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2018 Spring & Summer VISITORS GUIDE

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MEMORIES INCLUDED... “We travel not to escape life, but for life to escape us.” –Anonymous Welcome to Lee’s Summit where visitors delight in discovering an off-the-beaten-path community rooted in culture, history and heritage. We’re the kind of place where lasting memories are created each and every day. Come visit us and make a few memories of your own. Vacation smart.

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Lee’s Summit 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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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. DOWNTOWN LEE’S SUMMIT FARMERS MARKET Taste the freshness at the top-ranked Farmers Market in the state, located at the corner of Second and Douglas streets. The market is open 7 a.m. to sell-out on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from the first Saturday in April to the Saturday before Thanksgiving, and features a wide variety of fresh, 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 50-yard 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

Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery

Farmers Market

Longview Mansion

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

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

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

LONE JACK BATTLEFIELD MUSEUM Over two sweltering August days in 1862, Union and Confederate forces clashed on this battleground. Today, the site

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 • 7

ATTRACTIONS MISSOURI TOWN 1855 Step back in time and take in the sights and sounds of Missouri in the 1800s. This onetime 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 The official family-fun place for every season, Paradise Park features 15 acres of outdoor and indoor adventures. Paradise Park’s unlimited fun includes mini-golf, go-karts, 3 laser tag arenas, rock climbing, bumper cars, batting cages, a two-story foam factory and endless arcade games. The “Discovery Play Center” makes Paradise Park uniquely different and features dozens of interactive family activities integrated with educational experiences. This children’s attraction is designed for families with children seven and under with over 20 different play spaces and over 2 acres of fun in the outdoor children’s garden. “The Exit Room” features two new family-friendly escape rooms, with more designs on the way. Operation Laser Tag is a 5,000-square-foot indoor/ outdoor arena with multiple military/gamer experiences to enjoy. The park is an ideal space for events throughout the year including fall harvest days, hayrides, summer concerts, birthday parties and much more. >> – 816.246.5224

Paradise Park

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Powell Gardens

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 year-long celebration marking its 30th Anniversary as a botanical garden. Celebrations include festivals, special events, classes and workshops. >> – 816.697.2600 • 9


Stonehaus Farms Winery

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. Sky Zone now features a state of the art Ninja Warrior course, an extreme obstacle course that tests guests’ balance, skill and endurance. Guest can also try the Warped Wall, Sky Ladder or challenge friends in Sky Joust. Combine one of the greatest workouts ever with awesome, healthy fun. Birthday parties and private rentals are also available. >> – 816.457.0068

The Exit Room

STONEHAUS FARMS VINEYARD AND WINERY Stonehaus Farms features awardwinning 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

Summit Lanes

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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


Summit Waves

SUMMIT WAVES Summit Waves is Lee’s Summit’s family water park. Whether you’re seven or seventy, treat yourself to hours of water fun including two great water slides, the Action River, children’s water playground, diving boards, and more. Summit Waves also hosts several special events such as Bahama Bash Teen Nights and Family Fun Nights, and is available for private rentals. >> – 816.969.1545

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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THE EXIT ROOM The Exit Room is an escape room adventure located in the Historic Downtown district providing an unforgettable group experience. Players have 60 minutes to solve the mysteries of each adventure, working together as a team to accomplish their goal. With entertaining surprises and challenges, each adventure is a trip into another world. >> – 816.434.5808

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 headquarters of the Unity movement. Located just outside of Lee’s Summit, the 1,200-acre campus features a hotel and conference center with everything you need for your next event. Whether you’re hosting a meeting, reception, or retreat, they offer fresh, delicious catering, and the tranquil campus features amenities such as a bookstore, coffee shop, nature trails, a golf course, the largest fountain display in the area, an award-winning rose garden, and historic buildings. >> – 866.348.6489

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Kansas City Zoo

Nearby ATTRACTIONS ARROWHEAD STADIUM Make a visit to the home of the Kansas City Chiefs. Ninety-minute guided tours of the press box, Scout Investments Club Level, locker room, field, and the Chiefs Hall of Honor are offered Friday and Saturdays year-round. In addition to hosting Chiefs games, this year Arrowhead Stadium will host Kenny Chesney in concert on July 14 and Taylor Swift on September 8. >> – 816.920.4237

