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The following letter was penned in 1869 to family back home by a visitor to Lee’s Summit:

“ We had the pleasure, a day or two since, of

spending a few hours in the beautiful and growing young town of Lee’s Summit. The location is delightful, and we should judge, one of the most healthy and pleasant in the country. The people are energetic, moral and industrious class, and it requires no prophetic vision to foretell for Lee’s Summit a bright and splendid future.” Today, Lee’s Summit still possesses a unique sense of time and place, delivering on the promise of a community where anything is possible.

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Looking for something fun and exciting to make memories that last a lifetime? The opportunity lies closer than you might think. In Lee’s Summit, you’ll find charming boutiques and restaurants, the rhythm of music and the arts and, of course, the curiosity of the history buried in the bricks downtown. With so much to discover, we invite you to create your own adventure and experience the attractions and enthusiasm that make Lee’s Summit such a vibrant place to be.

Yours Truly,

Lee’s Summit Visitors Council 220 SE Main Street | Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 | 816.524.2424 |

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Attractions | 6 Shopping | 12 Dining | 14 Outdoors | 18 Map of LS | 22 Cultural Arts | 24

Fall Fun | 26 Holiday Hotspots | 28 Lodging | 32 Transportation | 34 Event Calendar | 36

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With dozens of enticing attractions, not to mention special events, Lee’s Summit sure knows how to entertain. Whether you’re reconnecting with childhood friends or bringing your family for a new experience, you will find plenty to do in Lee’s Summit.

DOWNTOWN LEE’S SUMMIT FARMERS MARKET Taste the freshness of the farmers market, ranked #1 in Missouri by America’s Farmland Trust. Located at the corner of Second and Douglas streets, the market is open 7 a.m. to sell-out Wednesdays and Saturdays through Nov. 18, 2017. You’ll find a variety of locally grown produce, plants, baked goods, handmade crafts and other savory treats. >> – 816.246.6598

FRONTIER JUSTICE Frontier Justice is the Midwest’s premier firearms and shopping destination offering a full continuum related to fashion and firearms. This unique 6 • Lee’s Summit, Missouri

experience offers special events and classes, as well as products for the beginner to the most accomplished firearms enthusiast. The facility has a classroom, event space, simulator room, boutique, and ranges. Visit their next generation range, offering the only 50yard indoor lanes in Missouri. >> – 816.336.2600

LANDMARK2 SKATE CENTER For more than 35 years, Landmark2 Skate Center has offered a friendly, safe and fun environment for skaters of all ages and skill levels. Whether you prefer roller skating, roller blading, or just partying, there is always music playing and fun to be had. >> – 816.524.2000

attractions LEE’S SUMMIT HISTORICAL CEMETERY The Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery, in existence since 1867, currently sits on 20 acres and is the final resting place of early Lee’s Summit citizens and the Civil War guerrilla, Cole Younger.

Mansion is a premier estate for weddings and special events. Groups of 10 or more visiting Lee’s Summit may arrange a luncheon or dinner, including a guided tour of the historic mansion. >> – 816.761.6669

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LEE’S SUMMIT HISTORY MUSEUM The Lee’s Summit History Museum is located in the 1939 Post Office in downtown Lee’s Summit. The museum houses historic artifacts, maps and photos of early Lee’s Summit and interprets local history with exciting exhibits. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

MISSOURI TOWN 1855 Take in the sights and sounds of Missouri in the 1800s at this 30-acre historical farming community. A living history museum, it offers more than 25 original structures with furnishings and equipment, hosts and tour guides in period attire, authentic field and garden crops and rare breeds of livestock found in the mid-19th century.

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LONE JACK BATTLEFIELD MUSEUM Over two sweltering August days in 1862, Union and Confederate forces clashed on this battleground. Today, the site features the only Civil War Museum in Jackson County. This National Cemetery is one of the few sites where the soldiers who perished there are buried on the spot where the battle raged. It houses a variety of battle artifacts, historical items, photos, documents and more. >> – 816.287.4477

LONGVIEW MANSION Built in 1914 by millionaire Robert Long, the farm was the largest construction project of its kind in the United States. Long and his famed daughter, Loula, once greeted royalty, movie stars and business magnates at the mansion. Today, Longview • 7

attractions PARADISE PARK Paradise Park has created an ideal family environment to enjoy year-round. The local destination is suitable for all ages, and features 15 acres of outdoor and indoor adventures. Paradise Park’s attractions include escape rooms, minigolf, go-karts, multiple laser tag arenas, rock climbing, batting cages, Paradise Café, a foam factory and an arcade filled with the latest games. The “Discovery Play Center” is focused on entertaining families with kids ages 7 and under. It features nearly 30 indoor and outdoor spaces offering children’s activities integrated with an educational twist. The park is an ideal space for events throughout the year, annually hosting numerous fall events, banquets, family reunions, summer concerts, birthday parties and more. >> – 816.246.5224

POWELL GARDENS, KANSAS CITY’S BOTANICAL GARDEN Set among lush rolling hills, Powell Gardens encompasses interactive gardens, nature trails, lakes, ponds and windswept meadows. Visitors engage with the indoor conservatory and ever-changing exhibits to learn about nature. The Heartland Harvest Garden is the nation’s largest edible landscape with more than 2,000 types of food plants, including tasting stations, demonstrations and guest chef dinners. >> – 816.697.2600

