HISTORY OF ARCADIA VALLEY
Nestled in the St. Francois Mountains in Southeast Missouri, Arcadia Valley is one of Missouri's most unique locales. Born from long extinct volcanoes, the valley sits in the midst of three ancient calderas: Butler Hill, Taum Sauk and Hawn Peak. Its unique geologic origin is one of the features that makes the valley so special.
Arcadia Valley was also the scene of one of the largest and most hard-fought battles waged on the state’s soil—the Battle of Pilot Knob. History buffs and those interested in learning more about our region will enjoy this humbling attraction.