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Missouri Town 1855 celebrates the variety of traditions of the 19th century at Christmas time. Settlers new to the frontier use native materials to adorn the buildings throughout the village. The residents of the town also display their cherished heirlooms passed down through the generations at this festive time of year. A special visit from a 19th century Santa Claus is sure to delight the child in all of us.
Families and their dogs are invited to wear costumes and join in the costume parade from City Hall Plaza to Howard Station Park.
After the parade, children are welcome to trick-or-treat at participating Downtown businesses. Awards will be given out for the best costumes at Howard Station Park.
A special day of games and activities specifically designed to introduce children to a simpler time in our history. Time-honored activities such as tug-of-war, marbles, and gunny sack races will be featured. A special exhibit will introduce participants to the ever expanding trail system of Jackson County.
Join Santa at the Farmers Market in downtown Lee’s Summit. He’ll be in his "summer outfit" taking pictures with kids. Customers can also enter to win a Farmers Market gift basket while shopping for fresh produce, baked goods, handmade crafts and more.
Downtown Days is a family friendly festival featuring live entertainment; arts and crafts; a carnival; KCBS- sanctioned BBQ contest; delicious food; and much more.
Enjoy live music and free pumpkin decorating for the first 100 kids in downtown Lee's Summit, while shopping for fresh produce, baked goods, handmade crafts and more t the farmers market.
Enjoy live music and activities for kids while you shop for fresh produce, plants, baked goods and more.
Collect fun, holiday cookies from participating Downtown Lee's Summit businesses and receive a cookie recipe book.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Limited number of tickets available. Tickets are $10.
The festival is fun for the young and the young at heart. The event includes, among other activities: kids street; arts and crafts vendors; authentic German meals; Biergarten and brat tents; sports-zelt tent; carnival; three stages of entertainment; wiener dog and cutest baby contests; German music and dancers.
Held in the downtown area, Lee's Summit Oktoberfest brings out the German in everyone. We expect an attendance of more than 70,000. Get out the lederhosen and steins and enjoy the 2014 Oktoberfest.
Join the Mayor of Lee's Summit as he lights the Downtown. Free hot chocolate and cookies, choir performances, a visit from Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves, and much more will get you in the holiday spirit.
Participate in the Merry & Bright: Wrap Yourself in Lights contest, visit with Santa, then shop at participating businesses open late and eat at Downtown restaurants.
This 18-hole golf facility, set in rolling hills, has a challenging front nine carved out of forest and wetlands; and a scenic back nine that offers links-style golf with dramatic changes in elevation. We offer bent grass fairways and greens, with fescue in the roughs. Our carts include a GPS system. Banquet and meeting facilities are available. A Courtyard by Marriott is adjacent; stay and play hotel packages are offered.
Adams Pointe is annually recognized for its environmental excellence, and is designated a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. To achieve this certification, we must show that we are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in the areas of: environmental planning; wildlife and habitat management; chemical use reduction and safety; water conservation; water quality management; and outreach and education.
This website offers information about the history of the Civil War in Missouri as the state prepares to commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the war, which was fought 1861-1865.
Throughout the site, you'll find details about Civil War battles that took places in Missouri, such as Wilson's Creek and Pilot Knob; the people who played a significant role in the war, such as Ulysses S. Grant and Sterling Price; and resources for educators, where links to lesson plans and teacher's guides are available. Information about upcoming Civil War events around Missouri can be found on the site, which also features videos about the war and its impact on the state.
You'll also find information about Civil War-related attractions in Missouri, such as the Old Courthouse, Battle of Lexington State Historic Site, and Calvary Cemetery, to name a few.
People interested in getting involved with Civil War Sesquicentennial events may use the website to submit their e-mail address if they'd like to receive more information about volunteer opportunities, as those opportunities become available.
Relax and enjoy great views of the Missouri countryside. Two trains daily each direction between St. Louis and Kansas City, with stops at St. Louis, Kirkwood, Washington, Hermann, Jefferson City, Sedalia, Warrensburg, Lee's Summit, Independence and Kansas City.
Limited carry-on bicycle space is available (St. Louis-Kansas City trains only); restrictions apply. Reservations are required for passengers and bicycles. For the best pricing, purchase tickets in advance at Amtrak.com, on your mobile device or at a travel agent.
Everyday discounts for seniors (62+); children aged 2 - 12 traveling with an adult; active duty military; groups (20+) who book in advance; Membership organizations offer discounts with three days notice. These include AAA, Veterans Advantage, and Student Advantage. Contact Amtrak for rules and restrictions.
Four guestrooms. Common room offers television, pool table, games and a fireplace. We are 15 minutes from Lexington and Independence; 20 minutes from Kansas City Chiefs and Royals stadiums. We offer homemade pastries and a full line breakfast. Quiet country setting.
A short line passenger railroad and demonstration museum. We offer excursions on rails laid out in the 1870s. The ride is a five-mile, 45 minute round trip through Olde Town Belton and the surrounding area.
Board our 1920s era passenger coach or our open-air excursion car; talk to the conductor; wave at the engineer of our 1950s diesel locomotive. Tour our train yard to see railroad equipment and cars. The train operates weekends, May through October. See our website for schedules.
This campground has 82 campsites: 30 full hookup; 13 electric and water; and 39 electric only. Features include an attendant; firewood; showers; ice; restrooms; picnic table; laundry; fire grill and a playground.
