Department of Biological Sciences

Location of the Station & Driving Directions

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Kibbe is located near Warsaw, IL, on the bluffs of the Upper Mississippi River, just across the river from Keokuk, IA. The Kibbe Station is a proud member and supporter of the Warsaw Community. Warsaw has a rich historical heritage with many fine dining establishments and taverns. Check out what historic Warsaw, IL has to offer while visiting the Station!

If you are coming from the west side of the river:
  1. Head to Keokuk and take 136 east.
  2. Go across the bridge and look for the first stoplight. Turn right at the stoplight (Warsaw Road).
  3. You will pass a rock quarry and then an out of service railroad crossing. Continue on Warsaw road about 3 miles, on the left you’ll come to a large hill, and Kibbe is at the top.
  4. Once you see the Warsaw city limits sign, start slowing down. The driveway for Kibbe will be the next gravel road to your left and the white Kibbe sign will be on your right.
  5. Follow the driveway up the hill and the classroom/dormitory building will be the first and second driveways on your right. Note: The two driveways are in need of repair from washouts, so take them slowly.
If you are coming from the east side of the river:
  1. Head to Hamilton, IL on 136.
  2. At the west edge of town, 136 veers left just as you first see the river. Go left at this 3-way stop (the river and lock and dam 19 should be in view at this point).
  3. Stay on this road until you come to a stoplight. Turn left at the stoplight onto Warsaw road.
  4. You will pass a rock quarry and then an out of service railroad crossing. Continue on Warsaw road about 3 miles and you’ll come to a large hill on the left, and Kibbe is at the top.
  5. Once you see the Warsaw city limits sign, start slowing down. The driveway for Kibbe will be the next gravel road to your left and the white Kibbe sign will be on your right.
  6. Follow the driveway up the hill and the classroom/dormitory building will be the first and second driveways on your right. Note: The two driveways are in need of repair from washouts, so take them slowly.
If you are coming from the south (I-72 to I-172 towards Quincy):
  1. Take the US 24 exit (Keokuk/Mt. Sterling exit) after you pass Quincy on I-172
  2. Make a left onto US 24 off the exit ramp
  3. Go approximately 5 miles to Hwy 96
  4. Make a right on highway 96 and stay on this for about 25 miles until you come to a “T”.
  5. Make a left at the “T” towards Warsaw and take this all the way into Warsaw until you come to a 4-way stop next to Casey’s and D Jays.
  6. Make a right at the 4-way and head out of town for about 3 miles.
  7. The Kibbe station entrance is a gravel driveway on the right side of the road (south – bluff side) at the top of a hill. You will see a white sign on the left side of the road (north - river side). Follow the driveway up the hill and the classroom / dormitory building will be the first and second driveways on your right. The two driveways are in need of repair from washouts so take them slow.

If you have any questions, please contact Sean Jenkins (Station Director) at SE-Jenkins@wiu.edu
or (309) 298-1546