NMRA on the Web The NMRA (National Model Railroad Association) is the largest organization devoted to the development, promotion, and enjoyment of the hobby of model railroading.
Operation Lifesaver OLI is a national, non-profit education and awareness program dedicated to ending tragic collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and on railroad rights of way.
World’s Greatest Hobby WGH website is the hub of a campaign launched Sept. 2001 to raise public awareness of the hobby of model railroading and to make it easy for newcomers to get started. This program has the backing of the Model Railroad Industry Association.
Museum of Transportation Besides its extensive rail collection, the Museum of Transport displays an automobile collection, a C-47 aircraft, and a Missouri River towboat. You can ride on a miniature train, walk the decks of the “H.T. Pott,” ring a steam locomotive bell, visit a caboose or marvel about the simplicity of 1901 autos.
National Railway Historical Society, St. Louis Chapter The National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) is dedicated to the preservation and education of America’s rich railway history. The St. Louis Chapter offers historical programs at their meetings as well as passenger rail excursions.
NMRA Mid-Continent Region (MCoR) Website of the NMRA Mid-Continent Region.
The Collectors Weekly Their Model Railroad and Trains section includes top eBay auctions. The Gateway NMRA website is part of their Hall of Fame.
Amtrak Midwest Corridor Service Two Amtrak stations in St. Louis!
Texas Eagle, Amtrak Rail Service
Wabash, Frisco & Pacific Railroad 12 inch gauge live steam railroad which travels along the scenic Meramec River. The WF&P is a non-profit, educational organization.
National Weather Service – St. Louis The St. Louis area weather forecast, radar, and active weather watches and warnings.
Gateway Arch The Gateway Arch is the trademark landmark of St. Louis and is in the Jefferson Expansion National Park – only a few blocks from the Convention Hotel. Ride to the top in a “train” that’s a cross with a Ferris wheel!
St. Louis Science Center One of the top ten Science Centers in the country. Includes an OmniMax theatre, over six hundred wonderful interactive exhibits, full-size animated dinosaurs, special traveling exhibits, and a laser light show planetarium.
Missouri Botanical Garden One of the finest gardens in the world. Experience the beautiful, tranquil surroundings. Also see our online article on the Gardenland Express garden railroad and flower display.
St. Louis Zoo One of the finest zoos in the nation. Always free admission, see the animals in natural settings, enjoy the exhibits, ride the train!
Missouri Historical Society Museum Provides its diverse community with information about past human thought and activity, supplying critical context for analysis of persistent themes and significant issues in the present.
St. Louis Art Museum A free and comprehensive world-class museum with over 30,000 works in the collection. The Saint Louis Art Museum is in a spectacular setting atop Art Hill in Forest Park in The Palace of Fine Arts, a Beaux Arts-style building designed for the 1904 World’s Fair.
The Magic House – St. Louis Children’s Museum An exciting, unique, hands-on museum where you can explore, share, create, discover, pretend, experience and have fun.
City Museum Explore the unexpected at this exciting new museum for children and adults. Art, science, history and fun weave together in this downtown attraction.