Maps & Directions
Public university in the Midwest for 19 years running (U.S. News & World Report)
Situated in Kirksville, a welcoming college town in northeastern Missouri, Truman provides the perfect setting for the pursuit of a rich college experience. Take a virtual campus tour or visit us and explore our beautiful 180-acre campus. Kirksville is within easy driving distance of major cities such as St. Louis, Kansas City, and Des Moines.
From Kansas City: Take Interstate 35 north to Highway 36. Follow 36 east until Macon, Mo. At Macon, take Highway 63 north into Kirksville. Note: Route 11 north into Kirksville is a winding road and may be difficult for drivers new to the area.
From St. Louis: Take Interstate 70 west to Columbia, Mo. At Columbia, take Highway 63 north into Kirksville. If traffic in Columbia is expected to be busy, you may also take Highway 61 north to Hannibal, Mo. At Hannibal, take Highway 36 west until Macon, Mo., where you will take Highway 63 north into Kirksville.
From Chicago: Take Interstate 55 or 57 south or 39/51 south to Interstate 72. Follow 72 west and cross the Mississippi River to Missouri Interstate 36. At Macon, Mo., take Highway 63 north into Kirksville.
- Airport: Fly into the Kirksville Regional Airport on Cape Air which offers daily flights between Kirksville and St. Louis.
- Train: The Amtrak Station in La Plata, Mo., is only 15 miles south of Kirksville. Amtrak often offers special deals for students.
- Bus: Greyhound bus stops at a location on the north side of Kirksville. Service is available from most locations with transfers.
If you need transportation from the Kirksville Regional Airport, the Amtrak Station, or the Bus drop-off, see the Kirksville Tourism website.
- Campus Map
- Parking Map
- Weekday Visitors: Obtain a visitor's parking pass from the Office of Admission located in the Ruth W. Town Museum & Visitors Center.
- Weekend Visitors: Guests are welcome to park in any open campus lot.
- Kirksville Map
- Tri-State Map (with mileage estimates from major cities)
Area Lodging and Dining
For places to eat, stay, and shop while you're visiting Kirksville, check out the Visitors Guide to Kirksville.
"My favorite aspect of Truman is the sense of community. I love knowing so many people around campus and having so many great opportunities that I might not have at a larger university."
– Neva S., Creative Writing Major, Theatre Minor