In 1894, the village of Proctor, known for progressive schools, thriving community projects, and railroad history, was incorporated. With just over 3,000 residents, Proctor prides itself on its sense of community and readiness to grow.

Proctor School District #704
Proctor Public Schools include Bay View Elementary, Pike Lake Elementary, Jedlicka Middle School, and Proctor High School. Proctor Public Schools boast their tradition of being a leader in promoting outstanding learning opportunities for all students. Their mission is to provide abundant learning opportunities in a small school atmosphere where students can learn, succeed, and participate.

Proctor Golf Course
This 9-hole Municipal Golf Course is located near the center of town. The course is open to the public late April through October and is great for golfers of all levels. The Proctor Golf Course also has a Clubhouse that is the perfect place to enjoy a few drinks and relax after a round of golf.

Local Businesses
With the many businesses in Proctor, it’s easy to shop locally. Within Proctor is the US Post Office, Diamond Willow Assisted Living, AmericInn Hotel & Suites, Mountain Spirits Liquors, Little Store, Americas Best Value Inn, Best Western Plus Spirit Mountain, Bill’s Gun Repair, Beacon Bank, Wearever Workwear, Proctor Canvas, Blackwoods Convention Center and Hotel, and Proctor Federal Credit Union.

Local Restaurants
Choosing a place to go and enjoy a family meal or night out is easy with all the choices available in Proctor. Between the Powerhouse Bar, Tailgate Bar & Grill, Wok N-Grill, Proctor Pizza & Sub Shop, Keyboard Lounge, Subway, McDonalds, and Black Woods Bar & Grill, there are many great choices.

Places of Worship
There are many places of worship in Proctor including St Rose Catholic Church, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lakeshore Celebration Church, Forbes United Methodist Church, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Sense of Community
Proctor has a long history as a railroad community. From the community groups like the Tuesday Stitchers, the local quilt guild that meets every Tuesday, and the Woodcarving Club, to the various athletic tournaments (peewee to high school) and the Proctor Book Club, the feeling of a close-knit community is easy to see. The Business and Residential Development Funds are also quite indicative of Proctor’s sense of community. 

Outdoor Recreation
Including Knowlton Creek, Kingsbury Creek, Terry Egerdahl field, a few outdoor athletic fields, snowmobile trails, the Proctor Golf Course, and many hiking trails, Proctor has many fantastic areas to facilitate outdoor activities. Spirit Mountain is another nearby attraction that provides endless entertainment with cross-country and downhill skiing, winter sports, the Timber Twister, mountain biking, and hiking.

Yellowstone 225 Steam Engine
The center of town is home to the Yellowstone 225 Steam Engine, built in 1941 by Baldwin Locomotive Works. This engine is the largest Yellowstone ever built in size and horsepower and one of only five ever built. There are now only three remaining and this one is proudly displayed right off of Highway 2 in Proctor.

 

F-101F Jet Memorial
When visiting downtown Proctor, you will also see the F-101F Jet Memorial. The 71 foot long jet has a wingspan of 39 feet and weighs 14,000 pounds stripped down. At 18 feet high and tilted at a 15 degree angle, the jet looks as if in flight from a distance.

 

Local Entertainment
Never get bored in Proctor with the many things to do nearby including visits to the Proctor Historical Museum, horse shows and events at The Dirt Floor Arena, car races at the Proctor Speedway, the South St. Louis County Fair, and the Hoghead Festival, an annual event dedicated to the history of the railroad industry in Proctor.