The National Museum of Transportation, 2933 Barrett Station Road in Kirkwood, celebrates its 75th birthday this year.
Since the museum’s founding in 1944, the staff has successfully curated what the Smithsonian calls “one of the largest and best collections of transportation vehicles in the world.” The collection has over 190 pieces and includes an array of planes, trains, automobiles and even trolleys.
Some train cars in the museum’s collection date back to the 1800s.
For young conductors, the museum’s Creation Station is the perfect way to explore vehicle-related games, toys and more. Public tours, a miniature train and trolley rides are also available. Or, take a stroll through the Pollinary Pantry park to view Missouri flora and fauna. Enjoy lunch at Barrett’s Landing Café or make a stop at the Boxcar Boutique gift shop.
Museum admission is $12 for adults; $5 for kids. Military and senior discounts available. All admission rates include trolley rides.