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A fun filled weekend of music and fun activities. Friday evening begins with "Pickin on the square," so take your acoustic instruments and join the fun.
A large parade (at 86 years, this is the longest continuing parade in Missouri) kicks off the festivities on Saturday, followed by a full day of music, food, and dancing.
Vendors set-up around the town square to display their crafts. A small train is available for the children and a horse drawn carriage gives rides as well. There is something for everyone.
Attention pickers. Friday evenings, take your acoustic instruments to the beautiful Arcadia Valley Courthouse Square and be ready to pick and grin – or just come to listen.
Take your own seating.
We strive to inspire each visitor with its unique combination of scenic beauty and peaceful elegant comfort. Eight circa 1902 brick buildings, on 16 beautiful acres. Guestrooms have a private bathroom, comfortable beds and overstuffed couches.
The bed and breakfast boasts 60 foot balconies which offer beautiful panoramic views of the former Ursuline Academy gardens.
Facilities include the Thee Abbey Kitchen, famous for cinnamon rolls and bread made with fresh ground wheat flour. The adjoining creamery features house-made frozen custard, ice cream treats, and old fashioned candies.
Within 20 minutes of wineries. Shop downtown Ironton for Antiques, and visit the Civil War Battlefield in Pilot Knob.
Visit our website and Facebook page for details, photos, reservations and a schedule of our Murder Mystery shows and other dinner and musical events.
We have three cottages that sleep six, located two miles outside of Ironton, 80 miles southeast of St. Louis. The country setting provides a peace and quiet not found in the city. Walk along Stouts Creek; relax by the pool; float the Black River using canoes, rafts or tubes. Trail rides are on the adjacent property.
The Arcadia Valley offers a variety of outdoor recreation and events. Visit our website for details.
Specializing in the ultimate country experience. View a working cattle farm while taking a guided trail ride through the woods along Stouts Creek, passing a Civil War historic marker.
In the spring and fall, see baby calves with their mothers. If you are lucky, you might glimpse a beaver at work and a great blue heron. The property is home to countless birds, wild turkey, eagles, white tail deer and other critters.
Bring your horse or ride one of ours. We hand-pick the horses to match your riding ability. Trail rides by reservation only. We have stall rentals on-site.
Our Plain & Fancy Bed & Breakfast inn is on site. Guests of our bed and breakfast receive a discount on trail rides.
Baylee Jo's meats are slow-smoked using cherry wood, which imparts a sweet, cherry flavor. The baked beans (a staple in all barbecue joints) are loaded with rib-meat pieces. All of the side dishes are made on-site. The slaw is a sweet vinegary dish.
The barbecue cornbread is a meal in itself – a slightly sweet cornbread, with add pulled pork, jalapenos, corn, cheese, top with more meat and barbecue suace.
A house specialty: all-you-care-to-eat grilled, fried and boiled shrimp, every Friday night.
Camping, floating, and live entertainment are offered along a half-mile of riverfront on the Black River. Electric sites are available. Camping includes firewood and entertainment. Day passes are offered. Camping packages and group discounts are available. Wheelchair accessible toilets and showers.
Music and entertainment are offered some weekends. Canoes, rafts and tube rentals. General store on-site. Located 20 minutes from Johnson's Shut-Ins; 15 minutes from Taum Sauk Mountain State Park; 35 minutes from Elephant Rocks State Park; 30 minutes from Fort Davidson State Historic Site.
A rustic, secluded log cabin with loft; sleeps six. It has a European style, two-story fireplace, indoor Jacuzzi brand tub, outdoor hot tub and a large front porch. Bear Cub Cabin is smaller, but also sleeps six. The three-bedroom lodge sleeps 10; it has a red granite, woodburning fireplace, large deck and outdoor hot tub. All units have kitchen and bathroom. The lodgings offer half a mile of private Black River beach front access. Float trips and weekend entertainment are available at Bearcat Getaway Resort. Located 20 minutes from Johnson's Shut-Ins; 15 minutes from Taum Sauk Mountain State Park; 30 minutes from Elephant Rocks State Park; and 25 minutes from Fort Davidson State Historic Site.
Our family campground is nestled in among tall pines and other native trees, so there is abundant shade!
We have 34 full hook-up sites (eight - 50Amp and 26 - 30Amp. They include electric, water, sewer, and cable; seven sites with electric, water and cable; and seven primitive tent sites. We also have three Camper Cabins!
We have plenty of things for everyone in the family to enjoy. Activities include: playground, fishing, volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, basketball, and a swimming pool. There are plenty of roads for bike riding, so bring your bicycles! Please call or visit our website for directions.
Today mingling with yesterday's style of decorating and furnishings. Buy a gift or treat yourself to limited antiques of unusual interest for decorating and collecting or find a more updated style. Enjoy this shopping experience.
We are a full-service Good Sam RV park located on the banks of crystal-clear Big Creek. All 50 of our big-rig friendly sites have 30- and 50-amp electric, water, and septic hookups, cable TV, and Wi-Fi. We have a swimming pool, propane fill station, private shower suites, a 24-hour coin laundry, arcade, and a meeting hall to serve all your needs.
Big Creek is good for wading, catch-and-release fishing, or swimming on hot days. The nature trail that runs along the creek is good for walking and enjoying the Ozark outdoors. Nearby attractions include Black River, Johnson's Shut-Ins, Elephant Rocks, Taum Sauk Mountain, and Fort Davidson--just to name a few!
At this park, giant, billion-year-old granite boulders stand end-to-end, like a train of red circus elephants. Spend some time reading the names and comments carved into the red granite by 19th century miners who worked in the area.
A self-guiding trail (with Braille signage) winds among these geologic wonders and takes you past what remains of the long-dead mining operation.
