Dazzling fountains, lively jazz and sizzling steaks are a few of the attractions offered in the Kansas City Region - the western anchor to the Missouri country.
Nestled in the heart of the region is an all-American city with a destinctly European flavor. Just outside the city limits lies a diverse array of communities with their own unique style. World renowned for its barbecue, architecture and music, the Kansas City Region promises an unforgettable visit.
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Longview Lake provides a variety of facilities, including a public swimming beach, picnic shelters, ball fields, boat ramps, a nature trail, a bike trail, a 118 unit campground with eletrical hookups and shower facility. Jackson County has developed a 27, MO Camping
A wide variety of fish and wildlife species may be found at the Little Blue River Project. The Missouri Department of Conversation has stocked the Lakes to supplement the existing fish population. The stocking program includes species such as largemouth bass, blue gill, channel cat, and walleye., MO Fishing
The public may hunt on more than 7,000 acres in the Smithville wildlife management area. Areas marked as "Wildlife Management Areas" are open year round. However, about 2,200 acres of land and water in the Honker Cove Waterfowl Refuge closes seasonally (October 15 – January 15), MO Hunting
Learn about the key roles Mormons played in the early and tempestuous history of Independence. See rare artifacts, exhibits and artwork documenting the history and belief of the Saints. Of particular note is a two story mural entitled "The Second Coming of Jesus Christ."Independence, MO Museums
A total of 777 camping sites are available for tent and RV camping at Smithville Lake. Clay County Parks and the City of Smithville operate these sites. Clay County Parks (Crow's Creek and Camp Branch) offer basic sites and sites with electrical and water hookups from $13.00-$19.00, MO Camping