Five Attractions within Five Miles
The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum
516 S. Kirkwood Road, (314) 822-8900
The Magic House is a not-for-profit participatory museum that provides hands-on learning experiences for children and families that encourage participation, experimentation, creativity and the development of problem-solving skills within a place of beauty, wonder, joy and magic. With more than 400,000 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.
Museum of Transportation
3015 Barrett Station Road, (314) 965-8007
The Museum of Transportation owns approximately 129 acres of land, and 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 in the world, and its collection of automobiles, buses, streetcars, aircraft, horse drawn vehicles and riverboat material reflects the ever-changing nature of transportation. A walk through the Museum is a walk through history.
Laumeier Sculpture Park
12580 Rott Road, (314) 821-1209
Laumeier Sculpture Park is a 98-acre open-air museum whose focus is monumental and contemporary sculpture. It is an institution of international significance whose more than 300,000 visitors annually come ot enjoy, explore, learn and understand the complexity and beauty of monumental works of art in natural settings. The institution itself is one of a handful of open-air museums around the world. Laumeier provides high-quality learning experiences for the greater St. Louis community and for visitors from all over the world. The many changing exhibitions, concerts, educational programs, lectures and special events developed at Laumeier Sculpture Park for all to enjoy support the mission of the institution. Laumeier Sculpture Park also welcomes your dogs--on a leash please.
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. Nestled in 112 acres of oak-hickory-forest, you can hike the three miles of paved trails while enjoying the sloping rocky woods that are a haven of beautiful wildflowers, towering trees and tangled vines. Come explore the nature center and see for yourself the value of wisely using our resources in the urban setting--and throughout the state. The Department of Conservation's special displays help you understand 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
This historic home, built in 1860 in the classic Greek Revival style, currently houses the Kirkwood Historical Society museum, library and gift shop.