city in Adair County, Missouri, United States

Kirksville is a city in Northeast Missouri.


Tourism informationEdit

Get inEdit

Map of Kirksville

By carEdit

From the south: US Route 63

From the north: US Route 63

From the west: Missouri Route 6, Missouri Route 11

From the East: Missouri Route 6, Missouri Route 11

By planeEdit

St. Louis Lambert International Airport to Kirksville Regional Airport on Cape Air.

By trainEdit

Amtrak Southwest Chief line stops daily at La Plata, Missouri, 11 miles south of Kirksville.

Get aroundEdit

Kirksville is a small community easily traveled by car. The City of Kirksville partners with several local transportation agencies to provide Kirk-Tran. This fixed route bus system offers $2 rides hourly from 7AM to 6PM. Many people enjoy getting around the town by bicycle. A number of small bike trails and designated bike lanes help cyclists accomplish this. The City is looking to develop a concerted trail system from the Parks and Recreation department's master plan.


Truman State UniversityEdit

Founded in 1867, Truman serves as the Missouri's public liberal arts and sciences university. The university continues to be a leader in developing students and preparing them for rigorous graduate programs and professional opportunities. The campus features a large collection of buildings designed by the firm of Pearce & Pearce (formerly Pearce & Bonsack) of St. Louis, Missouri. Visitors may enjoy learning about Truman's history at the Ruth Warner Towne Museum and Visitor Center. The Special Collections Department at the Pickler Memorial Library houses a wide range of historical records and artifacts relating to northeast Missouri, teacher education, Abraham Lincoln, and more.

A.T. Still UniversityEdit

Dr. Andrew Taylor Still founded the field of osteopathic medicine when he opened his school in Kirksville in 1892. His university stands today as the cornerstone of this medical training tradition. Many osteopathic physicians, dentists, and professionals make their way to Kirksville each year to understand the roots of their field. Visitors enjoy the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine. Tours include information about Dr. Still, the evolution of the field, historic techniques and equipment, and important figures in osteopathy. Just outside the museum is Heritage Hall. It contains the birthplace of Dr. Still and the first building uses for his school.

Adair County Historical SocietyEdit

Since 1976, the volunteers of the Adair County Historical Society have worked to preserve and promote the history of the local area. The museum is housed in a building that was constructed as Kirksville's private library. It features numerous exhibits on local life, educational institutions, economic development, and military involvement. Visitors also can utilize records for historical and genealogy research.







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