About Arcadia Valley
Arcadia Valley is located just 80 miles south of St. Louis and less than a half-hour drive from U.S. 67. Nestled among the highest mountains of the Missouri Ozarks, the Valley continues to charm travelers with its beauty, quaint shops, delicious eateries, and delightful inns. Historic Arcadia Valley is drained by rushing mountain streams and is home to the cities of Arcadia, Ironton and Pilot Knob, all founded in the 1800s. Each retains its own charm and personality. Because of its elevation, clean air, and the rolling mountains which surround it, the Valley has been compared to the rolling mountains of New England.
At the heart of Arcadia Valley, the red brick Iron County courthouse, graceful antebellum homes and turn of the century mercantile buildings, recall its rich heritage as a once-bustling mining center, a popular nineteenth century summer resort and the scene of a significant Civil War battle at Pilot Knob. Throughout Arcadia Valley, friendly colorful shops and a variety of restaurants greet visitors. Attractive motels and charming bed and breakfast inns offer a selection of overnight lodging and accommodations to meet any budget making the Valley a great headquarters or jumping-off point for your Ozark Heritage vacation. Dine at one of the many local restaurants that serve country style food or award winning BBQ. Take a romantic carriage ride or take in a live show featuring bluegrass music and country oldies. Recreational activities abound in Arcadia Valley. Visit our State Parks and enjoy hiking, backpacking, biking, fishing, swimming and camping. Or, you may choose to take a delightful Missouri float trip on the Black River in canoes, rafts or tubes or camp out by the river in one of our many privately owned Black River Campgrounds.