Plan a Visit

St. James Chamber of Commerce

Diane’s Diner

The always classy and delicious Sybil’s Restaurant


World's Largest Rocking Chair in Fanning, Mo

World’s Largest Rocking Chair in Fanning, Mo

St. James Winery

St. James Winery, wine tasting anyone?

Ruby's Ice Cream

Ruby’s Ice Cream


Location

If you look up Small Town, USA on a map chances are you won’t find it. But if you’re looking for a place that looks and feels like every small town they sing about in all of those country music songs, look no further than St. James, MO. With less than 4,000 residents and located on Historic Route 66, St. James is home to not only our Vacuum Museum but also for our Tacony Manufacturing Plant where Simplicity and Riccar vacuum cleaners are made. So when you stop by for a tour of the Vacuum Museum make sure you ask for the deluxe tour which includes a brief viewing of the factory upstairs from the museum and meet the men and women who build the world’s best vacuum cleaners.*

#3 Industrial Drive
St. James, MO 65559
Toll free: 1-866-444-9004

*Factory tours are only available during factory hours of operation, Monday through Thursday, 9 AM – 4:30 PM. See also the section on handicap accessibility.

Hours of Operation

Open Monday to Saturday
9 AM – 5 PM
Excluding Holidays

Group Tours

Group tours are available by appointment. Please call 866-444-9004. There is ample parking for buses and RVs.

Handicap Accessible

The Vacuum Museum has a large handicap parking platform conveniently located in front of an access ramp. Inside the museum there is ample room for wheelchairs, scooters and similar mobility devices as well as a handicap accessible restroom.

Handicap accessibility for the factory tour is located at the front of the manufacturing plant during factory hours of operation, Monday through Thursday, 9 AM – 4:30 PM.

Directions & Map

From St. Louis:

  • Take I-44 West to exit 195 (St. James/MO-8)
  • Turn left onto Jefferson Street
  • Turn left onto St. James Boulevard
  • Turn left onto Springfield Road
  • Turn right onto Industrial Drive
  • The building will be on your left, you will see signs for the museum.

From Springfield:

  • Take I-44 East to EXIT 195 (St. James/MO-8)
  • Turn right onto Jefferson Street
  • Turn left onto St. James Boulevard (Historic Route 66)
  • Turn left onto Springfield Road
  • Turn right onto Industrial Drive
  • The building will be on your left, you will see signs for the museum

Route 66 Affiliates

Proud doesn’t emphasize enough how honored we feel to be located on and affiliated with Historic Route 66. The “Mother Road” embodies true Americana and will continue to draw true blue Americans to its many sites for years to come.

Here are a few of our Route 66 affiliates:

Route 66 Association of Missouri
www.missouri66.org

Route 66 Preservation Foundation
www.cart66pf.org