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STONEHAUS FARMS VINEYARD AND WINERY Stonehaus Farms showcases awardwinning wines in a peaceful and serene atmosphere, with panoramic views of the beautiful vineyards. The winery features a deli with custom sausages, cheeses and crackers. The venue creates a beautiful setting ideal for weddings, receptions and corporate events. >> – 816.554.8800

SKY ZONE Sky Zone is always working to invent epic new ways to play, gather and compete with wall-to-wall aerial action. Experience the weightlessness of bouncing, flipping and landing in a pit filled with 10,000 foam cubes. The only way to understand it is to experience it. >> – 816.457.0068


Awaken your adventurous spirit in one of our five escape rooms located in Historic Downtown Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

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attractions SUMMIT LANES Whether you bowl strikes, spares or the occasional gutter ball, you’re bound to have a ball. Summit Lanes has been family owned and operated for more than 40 years, offering a variety of activities and family fun. >> – 816.524.3322

Sky Zone

THE EXIT ROOM The Exit Room is a premier escape adventure located in the historic downtown district. The Exit Room provides an unforgettable live-action gaming experience. Each team of players has exactly one hour to complete a mission or task, giving them the key to escape. They will make observations and maneuver through rooms to overcome challenges lurking in every dark corner and locked drawer. >> – 816.434.5808

The Exit Room

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TRAPPEDKC Get your group together to solve various puzzles and codes hidden throughout escape rooms that will need to be cracked and assembled to escape before the time’s up. Divide and conquer or come together to collaborate and use critical thinking to solve the puzzles. TrappedKC is great for team building, small groups or family activities. >> – 816.457.7410


Unity Village

UNITY VILLAGE Unity Village is known for the iconic Unity Tower. Brides and meeting planners find the wide-open spaces, Mediterranean architecture, and stunning fountains to be the perfect backdrop for events. The 1,200-acre property also features a “green” hotel, par-36 golf course, bookstore/coffee shop, and a nature trail that’s part of the Great Missouri Birding Trail. >> – 866.348.6489

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Love to shop? You won’t be disappointed. Lee’s Summit is a dream for the most passionate shopper. Whether you’re into one-of-a-kind finds at local shops or name brands at national retailers, you’ll find it in Lee’s Summit without the traffic and hectic crowds. Basics? Of course! Trends? We have them! Unique finds? Come and get ‘em!

DOWNTOWN LEE’S SUMMIT Downtown Lee’s Summit, a Great American Main Street, boasts locally-owned specialty shops and an eclectic array of casual and fine dining on the historic bricks of the central business district. Downtown is a must for those looking for shopping, entertainment and historic character. From boutique clothing and accessories, to home furnishings and specialty items, you’re sure to find a new treasure. >>

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Summit Fair

SUMMIT FAIR Summit Fair is an open-air lifestyle center anchored by Macy’s, JCPenney and Dick’s Sporting Goods, featuring children’s stores, men’s and women’s fashion, casual eateries, sit-down restaurants and specialty retailers.

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SUMMITWOODS SummitWoods, a 750,000-square-foot power center, is one of the largest in the region. Shop national stores such as Lowe’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s, Best Buy and Target, or grab a bite to eat at one of several restaurants. The synergy between Summit Fair and SummitWoods, divided by 50 Highway, creates a shopping destination offering something for everyone.

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Lee’s Summit sets the table to satisfy any palate. From quaint coffee shops to mouthwatering barbecue and specialties, you won’t go hungry. Visit for a complete list of dining options.


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Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue

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1840 NW Chipman Road 816.621.7427 >> 2


1008 SE Blue Parkway 816.554.1008 >> 7

123 SE 3rd Street 816.384.2123 >> 3

SUMMIT GRILL AND BAR 4835 NE Lakewood Way 816.795.1299 >>



MAIN SLICE 235 SE Main Street 816.600.5184 >>

SAHARA MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE 705 Melody Lane 816.944.4025


MALI THAI BISTRO 579 SE Melody Lane 816.944.4119


NEIGHBORHOOD CAFE 104 SE 3rd Street 816.524.4545 >>


GINGER SUE’S 20 NE Sycamore Street 816.246.7707 >>


MINT ASIAN CAFE & SUSHI 1209 NE Rice Road 816.554.0678 >> • 15

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HAPPIER HOUR Whether it’s ladies night out, happy hour or date night, Lee’s Summit’s bar scene has you covered. • American Garage • Big Whiskey’s • Brick’s Pub & Grub • Buffalo Wild Wings • Do Drop Inn • Fringe Beerworks • General Admission Sports Bar

• Grains & Taps • Johnny’s Tavern • Konrad’s Kitchen & Tap House • Lakewood Social • Libations & Company • Llywelyn’s Pub • Main Slice

• McKenzie’s Pub • Sharkeez • Smoke Brewing Co. • Stuey McBrew’s • The Peanut • The VFW • The W • Third Street Social

Coffee • Pastries Breakfast • Lunch Mon-Fri: 6:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat: 7 a.m.–4 p.m. Closed Sunday

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SWEET TREATS Cupcakes, ice cream and cookies...oh my! Check out these places where you can find a treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. • • • • • • • • • • • •

Andy’s Frozen Custard – Classic Cakes – Cookie Jar Bakery – Custard’s Last Stand – Dairy Queen – Freddy’s Frozen Custard – Great American Cookies & Marble Slab Creamery – Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt – Poppy’s Ice Cream – Roll With It – Smallcakes Cupcakery – Topsy’s Popcorn –

Great American Cookies

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Lea McKeighan Park

Legacy Park Amphitheatre

With four lakes, an extensive parks system, golf courses and an assortment of other recreational facilities, Lee’s Summit provides a vast collection of activities to plan your next outdoor adventure.

