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Kansas City Region, Missouri

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 & Blue Springs Lakes Recreation

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

Mormon Visitors Center

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

Smithville Lake Water Sports

Boating - Smithville Lake has over 175 miles of shoreline offering excellent boating opportunities. Five multi-lane boat launch ranps and excellent parking for trailers insure easy accessibility to all parts of this 7,200

, MO Boating

Longview & Blue Springs Lakes Fishing

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

Harry S. Truman Courtroom and Office

Restored office courtroom used by Truman while gresiding judge of county court in 1930s. Sound and light show, "The Man from Independence," on Truman'

Independence, MO Museums

Smithville Lake Area Hunting

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

Smithville Lake Fishing

More than 4,000 of the lake's 7,190 water surface acres were left uncleared to provide the aquatic habitat that should provide excellent fishing for many years. Hundreds of irregularly shaped coves will furnish over 175

, MO Fishing


Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary

The Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary is a 100-acre sanctuary for plants and animals. People can enjoy wildlife viewing on four miles of trails, outdoor education programs and a nature center.

Liberty, MO Nature Centers

Paradise Pointe Golf Complex

Located along the shores of the beautiful Smithville Lake is the 36-hole Paradise Pointe Golf Complex. Featuring two 18

Smithville, MO Golf Courses

1830's Log House

In the early 1830's, the log house stood on Highland Avenue with a magnificent view of the Missouri River and lines of wagons passing by headed for Santa Fe, Oregon or California. The house had a glorious location from which to watch the early beginnings and progress of Lexington. In 1985

Lexington, MO Pioneer History

Prime Outlets at Odessa

Forty-five-store outlet mall featuring name-brand manufacturers' outlets like Eddie Bauer, Gap, Levi'

Odessa, MO Malls

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