Offbeat St. Louis

What you can see only in St. Louis and nowhere else:

Dental Health Theater:

Did you brush and floss today? The tooth fairy is sure to know when you visit the Dental Health Theater. At the only facility of its kind in the world, you can see films and puppet shows on dental health and watch demonstrations on how to clean those choppers. The highlight of the theatre? The world's only set of 16 three-foot-high fiberglass teeth.

If you are still not convinced as a parent to take your kids there so read this:

“If you’ve tried chocolate-flavored toothpaste, mighty Morphin Power Rangers toothbrushes, intimidation, bribery, and just flat-out yelling to try to get your kids to brush their teeth, take heart. This little theater was built for the sole purpose of saving your kid’s choppers from rot and your poor parental brain from insanity.”

For more information write to, or call:

Dental Health Theater
727 North 1st St.
St. Louis, MO 63102-2539
Phone: (314) 241 - 7391

American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog

The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog may sound offbeat, but in reality exhibits are dedicated to the history of the dog in art. Sorry, no stuffed Lassies here, but you will find plenty of fun while learning all about humankind's furry friends.

On their web page you can find useful advice such as help with looking for a puppy, the right breed for you, even tips on the topic your dog and your neighbor...
http://www.akc.org/index.html

City Museum

An intriguing mix of history, science and whimsy awaits you at City Museum. Described as a "warehouse of adventure," the museum's exhibits include a working art glass studio, a giant fish tank, a walk-through whale, a real circus and secret caves to explore. The museum is housed in a renovated shoe manufacturing plant in St. Louis' former garment district. In keeping with the facility's history, you can even make a pair of shoelaces during your visit.
http://www.citymuseum.org/home.html

Car Buffs

Car buffs will enjoy a double dose of auto attractions in St. Louis. The Museum of Transportation houses more than 300 moving vehicles, including locomotives, street cars, aircraft and automobiles. The passenger car collection includes one of the only two remaining Chrysler Turbine cars and the 1964 Bobby Darin "Dream Car" created by Andy DaDia. At Bigfoot 4x4, fans of the monster truck can get an up-close look at the biggest attraction on wheels.
So just : “Come on in and let's get moving!”
http://www.museumoftransport.org/welcome.htm


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