FAULKNER’S RANCH Find food, entertainment and interactive fun all in one place at Faulkner’s Ranch. Faulkner’s Ranch is a 25-acre property that features a banquet barn, picnic pavilion, wild western playground, petting farm and more! From corporate meetings to a Pony Party for a child’s birthday party, it’s the perfect place to host any event. >> – 816.761.5055

KANSAS CITY ZOO Take a journey around the world and experience diverse habitats, cultures and animals at the Kansas City Zoo. This 202-acre nature sanctuary promotes understanding, appreciation and

conservation through its exhibits and exceptional education programs, while attracting visitors from around the world. >> – 816.595.1234

KAUFFMAN STADIUM Kauffman Stadium is home to the Kansas City Royals and is just a stone’s throw away from Lee’s Summit. Head on out to the ballpark to see the Hall of Fame, visit the team store for some gear and witness major league fun watching the boys in blue as the club celebrates their 50th anniversary. The 2018 season will open at Kauffman Stadium on March 29. Visit their website for a full schedule of home games. >> – 1.800.676.9257

MAIN EVENT When you want to let your fun out with family and friends, Main Event is the best and easiest place to head for fun. With state-of-the-art bowling, multilevel laser tag, and over 100 games, topped with handcrafted food and a full bar under one roof, Main Event is the ultimate destination for fun. >> – 816.350.1000 • 13

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SHOP 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, named a Great American Main Street, boasts locally owned specialty shops and an eclectic array of casual and fine dining. Downtown is a must for those looking for unique shopping and character galore. Amtrak service also is available in Downtown Lee’s Summit. >>

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SHOP SUMMIT FAIR SHOPPING CENTER 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, casualeateries, sit-down restaurants and specialty retailers. >>

SUMMITWOODS CROSSING 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. >> Presented by:

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Konrad’s Kitchen & Tap House

Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue

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JAZZY B’S DINER Jazzy B’s Diner is serving up many dishes first debuted on the food truck, like the popular brisket tacos, crab balls and armadilla eggs, in a fun, family-style atmosphere that embodies its slogan, “come break bread with our family.” A traditional but unique style of cooking is available at reasonable prices. Their open balcony space is available for your luncheon, business meetings, holiday and social events. 1803 NE Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 • • 816.272.0654 WESTSIDE GRILL & BAR Westside Grill and Bar offers many appetizers including homemade onion rings and fried pickles. Their bone-in and boneless wings are some of the best in the region. Featuring a full menu and plenty of TV’s to watch your favorite games. They are open 7 days a week. 221 SE M-291 Hwy., Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 • FB @WestsideGrillandBar • 816.524.2170 WHISTLE STOP COFFEE & MERCANTILE Located in the heart of downtown Lee’s Summit, the Whistle Stop has been a local tradition for 25 years. Stop in for a delicious handcrafted coffee, smoothie, or one of their specialty lattes. The shop serves breakfast, freshly made pastries, and a cafe style lunch. Don't miss their Belgium waffle special only served on Saturdays. 227 SE Main Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 • • 816.525.4545 • 17

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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

• Headquarters • Johnny’s Tavern • Konrad’s Kitchen & Tap House • Lakewood Local • 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 • Wally’s Grill & Drafthouse

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

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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 –

Andy’s Frozen Custard

• Great American Cookies & Marble Slab Creamery – • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt – • Poppy’s Ice Cream – • Smallcakes Cupcakery – • Topsy’s Popcorn –

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OUTDOORS 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.

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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 stand-up paddleboard rentals.

Legacy Park Amphitheater

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. >> – 816.969.1550

Airport Open House JUNE 23, 2018 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. • • • • • • •

FREE event! Family Fun Food Vendors Kids Activities Helicopter Rides Aviation Activities More! • 816.969.1800 Event at East Apron: 402 NE Leinweber Road • 21

OUTDOORS 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. 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.

