City Lifestyle

Want to start a publication?

Learn More
Museum of Illusions

Featured Article

Discover Marvelous Museums

One Brand-New Exhibition Offers Interactive Optical Illusions And Visual Perceptions

Museum of Illusions recently opened within the City Foundry in St. Louis. With more than 9,000 square feet of mind-bending exhibits, it blends entertainment and education for visitors of all ages. Founded in 2015 in Zagreb, Croatia, the Museum of Illusions reportedly since became the largest, fastest-growing chain of private museums globally, with almost 50 locations open in 25 countries, welcoming millions of visitors worldwide. Now, St. Louis joins the ranks of cities, such as Las Vegas, New York and Paris, offering this new way to explore, learn and have fun.

The Museum of Soda History, a 501(c)3 non-profit, accepts tax-deductible donations of old soda items, and visitors can see wall-to-wall soda collectibles in St. Charles at 126 N. Main St. Step back in time with items from the 1880s to 1980s, including many childhood favorites. Downstairs in the building is an arcade at which guests play Pac-Man. 

Examples of other specialty museums to visit this summer: Lewis & Clark Boat House and Museum, 1050 S. Riverside Drive, St. Charles; Iron Spike Model Train Museum, 1498 High St., Washington, Missouri; Red Cedar Inn Museum on Historic Route 66, 1047 E. Osage St., Pacific; Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, 1 Brookings Drive, Washington University; Fast Lane Classic Cars, 427 Little Hills Industrial Blvd., St. Charles; Museum, 283 Lamp and Lantern Village Town and Country; The National Museum of Transportation, 2933 Barrett Station Road, Kirkwood; St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum, 36 Millstone Campus Drive, Creve Coeur; St. Louis Car Museum, 1575 Woodson Road, St. Louis County; Faust Park Thornhill Home and Historical Village, 15185 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield; Jasper's Antique Radio Museum, 2022 Cherokee St., St. Louis; Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum, 14301 Creve Coeur Airport Road, Maryland Heights; and African Schoolhouse #4, Missouri’s oldest surviving one-room schoolhouse, also in Chesterfield's Faust Park. 

  • Museum of Illusions
  • Museum of Illusions
  • Museum of Illusions
  • Museum of Illusions
  • Museum of Illusions
  • Museum of Illusions
  • Museum of Illusions
  • Museum of Illusions
  • Museum of Illusions
  • Courtesy of Museum of Soda History
  • Courtesy of The National Museum of Transportation
  • Courtesy of Myseum
  • Courtesy of St. Louis Car Museum & Sales
  • Courtesy of Faust Park
  • Red Cedar Inn Museum / Photo by Julie Brown Patton