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 lies...

...12 miles south of Crystal City/Festus on Highway 67. It's generally a good idea to check in at The General Store (call 573-631-6875 first). Here's how to get there...

Southbound: Get off at Valles Mines Interchange. Go west (right) on V road 200 feet and take a left onto "Valles Mines School Road" to #14117, The General Store.

PS, If you miss the southbound interchange exit ramp, you can catch the other end of the road by turning right 1 1/2 miles south at the green "Valles Mines School Road" sign. Follow it downhill bearing right at the bottom and continuing to #14117.

Northbound (from Bonne Terre and points south):

Pass Y-Highway on your right. Go 4/10 mile farther north, start signalling for a turn. Turn left at the green "Valles Mines School Road" sign after the JJ intersection on top of the hill. Follow it downhill bearing right at the bottom and continuing to #14117.