Day Trips

While the Kansas City metropolitan area offers entertainment to suit every age and taste, there's nothing like a road trip for a fresh perspective and new adventures. These towns are well worth exploring and located within an hour's drive of Kansas City, MO.

Lexington Tourism Bureau

Lexington is a quaint and charming Missouri River town that makes a great day trip and group destination for shopping, history and sightseeing, just an hour east of downtown Kansas City. The city is the home of the famous "cannonball in the courthouse column," a relic of the 1861 Civil War Battle of...

Leavenworth Convention & Visitors Bureau

"First City of Kansas," founded in 1854. Features numerous vintage homes, antique stores, C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, Carroll Mansion, historic riverfront downtown, Landing Park, Fort Leavenworth and the "Big House." Twenty-one historical wayside tours. Riverfront Convention Center. Just 30 minut...

Louisburg Chamber of Commerce

Louisburg is a small charming town with friendly people located 20 minutes south of the Kansas City metro area. The local restaurants, shopping, parks and attractions are worth a day trip visit for casual fun. You will want to revisit to explore it all. Check with the local chamber of commerce at 91...

Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce

Osawatomie is nestled between two rivers: the Marais des Cygnes (Marsh of the Swans) on the North and the Pottawatomie on the South. The Marais des Cygnes is part of the Osage River system. Osage and Pottawatomie are both names of Indian tribes that lived in the area. Osawatomie is just minutes f...

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Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce

The Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce serves as a link between the local businesses, their peers and the community. A business-minded organization, the chamber works to support businesses serving as strong corporate members. As an advocate for business interests, the chamber works to provide networkin...

Weston Chamber of Commerce

More than 100 pre-Civil War buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Weston boasts seven churches, charming Bed & Breakfasts,a restored hotel, fine dining and bar & grills, more than 30 shops, three educational farms, live entertainment, museums, two wineries, a brewery, a ski resort, ...

eXplore Lawrence

Lawrence is a city happy to be what it is: a city doing things in its own way, with free thinkers not trying to be anyone else. Founded by pioneers driven to create a state where people of all races would be free, Lawrence has continually defined itself as an open, energetic and welcoming community....

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 Atchison

Follow the Lewis & Clark Trail to the birthplace of Amelia Earhart. The historic river city is located 45 miles NW of KC. For a small town, Atchison offers a surprising amount of entertainment; from community theatre, concerts and art functions to sports and recreation. Many of the leisure activ...

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City of Bonner Springs

Watch armored jousting or fire breathing at a 16th century village, zip line through trees, experience the art of marble-making, attend an outdoor concert, play a round or two of golf, learn about Native American history and discover our charming downtown with locally owned shops and restaurants. Al...

Paola Chamber of Commerce

Paola is a charming community with 150 years of history. It is located about twenty minutes south of the Kansas City metropolitan area on US Highway 169 in Miami County, the second fastest growing county in Kansas. Paola is the County Seat for Miami County.

Gardner Chamber of Commerce

City where the trails (California, Santa Fe & Oregon) divide. Gateway to the KC Metro and Hillsdale Lake, surrounded by agritourism attractions, wineries and unique venues for the most special of events.

City of Smithville

Quiet town located north of Kansas City. Our growing family-griendly community is home to Smithville Lake and the historic downtown district.

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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. ...

Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce

Osawatomie is nestled between two rivers: the Marais des Cygnes (Marsh of the Swans) on the North and the Pottawatomie on the South. The Marais des Cygnes is part of the Osage River system. Osage and Pottawatomie are both names of Indian tribes that lived in the area. Osawatomie is just minutes f...

City of Grandview, MO

Suburb south of KCMO along I-49. Nationally-recognized parks, revitalized Main Street and renovated shopping center are fueling a thriving Grandview where we are Building Tomorrow's Community.

Miami County, KS

A blend of the urban with the rural, Miami County offers families a unique getaway. Choices include viewing the stars from the largest public telescope in five states, wakeboarding around a lake without a boat, making apple cider and wine, visiting the Siberian tigers to wandering through Civil War ...

Historic Lecompton

Visit Historic Lecompton -- "Birthplace of the Civil War, Where Slavery Began to Die." Lecompton -- located one hour west of Kansas City, just off I-70 -- was the official Territorial Capital of Kansas from 1855 to 1861. Nine Kansas territorial governors called Lecompton home. A tour includes...

Kansas City Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.

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 ...

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.

Visit Overland Park

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

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...

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...

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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...

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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.

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...