Welcome Visitors

On behalf of each of the 6,800 residents, we welcome you and your family to the Arthur Amish Country Area.

The Arthur Amish Country Area covers approximately 64 square miles located primarily in Douglas and Moultrie Counties in central Illinois. The Village of Arthur has approximately 2,300 residents, which are surrounded by approximately 4,500 Amish residents. The residences and businesses of the Amish are primarily located throughout the countryside in the Arthur Area. You will have a lot to observe, hear and experience as you move throughout the entire area. We encourage you to spend time in downtown Arthur visiting the many shops and businesses located in our bustling downtown.

 You will then want to take a short trip to the country to actually observe the Amish as they go about their daily lives.  As you visit, please respect the culture of the Amish by not taking their picture. You may take pictures of Amish “things,” but please refrain from including Amish people in your photographs.

Before you visit the downtown or countryside, you should stop by the Arthur Amish Country Welcome Center located at 106 E. Progress Street. At this location you will be able to gather information, directions and suggestions on where to visit and what to see.  We know you will enjoy your time with us and we hope you will make plans to return sometime in the very near future. You are important to us, just as are each of the 200,000 plus visitors we host each year. You won’t need to worry about “getting lost” because there will always be someone nearby that can assist with your location and desired destination. Please remember that you and your family are welcome in the Arthur Amish Country Area, because in Arthur “you are a stranger only once”.

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