Plan Your Visit

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  • Location

    The Arcadia Round Barn is located at 107 Highway 66 in Arcadia, six miles east of Interstate 35.

  • Hours

    10 a.m. - 5 p.m

    Subject to change due to volunteer availability or severe weather. 

  • Admission

    Admission is free, but donations are accepted for the Arcadia Historical and Preservation Society, which maintains the barn and the modern, clean restrooms.

Museum and Gift Shop

The downstairs level is a museum and gift shop. Guided tours are available.

The museum features the story of how the barn was built in 1898 and how it became a museum nearly 100 years later. Visitors also learn about the history of Arcadia, Route 66 and the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway.

Exhibits include antique farm equipment, a beautifully restored railroad baggage cart, Route 66 memorabilia and artifacts from the early days of Arcadia and nearby homestead farms.

Cold bottled water is sold in the gift shop, and there are several restaurants and convenience stores nearby.

Live Music & Events

Professional musicians provide live music every Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and there’s a crafts and games table for the kids.

The Loft

The domed loft is an architectural gem, accessible by exterior stairways. The loft was built with a hardwood floor, and in its early days was a dance hall and community gathering place as well as a place to store hay. These days the loft is often rented in the evenings for weddings and other special events.