Fish (mostly carp) congregate at the docks in the marina because they "know" that kids will feed them a steady diet of fish food (and corn flakes from this little girl.) The monster carp will get the water churning as they fight over the morsels of goodies.
Longview Lake is a popular spot for locals to get out on the water an relax. Boat rentals are available. There is also a beach.
President Harry S. Truman was known as a blunt-speaking, no-nonsense kind of guy. He claimed that he got his "common sense" on the family's 600 acre farm at Grandview.
Five acres are all that remains of that farm today, but Truman fans will agree that the farm-home is a must-see. Guided tours are offered by National Park System Rangers Friday through Sunday from May through August. The site was only saved (by Congress) as a historical site as recently as 1994. The home has been faithfully restored, but none of the furnishings actually belonged to Truman or his in-laws, the Young family.
Cameras are not allowed inside the farm home.
as with all of the kansas city area, you have to go by car.
71 highway runs straight through so it's the best way to get there.
once again, 71 highway runs straight through, and grandview is literally divided in half by it. it makes it really easy to get around as long as you're not trying to travel at rush hour.