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.

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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...

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 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.

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, and is located 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 Civi...

Leavenworth Convention & Visitors Bureau

As the “First City of Kansas”, Leavenworth is the ideal place to explore the state's history. We have a carousel museum complete with a restored 1913 C. W. Parker Carousel; visit the Richard Allen Cultural Center and Museum and discover the Black Dignity Portrait Collection. Those who love to shop c...

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...

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...

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 ...

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.

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 Smithville

While it is closely connected to the Kansas City metropolitan area, Smithville is on a journey from a fundamentally familiar small town to becoming a positively progressive small city. Smithville is serene and far from routine! Our growing family-friendly community is home to Smithville Lake and the...

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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, ...