Debi and Amanda of the Kirksville Tourism Department share insights on Kirksville's best treasures and offer suggestions about what to do, where to go, and how to play in your own backyard.
Take a Tour… right in your own backyard!
One of our targeted focuses for Tourism is the group travel market. In order to make it easier for large groups to visit Kirksville, we create sample itineraries to distribute with suggested ideas.
We have decided to share those suggestions with our readers here, so that you can see the hidden gems we show our guests! In many cases, our office works directly with businesses to set up tours. If you and a group of friends are interested in a tour, but don’t know where to start- give us a call. We are happy to help!
History and Culture Itinerary
Enjoy galleries, concerts, and museums in Kirksville, where rural charm meets university living for true diversity!
Grab coffee and a freshly baked scone at the Costa Rican Café before heading to the Kirksville Arts Center to see their gallery showing. Take a short walk to Dave’s Studio to pick up some supplies for a piece of your own and you might catch the artist himself at work! Take a short drive to La Plata and visit the Silver Rails Gallery and Memorial Library to see Amtrak and historic train displays!
Walk through the A.T. Still University Medicinal Garden and Museum of Osteopathic Medicine or get more general history at the Ruth Towne Museum on to see Missouri Memorabilia. Take a stop by the Adair County Historical Society for local items!
Get an early dinner at the Thousand Hills Dining Lodge and see the Native American Petroglyph Shelter that protects rock formations dating back thousands of years! Head back into town for a Kohlenberg Lyceum Performance.