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Must-See Attractions

Live Performances + Classes

Fall Festivals + Holiday Spots

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 |

Cover Photo: Longview Lake by Summit Video Services

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TABLE OF >> CONTENTS THINGS TO DO | 6 Attractions | 6 Shopping | 12 Dining + Drinks | 14 Outdoors | 18 Arts + Culture | 22

SEASONAL ATTRACTIONS | 28 Fall Fun | 28 Holiday Hot Spots | 30

ACCOMMODATIONS | 34 Lodging | 34 Transportation | 38


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THINGS TO DO | Attractions

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.

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ATTRACTIONS 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. 17, 2018. 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 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 50-yard indoor lanes in Missouri. >> – 816.336.2600 LANDMARK2 SKATE CENTER For more than 44 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 (book all parties online), there is always music playing and fun to be had. >> – 816.524.2000 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. >> – 816.969.7403 LEE’S SUMMIT HISTORY MUSEUM The Historical Society of Lee’s Summit maintains a museum in the 1939 Post Office building at 220 SW Main St., in downtown Lee’s Summit. The museum houses a number of historic artifacts, maps and photos of early Lee’s Summit. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission to the museum is free. >> – 816.287.4477 • 7

THINGS TO DO | Attractions 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 Kansas City millionaire lumberman Robert A. Long, the farm was the largest construction project of its kind in the United States. Long and his famed daughter and horsewoman, Loula Long Combs, once greeted royalty, movie stars, and business magnates at the mansion. Today, Longview Mansion is a premier estate for weddings and special events. Groups of 10 or more visiting Lee’s Summit are invited to arrange a unique luncheon or dinner, including a guided tour of the historic mansion. >> – 816.761.6669 MISSOURI TOWN 1855 Step back in time and take in the sights and sounds of Missouri in the 1800s. This one-time farming community extends over 30 sloping acres. It is a living history museum, offering more than 25 original structures with furnishings and equipment, in addition to hosts and tour guides in period attire, authentic field and garden crops, and rare breeds of livestock found in the mid-19th century. Missouri Town is located on the east side of Lake Jacomo in Fleming Park. >> – 816.229.8980 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, mini-golf, 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

Sky Zone

Paradise Park

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Attractions | THINGS TO DO 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 Just 15 miles east of Lee’s Summit, Powell Gardens encompasses breathtaking vistas, lakes and windswept meadows, and features seven themed gardens. The 12-acre Heartland Harvest Garden is the nation’s largest edible landscape and includes more than 2,000 types of food plants, with tasting stations, demonstrations and guest chef dinners in its contemporary Missouri Barn. Visit Powell Gardens in 2018 for a yearlong celebration marking its 30th Anniversary as a botanical garden. Celebrations include festivals, special events, classes and workshops. >> – 816.697.2600 STONEHAUS FARMS VINEYARD AND WINERY Stonehaus Farms features award-winning wines in a peaceful atmosphere, with panoramic views of the beautiful vineyards. The Garden Room is an excellent choice for events up to 48 people. The Fest Hall, a larger event facility with seating for up to 225. It is the perfect place for weddings, receptions and corporate events. The winery’s deli offers various custom summer sausage, cheeses and crackers. >> – 816.554.8800 SKY ZONE Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. They’re the inventors of fun fitness and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see. Enter a jumper and exit a warrior with the new elements at Sky Zone. Now featuring state of the art Ninja Warrior course, free wall climb, Warped Wall, Sky Joust and Sky Ladder. Combine one of the greatest workouts ever with awesome, healthy fun. Birthday parties and private rentals are also available. >> – 816.457.0068 Powell Gardens

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THINGS TO DO | 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 50 years, offering a variety of activities and family fun. >> – 816.524.3322 THE COOKING STATION We want to inspire kids to cook and bake! The Cooking Station offers a hands-on cooking experience in Lee’s Summit, Missouri and invites the entire Kansas City Metro Area to get involved. We have so much fun to offer at The Cooking Station with kids classes, parties, camps and much more. Let’s get your budding Bobby Flays and Rachel Rays in the kitchen to chop, sauté, and bake. With no mess for you to clean up – it’s a win-win! >> – 816.434.5077 THE EXIT ROOM The Exit Room is a boutique escape adventure in Downtown Lee’s Summit, and a piece of The Puzzle Parlour Franchise. Your team of adventurers will have 60 minutes to discover the secrets, solve the puzzles, and complete your adventure! Teamwork is a must and has never been this much fun. >> – 816.434.5808

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Attractions | THINGS TO DO TRAPPEDKC Get a group together to solve various puzzles and codes hidden throughout escape rooms that need to be cracked and assembled to escape before 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 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 1,200acre 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. >> – 816.251.3511

The Exit Room


Amplify your academics at STA STA provides high school juniors and seniors an accelerated academic experience. Working in a college environment, students deeply experience an industry-aligned curriculum meeting both industry and university standards.


