STAGES St. Louis performs Mamma Mia at the new Kirkwood Performing Arts Center (KPAC).


The suburban landscape of Kirkwood is dotted with family-friendly attractions, playful parks, independent shops and enticing eateries.

As passenger trains chug through downtown, residents and visitors shop at the Kirkwood Farmers’ Market, snack on appetizers, sip wine and indulge in ice cream.

Rows of century-old buildings house one-of-a-kind establishments, ranging from homey coffee shops to fine-dining restaurants to boutique stores galore. As you enter each spot, the owners and staff will welcome you with a smile.

Looking for outdoor fun? The area has abundant green space, including Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, which comprises 112 acres of oak-hickory forest in a quiet corner of the city, and Kirkwood Park, which features hiking trails, athletic fields, picnic pavilions, an ice rink, a playground, a community garden and more.

Back in the heart of the bustling business district, the Kirkwood Performing Arts Center (KPAC) hosts a variety of events, including noteworthy stage productions by The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Saint Louis Ballet and STAGES St. Louis.

We know that there’s a lot to do in St. Louis, but we suggest making your way to Kirkwood at one point.