Parkville Things to Do

  • Row of old style buildings.
    Row of old style buildings.
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  • Looking up the river bank hill
    Looking up the river bank hill
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    Park University

    by BruceDunning Written Jan 4, 2010

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    Mackey Hall Administrative building-1893
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    It got the start back in 1875 form Colonel Park, the founder of Parkville town, and Dr. McAfee who started the College. They had 17 students to start, and they helped build the buildings of Mackey Hall and Scott Observatory in 1893-96. They had their own power plant and and underground facility for storage. The campus is unchanged and now has around 2,000 students.

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    Downtown Stores heading up the hill

    by BruceDunning Updated Jan 4, 2010

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    There are around 20+ stores on the main drag in downtown, and most all are for retail selling of antiques, jewelry, knick knacks, retro furniture, and tourist type items. They are fun to walk through, but I am not much of a shopper so would in time sit down and wait.
    Colonel Park started the town in 1838 with an expansion of the area in buying land going up the river bank. They thrived on shipping farming products until Civil War era. Abolitionist Park had a newspaper until they threw his press into the river. Decline followed and not until around 1960's did the town again try to revive.

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    Park University

    by basstbn Written Apr 20, 2003
    Administration Building, Park University

    Shown above is the main administration of this progressive, four-year liberal arts college, founded in 1875. Several of the buildings on campus are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    Although the enrollment on the Parkville campus is not large, the university offers classes at a couple of satelite locations in the Kansas City metro area, dozens of US military bases, and on-line.

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    Walking tour

    by basstbn Written Apr 20, 2003

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    Pick up a walking tour brochure from the Mainstreet Parkville Association or the Chamber of Commerce. Follow the guide to see the sites of this quaint turn-of-the-century town. If you enjoy antique shops, art galleries, specialty shops and restaurants, you'll be in your element.

    I learned that the brightly colored ice cream parlor in this picture is a favorite hangout for the locals - especially for kids' birthday parties.

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    New Antique Mall

    by Jewelslover Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Parkville Antique Mall

    Ok, for all of you antiquer's here's a new one for you. It's called Parkville Antique Mall. It consists of 12,000 square feel of antiques, over 100 vendor booths!

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    Date Night Fun...Putt Putt.....

    by Jewelslover Updated May 1, 2005
    Parkville Mini Golf

    Parkville Mini Golf & Ice Cream Shop. Perfect for your next date night, or fun out with the kids. It has a fantastic view, since it's at the top of the hill overlooking downtown.

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