Valles Mines, Missouri, U S A
Founded in 1749 by Francois Valle years before he became Don Francois Valle.
The Valle Mining Company's 4500 acre property every year absorbs 21,000 tons of carbon dioxide and puts out 14,000 tons of oxygen.
This is enough to meet the needs of 63,000 people. [USDA Forest Facts] Site Map

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Valles Mines is located 12 miles south of Crystal City/Festus on Highway 67. MoDOT just spent $6.5 million on the Interchange so you can get off safely onto State Route V. It's generally a good idea to check in at The General Store (turn right then an immediate left). If you're using GPS, set the destination address to "14117 Valles Mines School Road 63087". Lost? Call the Superintendent at 573-631-6875. BTW, the weather could be a lot different there than where you are.

Southbound on 67: Get off at the Valles Mines Interchange. Go west on V road, maybe 200 feet then take a cautious left onto "Valles Mines School Road" until you reach #14117, The General Store.

NOTE, If you miss the Interchange Exit ramp while southbound, you can catch the other end of the road by turning right 1 1/2 miles south at the old-fashioned green "Valles Mines School Road" sign. Follow the road (SLOWLY, it's steep) downhill at a safe speed. Bear right at the bottom and continue to #14117.

Northbound on 67 from Bonne Terre and points south: Keep going until you hit the new Interchange, turn left over the Highway and left onto Valles Mines School Road. Continue to #14117, the General Store.

BIGGER NOTE! While the old directions read: "Pass Y-Highway on your right. Pass the JJ intersection on top of the hill. Go 4/10 mile farther. Start signalling early for a left turn then turn left at the old-fashioned green "Valles Mines School Road" sign on the left", HOWEVER! during rush hour that could get you killed because of the increased traffic volume. Please use the Interchange.