Summit Technology Academy accepts students from 30 area high schools who attend the Academy for half-day programs. It is home of the Missouri Innovation Campus early-degree internship program.



Join us for an open house: November 15 | January 10 | February 7 For more information, a course listing and prerequisites, visit: 1101 NW Innovation Pkwy | Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 | 816.986.3410 |

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THINGS TO DO |Shopping

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!

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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. >> 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, beauty salons, casual eateries, sit-down restaurants and specialty retailers. >> 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 the many restaurants. The synergy between Summit Fair and SummitWoods, divided by 50 Highway, creates a shopping destination offering something for everyone. >>

Cockrell Mercantile Company Venture off the beaten path and travel a short way down Highway 50 to Kansas City’s most unique shopping experience. Browse through five stores containing 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 • 13

THINGS TO DO | Dining + Drinks

Pearl Tavern

Lee’s Summit sets the table to satisfy any palate. From quaint coffee shops to mouthwatering barbecue and specialties, you won’t go hungry.

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Summit Grill

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DINING + Drinks >> DOWNTOWN LIBATIONS Whether it’s ladies night out, happy hour or date night, Downtown Lee’s Summit’s bar scene has you covered.

Libations + Co.

• American Garage Bar and Diner • Brick’s Pub & Grub • Do Drop Inn • Fringe Beerworks • Grains & Taps • Headquarters • Konrad’s Kitchen & Tap House • Libations + Company • Llywelyn’s Pub • Main Slice • Red Door Wine Store

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

The W

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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Must-Try >>


Kansas City is known for barbeque and Lee’s Summit boasts some of the best this city has to offer. Check out these must-try spots.

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3 Pigs BBQ Truck Dickey’s Barbecue Pit The Filling Station Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue Jazzy B’s Diner Smoke Brewing Co. Summit Hickory Pit BBQ

Smoke Brewing Co.


We’ve brought the finest in traditional Kansas City barbecue to Lee’s Summit! Enjoy Jack Stack Barbecue your way: Dine-In or Carryout ADDRESS 1840 NW Chipman Rd. Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

CONTACT US 816.621.7427

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HOURS Mon - Thur: 11am - 10pm Fri - Sat: 11am - 10:30pm Sun: 11am - 9pm

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Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue

Lee’s Summit’s Top 10 Locally Owned Restaurants






1840 NW Chipman Road 816.621.7427 >> 2










1008 SE Blue Parkway 816.554.1008 >>

4835 NE Lakewood Way 816.795.1299 >>

104 SE 3rd Street 816.524.4545 >>

123 SE 3rd Street 816.384.2123 >> 235 SE Main Street 816.600.5184 >>

1251 NE Rice Road 816.524.3112 >>



20 NE Sycamore Street 816.246.7707 >>


579 SE Melody Lane 816.944.4119


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THINGS TO DO | Outdoors


OUTDOORS >> 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

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. 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, 4.7-mile trail and a fishing dock for the 22-acre lake. The lake can be used for nonmotorized boating, fishing and paddle boarding. Visit Legacy Park Community Center for free bicycle, canoe and stand-up 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. 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. 18 • Lee’s Summit, Missouri

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Lea McKeighan Park

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THINGS TO DO | Outdoors LEA McKEIGHAN PARK The renovated park is located on the north and south side of Chipman Road. The north side features an outdoor ice skating rink (Summit Ice) in the winter and three pickleball courts in the summer. In addition, the park includes a splashpad, low ropes course, skate park, four lighted sand volleyball courts, shelter, concession and restroom building and a .5mile trail. The park to the south of Chipman features a .6-mile trail, Jungle Gym, Zip Line, open green space for passive or active recreation, shelter and restrooms. 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.

Legacy Park Amphitheater

Lea McKeighan Park


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 first-come, first-served basis with attendants at each site. EQUESTRIAN PARK Located on the south end of Longview Lake, the Longview Equestrian Park is a multiuse 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 radiocontrolled 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. 20 • Lee’s Summit, Missouri

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

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



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

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



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

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



SUMMIT ICE at Lea McKeighan Park

Season begins mid-October and runs through mid-March.

