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Kansas City Area, Kansas

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The Kansas City area serves up some of the most incredible contrasts. Cosmopolitan Kansas City communities and suburbs stretch across rolling hills and steep bluffs, while quiet river towns lounge on wooded banks of the Missouri River. Here's the place to indulge your taste for variety. From first-class dining and professional theater to hot concerts and first-rate sports. Explore history and take in the museums. Or take home your own treasure from a wealth of shops, boutiques and antique stores. Get carried away at a festival. You're bound to carry away some great memories when you visit the Kansas City region.

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Powell Observatory

The Powell Observatory is located just north of Louisburg far enough from the Kansas City metropolitan lights to provide clear observations. Powell Observatory has the largest telescope in a five state area. The main telescope has a 30"

Louisburg, KS Observatories


Strawberry Hill Museum & Cultural Center

The Strawberry Hill Ethnic Cultural Society was formed in 1988

Kansas City, KS Museums

Wonderscope Children's Museum

Wonderscope Children's Museum is committed to sparking a life-long love of learning in children through the power of play. Wonderscope provides fun, inter-disciplinary arts and sciences exhibits and programs for children 10

Shawnee, KS Discovery Centers

Frisco Train Depot

The 1912-1913 Frisco Train Depot was relocated to the Legler Barn Museum Complex in 1987, from its long time home in old town Lenexa at the intersection of Santa Fe Trail Drive and Pflumm. The Depot features the exhibit By Way of Lenexa:

Lenexa, KS Railroad History

First Land Office

This land office building was built in 1854 and was used by the first mayor of Osawatomie, H. B. Smith, and his brother who were the first land patent agents in the territory. It was deeded to the city in 1954 by A. W. Youngberg as a memorial to his wife.

Osawatomie, KS Pioneer Life

Memorial Hall

For more than 50 years, Memorial Hall has been the cornerstone of Kansas City entertainment. This 3,300

Kansas City, KS Historic Buildings

Bonner Springs High School

The Bonner Springs High School, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1918 and was in continuous use until 1982

Bonner Springs, KS Historic Schoolhouses

Soldier's Monument

The Soldiers Monument was dedicated August 30, 1877, and was erected to honor the five men killed in the battle of Osawatomie, August 30, 1856.

Osawatomie, KS Monuments

Lanesfield School Historic Site

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Lanesfield School Historic Site is a tribute to rural schooling. It consists of a restored one-room schoolhouse, outbuildings and a visitor's center featuring an exhibit on Kansas'one-room schools called "Just Plain Simple:

Gardner, KS Historic Schoolhouses

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