Lea McKeighan Park

Splashpad at Miller J. Fields

DOG PARKS Dogwood Park features a spray ground, a comfort station for the humans and 5 acres for canines to run around a .3mile 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. SPLASHPAD AT MILLER J. FIELDS Miller J. Fields Park boasts the popular Splashpad to cool down during the summer months with some water fun. The park also includes two large playgrounds, three ball diamonds, and two shelters. >> – 816.969.1550

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Lowenstein Park



ARCHERY The Landahl Archery Range serves as the host site for several tournaments including state and national tournaments. The range consists of scenic shooting trails nestled into the woods where wildlife is abundant. A wheelchair accessible practice range also is available for sharpening your skills. The Landahl Archery Range is open to the public from 8 a.m. to sunset mid-April through October. Permit required. Call 816-503-4805. BEACHES AND LAKES There’s no need to travel to the ocean to experience the fun of playing in the sand, building a sand castle or splashing around in the water. Longview Lake and Blue Springs Lake offer beach facilities for patrons looking for a unique recreational experience. Coming this summer to Longview Lake Beach: Rowdy Ribbits Water Park. Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, these unique Jackson County gems are staffed by highly trained lifeguards and offer a safe environment for visitors of all ages. Season passes, group rates (20 or more with 48 hour notice) and birthday party packages are available. For more information about Jackson County Parks + Rec beaches, please call 816.503.4878 or visit

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OUTDOORS CAMPGROUNDS The Jackson County Parks System is the third largest county parks system in the nation with nearly 22,000 acres and 238 camp sites. Campers from all over the United States stay in Jackson County Park campgrounds located at Lake Jacomo and Blue Springs Lake in Fleming Park, and at Longview Lake. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis with attendants at each site. Advance reservations are recommended at all campgrounds. Call 816.503.4805 for reservations and information or visit makeyourdayhere. com/campgrounds. EQUESTRIAN PARK Located on the south end of Longview Lake is the 54-acre Longview Equestrian Park. This site hosts weekend saddle and carriage competitions April through October. The beautiful facility is equipped with a lighted show area, cross country course, carriage obstacle course and 147 stalls. Equestrian trails located in Lee’s Summit include Longview Park and Blue and Gray Park. A trailer permit is required. Call 816.503.4805 for more information. MARINAS AND BOAT RENTAL Lake Jacomo, Blue Springs Lake and Longview Lake have full service marinas offering pontoon rentals and all of the gear you will need to make your day at the lake complete. Lake Jacomo Marina also offers fishing boats, paddle boats, kayaks and canoes. Call or go online at Lake Jacomo – 816.795.8888 Blue Springs Lake – 816.795.1112 Longview Lake – 816.966.0131 24 • Lee’s Summit, Missouri

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 >>


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THE ARTS 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. FOURTH FRIDAYS ART WALKS Stroll the streets of historic Downtown Lee’s Summit and enjoy local artists, music, theater and more on the fourth Friday of each month, April through August. Fourth Fridays Art Walks are free and open to the public. >> – 816.246.6598

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

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LEE’S SUMMIT SYMPHONY Each year, thousands of people enjoy the sounds of the Lee’s Summit Symphony. The Symphony performs five live concerts each year and also provides youth education through partnerships with the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District and MCC-Longview. Under music director Russ Berlin, more than 70 talented musicians with a passion for sharing their music with Lee’s Summit and the surrounding communities give hundreds of hours of their time to the Symphony each season. Lee’s Summit is only one of 800 communities nationwide boasting a community symphony. >> – 816.401.5251

MCC–LONGVIEW CULTURAL ARTS CENTER MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center is a visual art and entertainment venue. The center is hosts public

Lee’s Summit Symphony

community concerts, theatre, meetings and professional art exhibits including activities such as the Longview Literary Festival, community and student art exhibits, academic theater and music performances. >> – 816.604.2200

MUSIC IN THE PARK The Music in the Park concert series is held at 7:30 p.m. Fridays in Howard Station Park, from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Grab your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a variety of genres at these free concerts.

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PINOT’S PALETTE Make your event memorable. 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 masterpience 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.

