lydia Hill Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63017.
2. Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis
In a mass produced, bigger-is-better world, a museum dedicated to the small and tiny is awesomely weird! You will see doll houses and displays that were the most popular toys and collectibles for generations.
The Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis is located at 4746 Gravois Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63116.
3. Lemp Mansion
You can visit this historic, many say haunted mansion for a tour or dinner. They also offer haunted tours through the year for you to try your own hand at ghost hunting.
Lemp Mansion is located at 3322 Demenil Place, St. Louis, MO 63118.
4. Weldon Spring Site & Interpretive Center
Managed by the Office of Legacy Management and formerly known as the Nuclear Waste Adventure Trail and Museum, this museum details the St. Louis area's atomic history. There is a great walking trail here, information on the clean up process, and you will view the history of creating electric throughout the years.
The Weldon Spring Site & Interpretive Center is located at 7295 MO-94, St. Charles, MO 63304.
5. Laclede's Landing Wax Museum
Visiting a wax museum might be weird, it is for sure surreal seeing life size people on display, cast forever in wax. At the Laclede's Landing Wax Museum you can view over 200 wax figures and displays.
Laclede's Landing Wax Museum is located at 720 N 2nd Street, St. Louis, MO 63102.
6. Laumeier Sculpture Park
A giant eye ball in the middle of a park is pretty darn weird, but also super cool to see. This sculpture and many more can be seen at Laumeier Sculpture Park, which also offers walking trails.
Laumeier Sculpture Park is located at 12580 Rott Road, St. Louis, MO 63127.
7. The City Museum
The City museum is odd, weird, crazy, amazing, and wonderful! With tunnels, tubes, mazes, and crazy displays, you can spend all day here and still not see everything.
The City Museum is located at 750 N 16th Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.
8. The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog
This museum is more unusual than weird and is also an amazing must see for all dog lovers in the area. It features art and displays of all things dog. And of course dogs are welcome to tour the museum too!
The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog is located at 1721 S Mason Road, St. Louis, MO 63131.
9. Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum
This museum is dedicated to the history of telephones. If landline, party lines, and rotary dial are terms you have never heard of, a trip to this museum will show you how we used to communicate, not so long ago.
The Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum is located at 12 Hancock Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63125
Do you know more weird, wacky, or unconventional places to visit in St. Louis? Share then with us in the comments below.
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