Grown-ups Getaway in Platte County

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With unique shopping options, natural areas along the Missouri River, wineries offering unique tastes, and casino gaming, you find plenty of fun just a stone’s throw from Kansas City in Platte County.


A. Corner Cafe in Riverside

Start your day off right with one of the most well-known breakfast spots in the Kansas City area. Popular choices include the biscuits and gravy, and homemade cinnamon rolls.

B. Parkville Antique Mall

You're sure to find treasure at this large antique shop, which features items from more than 40 antique dealers. Unique finds are found all around this two-floor antique paradise.


A. Argosy Casino Hotel and Spa

Your trip around Platte County has come full circle, as you head back to Riverside for the evening. Enjoy gaming action at the Argosy Hotel and Casino Hotel and Spa. Top-notch lodging amenities, multiple dining options and often, live music, await. Want to induldge? Spa services also are available well into the evening hours; be sure to call ahead.


A. Weston Bend State Park

Relax with a stroll through one of Missouri's most beautiful state parks. Here, you find hiking trails and wonderful views of the Missouri River valley. Traveling with your bikes? That's fine, this park also offers a bicycle trail.

B. Pirtle Winery

Perhaps most well-known for its mead, wine made from honey, Pirtle winery also offers a selection of grape wines, and wines made from other fruits. The tasting area is unique, as it's housed in what once was a circa 1867 German Lutheran Church.

C. Jowler Creek Vineyard & Winery

This winery, in a rural setting, is known for its fun wine-and-food pairings and for its "green" practices. Enjoy sampling wines in the indoor tasting room or in the outdoor seating area; if time allows and you're there on the first or last weekend of the month from April-September, ask about a vineyard tour.