Summit Ice Hours: • Mon - Fri: 2:30-11PM • Sat & Sun: 8AM-11PM (Winter Break: 8AM -11PM)

Activities to Look Forward to: • Public Skate • Pond Hockey • Learn to Skate • Learn to Play Hockey

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THINGS TO DO | Arts + Culture

Summit Theatre Group

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.

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Arts + Culture | THINGS TO DO

Embrace the


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 and associate conductor, Kirt Mosier the symphony features more than 70 talented musicians with a passion for sharing their talents. Concert dates for the 2018-2019 season are October 13, December 15, March 23 and May 18. All performances are held at The Pavilion on the campus of John Knox Village. >> – 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, The Coterie Theatre and the Kansas City Chapter of Sweet Adelines. >> – 816.604.2200 PINOT’S PALETTE The best night out in Lee’s Summit! From studio events and private parties to corporate team building, they can help you customize your paint party. From the apron to the corkscrew, everything you need to create your masterpiece will be waiting for you in the studio. Their talented staff will help you awaken your inner artist as you enjoy a laid back yet upscale atmosphere. >> – 816.744.3161

MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center

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THINGS TO DO | Arts + Culture PINSPIRE Make those pinterest DIY projects come to life at Pinspire, a unique, relaxing loft in historic downtown Lee’s Summit. Pinspire provides all supplies to customize your projects and make them fit your style. Receive hands on instruction on how to make your chosen project and take it home with you – all while not worrying about the mess! Current project options are online to help you start thinking about what may “Pinspire” you. Pinspire also hosts private events, so keep them in mind for a fun and relaxing place to have your next ladies night, bridal shower or birthday party. >> – 816.434.0120 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 own one-of-a-kind works of art that will be fired in the kiln and ready for pick-up 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! >> – 816.525.9323


Summit Art Festival

Pinot’s Palette

ALL ARE WELCOME Mass Schedule   777 NE Blackwell Rd. 816-246-6800 26 • Lee’s Summit, Missouri

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Saturday-5:00pm  Sunday-8:00am, 10:00am & 7:00pm  M-T-W-F 8:15am  Thursday-6:00pm 

Programing for all ages Best Lenten Fish Fry in the State Volunteer Opportunities Donuts and Coffee

Arts + Culture | THINGS TO DO SUMMIT THEATRE GROUP Summit Theatre Group was founded in 2011 by a diverse group of Lee’s Summit citizens who joined together to bring live community theatre back to our city after a 10-year hiatus. After having completed several successful seasons, the group continues to provide unique and original theatre experiences to audiences and participants alike. Upcoming 2018 fall & winter productions include: Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure (play) October 12-13, 19-21; Not Another Christmas Letter! The Musical (holiday dinner theatre) December 6, 7, 8, 9, 2018. >> – 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 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

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

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FALL Fun 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. 27. After the parade, kids can trickor-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 FALL HARVEST DAYS Fall Harvest Days at Paradise Park means a good old-fashioned tractor hay-ride. Every weekend from Sept. 29-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. >> – 816.246.5224 GLOW JACK-O-LANTERN FESTIVAL This spellbinding Halloween experience Oct. 19 & 20 from 6-10 p.m. at Powell Gardens features displays of hundreds of hand-carved pumpkins placed along a one-mile walking path. They’ll have costumed characters and hayrides, as well as food and beverage vendors. >> – 816.697.2600

GLOW Jack-O-Lantern Festival

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.

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OKTOBERFEST Transport yourself to the heart of Munich with all the excitement of the Lee’s Summit Chamber’s Oktoberfest held Sept. 28-29 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 for more information. >> – 816.524.2424 SUMMIT ART FESTIVAL This annual outdoor, three-day, fine art event is held October 12-14, in downtown Lee’s Summit. Visitors enjoy art, music, food trucks and fun for the whole family including 90+ juried artists, the LSR7 Student Art Pavilion, the StuckOnArt live art competition, and local musicians performing throughout the weekend. Free admission, free public parking nearby. >> – 816.805.0114 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. 6, 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


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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.