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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 in and express your own creativity! Choose from a large selection of ceramic items that are ready to paint. Then, simply pick your paint colors and decorate to your heart’s desire. Both acrylic paint and glaze are available to use in studio. Items painted in acrylic can go home with you the same day, while items done in glaze will be available the following Tuesday for pick-up. Walk-ins are always welcome! A party room is available by reservation for birthday parties, scout groups, field trips, family gatherings, wedding/baby showers and more. >> – 816.525.9323

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Summit Theatre Group

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 spring & summer productions include: The Triangle Factory Fire Project (play) March 16-17, 23-25; Next to Normal (musical) June 15-16, 22-24; and Shrek the Musical August 10-12. >> – 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 • 33


FESTIVALS Welcome to Lee’s Summit, where we know how to have a good time and celebrate life. Experience our food, music, culture, art and more at one of our unique festivals. DOWNTOWN DAYS The Downtown Days Festival is June 1-3, 2018, spanning six blocks in the historic and award-winning Downtown Lee’s Summit central business district. Live entertainment, food vendors, carnival, arts and culture and much more are all part of the festivities. >>

In addition to Downtown Days, Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street hosts many events throughout the year, including the Downtown Bunny Hop, Emerald Isle Parade, Music in the Park, Fourth Fridays Art Walk, Boos, Barks & Badges Halloween Parade, Mayor’s Tree Lighting, and more. These events familyfriendly events are sure to provide lasting memories. >> – 816.246.6598

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FLIGHTS OF FANCY MEGA KITE FESTIVAL The annual Flights of Fancy Kite Festival is known as the unofficial kick-off to spring. Kids of all ages will love this event on April 21, 2018 on the beautiful campus of MCC-Longview. While the mega kites provide the centerpiece of the festival, attendees also enjoy kite making, face painting, balloon artists, inflatables, kite races and a candy drop. >>

LEGACY BLAST Legacy Blast celebrates America’s independence with a free fireworks extravaganza choreographed to music. This year’s event on July 3 (rainout date July 5) features food vendors, entertainers and inflatables on site before the fireworks. Bring the family and blankets for fun under the stars and a celebration of our freedom. >> – 816.986.1500

Flights of Fancy Mega Kite Festival

OKTOBERFEST The Lee’s Summit Chamber’s annual Oktoberfest festival is held each year during the last full weekend in September, in historic downtown Lee’s Summit. More than 70,000 people transport themselves to the heart of Munich at this fall festival which includes a carnival, Biergarten, Kids Street, arts and crafts booths, sports tent, two stages of continuous entertainment, contests, authentic German meals and more. Mark your calendar for September 28-29, 2018 (carnival remains open on Sunday). >> – 816.524.2424


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Places to


The Browning Bed & Breakfast

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

THE BROWNING BED & BREAKFAST 202 SW 3rd Street Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 785.215.9717

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



(76 rooms)

(63 rooms)

(4 rooms)

BEST WESTERN PLUS 4825 NE Lakewood Way Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 816.795.6400

COMFORT INN 963 SE Oldham Parkway Lee’s Summit, MO 64081 816.524.8863

FAIRFIELD INN AND SUITES 1301 NE Windsor Drive Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 816.524.7572




(72 rooms)

(65 rooms)

(54 rooms)

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Fairfield Inn & Suites

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Best Western Plus

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

Hampton Inn

HAMPTON INN 1751 NE Douglas Street Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 816.347.8600

SUPER 8 HOTEL 607 SE Oldham Parkway Lee’s Summit, MO 64081 816.524.8181



(109 rooms)

(50 rooms)

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES 1201 NW Innovation Pkwy Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 816.600.2405

UNITY HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER 1901 NW Blue Parkway Unity Village, MO 64065 816.251.3511



(90 rooms)

(50 rooms)

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) •• 37 37


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 38 • Lee’s Summit, Missouri

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 20 buildings and has many tie-down spots housing approximately 156 aircraft. Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport provides fast, friendly service and offers the best prices in the Kansas City area. The airport has improved its runways and hangar facilities to better accommodate business and corporate users. >> – 816.969.1800