LEE’S SUMMIT PARKS + RECREATION “Every Age, Every Season.” Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation manages 29 parks across more than 1,200 acres, plus three community centers. Parks range in size and include a variety of sports venues, trails, an 18-hole disc golf course, a state of the art amphitheater and more. Throughout Lee’s Summit, one can find playgrounds, sand volleyball, skate parks, bike trails, dog parks and much more. >> – 816.969.1550

LEGACY PARK COMMUNITY CENTER Legacy Park Community Center accommodates all ages for all seasons. The center provides a gymnasium used for basketball, volleyball, pickleball and group fitness, as well as racquetball courts, an indoor aquatics area with a lap pool, leisure pool and hot tub, a personal training studio, free weights, circuit weights, cardio equipment, aerobics studio, an elevated walking track and a childcare area. 18 • Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Dogwood Park

Legacy Park

GAMBER COMMUNITY CENTER On good weather days, step outside onto the back patio, find respite under the gazebo, or work out on the outdoor fitness equipment. In addition, patrons can take part in bocce ball, croquet, ping pong and billiard tables. No reservations or fees required. For a small fee, utilize the cardio and weight rooms and enjoy 25 aerobics classes each week.

Airport Improvements... a5,500 ft. Grooved Runway coming this fall a60,000 lb Aircraft Capacity coming this fall aSpace Available for Rent in a 40,000 sq. ft. Heated Hangar

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LEGACY PARK Legacy Park covers 692 acres and includes 12 soccer fields, 16 baseball fields, eight softball fields and three football fields. The park also includes three shelters, Legacy Park Community Center, 18-hole disc golf course, amphitheater, inclusive playground, 4.7mile trail and a fishing dock for the 22acre lake. The lake can be used for nonmotorized boating, fishing and paddle boarding. Visit Legacy Park Community Center for free bicycle, canoe and standup paddleboard rentals. LEGACY PARK AMPHITHEATER Legacy Park Amphitheater features Movies-in-the-Park, local and national concerts under the stars, and provides a venue for local theater. The facility also is available to rent for weddings, corporate events and more.

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LEA McKEIGHAN PARK The renovated park on the south side of Chipman Road features a .6-mile trail, Jupiter XXL Jungle Gym and Speedway Zip Line. The park to the north of Chipman holds its own with a skate park, four lighted sand volleyball courts and new additions underway now. DOG PARKS Dogwood Park features a spray ground, a comfort station for the humans and 5 acres for canines to run around a .3-mile paved trail. Happy Tails Dog Park continues to be popular and includes a human playground just outside the enclosed area, a .3-mile paved trail, an agility area and comfort station.

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ARCHERY The Landahl Archery Range hosts several state and national tournaments and consists of scenic shooting trails nestled into the woods with abundant wildlife. A wheelchair accessible practice range also is available. CAMPGROUNDS Dating back to 1922, Jackson County has one of the oldest Parks departments in the U.S. Over the years, the park has expanded to 21,000 acres featuring 238 camp sites with campers from around the country. Sites are available on a firstcome, first-served basis with attendants at each site. EQUESTRIAN PARK Located on the south end of Longview Lake, the Longview Equestrian Park is a multi-use area spread across 54 acres, perfect for riding, jumping and showing. The site hosts weekend saddle and carriage competitions and is equipped with a lighted show area, cross country course, carriage obstacle course and stalls for 115 horses. RADIO-CONTROLLED AIRFIELDS For the radio-controlled airplane enthusiast, Jackson County has three radio-controlled airfields. Fleming Park features a paved airstrip, while Longview Lake Park and Blue River Parkway offer grass airstrips. All airfields are open to the public and supported by local flying clubs.

GOLF COURSES Fred Arbanas Golf Course 11100 View High Drive Kansas City, MO 64134 816.761.9445 >>

Lakewood Oaks Golf Club 651 NE Saint Andrews Circle Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 816.373.2505 >>

Shamrock Hills Golf Course 3161 S M-291 Highway Lee’s Summit, MO 64082 816.537.6556 >>

Teetering Rocks Golf Course 12040 E 86th Street Kansas City, MO 64138 816.356.1111 >>

Unity Village 1901 NW Blue Parkway Unity Village, MO 64065 816.251.3533 >>

WinterStone Golf Course 17101 E Kentucky Road Independence, MO 64058 816.257.5755 >> • 21

