it's easy to get here
There are many ways to get to Arcadia Valley.
come By train
We are proud to offer Amtrak train service to and from Arcadia Valley!
On the Amtrak Texas Eagle line. It's easy and convienent to make a day trip or longer using the train service.
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come By motorcycle or car
It is pretty easy to get here. Please see the maps & directions below. You can also download a copy of these maps and directions.
From St. Louis - Take I-55 south out of St. Louis to US Hwy 67, just south of the Festus (Route A) exit. Turn right (Exit 174) onto southbound US Hwy 67 and drive past Bonne Terre, Park Hills, Leadington and into Farmington. On the south side of Farmington is the Hwy 221 overpass. Exit onto Hwy 221 to the right. Travel on Route 221 for nine miles where Hwy 221 turns to the left. Stay on Hwy 221 for nine more miles to Pilot Knob/Ironton/Arcadia.
From Jefferson City - Take US Hwy 50 east out of Jefferson City to US Hwy 63. Turn right onto US Hwy 63 and travel to Vichy. At the junction of US Hwy 63 and Hwy 68, turn left onto Hwy 68. Stay on Hwy 68 through St. James. South of St. James at the junction of Hwy 68 and Hwy 8, stay to the left. You will be on Hwy 8. Travel on Hwy 8 to Potosi. As you leave Potosi, turn right onto Hwy 21. Stay on Hwy 21, passing Elephant Rocks State Park. Continue on Hwy 21 into Pilot Knob/Ironton/Arcadia.
From Springfield/Joplin - Take I-44 out of Springfield toward St. Louis. Exit at the St. James Overpass (Exit 195) and turn right onto Hwy 8/68. Stay on Hwy 68 through St. James. South of St. James at the junction of Hwy 68 and Hwy 8, stay to the left. You will be on Hwy 8. As you leave Potosi, turn right onto Hwy 21, passing Elephant Rocks State Park. Continue on Hwy 21 into Pilot Knob/Ironton/Arcadia.
come on foot
Arcadia Valley is located on the Trail of Tears. This historic trail which stretches 5,043 miles across nine states is full of history and nature.
The trail commemorates the forced removal of Cherokee from their homelands. Seventeen Cherokee detachments traveled westward along this trail. Take in the scenery as you are able to visit the sacred sites that tell a story of suffering and intolerance, but more importantly a story of survival.
Visit the National Park Service official site to learn more.
Photo from United States National Park Service
Arcadia Valley is proud to be located directly on the TransAmerica bike trail.
The trail's ninth section boasts a 408.5 mile length traversing from Girard, KS to Murphysboro, IL. It winds through the Saint Francis Mountains and provides amazing views of nature's beauty; from stunning water falls to lush forest. Taking you past the Johnson Shut-in's state park, past Taum Sauk Mountain, the highest point in the state of Missouri, and through historic downtown Pilot Knob, MO.
Find more details about this amazing bike route from the Adventure Cycling Association.
come by plane
Flying to the Arcadia Valley is an exceptional way to take in the beautiful nature by air as you fly your private plane or chartered plane into the Bismarck Memorial Airport.
Alternatively, if you are flying commercially, you can fly into St. Louis Lambert International Airport which is only an hour and a half north of Arcadia Valley. Once you've landed you have the option of driving here or taking the Amtrak train.