Picnic sites and flush restrooms are available.
The park is off of Route 21, four miles north of Pilot Knob.
We are nestled in the beautiful Arcadia Valley of the St Francois Mountains. All guestrooms have 70-channel cable TV and queen beds, micro-fridge, a microwave and Internet; our suites include a sitting area, separate bedroom and a jetted tub.
Our motel overlooks the civil war battlefield at Fort Davidson State Historic Site and visitors' center. We are three miles from Elephant Rocks State Park; eight miles from Taum Sauk Mountain State Park (the highest elevation in Missouri); 14 miles from Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park.
Fort Davidson Restaurant is adjacent, serving meals from steaks to seafood, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
This area is for folks who appreciate nature and geology, or are simply looking for a breathtaking view.
The 1.5 billion year-old Precambrian rock outcrops on Hughes Mountain are among the oldest exposed rocks in the United States. A rhyolite formation, known locally as the Devil's Honeycomb, is one of Missouri's geologic wonders; it is the highest point on Hughes Mountain. A short hike takes you there–be sure to take your camera.
Two-thirds of the area is wooded. The area features glades, which are natural openings on western or southern slopes dominated by native grasses and wildflowers. Animals often found on these glades include fence lizards, collared lizards, lichen grasshoppers and prairie warblers.
Hughes Mountain Natural Area is 11 miles south of Potosi on Route 21, then five miles east on Route M; the parking lot is on south side of road, 200 yards east of Cedar Creek Road (CR 541).
Hummingbird Hideaway is a two-bedroom, one-bath cottage in secluded Peola Valley. We offer peace and quiet, complete with a spring-fed creek that runs through our property. Remodeled in 2009, so most everything is new, from kitchen to bath to bedrooms. We provide private access to the Black River. There are hordes of hummingbirds, in season.
The museum is housed in the restored 1941 Ironton-Arcadia Depot. It contains an extensive collection of Arcadia Valley and Iron County artifacts, genealogy records, and photographs. The collection includes the Union battle flag from the Civil War battle of Pilot Knob.
Carved into the rock by the flow if the Black River, the shut-ins are a great place for swimming and splashing. A boardwalk and overlooks offer spectacular views and provides easy access to the shut-ins.
The park features tent and RV camping; cabins; a general store; a visitor center; hiking and equestrian trails.
Located 9 miles north of Lesterville. See the website for details and restrictions.
Millstream Gardens Conservation Area is a 697-acre tract of land in Madison County, about halfway between Fredericktown and Arcadia, off of State Route 72. The Tiemann Shut-ins are within the area's boundaries. The St. Francis River forms one of the area's western boundaries, then meanders eastward for 1.2 miles through the area's mid-southern section, before rushing through the shut-ins and passing into the Silver Mines area. The area's woodlands are composed primarily of oak, hickory, and pine in the uplands, and ash, elm, and maple along the river border and its drainages. The St. Francis River at Millstream Gardens, and its wooded corridor, is a part of Missouri's Natural Area System. This large stream contains an adjoining slough and large igneous shut-ins. A wide variety of animals live here. Wildlife species such as whitetail deer, turkey, and squirrel inhabit the uplands.
Carriage rides from The Parlor Bed and Breakfast or Grant's Restaurant in downtown Ironton. Will travel to your weddings, birthdays or special events.
This 1889 bed and breakfast houses three guestrooms with private baths; custom dining. A full breakfast is served. This property is on the National Register of Historic Places. Our inn is located in the Arcadia Valley; we are about 15 minutes from Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park and five minutes from Elephant Rocks State Park.
This 1908 farmhouse has four guestrooms. Features include: a hot tub overlooking Stouts Creek; a gazebo; a patio with fire-pit; full breakfast. Located in the Arcadia Valley, two miles from Ironton, on Route 72.
The Riversedge Campground is on the clear and cool Black River. We have more than 100 campsites located on or near the river, more than half of which are equipped with electric and water hookups. We also provide modern bathroom facilities with clean toilets and hot showers.
While here, why not enjoy a float trip on our beautiful river or a memorable side trip to Johnson's Shut-ins, Elephant Rocks or Taum Sauk Mountain? Many of Missouri's natural wonders are within 30 minutes of our campground.
Located in the beautiful Arcadia Valley, among the highest mountains, streams, & waterfalls in Missouri. Overlooks the Fort Davidson battlefield; less than 15 minutes from three of Missouri's showcase State Parks: Elephant Rocks; Johnson's Shut-ins; and Taum Sauk Mountain (Missouri's highest point).
Baylee-Jo's Restaurant on-site serves award-winning barbecue, steaks, seafood, and house-made sides.
Shepherd Mountain RV Park is located in the Arcadia Valley. Picnic benches overlooking Stouts Creek are provided. Sites have sewer, and water hook-ups.
At an elevation of 1,772 feet, this is the highest point in Missouri. The state's highest wet-weather waterfall, Mina Sauk Falls, is a highlight of this scenic rugged park. Primitive camping, hiking and backpacking trails, an accessible overlook and picnicking are offered. The park is located off Route 21, nine miles southwest of Ironton on Route CC.
Basic, walk-in campsites and a special-use camping area are available. Campsites are first-come, first-served. Water is available. Taum Sauk Mountain, Missouri's highest point, is featured in the park along with Mina Sauk Falls, the state's highest waterfall (wet weather only). An overlook, trails and picnicking are offered in this rugged, scenic park. The park is located off Route 21, eight miles southwest of Ironton.
Restored circa 1901 home.Three guestrooms, private bath with two-person jetted tubs. Wraparound porch and balcony. Homemade pastries are always available. We offer carriage rides to our restaurant and to downtown. Nice place for weddings and private events. No smoking indoors. Full breakfast.
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