Introduction to Kirkwood, Missouri
Kirkwood, Missouri, in St. Louis county, is located 7 miles SW of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is located in the Saint Louis metropolitan area. Kirkwood has a population of 27,324.
The land now covered by the City of Kirkwood was purchased by Richard Smith Elliott and Hiram W. Leffingwell in 1850. The Pacific Railroad first entered the area in 1853. In fact, the city was named after the railroad engineer called James P. Kirkwood. The train station was built in 1893 and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Kirkwood was the first planned suburb which was located west of Mississippi River.
Kirkwood and nearby Attractions
- Museum of Transportation
- Magic House, St Louis Children's Museum
- Laumeier Sculpture Park
- Saint Louis Zoo
- Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
- Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area
Things To Do In Kirkwood
Kirkwood offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. One can visit the Magic House, St Louis Children's Museum. The Museum of Transportation and Saint Louis Zoo are in the neighborhood. It is worth taking a look around the Frieden Lutheran Church and Saint Agnes Home. It also offers easy access to the Jefferson Barracks Historical Park, Frank Holten State Recreation Area, Castlewood State Park, and Ulysses S. Grant Farm.
Lambert - St Louis International Airport is less than half an hour's drive away.
Kirkwood Higher Education
Saint Louis Community College - Meramec and Midwest Institute for Medical Assistants are the local higher education institutions. Others in the neighborhood include Webster University and Maryville University of Saint Louis.