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Spread across 1500 acres (607 hectares) of woodlands, the Watkins Mill State Park transports you to an idyllic 19th-century pastoral. It features a restored home, an octagonal school, a church and woollen mill as well as textile machineries. There is also a visitor center to give you a background of the Watkins family and their ventures. This vast property has a huge lake that is ideal for fishing, a swimming beach, biking trails, pathways, an equestrian trail, picnic spots and 96 campsites. It is definitely worth a trip with your loved ones.
One way to beat the Kansas City summer heat is to venture to the city's biggest water park. Located next to its sister amusement park, Worlds of Fun, this 60-acre park has slides, wave pools, streams and floating rides that offer the best way to cool down for both adults and children. Refreshments are available on the park premises and individual season passports are also available.
The Tiffany Greens Golf Club is included in the list of the ten best golf courses in Missouri by Golf Digest. The perfectly manicured sprawling golf courses with the tree-lined creeks are a delight for serious golfers. The golf course features 18 holes, with a practice bunker, a chipping area, two well manicured putting greens and a driving range. The club features golf leagues for both men and women and for the general public as well. The Clubhouse, with its Proshop, a Pub and a beautiful Banquet Room provides excellent facilities for holding wedding receptions & private parties.
The Springs Aquatic Center is one of many water parks scattered throughout Jackson County and across the border in Kansas. This one is located in south K.C., right near the airport and it offers three different zones, each one perfect for everyone in the family. The 'Leisure Pool' is where all the excitement happens, it has two water slides that plunge into a large pool below. 'The Sprayhouse' is where all the kids hang out safely and 'The Bathhouse' is for the adults. The center also has concession stands, lockers, lifeguards and many events throughout the summer. Check website for details.
This historic landmark is such an important part of the community because of the pioneering courage its famous inhabitants embodied. Most notable among them are statesman and painter, George Caleb Bingham, and later the Waggoners, a well-established flour milling family. Its 19th century architectural details, furniture and paintings are worth a look. Now offering tours at reasonable prices: adults $5, senior citizens $4.50, and children and students $2. Also available for rent and is often used for weddings, large conferences and family reunions.
Located between the Municipal Auditorium and Marriott Hotel, Barney Allis Plaza has a colorful history. As a park, the Plaza was a congregation point for festivals, street fairs, and carnivals like the 'Elvis Parade' every August. Barney Allis Plaza has since been remodeled into a tennis court. Though not all of Kansas City agrees with this change in landscape, the Barney Allis Plaza Fountains nevertheless create a picturesque backdrop to the sporting spectacles. The question begs to be asked, "Wonder what the Cows On Parade will make of it?"
The crack of the bat never sounded so good. If you're an avid baseball fan who's ever dreamed of visiting that historic stadium, or desired to watch that favorite childhood team you never got to see, Big League Tours will set you up with an exclusive baseball package that not only gets you a ticket to the ballgame, but also offers one-of-a-kind baseball opportunities. When you go on a Big League Tour, you might find yourself dining with a Hall of Famer or taking batting practice with an All-Star. With tours available in all 30 stadiums, you can customize your own memorable trip, or join a group on one of Big League Tours regional excursions. Whether your plan is to bond with the family at the ballpark or to spend a weekend with the guys, this unique tour company will provide an unforgettable experience that gets you up-close and personal with the Big Leagues. These tours are available during the regular baseball season. Call +1 866 619 1748 (Toll Free).
Yet another fun destination in Union Station, this collection of live action and motion picture theaters offers something for everyone. The H&R Block City Stage features live action musical and historic shows. The Vic and Helen Regnier City Extreme Screen amazes audiences with its five-story tall movie screen and a 5.1 stereo surround sound system. The Arvin Gottlieb City Dome puts viewers in the middle of the action with its 360-degree screen.
Step into a world of creativity and fun at Legoland Discovery Center. This amusement park is especially made for children and the child friendly attractions reflect just that! Go on the interactive Kingdom Quest ride or build whatever type of vehicle you can imagine at the Lego Racers: Build & Test attraction. You can even watch a show in the 4D cinema. No trip is complete without seeing important landmarks made miniature at Miniland.
A massive stadium with excellent seating arrangement, with a capacity of over 19,000—Welcome to Kemper Arena American Royal Center, a stadium where every event is a sheer delight to watch. The Arena is quite popular sporting and concert venue and has hosted a hoard of them. What sets this stadium apart is the absence of view-obstructing interior beams. Besides this place also offers one of its kind arrangement for suites. Now you and your family can enjoy any event complete with luxury !
Equestrian enthusiasts, giddyup! A part of the 14 acre American Royal Center, the arena plays host to horse and livestock shows that delight many a farmer and trainer alike. Other guests can get acquainted with these gentle animals at the various family shows that are open to all. Nuzzle a soft nose or get tips on how to saddle up and care for your steed at the rodeo extravaganzas. Check the site for tickets and schedules and get ready to take a few lessons in horse-whispering.
Wild Rose provides a variety of horseback riding opportunities. The stables are located just 12 miles north of the Kansas City International Airport. They offer scenic one-hour guided trail rides that travel across creeks, in the woods, and through open fields. There are also horseback lessons, boarding, training, and stallion service along with many other services and animals to see. Wild Rose offers an experience for people of every walk of life from families looking for a fun weekend get-away, for those looking to learn to ride, or experienced riders looking to expand their horse experience.