Getting to Dancing Rabbit

We encourage you to come to Dancing Rabbit by the most sustainable means possible. Here are some tips on how to get here by various methods:

Amtrak Train

Our nearest train stations are in La Plata, MO (service from LA or Chicago), Quincy, IL (service from Chicago) and Ottumwa, IA (service from San Francisco or Chicago). Quincy has the most reliable and cheapest service and though the train times are a bit inconvenient, it is still our most common transit stop. La Plata’s train has very convenient times and is easiest for us to coordinate ride sharing with so please consider that option as well. Ottumwa is useful only if coming from San Francisco, Denver or other points on the California Zephyr line west of DR. Please talk with us before booking your trip so we can help you coordinate ridesharing.

You can book train travel at http://www.amtrak.com.

Bus Service

Our best local bus service comes into Quincy, IL. You can sometimes book through greyhound but our local service is through Burlington Trailways and sometimes you have to book through them.

Airplane

You can fly into one of our nearby regional airports in Kirksville, MO and Quincy, IL if you don’t mind taking a small puddle jumper. Some people fly into St Louis and rent a car if they are coming just for a few days. Another option is to fly into Chicago and take the train from Chicago (see above). Leave at least 3 hours between air and train travel to make your connection.

Biking or Driving Directions

If you are biking to DR let us know and we might be able to suggest the roads with the best conditions but the below should get you started.

From the EAST and NORTH (Keokuk, Chicago): First, check your map and get to Keokuk, IA (in the Iowa bootheel). Then head west on US 136 through Kahoka. You’ll come to a road on your left called “A”–DONT TAKE IT! A few miles farther along, you’ll come to another road called “A” on your left (this is about 17 miles from Kahoka); take that one. Go through Gorin, staying on A. You will cross a railroad crossing at the end of Gorin where A will make a right turn immediately afterwards. Continue on A About 7 miles past Gorin, you’ll cross a railroad bridge and then take a right turn. Unfortunately, right now, this road doesn’t have a sign to label it, so it’s easy to miss this turn. (If you pass it, you’ll go about 300 feet and then there’ll be a road heading off to the left towards Rutledge labeled M. If you get to M, go ahead and turn around and take your first left). Go one mile and take a left turn on the first gravel road, once labeled “Woehrle” but sadly no longer labeled (we’re working on putting up our own signs, but we haven’t gotten to it quite yet!). Ignore the gravel road that goes off to the right and continue on 0.8 miles on Woehrle and you’ll see our sign on the right. You can pull in on the drive to the right, or pull up and turn in at the next entrance, where visitor parking is. After you park, journey on to the land (away from the road) and look for the orange building, our common house. Tell anyone you see that you’re here!

Google Map for Driving from the East and North

From the EAST and SOUTH (Quincy, St. Louis): From US 61 near Quincy IL, head west on Missouri 6. Go 32 miles to Knox City and take a right on V (there is a route V after just a few miles on Hwy 6 – DONT TAKE IT). When you come to a tee intersection, take a left on K. Go a few miles and take a right (north) on M–you’ll see a sign that says “Rutledge 5 miles”. Cross the line into Scotland County and go through Rutledge on M. Just north of the town, M comes to a tee intersection–go right (east) on A. Take your first left turn in about 100 yards . Go one mile and take a left turn on the first gravel road, once labeled “Woehrle” but sadly no longer labeled (we’re working on putting up our own signs, but we haven’t gotten to it quite yet!). Ignore the gravel road that goes off to the right and continue on 0.8 miles and you’ll see our sign on the right. You can pull in on the drive to the right, or pull up and turn in at the next entrance, where visitor parking is. After you park, journey on to the land (away from the road) and look for the orange building, our common house. Tell anyone you see that you’re here!

Google Map for Driving from the East and South

From the SOUTH and WEST(Columbia, Kansas City): Take US 63 north to Kirksville, where it will turn into North Baltimore Street. Take a right on Missouri 11 (the Hyvee store is a good landmark). After 20 or so miles, you’ll come to a stop sign–go straight, crossing over Missouri 15. At this point, 11 will turn into highway K. Go through Baring on K, and after a 6.5 miles on K, take a left (now heading north) onto M. You’ll see a sign saying “Rutledge 5 miles” or something like that. Follow M all the way through the town of Rutledge until in stops at a tee intersection. Take a right onto A, then take your first left turn in about 100 yards. Go one mile and take a left turn on the first gravel road, once labeled “Woehrle” but sadly no longer labeled (we’re working on putting up our own signs, but we haven’t gotten to it quite yet!). Ignore the gravel road that goes off to the right and continue on 0.8 miles and you’ll see our sign on the right. You can pull in on the drive to the right, or pull up and turn in at the next entrance, where visitor parking is. After you park, journey on to the land (away from the road) and look for the orange building, our common house. Tell anyone you see that you’re here!

Google Map for Driving from the South and West

From the NORTH and WEST (Memphis, Des Moines): From Iowa Route 2, head east to Iowa Route 15 and head south. As you cross the state line it will turn to Missouri Route 15. Continue on Route 15 all the way through Memphis. Several miles south of town, take a left turn to head east on M. Careful, it’s easy to miss that turn, especially if it’s dark! Continue on M almost all the way until Rutledge (M will turn and twist a lot, and at one point you’ll come to a full stop and actually have to take a left turn to stay on M). When you see the sign where you take a right turn to stay on M and go into Rutledge, go straight instead, continuing on Route A. Take your first left turn in about 100 yards. Go one mile and take a left turn on the first gravel road, once labeled “Woehrle” but sadly no longer labeled (we’re working on putting up our own signs, but we haven’t gotten to it quite yet!). Ignore the gravel road that goes off to the right and continue on 0.8 miles and you’ll see our sign on the right. You can pull in on the drive to the right, or pull up and turn in at the next entrance, where visitor parking is. After you park, journey on to the land (away from the road) and look for the orange building, our common house. Tell anyone you see that you’re here!

Google Map for Driving from the West and North

Our GPS Coordinates are:
40 degrees 19.953′ N
92 degrees 5.766′ W

If you look at the map you’ll note that we did not send you on the shortest route but picked the easiest.