222 Peculiar Dr.
Belton, MO 64012
Phone: (816) 322-1222
Fax: (816) 322-2232
Spread over 325 acres (132 hectares) of land, the Longview Farm that features over 50 structures. Consisting of Spanish Revival style of architectures, the offers a great neighborhood with beautiful homes, tennis courts, swimming pool, playground and a walking trail, etc. This is a great place to visit and spend some time with the family.
Step inside this museum and try not to cry out when you're greeted by a huge Tyrannosaurus rex casting. And that's just the beginning! Buy a ticket to the Discovery Room and your kids can become archeologists for the day as they dig for fossils. If you want to see the temporary exhibit, such as the interactive Water: H2O = Life, then make sure you purchase an exhibitions ticket as well. When you get tired stop by the cafe for a bite to eat. After seeing all the indoor exhibits step outside and explore the Wetlands Interpretive Trail, a one and a half hour hike that lets you explore the world around you.
In downtown Lee's Summit, you will find the William B. Howard Station Park, a small yet lovely open space that is a popular spot among the locals for an evening stroll and more. Spread over a rather limited area of 4 acres (1.6 hectares), the park may not have too many facilities, but it does have a Veteran's Memorial, fountains, and an historic depot. Besides providing an open space for the locals, the park also doubles up as a venue for community events like concerts, fairs, and more. Call to know more.
As a popular recreation hub in Leawood, Park Place comes appointed with several excellent facilities, and is home to many venues that provide first-rate entertainment. Besides the stores, restaurants, bars, or cinema halls, the entertainment hub also provides an open space called the Barkley Square. Sprawled between the Town Center Drive and 117th Street, this square is a popular space for a leisurely stroll, a make-shift picnic, or a concert or two. Do checkout events that might be happening here to plan your visit.
Deanna Rose was the name of a local police officer killed in the line-of-duty, and it is also the name given to this historic replica of a 19th century farmstead located in nearby Overland Park. On the farm, children can go on pony rides, feed baby goats, fish in the pond and even learn how to milk a cow. However, the objective of this farm is to promote interactivity with not just farm animals, but also birds of prey, reptiles as well as learn about horticulture. There are also several gardens, a playground, crafts, a nature trail and horse drawn carriage rides. Admission is free Monday through Thursday, however there is a nominal 2USD charge on the weekends.
As the name suggests, this is Kansas City's huge racecourse. Car races are a rage in the city and the venue is always buzzing with action because of the many events held here. This has been a popular premier race track for international car races and stalwarts like Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney, and John Force have raced here. If you check the events list, it's always overflowing with a lot of exciting activities.
The Waldo Water Tower was built in 1957 and features on the National Register of Historic Places. This former water tower functioned during 1920 to 1957. Its architecture resembles that of a castle replete with 12 sides and topped with arched windows. The tower is 134 feet (40.8 meters) tall and has a large capacity.
One of the oldest houses in Jackson County, the Rice-Tremonti House stands tall at the mouth of the Santa Fe Trail since its establishment in 1844. Built for Archibald Rice and his kin, the house has borne witness to many changes in American History including the mining boom in California, Civil War and many more. Built in a Gothic-Revival style that was a favored style of architecture in this era, the house has been enlisted a part of the US National Register in 1979. The site, along with the adjacent house, known as “Aunt Sophie's Cabin”, is now visited frequently by history buffs and tourists.
This zoo is a must-see for children and adults interested in getting back to nature. This sprawling park, which attracts 700,000 visitors annually, is divided into sections named for areas of the world, from Africa and Australia to Farmland USA. Visitors can walk the 202-acre park or ride trams from one place to another. There is also a guided train tour that allows guests to see park highlights without the fatigue.
This center presents or hosts 250 events per year, including internationally renowned artists in music, dance, theater, comedy and opera performances.
This 30 acre estate depicts what life was like during the mid-19th Century. It is located in the magnificent Fleming Park and is open year-round. Some of the highlights here are the original buildings that date back to that era and within their halls, the actors who reenact the daily life of these hearty settlers on the American frontier. Missouri Town 1855 also offers hands-on learning with several different workshops that vary from teaching visitors how to blacksmith, basket weave or even how to hearth cook. As a side excursion, Fleming Park itself has much to offer like Lake Jacomo and Blue Springs Lake, both perfect for those who seek the Great Outdoors.
Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Sanctuary is a refuge for feline species facing the threat of extinction. Big cats such as Bengal tigers , mountain lions and leopards are sheltered in the sanctuary. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Sanctuary is open to public on Saturdays and Sundays subject to weather conditions.