Welcome to Kirksville!
As you arrive by plane, train, or car, anyone can see that Kirksville, Missouri
is a charming town that is brimming with many exciting things to explore.
Coming from Saint Louis, I was very apprehensive about moving to what seemed
to be a "small farm town in the middle of nowhere". I applied to 15 universities
across the nation that were located in large cities such as Chicago and Cincinnati.
But after the past two years at Truman State University, I have grown to consider
the quaint town of Kirksville as my home away from home.
The concept of family and community really make "K-Ville" unique. There is always
some type of community event going on that highlights this safe and friendly town.
Many of the local restaurants are family operated and are very welcoming to Truman
students. With a variety of options, it is always fun to try out new cuisines or
shop at the local foods market.
In addition, I found it very relaxing to get away from the hustle and bustle
of a big city and get the chance to enjoy all of the aspects of a smaller town.
Thousand Hills Park is a place my family and friends have come to love. From hiking
to boating, there are many ways to appreciate the beauty of Missouri wildlife.
I hope that you will take the time to treasure the hidden gems that lie within
Kirksville. This town is a wonderful place to enhance one’s college experience.
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