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Lee’s Summit is a city that believes in the arts…all the arts. Embrace your creativity and enjoy an array of live performances, artist exhibits and so much more right here in Lee’s Summit. GOT ART GALLERY/SUMMIT ART Summit Art encourages and promotes the visual arts, art education and humanities throughout Lee’s Summit and surrounding communities. Summit Art also provides public art education through Got Art Gallery and strives to increase business and community participation in the arts through exhibits and public art. Got Art Gallery hosts artist exhibits, classes and birthday parties and serves as an event space in downtown Lee’s Summit. >> – 816.600.5932

LEE’S SUMMIT SYMPHONY Each year the Lee’s Summit Symphony performs five live concerts. Lee’s Summit is only one of 800 communities nationwide that boasts a community symphony. Under music director Russ Berlin, the symphony features more than 70 talented musicians with a passion for 24 • Lee’s Summit, Missouri

sharing their talents. Annual concerts include: Family Pops Spectacular, Booms and Blooms, Holiday Magic and more. >> – 816.401.5251

MCC–LONGVIEW CULTURAL ARTS CENTER The Cultural Arts Center provides Lee’s Summit and the Kansas City metropolitan area with quality arts programming, including concerts, professional and student art exhibits, theatre and music performances and more. The center also is the home of the Summit Theatre Group and the Kansas City Chapter of Sweet Adelines. >> – 816.604.2200

POTTER’S HAVEN ART STUDIO Come paint some pottery and express your own creativity. Choose from a variety of ready-to-paint items to create your

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own one-of-a-kind works of art that will be fired in the kiln and ready for pickup at a later date. For those younger artists, Potter’s Haven also offers smaller pieces that can be painted with acrylic paints and taken home the same day. Walk-ins are always welcome!

offers a variety of paintings to choose from and can accommodate private parties, team-building and other fun events. The design on wheels program will even come to your business or home to host a wine & design party. >> – 816.875.9707

>> – 816.525.9323

SUMMIT THEATRE GROUP Summit Theatre Group provides unique and original theatre experiences to audiences and participants alike. Enjoy one of their upcoming shows in the 2017-2018 season: “Wings“ October 13-14, 20-22; “Nuncrackers” December 14-17; The Triangle Shirt Factory Project, March 16, 17, 23, 24, 25 and “Next to Normal,” June 15-16, 22-24. Audition and performance times are included on their Facebook page.

Got Art Gallery

>> – 816.463.2654

WINE AND DESIGN KC Unleash your inner artist at Wine & Design where all you have to do is sign up, show up, sip and paint. The studio

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Fall is when families gather together in anticipation of the holidays. It’s a time for hayrides, pumpkins, hugs and laughter. Come discover everything there is to see and do to celebrate fall in Lee’s Summit. BOOS, BARKS & BADGES HALLOWEEN PARADE Children, families and dogs are invited to wear their costumes and join in the parade from City Hall Plaza to Howard Station Park on Oct. 28. After the parade, kids can trick-or-treat at participating downtown businesses, enter the costume contest and check out specialized vehicles from Lee’s Summit Police and Fire departments. >> – 816.246.6598

GLOW JACK-O-LANTERN FESTIVAL This spellbinding Halloween experience Oct. 20-21 at Powell Gardens is a mustsee, with more than 700 hand-carved pumpkins lighting a one-mile trail. They’ll have costumed characters and hayrides, as well as food and beverage vendors. New this year, a carnivorous plant display, a Kids Corral and an After-Glow event for adults. >> – 816.697.2600

FALL HARVEST DAYS Fall Harvest Days at Paradise Park means a good old-fashioned tractor hay-ride. Every weekend from Sept. 30 -Oct. 28, guests can enjoy a relaxing ride throughout the park and hear funny stories, sing silly songs, play games and never stop laughing with family and friends. Sip on hot chocolate while toasting marshmallows on the crackling campfire.

OKTOBERFEST Transport yourself to the heart of Munich with all the excitement of the Lee’s Summit Chamber’s Oktoberfest held Sept. 22-23 in downtown Lee’s Summit. Enjoy arts and crafts, Kids Street, carnival, German meals and dancing, biergarten, home brew competition, live entertainment and much more. The carnival remains open on Sunday for wristband day. Visit or page 41 for more information.

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GLOW Jack-o-Lantern Festival

Summit Art Festival

SUMMIT ART FESTIVAL This annual festival is held Oct. 6-8 in downtown Lee’s Summit and features entertainment, food and Summit Art artists, along with juried and regional artists showing works of art in watercolor, oil, graphite, acrylic, pottery, sculpture, photography, pastels, fiber, mixed media and more. It includes small music venues and a “Kidz Zone” interactive art area. >> – 816.224.4634

SYLVIA BAILEY FARM PARK The gates to Sylvia Bailey Farm Park open Sept. 30 and remain open every weekend in October from noon-6 p.m. Kids can find their way through the

corn maze and climb the hay mountain. They’ll also have pumpkin bowling, the corn box, board games and more. >> – 816.969.1500

WITCHES EVE Enjoy a late night shopping event from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 5, in downtown Lee’s Summit with lots of cackles and “boos!” This ladies-only shopping event is a blast and all witches are welcome. Don your best witch costume and shop dozens of great boutiques that will be open late with spooky treats, “boos” and lots of great deals. >> – 816.246.6598

Cockrell Mercantile Company Venture off the beaten path and travel down Old Highway 50 to Kansas City’s most unique shopping

high-end cookware and home décor including gourmet foods; kitchen gadgets; candles; Vera Bradley; baking items and Fiestaware. For more information, visit: 30003 East Old US 50 Highway, Lee’s Summit • 816.697.1923 • Mon-Sat 10-6 • Sun 12-5 • 27

The magic of the holidays awakens the child in all of us. Our community is decked out for a season of charming holiday events, exciting the imagination and kindling the fires of the holidays in our hearts.

