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VegLife Kansas City
2607 Tracy Ave., Kansas City, MO
We host events year-round, and our largest event
of the year is VegFest, which is a fun way to
experience a plant-based lifestyle.
veglifekc.org * 913-735-7395

HAUNTED HOUSES &
PUMPKIN PATCHES
The Beast Haunted House
1401 W 13th St., Kansas City, MO
A top haunted house in the country, featuring an
open-format design and movie-quality special
effects.
kcbeast.com * 816-842-4280

Carolyn's Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch

George Caleb Bingham. Tours April-Oct. and
holiday events in Dec.
bwestate.net * 816-461-3491

Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage
Center
3700 Blue Pkwy., Kansas City, MO
A living museum built to honor the contributions of
African-American residents of Kansas City.
kcparks.org * 816-513-0700

Buffalo Soldier Monument
Grant & Stimson Aves., Fort Leavenworth, KS
Dedicated in 1992 by Gen. Colin Powell to the
memory of the 9th & 10th Cavalry Regiments made
up of black soldiers.
913-682-4113

Chicago and Alton Depot

17607 NE 52nd St., Liberty, MO
A 50-acre u-pick pumpkin patch. Take an oldfashioned hayride to the field and visit animals at
our petting barn.
carolynscountrycousins.com * 816-781-9196

318 W Pacific Ave., Independence, MO
Two-story train depot, built in 1879, restored on the
grounds of the museum.
chicagoalton1879depot.com * 816-325-7955

The Edge of Hell Haunted House

Creamery Bridge

1300 W 12th St., Kansas City, MO
Nationally acclaimed haunted house, considered
the "granddaddy of haunts with more than four
decades of thrilling experiences."
edgeofhell.com * 816-842-4279

Macabre Cinema Haunted House
1222 W 12th St., Kansas City, MO
Don't just watch it-live the action of classic
horror scenes in an hour-long adventure through a
haunted 1930s movie theater.
macabrecinema.com * 816-472-4467

MUSEUMS &
HISTORICAL SITES
1827 Log Courthouse
107 W Kansas Ave., Independence, MO
Jackson County's first government building and the
only courthouse between St. Louis and the Pacific
when the Santa Fe Trail began.
visitindependence.com * 816-325-7111

American Jazz Museum
1616 E 18th St., Kansas City, MO
Uniquely American art form comes alive through
interactive exhibits, educational programs, The Blue
Room jazz club and the Gem Theater.
americanjazzmuseum.org * 816-474-8463

American Royal Museum
1701 American Royal Ct., Kansas City, MO
Dedicated to teaching the history of the American
Royal and the role of agribusiness in modern life.
americanroyal.com * 816-221-9800

Arabia Steamboat Museum
400 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO
More than 200 tons of treasure from the sunken
1856 steamboat Arabia, including china, jewelry,
clothing, hardware and food.
1856.com * 816-471-1856

Asylum Bridge
Marais des Cygnes River & First St., Osawatomie,
KS
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places,
the bridge was built in 1905 by the KC Bridge Co.
for $4,800.
miamicountyks.org

Bingham-Waggoner Estate
313 W Pacific Ave., Independence, MO
1890s Victorian estate was home to Missouri artist

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Marais des Cygnes River & 8th St., Osawatomie,
KS
One of two Marsh Arch triple-span bridges in
Osawatomie. James Marsh's patented design used
rainbow arches that expanded and contracted with
the bridge floors.
osawatomieks.org * 913-755-4114

Dole Institute of Politics
2350 Petefish Dr., Lawrence, KS
Celebrates public service, civil discourse and
the legacy of Sen. Bob Dole with programs and
exhibits. Open for public research.
doleinstitute.org * 785-864-4900

First City Museum
743 Delaware St., Leavenworth, KS
Educational displays cover topics on World War I,
World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War and Iraq
War.
firstcitymuseums.org * 913-682-1866

First Land Office
6th & Lincoln Sts., Osawatomie, KS
Built in 1854 as the land patent office of H.B. Smith
and his brother, the first land patent agents in
Kansas Territory.
osawatomieks.org

Flood Marker
343rd St. & Columbia Rd., Paola, KS
In 1951, the Marais des Cygnes River swelled with
rains and rose above 50.3 feet. A marker attests to
this deluge.
miamicountyks.org * 913-294-4045

Fontana Cemetery

Ft. Osage National Historic Landmark &
Education Center
105 Osage St., Sibley, MO
Historic fort overlooking Missouri River. First U.S.
outpost in Louisiana Purchase. Adults $8,
children $4.
makeyourdayhere.com * 816-229-8980

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
500 W Hwy. 24, Independence, MO
CLOSED FOR RENOVATION THROUGH FALL
2020. The Truman Library tells the captivating
story of America's 33rd president.
trumanlibrary.org * 816-268-8200

Hillsdale Cemetery
225th & Grant Sts., Hillsdale, KS
This cemetery includes resting sites of Union Civil
War soldiers.
miamicountyks.org * 913-294-4045

Historic Lecompton
640 E Woodson Ave., Lecompton, KS
Civil War history, Territorial Capital of KS,
Constitution Hall, National Landmark, National
Historic Register site, Eisenhower's parents'
marriage site.
lecomptonkansas.com * 785-887-6148

Historic Mt. Gilead Church
15918 Plattsburg Rd., Kearney, MO
The two-acre property includes the historic church,
school and cemetery.
visitclaymo.com * 816-736-8500

Horace M. Peterson III Visitors Center
1616 E 18th St., Kansas City, MO
Visitors center and home to a moving documentary
film introducing everyday heroes in the 18th & Vine
neighborhood.
americanjazzmuseum.com * 816-474-8463

Jesse James Bank Museum
103 N Water St., Liberty, MO
Site of the first U.S. daylight bank robbery during
peacetime. Located on the northeast corner of the
historic Liberty Square.
jessejamesmuseum.org * 816-736-8510

Jesse James Birthplace
21216 Jesse James Farm Rd., Kearney, MO
Birthplace of Jesse James, with 20-min.
introductory film, three galleries of artifacts and
guided tours of original 1822 cabin.
jessejamesmuseum.org * 816-736-8500

John Brown Museum State Historic Site
1000 Main St., Osawatomie, KS
Headquarters of the controversial John Brown and
site of the Battle of Osawatomie, during Kansas'
struggle to become a free territory.
kshs.org * 913-755-4384

383rd & Osage Sts., Fontana, KS
One of the oldest cemeteries in Miami County and
resting place for soldiers and veterans of many
wars.
miamicountyks.org * 913-849-3693

19310 W 159th St., Ste. 1100, Olathe, KS
Documents relating to local Johnson County, KS,
history and genealogy.
jocogov.org * 913-715-0400

Frontier Army Museum

Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center

100 Reynolds Ave., Ft. Leavenworth, KS
Focuses on Ft. Leavenworth's role in westward
expansion.
armyupress.army.mil * 913-684-3767

Ft. Leavenworth, KS
600 Thomas Ave., Ft. Leavenworth, KS
Established in 1827, oldest fort west of the
Mississippi River in continuous operation.
home.army.mil/leavenworth * 913-682-4113

Johnson County Archives

8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS
Home to the Johnson County Museum, including
the 1950s All-Electric House, KidScape, Black Box
Theatre, Fine and Performing Arts programs and
more.
jcprd.com * 913-826-2787

Johnson County Museum
8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS
Home to the 1950s All-Electric House, the new

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