Sites with full hookups, $28; with electric and water, $24; electric only, $21.
Open April through October. Phone or visit our website to make reservations.
Splash into summer at one of the most popular swimming beaches in Jackson County. Enjoy sandy beaches; certified lifeguards; shower and restroom facilities.
Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
This RV park has 30 full hook-ups and offers free Wi-Fi and cable TV. RV sites have concrete pads. Two dog limit; must be less than 50 pounds each.
We feature 61 rooms, an indoor pool and spa, and fitness center. All rooms include hair dryer, iron/board and free local telephone calls.
Some guestrooms have work desks with ergonomic chairs. We have meeting space for 35 people. Located west of I-470 at Exit 12: Harry S. Truman Library is eight miles; Chiefs and Royals stadiums, 11 miles; Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun, 18 miles; downtown Kansas City, 22 miles. This is a FEMA-approved facility.
Perfect for business and leisure travelers, this Comfort Inn is two miles from the KCI Airport. Complimentary shuttle service to the airport, 4:30 a.m.-11 p.m. We offer a free hot breakfast, 5 a.m.-9 a.m.
Indoor salt-water pool and hot tub. We offer rooms with king beds and rooms with double queen beds.
Visit our website for details and reservations.
This is an all-suite property. Suites include a pull out sofa, a refrigerator and a microwave. We have an indoor pool and hot tub, along with a 24-hour fitness center and business center.
Located 20 miles east of downtown Kansas City, the Courtyard at Blue Springs offers ideal accommodations for business or leisure. We're connected to the Adams Pointe Conference Center, as well as the Adams Pointe Golf Club and offer space for events and golf getaways.
Our hotel features spacious rooms with luxurious bedding, pull-out sofa bed and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. We have a fitness center, indoor pool and whirlpool, a business center and a cafe for breakfast.
We are located one minute off I-70; within 20-minutes of the Chiefs and Royals stadiums.
More than 50 vendors, offering a variety of fresh produce, plants, meats, baked goods, handmade crafts and other items. Located downtown, at the corner of Second Street and Douglas Streets.
Open April through November.
Live music the first and third Saturday of each month.
The extras aren't extra at Drury Hotels. Your rate includes free hot food and cold beverages at our 5:30 kickback, free hot breakfast, free wireless Internet access and free long distance.
Our 5:30 kickback includes a rotating menu of chicken strips, boneless chicken wings, chili, nacho bar, soup, macaroni and cheese, baked potatoes, salad, chicken wings, beer, wine, soda, mixed drinks and more (subject to state and local laws).
Don't miss our Quikstart breakfast buffet with scrambled eggs, sausage, Belgian waffles, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit, bagels, and pastries.
The hotel features 57 rooms, handicapped-accessible rooms, no-smoking rooms, free local telephone calls, an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool. Laundry and valet services also are available.
We use only the freshest ingredients, obtained from local sources whenever possible. Our hamburgers and steaks come from locally raised cattle—no steroids, hormones or antibiotics—always fresh, never frozen. Our menu changes frequently in order to bring you the freshest, tastiest bounty the season has to offer. The restaurant’s atmosphere is a cross between casual-dining and a neighborhood coffee shop. In the background, the Internet-based KC Cafe Radio plays music by local performers. There is live music on many Friday evenings and most Saturday afternoons.
This Kansas City hotel is across the street from Arrowhead Stadium, home of the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs and Kauffman Stadium, home of the MLB's Kansas City Royals.
Additional points of interest within 20 minutes include the Kansas City Zoo; Worlds of Fun theme park; Harry S. Truman Library and Museum; Independence Events Center; Sprint Center; Kauffman Performing Arts Center and the Power and Light Distict.
For a delicious meal, try the hotel's on-site Paddy O'Quigley's. Room service is available during restaurant hours. Free parking.
The Fred Arbanas Golf Course is in your own back yard, if you live in Jackson County. If you live elsewhere, playing on this picturesque, challenging course is well worth the trip.
Nestled within Longview Lake Park, the Fred Arbanas Golf Course is a public course with some of the best green fees you can hope to find. Make that courses. We have both an 18-hole Championship Course and a nine-hole par 3 Executive Course, in addition to a driving range; putting green; chipping green and complete clubhouse facilities.
Our Championship Course underwent a renovation completed in the spring of 2009. All 18 greens on the course and the practice green were rebuilt to meet the United States Golf Association (USGA) recommendations for putting green construction. We made our course a more challenging one to play, and gave our club house a makeover, as well; all without compromising the beauty of the Fred Arbanas Golf Course. You'll enjoy several panoramic views of Longview Lake on the back nine.
Our 109 guestrooms include a coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, iron/board, free in-room movies, Internet, and free local calls. Amenities include: breakfast; Wi-Fi in the lobby; meeting rooms; coffee/tea in the lobby 24 hours; USA Today; and message and fax services.
The Longview Mansion was built in 1914 by lumber baron Robert A. Long for his daughter, Loula Long Combs, an internationally renowned horsewoman. The mansion was the heart of Longview Farm, once known as "The World's Most Beautiful Farm." The mansion is now a premier special events facility. Group tours are available by appointment only.
We have 72 guestrooms, including 19 suites. Located 20 miles from downtown Kansas City; 10 minutes from the Convention Center and Sprint Arena; 15 miles from Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun. Hotel features a heated, indoor pool. We offer two meeting rooms with more than 1,000 square feet of space.
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