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it as the castle), one of few remaining wooden
playgrounds in the area. Grab a helmet and head
to Rodgers Family Skate Plaza at Trackside.
The 13,000-square-foot, four-tiered skate
plaza mimics street-skating conditions and also
includes competition skateboarding elements.
Those seeking a physical challenge will love our
new Elevate Fitness Course (think Ninja Warrior).
Elevate Fitness Course
Welcome to Apex!
Once known only as a stop along the railroad, Apex (fondly known today as "The Peak
of Good Living") is now a thriving destination. Visitors can spend an entire day soaking
up all that Apex has to offer.
f your visit coincides with one of the town's
signature street festivals, you're in for a great
time. PeakFest is the first Sat. in May and draws
artisans from all over the state with their
The month of June kicks off with back-to-back
major festivals offering two distinct experiences.
The Latino Arts Festival is a celebration of the
senses with music, dancing, art and jewelrymaking and homemade Latin American foods.
Later in June, dozens of barbecue cook teams
from across the country descend on downtown
Apex for the Peak City Pig Fest. The winning
team walks away from this Kansas City Barbecue
Society-sanctioned contest with thousands of
dollars in prize money.
While you're downtown during a festival or any
other time, stop into the growing number of
clothing, jewelry and specialty shops and find
something one-of-a-kind waiting for you in the
boutiques of downtown Apex.
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Apex is also a great place to experience live
music! The annual Apex Music Festival is in
Sept. and has grown to attract musicians across
many genres. The Apex Nature Park outdoor
amphitheater also hosts a series of concerts
during spring and summer months.
History and arts
History buffs will appreciate the town's central
business district, with multiple structures listed
on the coveted National Register of Historic
Places. Just step inside the Halle Cultural Arts
Center and learn about the building's history,
dating back to 1912. The Halle is now a modern
center for exhibitions, musicals and plays.
Time to play
When you are ready for a day of recreation,
Apex has you covered. The disc golf course at
Apex Nature Park hosts several events each
year, including a nighttime glow tournament.
Families come from all around to visit Kidstown
Playground at Kelly Road Park (locals refer to
Rodgers Family Skate Plaza
No matter what kind of adventure you're looking
for, you can find the "peak" in Apex! Visit us
Big Mikes BBQ
"When guests come
to visit, we make the
most of everything
Apex has to offer outdoors. Favorite activities
for our family include a walk or bike ride on the
greenway followed by dinner and shopping in
downtown Apex, or a visit to one of our local,
family-friendly craft breweries."