Directions to The Granddaddy of ’em All
124 Heard Street | Arcadia, FL 34266
Airport ID: X06 | CTAF 123.0 | Latitude: 27-11.520N | Longitude: 81-50.238W
Exit airport and turn right onto Airport Road. Take quick left onto Maple Drive. Go one mile to Hillsborough and turn right. Go 1/2 mile and see Rodeo grounds on your left
Arcadia is easy to reach from all directions. Located about an hour east of Sarasota and Bradenton, or an hour north of Fort Myers, Arcadia is at the intersection of several highways.
- US Highway 17 runs north and south through the heart of the city and within two blocks of the Rodeo arena.
- State Road 70 runs east and west only a few blocks away.
- State Roads 72 and 31 lead to Arcadia from Sarasota and Fort Myers, respectively.
Getting here from Interstate 75 is a snap too! Depending on whether you’re coming from the North or the South, there are several exits that lead right to Arcadia.
From the North
Take 1-75 south to exit #217 onto highway 70 east. Drive approximately 45 miles to Arcadia; turn right at the first traffic light onto highway 17 south. Turn left onto Heard Street for north side seating, or go to the next block (Palm Avenue) for south side seating.
From the South
Take I-75 north to exit #142 onto Highway 80 heading east; stay in the left lane to Highway 31, at the end of Hwy 31, turn left onto Hwy 70 West. Stay in left lane and left side of the fork to turn left onto Hillsborough Ave; go past two stop signs and the arena will be on your right. OR Take I-75 to exit #164. Stay on right side of ramp merging onto Highway 17 north. Go approximately 20 miles to Heard Street and turn right.
From the East
Take I-4 west to Highway 27 Exit; go south on 27 to Avon Park. Turn right onto highway 64 west until it ends in Zolfo Springs. Turn left onto Highway 17 south and continue for 20 miles until you reach Heard Street; turn left onto rodeo grounds.
From the West
Take I-75 south to exit #205 onto Clark Road (aka Hwy 72). Go east approximately 45 miles to Highway 70 in DeSoto County. Turn right onto Hwy 70 east (stay in the right lane); turn right at the first traffic light. Turn right onto Highway 17 south to Heard Street; turn left onto rodeo grounds.