Brady Recommends: The Magic House in St. Louis

TAKE FUN TRIPS.  IMAGINE.

We recently went on a short vacation with my parents in St. Louis, Missouri which is not far from where we live in Columbia, Missouri.  We spent the first day just swimming at the pool and hanging out.  The second day, we got up and headed straight to The Magic House.

I had been wanting to go to The Magic House for quite some time but didn’t know a whole lot about it.  From what I knew, I figured the boys would like it because I knew there would be different play areas set up.  Well, it definitely didn’t disappoint!  I had no idea there was so much to do!  We weren’t even able to get it all in!

It’s no surprise that my boys spent most of their time at the construction site.  So many things for boys (and girls) to do.  They got to paint, drive a skid loader, build a brick wall, pour out concrete, shovel rocks, and install plumbing.  the magic house st. louis mo
the magic house st. louis mo
the magic house st. louis mo
magic house st. louis mo

magic house st. louis mo
the magic house st. louis mo
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the magic house st. louis moThere was also an area outside where kids could play in the water or build with large foam blocks.  Both areas were a big hit with my boys.  Rylan and Jeff especially liked building a track for the balls with the blocks.  In addition to those to areas they have a sand area outside.  We ran out of time to do it which I was okay with because I didn’t want to have to clean up all of the sand when we were already going to have a lot of stuff to unpack when we got home!
the magic house st. louis mo
the magic house st. louis mo

the magic house st. louis moInside The Magic House, there are several different themed areas where kids can dress up and pretend play.  I would have loved this as a kid.  The first section we went into was set up in the pioneer days.  Rylan spent a long time harvesting food in a garden and then preparing it over a make believe fire.  All of us then set down for a large Thanksgiving feast!
the magic house st. louis moThey had a cool water section where you could build dams and rivers.
the magic house st. louis moThe grocery store was what I would have liked the most as a kid.  The kids could do their own shopping and be the cashier.  Rylan is ringing up my groceries in the picture below.
fun places for kids to play missouriThere was an electrical room that had different experiments with currents and batteries set up.  Of course they were fascinated by all of the buttons in the control room!
magic house st. louis moPapa came back just in time to show the boys how to catch some fish with a magnetic pole.
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There was a room completely dedicated to bubbles and the coolest thing was you could put yourself in a bubble!

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There were sooo many cool things to do and we will definitely be back.  I wish we had more time to spend there but the boys were needing naps.  I highly recommend this place for little ones with big imaginations!  I probably only showed you about a fourth of the things you can do there.  You’ll have to go and see the rest for yourself!

the magic house st. louis mo
the magic house st. louis mo

1 comment to Brady Recommends: The Magic House in St. Louis

  • LOVED this place as a kid. We went all the way until I was in upper grades of elementary school. It was fun for new reasons as I got older. Will’s favorite was always the “fishing,” though.

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