ANNUAL HOLLY FESTIVAL November 11 – 12 Bernard Campbell Middle School Multiple events all under one roof. Do some holiday shopping and purchase handmade crafts, gifts, household items and merchandise from various vendors and local small businesses. Then, get your health in check at the Lee’s Summit Chamber’s annual health fair and receive free screenings. Proceeds benefit the Lee’s Summit D.A.R.E. program. Admission is free. >> 28 • Lee’s Summit, Missouri

MAYOR’S TREE LIGHTING November 17 Howard Station Park Join Lee’s Summit’s Mayor Randy Rhoads as he lights up downtown for the holidays. Along with thousands of twinkling lights, free hot drinks and cookies, choir performances, a visit from Santa and much more will get you in the holiday spirit. Many local shops and restaurants are open late, so hit the town for some holiday shopping and dinner downtown. >>

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LEE’S SUMMIT MAGIC TREE Thanksgiving through December 31 I-470 and View High Drive Lee’s Summit Magic Tree is a celebratory landmark at I-470 and View High Drive for residents and neighbors to enjoy during the holiday season. Each year, the lighting offers sentiments of hope, goodness, peace and love as visitors take time to provide handwritten notes of thanks and take advantage of the majestic photography setting. It’s truly a magical experience! >> GINORMOUS GINGERBREAD HOUSE PARTY December 1 – January 1 Paradise Park It’s a gingerbread dream come true. Enjoy this bigger-than-life creation and

warm your holiday spirits while having a blast. Its laser light show, festive holiday music and indoor snow make this the best interactive gingerbread house experience. It’s an enchanting, fairytale memory the whole family will love! >> CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK November 22 — December 31 Longview Lake Campground Often referred to as one of Kansas City’s best lighting displays, Jackson County’s free drive-through display at Longview Lake features more than 300,000 lights and 175 animated holiday scenes. While there is no charge to view the display, donations for local charities are accepted on-site. >> • 29

PHOTOS WITH SANTA November 25, December 2, 9, 16 Downtown Lee’s Summit Santa’s taken some time off from the North Pole to share candy canes and holiday cheer in Lee’s Summit. Bring your kiddos to get their photos taken with Santa while you knock a few items off your holiday shopping list in downtown Lee’s Summit. >> Mayor’s Tree Lighting

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FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS December 1 – January 7 Powell Gardens Begin a new holiday tradition with the Powell Gardens Festival of Lights, an extended holiday offering for the entire family. The festival features a fantastic lighting display throughout the Gardens, as well as special events including Wonderland Workshop: Drop-in Gift Making for Families and Making Spirits Bright: Boozy Botanicals, Live Jazz, Holiday Lights and Appetizers. >> A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION AT MISSOURI TOWN 1855 December 9 Missouri Town 1855 Warm hearth fires, simple but delicious food, period appropriate music and piping hot cider are but a few of the many treats awaiting our guests. Drop by the Blacksmith’s shop as he handcrafts some last minute items. A special appearance by Belsnickel will thrill the children as they are rewarded with either candy or a lump of coal. The simple beauty of candlelit rooms and a roaring fire transport us back to a simpler time >>

LEE’S SUMMIT SYMPHONY “REFLECTIONS ACROSS THE POND... AN ENGLISH CHRISTMAS” December 9 Lee’s Summit High School Performing Arts Center The Lee’s Summit Symphony presents “Reflections Across the Pond...An English Christmas.” Experience the sounds of the holiday season performed by outstanding musicians from Lee’s Summit and the surrounding area. >> DOWNTOWN LEE’S SUMMIT FARMERS MARKET HOLIDAY MART December 16 Lee’s Summit Elementary School Gym The Downtown Lee’s Summit Farmers Market vendors have been working hard to prepare gifts and goodies for the indoor Holiday Mart. Stop by and cross a few things off your holiday shopping list! >> CHRISTMAS IN THE SKY November 22 Longview Lake Beach Jackson County Parks + Rec and 99.7 The Point kick off your holiday season, and the opening of Christmas in the Park, with Christmas in the Sky. This magical evening showcases holiday entertainment and an amazing fireworks display, synchronized to your favorite holiday music and simulcast on 99.7 The Point. >>

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WHERE TO STAY We invite you to make yourself comfortable in Lee’s Summit. Take a break from the demands of everyday life and relax. Lee’s Summit’s selection of welcoming lodging at affordable rates and easy access to major roadways makes for an ideal place to kick back and make some memories.

AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN & SUITES 1020 SE Blue Parkway Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 816.554.7600 >> (63 rooms)

THE BROWNING BED & BREAKFAST 202 SW 3rd Street Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 785.215.9717 >> (4 rooms)

BEST WESTERN PLUS 4825 NE Lakewood Way Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 816.795.6400 >> (72 rooms)

COMFORT INN 963 SE Oldham Parkway Lee’s Summit, MO 64081 816.524.8863 >> (65 rooms)

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COMFORT INN & SUITES 3701 NE Ralph Powell Rd Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 816.554.6688 >> (76 rooms) FAIRFIELD INN AND SUITES 1301 NE Windsor Drive Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 816.524.7572 >> (54 rooms)

DRURY INN & SUITES 20300 E 42nd Street South Blue Springs, MO 64015 816.795.9393 >> HAWTHORN, A BED & BREAKFAST 1 Hawthorne Place Independence, MO 64052 816.252.2607 >>

HAMPTON INN 1751 NE Douglas Street Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 816.347.8600 >> (109 rooms)

SUPER 8 HOTEL 607 SE Oldham Parkway Lee’s Summit, MO 64081 816.524.8181 >> (50 rooms)

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES 1201 NW Innovation Pkwy Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 816.600.2405 >> (90 rooms)

UNITY HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER 1901 NW Blue Parkway Unity Village, MO 64065 816.251.3511 >> (50 rooms)

Lee’s Summit is just a stone’s throw from Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums. Don your favorite jersey and catch a game while you’re here!

HILTON GARDEN INN 19677 East Jackson Drive Independence, MO 64057 816.350.3000 >> (200 rooms) STAYBRIDGE SUITES KANSAS CITY 19400 East 39th Street South Independence, MO 64057 816.994.2700 >> (102 rooms) STONEY CREEK HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER 18011 Bass Pro Drive Independence, MO 64055 816.908.9600 >> (167 rooms) • 33

GETTING AROUND There’s nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned road trip, but why not arrive in style?

AMTRAK Amtrak serves Lee’s Summit daily. Ticket information and pricing are available by calling 1.800.USA.RAIL or online at Tickets can be purchased at Union Station in Kansas City or once on board. Reservations are required. >> – 816.872.7245

RENTAL CAR SERVICES Need a way to get from point A to point B while in town? Check out one of our rental car services. Budget: 308 NE M-291 Hwy >> – 816.554.9650

Kline Van Rental: 409 NW Blue Pkwy >> – 816.554.3344

Enterprise: 1025 SW Blue Pwy >> – 816.246.8185

10/10 Taxi – 816.474.0100

Hertz: 905 E Langsford Rd >> – 816.524.5712

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LEE’S SUMMIT MUNICIPAL AIRPORT The Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport (LXT) is centrally located with easy access to the Kansas City metropolitan area. In fall 2017, runway improvements will be complete and the airport will have a 5,500 ft. grooved concrete runway, 60,000 lb. aircraft capacity, new and improved airfield lighting, a Jetgo ground power unit (GPU) and more. Another new feature at LXT is a 40,000 sq. ft. heated hangar space available now for rental space for corporate/ business aircraft users and/or itinerant stays. >> – 816.969.1800

Skip sleeping at your family’s place this holiday season and stay with us instead.

At Unity Village Hotel and Conference Center, you’ll get the peaceful comfort of your own room (and your own bathroom). Book a room at /lodging/hotel or call 866-348-6489.


Hotel & Conference Center

1901 NW Blue Parkway Unity Village, MO 64065 • 35

CALENDAR >> SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 1 Music in the Park 816.246.6598 SEPTEMBER 3 Football Fundays Paradise Park 816.246.5224 SEPTEMBER 9 Middle School Teen Night Paradise Park 816.246.5224 SEPTEMBER 8 Downtown Movie Night: The Princess Bride City Hall Plaza 816.246.6598 SEPTEMBER 9 Cooking Demo with Barb Powell Gardens 816.697.2600 SEPTEMBER 9 Dog’s Day Out Powell Gardens 816.697.2600

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SEPTEMBER 10 Missouri Barn Dinner: Chef John C. Smith Powell Gardens 816.697.2600

SEPTEMBER 25 Community Services League Golf Classic WinterStone Golf Course 816.912.4485

SEPTEMBER 13 Get Your Curve On Bridal Fashion Show The Aspen Room at The Stanley 816.600.0651

SEPTEMBER 29 Flashlight Fridays Sylvia Bailey Park 816.969.1542

SEPTEMBER 14 Piccadilly Gala The Pavilion at John Knox Village 816.246.6598 SEPTEMBER 15 William Michael Morgan Legacy Park Amphitheater 816.969.1541 SEPTEMBER 22-23 Oktoberfest Festival Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.524.2424

SEPTEMBER 30 Native Plant School Powell Gardens 816.697.2600 SEPT 30-OCT 1 Fall Harvest Days Paradise Park 816.246.5224

>> OCTOBER OCTOBER 6 Oktoberfest Craft Show The Pavilion at John Knox Village 816.524.4111

Paradise Park

Missouri Town


OCTOBER 6 Flashlight Friday Sylvia Bailey Park 816.969.1542

OCTOBER 7 Missouri Town Fall Festival Missouri Town 1855 816.229.8980

OCTOBER 13 Flashlight Friday Sylvia Bailey Park 816.969.1542

OCTOBER 7 Farmers Market Harvest Fest Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598

