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Lenexa Things to Do

  • Walk in Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park

    After dining at one of the neighborhood restaurants I have recommended, take a walk on the trails at Sar-Ko-Par. Many stop to ponder these bicycles in the lake. The trails here are a favorite for my dog, Melody, and me. She gets real excited when we meet other Shetland Sheepdogs out for a walk.Sar-Ko-Par Trails is host to several of Lenexa's...

  • Lake Lenexa at Black Hoof Park

    Strategically placed in a scenic area of west Lenexa amongst the hills, stone outcroppings, and forest (yes, this IS in Kansas), the dam and spillway project has transformed a storm water runoff problem caused by rapid and excessive suburban growth into an important community recreational asset. The 35 acre lake and its surrounding park will offer,...

  • Na-Nex-Se Statue

    "According to legend, Lenexa is derived from the name of Shawnee Chief Thomas Blackhoof's wife, who was variously recorded on census records as Na-Nex-Se and Len-Ag-See. The chief and his wife had been educated in Ohio before they traveled to the Shawnee lands in present-day Johnson County. She is reported to have been a respected Christian woman....


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Lenexa Restaurants

  • New and Exciting American Bistro

    New American Bistro, opened in May 2009. Back soon with more details. Coffee and Pastries!!!!!!!!!!More info later about the wonderful food ...

  • Neighborhood Coffee Shop

    Skip the national chain places. Black Dog Coffeehouse is a much better place to get some joe than any of these. BDC appeals to all age groups and to families and people with dogs. Afternoons and evenings you will find a number of students studying or working together on school projects. Soccer moms drop in during practice, and I think this is the...

  • Cheerful and Efficient Fast Japanese

    Cheerful little Japanese place - eat-in or take-out - along W. 87th Street in Lenexa, just west of I-35. Close to Rosehill, it's on the south side of the strip.

  • Middle Eastern Food

    This is one of those little, out-of-the way cafes that you like to find. The food is good, and it's inexpensive. No fancy decor, just plain old diner booths, but who cares? You get personal attention and a decent meal for a decent price. I guess that is why this family restaurant has been here for so long.Update - March, 2006: Good news! The Holy...

  • Out of the way, but worth the drive...

    Adrian's is one of those little places that all of the locals know about, and loyally frequent. It is not what you might call a "destination" restaurant, but just a nice cafe for lunch - especially if you like soups and sandwiches. The breads and soups are homemade, the portions generous. The Soup and Sandwich Special - especially the potato soup.

  • A Local Favorite

    For years, I have heard friends mention the Stone Wall Inn as a great place to eat, and not until recently did my wife and I give it a try, despite the fact that it is less than five minutes from our house. What a pity we waited so long.Kieltyka's has a homey feel, partly due to the fact that it is in an old house, partly due to the fact that a lot...

  • Barbecue, Bar-B-Q, BBQ - it's all the...

    No matter how you spell it, this is one of the KC area's fine barbecue establishments. Place your order at the counter and they'll call your number when your meal is ready. Lots of tables here, so don't be put off if you see lots of cars in the lot. If there are several of you, I recommend the bountiful blessings of one of the family platters,...

  • Chinese Chow Cheap

    This is one of those numerous Chinese restaurants that is tucked away in a strip mall and relies mostly on carry-out and delivery. China Inn only has six tables. Also like most of these restaurants, you can count on generous portions, and reasonable prices. A report on my first visit to this newly opened establishment: The large serving of General...

  • Tex-Mex in Suburbia

    A lot of people in the Kansas City Metro area believe that the only places to get decent Mexican food in the area are along the boulevard in KC's West Side. Wrong Salsa Breath! Panzon's can stand up to the best of them. Don't be fooled by the dull strip-mall exterior of the restaurant. The atmosphere, service and food are all commendable. Note -...


Lenexa Local Customs

  • City Wide Celebration: The Spinach...

    Annual three-day event, held in early to mid-September, celebrates Lenexa's heritage. As Mentioned on my Lenexa home page, the area was home to numerous truck farmers in the early 1900s, with spinach being the number one cash crop.There are usually several events taking place in the Kansas City metro area at the same weekend, but I think this is...

  • City Wide Festival: The Williams Chili...

    Mid-October, the weather starts to turn cool, it's time for chili, right? In Lenexa, it's time for the Chili Challenge, sponsored by Williams Foods, a leading manufacturer of pre-packaged seasoning mixes located in the city. For a $1 admission fee, you receive a sticker to wear allowing you to roam the grounds, and a plastic spoon. The numerous...

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