Top Activities to Enjoy in Kirkwood

Top Activities to Enjoy in Kirkwood

  • Mike Knoll
  • 04/27/22

Maybe you’ve heard Kirkwood is a great place to visit, and you’re thinking about checking out the area. Or perhaps you’re in the market for Kirkwood real estate, and you’re wondering what your life might be like in Kirkwood. In this article, we’ll introduce you to some of the top activities to enjoy in Kirkwood. These activities make for a great weekend and can help you unwind after a long day of searching for homes for sale in Kirkwood, MO.

1. Frank Lloyd Wright House

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Seated on 10.5 acres of land in Ebsworth Park, this residence was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, a  renowned architect in the 20th century. This was the first building Wright built in St. Louis and is only one of only the buildings he built in Missouri. This 1900-square-foot home was designed for a local family and has been restored since its original construction. Tours, additional classes, and learning opportunities are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Advance reservation is required if you want to participate in a tour.

2. Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center boasts 112 acres of forests primarily containing oak and hickory trees. There are three on-site paved trails, as well as an indoor nature center, aquarium, and beehive. Regular programs are conducted by naturalists, and classes are taught to help guests of all ages engage with nature on a deeper level. The nature center opens from 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. daily, but the building opens only on Tuesdays to Saturdays. There are also volunteer opportunities available in case any local owners of Kirkwood real estate are interested in getting involved on a regular basis.

3. Emmenegger Nature Park

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Emmenegger Nature Park features 93 acres of beautiful outdoor areas. Adjacent to the park, Possum Woods Conservation Area boasts an additional 15 acres. Over the past 100 years, this area has been used as a public swimming pool and tennis club. At one point, the St. Louis Zoo also used the area as an exotic animal breeding area. In the 1970s, Russell E. Emmenegger originally developed the land as a park. The layout features a diverse mix of hardwoods and land species. An area map and brochure can be found on their website.

4. Kirkwood Park

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While the first few spaces on this list featured opportunities to explore nature in a more undisturbed form, Kirkland Park offers an amphitheater, aquatic center, baseball diamonds, playgrounds, and a pickleball court. Guests can also enjoy barbecue pits, picnic areas, and a skating rink. The oldest park in Kirkwood, this park has expanded across 92 acres of land. A map of the space is available on their website.

5. Kirkwood Farmers’ Market

Kirkwood Farmers’ Market is a wonderful place to shop, eat, and spend time with family and friends. The market opens daily, from April through October. It offers a pumpkin patch in October and a Christmas market during the holiday season. Visit their website to see their full hours of operation, as well as a list of special upcoming events and presentations.

6. Downtown Kirkwood

The downtown Farmers’ Market is only one of many options to explore in Downtown Kirkwood. There are a variety of shopping, dining, and service options in the area, which many residents and visitors love to explore on foot. To begin planning your day in Downtown Kirkwood, visit their website to learn more about which retailers, restaurants, and services are available.

7. The Magic House

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The Magic House is a great place for children to learn, have fun, and engage their imaginations. With several interactive exhibits, as well as special events planned throughout the year, there is something for everyone to enjoy. If you’re searching for homes for sale in Kirkwood, MO and planning to live in Kirkwood, you might be interested in their membership opportunities. More information about membership can be found here.

8. Treats Unleashed

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Want a fun activity your furry friend can enjoy along with you? Consider taking them to Treats Unleashed. Treats Unleashed is a great local stop for natural pet food and treats, as well as grooming and pet washes. They also offer special events throughout the year, like an Easter Egg Hunt for pets. They’ll work with you to plan the perfect birthday or holiday surprise for your pet.

9. Turkey Day Game

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This is the annual rivalry matchup between Kirkwood High School and Webster Groves High School. This game has over 100 years of rich history and competition and is a date local residents and football fans circle on their calendar each year. The school district also plans a special “Turkey Week” each year in anticipation of the turkey game, with activities for both students and alumni.

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