Human Hamster Wheel at The City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri.

Human Hamster Wheel at the City Museum

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I don’t know if I’d call the City Museum a “learning” museum…but I did learn one important fact: being a hamster is hard work! Check out the giant human hamster wheel at the St. Louis, Missouri City Museum! You too can join the rat race and walk or jog (or, inevitably, fall) in this life-size apparatus. Pretend to be a rodent and try your hand (and feet) and running on this human-sized hamster wheel!

Human Hamster Wheel at The City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri.

This giant hamster wheel for humans is located in the Vault Room, named so because of the two 3,000-pound mid-19th-century vault doors that had been built in St. Louis and once were installed at a bank in Chicago, Illinois. The life size hamster wheel was donated by McDonnell Douglas, a company which used it to make fuselages for small airplanes. 

Human Hamster Wheel at The City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri.

Human Hamster Wheel at The City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri.

While you’re checking out this silly hamster wheel at The City Museum be sure to also check out the World’s Largest Pencil, the Skateless Park, and the World’s Largest Underwear.


Human hamster wheel at The City Museum

Location: 750 N 16th St, St. Louis, MO 63103
Cost: General Admission (ages 3 years and up) – $12.00. Additional charges for roof-access and World Aquarium.
Hours: Winter Schedule: Sun 11am-5pm, Mon – Tues Closed, Wed – Thurs 9am-5pm, Fri – Sat 9am-1am; Summer Schedule (Starting March 15): Sun 11am-5pm, Mon – Thurs 9am-5pm, Fri – Sat 9am-1am
Date: March 20, 2010


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Human Hamster Wheel at the City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri. This giant hamster wheel for humans is a roadside attraction at the museum.
Human Hamster Wheel at the City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri. This giant hamster wheel for humans is a roadside attraction at the museum.
Val

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

Val also blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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