OCTOBER 10 Teacher Appreciation Day Sky Zone 816.813.4428

OCTOBER 14 Race for the Future 5K Lee’s Summit West HS 816.986.1015 • 37

Boos, Barks & Badges

OCTOBER 20-21 Haunted Maze Night Sylvia Bailey Park 816.969.1542 OCTOBER 20-21 GLOW: Jack-o-Lantern Festival Powell Gardens 816.697.2600



Boos, Barks & Badges

“How to Succeed in

Halloween Parade

Business Without Really

Downtown Lee’s Summit

Trying” Musical


Lee’s Summit West

Performing Arts Center 816.986.4000

OCTOBER 29 Chef Carmen Cabia Powell Gardens

OCTOBER 21 Paranormal Investigation at Missouri Town 1855 Missouri Town 1855 816.805.7096

OCTOBER 21 Haunted & Historic Spaces Tour Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598


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Missouri Barn Dinner:


OCTOBER 27-28 Haunted Maze Night Sylvia Bailey Park 816.969.1542

Missouri Barn Dinner

>> NOVEMBER NOVEMBER 3 Holiday Open House Downtown Lee’s Summit NOVEMBER 3 Mistletoe Madness Gamber Community Center 816.969.1581

NOVEMBER 9 Veterans Day Luncheon Gamber Community Center 816.969.1581 NOVEMBER 4 After the Harvest Workshop Powell Gardens 816.697.2600 NOVEMBER 10 “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” Musical Lee’s Summit High School Performing Arts Center 816.986.7584

NOVEMBER 10 “Catch Me If You Can” Lee’s Summit North Performing Arts Center 816.986.3031 NOVEMBER 11-12 24th Annual Holly Festival Bernard Campbell Middle School 816.347.3248 NOVEMBER 16 Thanksgiving Feast Gamber Community Center 816.969.1581

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NOVEMBER 17 Mayor’s Tree Lighting Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598

NOV 22-DEC 31 Christmas in the Park 2017 Longview Lake Campground 816.503.4800

NOVEMBER 21 Trip the Light Fantastic! Frank White Jr. Softball Complex 816.503.4800

NOVEMBER 25 Small Business Saturday Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598

NOVEMBER 22 Christmas in the Sky Longview Lake Beach 816.503.4800

DECEMBER 1 Craft Patch Craft Show Pavilion at John Knox Village 816.524.4111




Saturday 5:00pm


Sunday 8:00am & 10:00am


2nd Sunday 5:00pm (Youth Mass)


M-T-W-F 8:15am


Thursday 6:00pm

816-246-6800 And Join Us for Community *

Programing for all ages


Best Lenten Fish Fry in the state


Volunteer Opportunities


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DECEMBER 2 Wonderland Workshop: Drop-in Gift Making for Families Powell Gardens 816.697.2600

DECEMBER 16 Downtown Lee’s Summit Farmers Market Holiday Mart Lee’s Summit Elementary 816.246.6598

DECEMBER 9 Missouri Town 1855: A Christmas Celebration 816.229.8989

DECEMBER 16 Making Spirits Bright: Boozy Botanicals, Live Jazz Powell Gardens 816.697.2600

DECEMBER 14 LSPR Annual Holiday Luncheon Gamber Community Center 816.969.1581

For a complete listing of community events throughout the year, visit

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 Bernard Campbell Middle School Stay healthy this holiday season with a variety of free health screenings while you shop handcrafted gifts at the Holly Festival Craft Fair. Visit for details.

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Sportzelt Sponsor

Main Stage Sponsor

Community Stage Sponsor

Superb Sponsors

Brat Tent Sponsors

Rootbiergarten Sponsor

Wonderful Sponsors Amtrak • ARC Physical Therapy+ • Central States Beverage Co. • Chinnery Evans & Nail, P.C. Discover Vision Centers • Door Systems, Inc. • First Federal Bank • Great Southern Bank Hawthorn Bank • Kansas City Star • Longview Funeral Home & Cemetery • Tingle Flooring

Excellent Sponsors Central Bank of the Midwest • John Knox Village • Technology Plus, Inc. • The Goddard School

Divine Sponsors Capital Investment Management • City Scrap Metal •McDonald’s of Lee’s Summit Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys

Winezelt Sponsors

Very Good Sponsors

Embrace the Grape Beverage Catering Top Shelf Bartending Service

Bank Midwest • HSMC Orizon • Julia E. Hampton, CPA, PC Lee’s Summit Journal • Our Lady of the Presentation Paradise Park • Spilker McKeone & Nelson PC • Weed Man

Shatzen Kickenoffen Sponsor Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport

Home Brew Sponsor Grains & Taps

Baby Contest Sponsor The Goddard School

Oktoberfest Hours Friday, September 22 5–11 p.m. Saturday, September 23 10 a.m.–11 p.m. Sunday, September 24: Carnival Only Noon–4 p.m.

Welcome one and all to the season of sizzling bratwursts and sounds of oom-pah! Transport yourself to the heart of Munich with all the excitement of this wundervoll fall festival in downtown Lee’s Summit. Grab your lederhosen and dirndl and head to downtown Lee’s Summit to join 70,000 festival goers for this annual fall festival. Enjoy German meals and dancing, live entertainment, Kids Street, arts and crafts, the Biergarten, carnival, Sportzelt, contests, home brew tasting and much more. There’s no cost to attend the festival.

