Kirksville sits among the green rolling hills of north Missouri. Autumn in Kirksville gives you the opportunity to:

  • Pet an alpaca at Papa’s Alpaca
  • Admire the solar system and learn about the stars at the Robison Planetarium on the Truman campus 
  • Pick a pumpkin at the Urban Garden, 
  • Find your way through a corn maze at Jackson Country Connection, 
  • Enjoy a glass of wine at SIP Downtown. 
  • Ride a horse at the Kirksville Horse Center
  • Eat dinner on the deck at Lakeside Dining at Thousand Hills State Park.  
  • Stroll through Framer’s Market on Saturday mornings. 
  • Paddle a kayak on Forest Lake.
  • Hike on the Forest Lake Area Trail System Trails
  • Camp at Thousand Hills State Park
  • Stay in one of the local hotels or B&Bs

Visit Kirksville and listen to live music at the Round Barn Blues Festival, the Summer on the Square concerts, and performances at Truman State University.  Attend the Red Barn Arts Festival or the Scottish Highland Games.


Go fishing at Thousand Hills State Park.  Catch trout at Spur Pond and Muskie at Hazel Creek Lake. Rent a paddle board or pontoon boat. Bike around the hike/bike path.

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Tour the museums. Begin with the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine. Enjoy art exhibits or a class at the Sue Ross Arts Center and Gallery 104.  Learn about history at the Ruth Towne Museum and the Novinger Coal Miner Museum.  


Stoll through Farmers Market. Shop in unique boutiques and antique shops. Try the town’s 2nd best hamburger at the Dukum Inn or some spanakopita at the Greek Corner.  Have sushi at Bonzi or taste the barbecue sandwiches at Baker’s Smokehouse.

Fly from St. Louis on Cape Air or travel by Amtrak Train or drive and enjoy pastoral landscapes.

Kirksville is sure to satisfy any palate.  To find more details about the community, go to