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.

Independence, MO

If you’re familiar with Independence, it’s likely thanks to Harry S. Truman, America’s 33rd President and one of the city’s most celebrated residents. In the charming heart of Independence, you can explore Truman’s legacy and other local history in a place where past meets present.

Village West

Sports, stores and splashes are in store here, the largest entertainment area in the proud Sunflower State. But word to the wise—come early and stay late, because this Kansas suburb is jam-packed with something for everyone.

North Kansas City

Full of public parks and home to historic institutions and award-winning grub, this Northland neighborhood puts its own twist on Kansas City’s local flavor.

Overland Park

Take the kids along for a full day of indoor skydiving and dinosaur discovery before heading outdoors to a high-tech driving range and a firsthand look at farmstead life in this all-in-one destination. 

Olathe

You’ll feel right at home whatever you decide to do here, whether you’re taking a stagecoach trip back in time, learning about Kansas City’s automotive history or grabbing fresh produce at the farmers’ market.

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