The Kansas City region provides a dynamic mix of first-class attractions, sports, arts and entertainment options. Take time to discover a blend of new and traditional favorites during your next visit.
Truman lived on the family farm from 1906 to 1917. Tours Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., limited to 6 people. Farm grounds open daily, year-round for self-guided tour.
12301 Blue Ridge BlvdGrandview, MO(816) 254-9929Cost: $4, ages 15 and under free.
The Fort Osage National Historic Landmark was built in 1808 under the direction of William Clark, co-leader of the Lewis & Clark expedition. Overlooking the Missouri River, the Fort served as both a military garrison and trade center. This historic site has been reconstructed to portray Fort Osage as it was in 1812. Authentically attired interpreters provide living-history insights into the daily life of both the military and civilian populations.
107 Osage StreetSibley, MO 64088(816) 650-5737 or (816) 650-3278 www.jacksongov.org/fortosage
Jackson County Parks and Recreation offers its residents and regional neighbors 21,000 acres of premier outdoor enjoyment for weekend escapes and memorable vacations. Get active with boating, biking, hiking, horseback riding, softball, soccer or golf. Beaches, campgrounds, picnic shelters and fishing areas make budget-friendly family outings.
22807 Woods Chapel RoadBlue Springs, Missouri 64015(816) 503-4800 www.jacksongov.org/recreation
Missouri Town 1855 is composed of more than 25 buildings dating from 1820 to 1860. This living history museum uses original structures, furnishings and equipment. Also depicting the 19th-century lifestyles are interpreters in period attire, authentic field and garden crops, and rare livestock breeds.
Located in Fleming Park8010 E. Park RoadLee's Summit, Missouri 64064(816) 503-4800 www.jacksongov.org/missouritown
City of Independence Department of Tourism