Take a Spin at the Carnival Tickets can be purchased at the ticket booth and cost $1 each, 40 for $35 or 80 for $60. Each ride takes 3-4 tickets. While the festival is only open Friday and Saturday, the carnival remains open from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24 for wristband day–$24 per person, all you can ride!

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Oktoberfest wouldn’t be complete without the excitement and entertainment in the Biergarten. Saddle up in the Biergarten for German food, music, dancing and a lot of crazy fun! FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 6–10 p.m.: The Happy Wanderers 6:45, 7:45, 8:45 p.m.: Schuhplattler Verein Blautauler Dancers SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 Noon-3 p.m.: People’s Choice Home Brew Tasting Event 3 p.m.: Sam Adams Stein Hoisting Competition 5–10 p.m.: The Alpen Spielers 5:45, 6:45, 7:45, 8:45 p.m.: Schuhplattler Verein Blautaler Dancers GERMAN MEALS Served in the Biergarten 5–9 p.m. Friday & 4–9 p.m. Saturday Adult Menu - $10 per person Choice of One Entrée: Pork Schnitzel --or-- Sauerbraten Served with Red Cabbage, German Potato Salad, Dinner Roll and Apple Streusel Dessert Kids Menu - $5 per child Chicken Strips, Chips and Cookie A la carte Grilled Bratwurst - $4 Please note: food and drink sales are cash only

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PEOPLE’S CHOICE HOME BREW TASTING Head to the Biergarten from noon-3 p.m. Saturday to taste the refreshing creations of our local home brewers! Attendees are invited to sample up to 50 different brews and vote for their favorite brewer. The cost is $20 per person in advance (while supplies last) or $25 per person the day of, based on availability. Registration includes a tasting glass for sampling as many beers as you can in three hours (home brews only). Purchase your glasses at Come. Drink. Vote! SAM ADAMS STEIN HOISTING COMPETITION Think you’ve got what it takes? Test your strength at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Biergarten. The object of the game is to hoist a full liter stein longer than anyone else. Competitors must use only one hand and steins must be held at arm’s length without spilling. One male and one female winner will be crowned and will receive an etched Sam Adams pewter stein. There is no fee to participate; must be 21 or older. Schuhplattler Verein Blautaler Dancers • 45

KIDS STREET Take your kiddos for a stroll down Kids Street for crafts, games, mini golf, a petting zoo and a whole lot more. What’s better? It’s all free! Also back by popular demand is the famous Rootbiergarten. Kids 12 and under can enjoy their own bubbly beverage at no cost, thanks to our sponsor U.S. Bank. Pony rides also are available for a small fee. HANDMADE ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR The juried Arts and Crafts Fair features local and regional artists displaying unique handmade crafts, collectibles and original works of art. Vendors showcase their talents for the public to view and purchase. SPORTZELT sponsored by Rob Ellerman Real Estate/Prime Lending Sports fan? Make sure to stop by the Sportzelt and catch up on all the big games. With big screen TVs, a bar and some tasty food you won’t miss a minute of the action. GRAPE STOMP Head to the Biergarten at 6 p.m. Friday to catch the action with emcee Codie Allen, 106.5 The Wolf. Celebrity participants will stomp grapes with their bare feet in a race to get the most juice. Winners will be crowned in the men’s and women’s rounds as “King & Queen of the Vineyard.” Thanks to Stonehaus Farms Winery for supplying the grapes. BABY CONTEST sponsored by The Goddard School Grab your little ones and enter into the baby contest at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. Dress them up and let them show off their talents to win prizes. Pre-register online for $5 per baby; day of entries cost $10.

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Friday, Sept. 22 5 p.m. Shoal Creek Revival 6:15 p.m. Dancing Plus 7:15 p.m. Lee’s Summit High Schools 8:15 p.m. Stay Fit/Urban Rhythms 9 p.m. BPM Dance Complex

Friday, Sept. 22 5 p.m. Underdogs with Clint Martinez 6:30 p.m. Big Mama Band 8:30 p.m. Michael Dale and the Desert Wine Band

Saturday, Sept. 23 10:30 a.m. Baby Contest Registration 11 a.m. Baby Contest 12 p.m. Dave’s Gymnastics Factory 1 p.m. Tamashii Black Belt Academy 1:45 p.m. Dance Revolution 2:30 p.m. Kids 2 Leaders Martial Arts 3 p.m. Susan’s World of Dance 3:15 p.m. Pak’s Academy Prime Taekwondo 3:45 p.m. Reed Performing Arts Company 4:45 p.m. Mindy’s Dance Center 5:30 p.m. The Pointe Dance Studio 6 p.m. Studio d Dance Company 6:45 p.m. Glamorous Dancing Divas 7:30 p.m. Lee’s Summit North Theatre Dept. 7:45 p.m. Monica’s School of Dance


Saturday, Sept. 23 1 p.m. Wyatt Music Center Students 2:30 p.m. Liana Jaramillo, Got Talent Grand Prize Winner 3 p.m. Elaine Watson, Got Talent Crowd Pleaser 4 p.m. The Instamatics 6:30 p.m. Double Vision 8:30 p.m. Elton Dan and the Rocket Band

Visit for more information about the bands performing during the festival.

Are you a social media butterfly? Don’t forget to share your photos throughout the weekend using #LSoktoberfest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

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