The City Museum in St. Louis has been sued at least two dozen times in the last five years. That's because patrons have been injured on attractions such as the five-story jungle gym, the enclosed "Monster Slide" that drops riders the length of three staircases, and the rooftop Ferris wheel.
A piece in the Wall Street Journal reports that museum owner Bob Cassilly says lawyers are taking the fun out of life. His annual insurance premiums have risen from about $36,000 since the museum's founding in 1997 to roughly $600,000 a year today -- representing about $1 of the $12 admission fee.
Some parents stay away from the place, because they think it's just too dangerous. But others say there's risk wherever you go -- and they don't let the potential dangers stop them.
Would you take your kid there?