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HOLIDAY Hot Spots ANNUAL HOLLY FESTIVAL November 10-11 • 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. >> MAYOR’S TREE LIGHTING November 16 • Howard Station Park Join Lee’s Summit Mayor Bill Baird as he lights up downtown for the holidays. Along with thousands of twinkling lights, enjoy free hot drinks and cookies, choir performances, a visit from Santa and much more to 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. >> CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK November 21-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. >>

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SEASONAL ATTRACTIONS | Holiday Hot Spots 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. >> PHOTOS WITH SANTA November 24, December 1, 8, 15 • 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. >> FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS November 23-January 6 | 4-10 p.m. • Powell Gardens Join Powell Gardens for the Festival of Lights, an extended holiday offering for the entire family. The festival features a beautiful lighting display along a one-mile walking path through the Gardens. Visit the Holly Jolly Rest Stop for hot drinks and sweet treats, mark your calendars for a visit from Santa on December 1, 8, and 15. Additional family programs, concerts and workshops are available. >>

Magic Tree

LEE’S SUMMIT MAGIC TREE Thanksgiving-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! >>

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Holiday Hot Spots | SEASONAL ATTRACTIONS 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 “CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE” December 15 • The Pavilion at John Knox Village The Lee’s Summit Symphony presents “Christmas in the Village.” 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 15 • 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 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and cross a few things off your holiday shopping list! >>



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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.

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


202 SW 3rd Street Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 785.215.9717



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

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


B & B ON MADISON (3 rooms) 200 SW Madison Street Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 816.246.6832 >>

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

COMFORT INN & SUITES (76 rooms) 3701 NE Ralph Powell Rd Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 816.554.6688


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

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


FAIRFIELD INN AND SUITES (54 rooms) 1301 NE Windsor Drive Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 816.524.7572 >>

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HAMPTON INN (109 rooms) 1751 NE Douglas Street Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 816.347.8600 >> • 35


>> LODGING NEARBY DRURY INN & SUITES 20300 E 42nd Street South Blue Springs, MO 64015 816.795.9393 >>

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HAWTHORN, A BED & BREAKFAST 1 Hawthorne Place Independence, MO 64052 816.252.2607 >>

STAYBRIDGE SUITES KANSAS CITY 19400 East 39th Street South Independence, MO 64057 816.994.2700 >> (102 rooms)

HILTON GARDEN INN 19677 East Jackson Drive Independence, MO 64057 816.350.3000 >> (200 rooms)

STONEY CREEK HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER 18011 Bass Pro Drive Independence, MO 64055 816.908.9600 >> (167 rooms)


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Hometown pride runs deep for our local sports teams. Lee’s Summit is just a baseball throw from Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums. Or if hockey or soccer is your sport, head on over to the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena!




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ACCOMMODATIONS | Transportation


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 Pkwy >> – 816.246.8185

10/10 Taxi – 816.474.0100

Hertz: 905 E Langsford Rd >> – 816.524.5712 LEE’S SUMMIT MUNICIPAL AIRPORT The Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport is currently owned and operated by the City of Lee’s Summit. It has two runways – one 5,501’ by 100’ and the other 4,000’ by 75’. The airport has 22 buildings and has many tie-down spots housing approximately 156 aircraft. Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport provides fast, friendly service and easy access to all destinations in the Kansas City area. The airport has improved its runways and hangar facilities to better accommodate business and corporate users. >> – 816.969.1800

>> NEED A RIDE? Contact RideKC or OATS Transit for bus service between downtown Kansas City and Lee’s Summit, as well as demand response trips within Lee’s Summit. 816.221.0660 38 • Lee’s Summit, Missouri

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of Lee’s Summit >> ATTRACTIONS A B&B Theatres 16 B B&B Theatres 7 C Farmers Market D Fred Arbanas Golf Course E

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>> LODGING 1 Americas Best Value Inn & Suites

7 Hampton Inn

2 B&B On Madison

8 Holiday Inn Express & Suites

3 Best Western Plus

9 The Historic Browning Inn

4 Comfort Inn

10 Super 8 Motel

5 Comfort Inn & Suites

11 Unity Hotel & Conference Center

6 Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

>> CAMPING & RV PARKS 12 Jacomo Campground

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Biergarten Saddle up in the Biergarten for German food, music, dancing and a lot of crazy fun! • People’s Choice Home Brew Tasting Event (tickets required) • German Meals, Music & Dancing • Celebrity Grape Stomp • Stein Hoisting Competition • Hofbrau, Brats, Burgers and more

arts & crafts The juried Arts and Crafts Fair features over 70 local and regional artists displaying unique handmade crafts, collectibles and artworks including: • • • • •

Handmade Jewelry Accessories & Clothing Natural Soaps & Beauty Products Unique Gifts Home Decor and much more

5-11 p.m. friday • 10 a.m.-11 p.m. saturday

Central States Beverage Co. • cross creek at lee’s summit Cynda Sells Realty Group • Discover Vision Centers • Door SysteMS, INC.

