Kirkwood Performing Arts Center
210 E. Monroe Ave., 63122
This Broadway-caliber, multiuse venue will host a full slate of public performances and private events. In addition to the 525-seat main stage theater, the brand-new, state-of-the-art facility also features a studio theater, providing a blank canvas where productions of all sizes and scopes can be performed. Additional indoor and outdoor amenities include a 2,000 square-foot space with floor-to-ceiling windows and an expansive lawn area, both of which can accommodate numerous seating and staging arrangements for hosting events of all types.
Upon opening, the new Kirkwood Performing Arts Center will usher in a new era of national-quality performances for Kirkwood and the greater St. Louis region. The Resident Arts Organizations will be anchored by STAGES St. Louis, Kirkwood Theatre Guild, and the Kirkwood Youth Theatre program. Both STAGES and Kirkwood Theatre Guild have generously contributed to the development of the Center.
The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum
516 S. Kirkwood Road, 63122
The wildly popular Magic House is a not-for-profit participatory museum. It provides hands-on learning experiences for children and families that encourage participation, experimentation, creativity, and the development of problem-solving skills within an atmosphere of wonder and magic. With more than 600,000 visitors a year, The Magic House was recently named the #1 national attraction for child appeal by the U.S. Zagat Family Travel Guide. Free parking. Entrance fee: $10 per person, free for children under one.
Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park
120 North Ballas Road, 63122
Nestled on 10.5 acres, the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park is a unique and significant residence designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, widely recognized as the greatest American architect of the 20th century. It is an excellent example of Wright’s democratic vision – intended to provide middle-class Americans with beautiful architecture at an affordable cost. The home is notable not only for its architectural integrity, but for retaining its original Wright-designed furnishings and fabrics. With a floor plan composed of two intersecting parallelograms, it is considered one of Wright’s most geometrically complex homes. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of its significance in American architecture.
Museum of Transportation
3015 Barrett Station Road, (314) 965-8007
On 129 acres of land, The Museum of Transportation houses "one of the largest and best collections of transportation vehicles in the world," according to the Smithsonian Institution. With more than 70 locomotives, the Museum has the most complete collection of American rail power anywhere. Its collection of automobiles, buses, streetcars, aircraft, horse-drawn vehicles, and riverboat material reflects the ever-evolving nature of transportation. A walk through this Museum is indeed a walk through history.
Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
11715 Cragwold Road, (314) 301-1500
Since 1991, Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center has offered thousands of visitors a fresh look at Missouri's forests, fish, and wildlife. Visitors can hike three miles of paved trails while enjoying the sloping rocky woods, beautiful wildflowers, and towering trees in 112 acres of oak-hickory-forest. When visitors explore the nature center, they see the value of using our resources wisely in the urban setting – and throughout the entire state. The Department of Conservation's special displays help visitors learn about the birds, mammals, fish, and reptiles commonly found in Missouri backyards, parks, and forests. Closed to pets. No entrance fee.
302 W. Argonne Drive, (314) 965-5151
The Kirkwood Historical Society is an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization that preserves and promotes Kirkwood’s long and storied history. The society makes its headquarters in Mudd’s Grove, a 160 year-old house located in the heart of Kirkwood. This historic home, built in the classic Greek Revival style, currently houses the Kirkwood Historical Society museum, library, and gift shop. This magnificent home hosts tours and is available for private events as well.