Visitors Guide to
The Museum of Transportation
3015 Barrett Station Road
Kirkwood, MO

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The Museum of Transportation was founded in 1944 with the acquisition of the 1870's mule-driven streetcar named "Bellefontaine #33" by a group of individuals dedicated to preserving the past. The Museum of Transportation is located on approximately 129 acres in Kirkwood, a southwestern suburb of St. Louis and houses one of the largest and best collections of transportation vehicles in the world. With more than 70 locomotives, the museum has the most complete collection of American rail power in the world. The museum also has collections of automobiles, busses, streetcars, aircraft, horse drawn vehicles and riverboat material that reflect the ever-changing nature of transportation.


A 1920s Pullman sleeping car, diesel and steam locomotives that were state-of-the-art in their day, and a dining car equipped with a kitchen-on-wheels where the train's cook prepared sumptuous meals on a coal-burning stove.

"Big Boy," the world's largest steam locomotive

The Frisco #1621, a steam locomotive that was built in the U. S. for czarist Russia but the revolution came before the train could be shipped.

An automobile gallery designed as a "dealer showroom" features an ever-changing display of vintage vehicles from the museum's collection and exhibits on speedometers, license plates, and other auto related items fill the second floor gallery. 

Two mini-locomotives pulling passenger cars along a mile-long track.

Visiting the Museum of Transportation
     Visiting Hours
          March 1 - October 31
               Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 4 pm
               Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm

The Museum of Transportation is in the southwest St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood, west of I-270. From the Daugherty Ferry Road exit on 1-270 go west almost a mile to Barrett Station Road. Take Barrett Station Road south 1/2 mile to the museum, which will be on the right.

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The Museum of Transportation - Use the official site of the Museum of Transportation for answers to all the questions you may have.

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