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Entertainment Visit for complete entertainment schedules. • Main Stage featuring acts like Elton Dan & the Rocket Band, Clint Martinez, & .38 Special Forces • Community Stage showing off local dance and theatre performances • Sportzelt will serve up brats and beer and show live games throughout the weekend

kids activities Take your kiddos for a stroll down Kids Street or for a spin on the ferris wheel. • Kids Street: free crafts, games, mini golf, petting zoo & more • Rootbiergarten • Pony Rides • Carnival: Sunday is wristband day • Baby Contest

noon-4 p.m. sunday (CARNIVAL ONLY)

First Federal Bank • KCP&L • LeaderOne Financial • Longview Funeral Home & Cemetery w• Mazuma • RBC Wealth Management • Tingle Flooring • 43


CALENDAR of Events >> SEPTEMBER September 08 All Patriots Breakfast VFW Post 5789 573.337.9398 September 08 13th Annual Carnival for CASA Paradise Park 816.984.8202 September 08 GLOW Zumba Party Legacy Park Amphitheater 816.969.1559 September 09 Sunrise Yoga Legacy Park Amphitheater 816.969.1559

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September 13 Downtown Movie Night City Hall Plaza 816.246.6598

September 15 Legacy of Legends Concert Legacy Park Amphitheater 816.969.1541

September 14 Sunflower Clay Class Potter’s Haven Art Studio 816.525.9323

September 20 Piccadilly Gala John Knox Village 816.246.6598

September 14 Middle School Teen Night Paradise Park 816.246.5224

September 21 35th Anniversary Celebration Talleys Autobody 816.524.5566

September 15 Community of Character Picnic Lea McKeighan Park North 816.347.3248

September 23 Sunrise Yoga Legacy Park Amphitheater 816.969.1559


There’s always plenty of fun things to do in Lee’s Summit. For the most up-to-date list of events visit:


September 24 CSL Golf Classic Winterstone Golf Course 816.912.4485

September 29 Curious George Paradise Park 816.246.5224

October 05 Flashlight Friday Sylvia Bailey Park 816.969.1542

September 24 Moonlight Yoga Legacy Park Amphitheater 816.969.1559

September 29 Fall Harvest Days Paradise Park 816.246.5224

October 12 Summit Art Festival 2018 Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.805.0114

September 28-30 Oktoberfest 2018 Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.524.2424


October 12 Bat Clay Class Potter’s Haven Art Studio 816.525.9323

September 28 Zombie Attack is Back! Paradise Park 816.246.5224

October 04 Witches’ Eve Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598 October 05 Oktoberfest Craft Show The Pavilion at John Knox Village 816.524.4111

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October 12 Middle School Teen Night Paradise Park 816.246.5224

October 26 Halloween Kids Night Potter’s Haven Art Studio 816.525.9323

October 13 All Patriots Breakfast VFW Post 5789 573.337.9398 post5789/

October 27 Boos, Barks, & Badges Halloween Parade Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598

October 13 Race for the Future 5K Run/ Walk & Kids Dash Lee’s Summit West 816.986.1088


October 18 Flashlight Friday (On a Thursday) Sylvia Bailey Park 816.969.1542

November 03 Luminous - lighting pathways to change Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 816.912.4485

October 19-20, 26-27 Haunted Maze Sylvia Bailey Park 816.969.1542 October 20 Rachel House Stride for Life Waterfall Park 816.875.2129 October 20 Haunted & Historic Spaces Tour Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598

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November 02 Holiday Open House Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598

November 09 Turkey Clay Class Potter’s Haven Art Studio 816.525.9323 November 09 Middle School Teen Night Paradise Park 816.246.5224 November 10 Holly Festival Bernard Campbell Middle School 816.347.3248

November 10 Developing Potential’s 2018 Community Recognition Gala Unity Village 816.525.6000 November 16 Mayor’s Tree Lighting Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598 November 23-January 6 Festival of Lights Powell Gardens 816.697.2600 November 24 Small Business Saturday Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598 November 30 Craft Patch Craft Show The Pavilion at John Knox Village 816.524.4111

>> DECEMBER December 07 Elf Clay Class Potter’s Haven Art Studio 816.525.9323 December 14 Winter Kids Night Potter’s Haven Art Studio 816.525.9323





January 24 Mayor’s Character Breakfast The Pavilion at John Knox Village 816.347.3298

March 9 Emerald Isle Parade Downtown Lee’s Summit

April 20 Flights of Fancy MEGA Kite Festival MCC-Longview

>> FEBRUARY February 2 The Chocolate Crawl for a Cause Downtown Lee’s Summit

March 22 Lenten Fish Fry Friday ST. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church 816.246.6800 March 29 Lenten Fish Fry Friday St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church 816.246.6800 • 47


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