Kansas City Off The Beaten Path

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    Brochure of Weston
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  • Looking up the old  river bank climbing the hill
    Looking up the old river bank climbing...
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    Overview of the town streets
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Kansas City

  • 1. Downtown KC

    The 18th and Vine Historic District has one of the best music museums around. It also has jazz and blues festivals during late summer. Also good night life. Robert Altman, a KC native, shot his movie...

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  • 2. Country Club Plaza Vicinity

    I was very glad to see this new center in the middle of Kansas City. "Urban Conservation" is one of my big soapbox issues. I can go on and on about it. We all love nature, don't we? We all cherish...

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  • 3. Fort Osage

    This was a drop off point for parties heading west. It at one time was the last stop, and a fort to protect the settlers around here. The fort is reconstructed, but still has that old charm. A lot of...

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  • 4. Independence, Missouri

    The Community of Christ (formally the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) has their world headquarters here. The religion has about a quarter of a million followers. Their temple...

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  • 5. Crown Center

    I went to the free King Tut exhibit at Crown Center. The exhibit will end on April 21st, 2002 so you may not be able to see it. There is always some thing happening at Crown Center. I was not allowed...

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  • 6. Weston, Missouri

    This little community has a lot to show back in a time when things were slower pace. The downtown is pretty well preserved from some 30-50 years ago, and there are some shops for souvenirs, and places...

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  • 7. Powell Gardens

    A few miles outside KC is a lovely outdoor garden, with a pond, streams, and flower beds. This is a break from the hustle and bustle of the big city. From downtown, take Interstate 70 east toward...

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  • 8. Kearney, Missouri

    A place to get used to on a slower pace. It is a smaller town, but growing due to suburban sprawl. It is 30 miles form downtown, but people enjoy the living outside the close in, so commute is slow...

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  • 9. Mid-town

    It is strange that this is one of the busiest places in K.C., yet people never stop here. This unassuming monument contains the names of all the local war dead for the Great War. If they only knew...

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  • 10. Union Station

    In the 1930's famous gangster Pretty Boy Floyd was involved in a shoot out that left four law officers dead. It happened out side of Union Station. Not every one knows about that bit of history but...

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  • 11. Watkins Mill State Park

    Watkins Mill State Park Watkins Mill State Park has a small lake for fishing, swimming from the beach and boating or canoeing. You can also camp in the campground with 60 campsites, some with full...

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  • 12. River Market Area

    Go to the River Market area near the Missouri River and pay a visit to the Arabia Steamship Museum. It was a paddlewheeler laden with cargo that sunk in the 1850s and was buried in the mud of the...

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  • 13. Platte City, Missouri

    This lovely little musuem is on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in the mid-1800's it is a replica of the governor's mansion in Jefferson City. It was beautifully restored several years...

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  • 14. Westport

    This brewery is in Westport. Westport is another of the unique areas in Kansas City that has it's own style. I got some great food there and did some people watching. Haven't tried MILLCREEK out yet....

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  • 15. Swope Park

    Lakeside Nature Center is in a brand new building in Swope Park near the zoo. It is a wonderful place with educational and interesting displays. For me this place is a must see activity. I included it...

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  • 16. Bonner Springs-Old Railroad Town

    This was once a main distribution point for Santa Fe RR and they helped build the town. Today, with decline of rail traffic, it is just a country town for rural...

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  • 17. Parkville Old Town

    The town got its main start back in 1838 from Colonel Park buying land going up the river bank. It thrived as a shipping port off the Missouri River for years,...

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  • 18. Eudora Kansas

    This is a nice small town on the banks of the Missouri River. The town main street is only a couple of blocks, but the structures are from early 1900's, and...

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  • 19. Desoto

    This little town has some old time charm in its main street. It is almost a commuter town for Lawrence, or Kansas City these days-about 20 miles either distance...

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  • 20. LeCompton

    This once was the capitol of Kansas when it was a territorial State. Things and politics changed that. James Lane, a Senator of suspicious repute started Lane...

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  • 21. Olathe-The County Seat

    This city is growing leaps and bounds, and now is about 120,000 people. Suburban sprawl has created a demand for more commercial and middle sector residential....

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  • 22. Bonner Springs

    This town is spread out, and mostly a working town environment, with grain processing and hauling being a mainstay. Events close by are its claim to fame. There...

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  • 23. Parkville

    This is a nice river town in its old heh day. The steep hills climb form the old shores of the much larger river back then. The town has had its share of...

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  • 24. BAldwin City-Baker University

    This is a real treat to go back in time. The college anchors the old time town. There are about 1,000 students, and the university is steeped in history, along...

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  • 25. Lawrence-University Town

    This is a quaint town that is also the University of Kansas campus. It is rated as in top 10 for best towns in the country to live. The environment is very...

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