Near the City

You'll find plenty to do in all corners of Kansas City. Explore these nearby destinations that are worth the quick drive.

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Visit Clay County

Visit Clay, just north of downtown Kansas City, you´ll find a place where urban meets country. A place where there´s something for everyone. Internationally known attractions, charming B&B's and affordable accommodations merge seamlessly within the county´s wide-open spaces and friendly atmosphere. ...

Visit Independence

From pioneers to presidents, Independence played a key role in shaping our nation's future. Minutes east of Kansas City, it offers several heritage attractions within a short distance of the downtown historic square. Home to President Harry Truman and the beginning of the Santa Fe, Oregon and Califo...

Visit Kansas City Kansas

Welcome to Kansas City, Kansas,the hottest tourist destination in the Midwest. From world-class racing and grand-scale shopping, to distinctive dining and lodging, Kansas City offers visitors unique experiences packed with hospitality, family fun adventures and spectacular entertainment. Request a ...

Lee's Summit Chamber of Commerce

Historical sites include the Train Depot, cemetery and 1880 Strother District. A wide variety of antique and specialty shops. Endless choices of shopping, full service restaurants and recreational activities, both indoor & outdoor. Other attractions include Powell Gardens, Unity Village and Longvie...

Lenexa Convention and Visitors Bureau

Home of the Lenexa Barbeque Battle, Spinach Festival and Lenexa Chili Challenge. The Thompson Barn is a unique meeting facility for social and corporate events. Visit our new Public Market and Civic Campus at City Center!

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Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce

Area's leading non-profit, membership-driven business organization dedicated to creating a climate in which businesses can succeed.

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Merriam Visitors Bureau

Explore Merriam, a quaint community nestled just ten minutes from downtown Kansas City and home to IKEA. Discover treasures in our downtown shops or visit nearby attractions. Check out our community center art gallery or check-in to one of our affordable and accommodating hotels. Dance the night awa...

Olathe Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau

Experience life in the 1860s at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site -- the only stagecoach stop on the Santa Fe Trail open to the public. Learn about automotive heritage at the Kansas City Auto Museum, climb the ropes course at Main Event Entertinament, or shop and learn at Bass Pro Out...

Visit Overland Park

Overland Park’s small-town vibes provide an authentic experience – with easy access to the perks of big city KC.

Main Street Parkville Association

Downtown Parkville, a delightful historic riverfront community that flirts with the past. Traditional and trendy... and everything in between! Parkville may be one of the Kansas City area’s best kept secrets.

Visit Shawnee

One of the most family-friendly, inviting suburbs of Kansas City, Shawnee is just minutes away from all attractions and neighborhoods! Located just 15 minutes off I-70 from Downtown or 20 minutes from Lawrence, Shawnee also offers its own getaway amenities.

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Platte County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Explore all that Platte County has to offer! Shop & dine in the historic river towns of Parkville and Weston. Visit Kansas City's newest retail, dining and entertainment destination, Zona Rosa. Try your luck at Riverside's Argosy Casino. Museums, orchards, wineries, brewpubs, charming B&Bs, and 4,0...