The New Gateway to the Kansas City Metro • • • •

5,501 grooved concrete runway Full service FBO 40,000 sq. ft. heated hangar space New T-hangars July & October


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ideas for FREE fun in COOL DOWN AT THE SPLASHPAD Head to Miller J. Fields Park Splashpad for some water fun. The park also features three baseball diamonds, restrooms, a large playground and two shelters with picnic tables. TAKE A NATURE HIKE AT UNITY VILLAGE Unity Village has 1,200 acres of beautiful countryside along with formal gardens, fountains and walking trails. VISIT THE DOWNTOWN LEE’S SUMMIT FARMERS MARKET Open from 7 a.m. to sell-out every Wednesday & Saturday starting April 7 at the corner of Second & Douglas Streets. FISH OR PADDLE BOARD AT LEGACY PARK Located at 1201 NE Legacy Park Drive, Legacy Park includes a 22-acre lake, disc golf course and a 4.7-mile trail. FEED BISON AND ELK AT FLEMING PARK The Native Hooved Animal Enclosure is a 110-acre enclosure that is home to bison, elk and white-tailed deer. Feed carrots, apples or pears to the animals as they approach the fences. 40 • Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Lea McKeighan Park

CHECK OUT THE LEE’S SUMMIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM The museum contains maps, photographs, artifacts of early Lee’s Summit, a gift shop and research room. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. GET INSPIRED DURING FOURTH FRIDAYS DOWNTOWN Experience local artists, music, theater and more on the fourth Friday of each month, April through August, in Downtown Lee’s Summit from 5-8 p.m. FREE PIZZA & GELATO ON SUNDAY Kids get a free cheese or pepperoni pizza and gelato at SPIN! Pizza every Sunday with the purchase of an adult entree. Located at 1808 NW Chipman Rd. RIDE THE LONGVIEW LOOP An 11-mile bicycle loop around Longview Lake. Meet at Longview Lake Rec. Center to join group rides on Saturday mornings at 7:45 a.m. ENJOY FREE FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC IN THE PARK Live music every Friday night at 7:30 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day in Howard Station Park. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. • 41


CALENDAR There’s always plenty of fun things to do in Lee’s Summit. Here’s what’s happening:



MARCH 28 Downtown Big Bash Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598

APRIL 2 Kites in the Sky Week Paradise Park 816.246.5224

MARCH 29 Spring Fashion and Flower Reveal Powell Gardens 816.697.2600

APRIL 2 Summit Christian Academy Flag Football League Summit Christian Academy 636.248.0159

MARCH 31 Family Frolic: Think Spring Fling Powell Gardens 816.697.2600

APRIL 5 SAGES: Tulipmania Lecture and Lunch Powell Gardens 816.697.2600

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APRIL 7 Opening Day at the Downtown Lee’s Summit Farmers Market 816.246.6598 APRIL 7 Hand Papermaking with Garden Plants Powell Gardens 816.697.2600 APRIL 8-14 Dinosaur Week Paradise Park 816.246.6598

APRIL 15-22 Celebrate Our Earth Week Paradise Park 816.246.5224 APRIL 18 Lecture with Claudia West-Planting in a PostWild World Powell Gardens 816.687.2600 APRIL 19 Designing Native & Ecological Plant Communities Powell Gardens 816.697.2600

APRIL 20 How the Other Half Dies Dinner Theatre Lee’s Summit West HS 816.986.4000 APRIL 21 Flights of Fancy Mega Kite Festival MCC-Longview 816.604.2598 APRIL 21 Creative Container Design Workshop Powell Gardens 816.697.2600

An interactive exhibition featuring oversized outdoor objects! 15 Miles East of Lee’s Summit on Highway 50 1609 NW US Highway 50 Kingsville, MO 64061 | 816.697.2600 • 43

APRIL 21 Vintage Hitchcock Dinner Theatre Lee’s Summit West HS 816.986.4000

MAY 18 Celebration of the Arts Legacy Park Amphitheater 816.969.1500

APRIL 22 Matt Miles Photography Lecture & Book Signing: Missouri Wild & Wonderful Powell Gardens 816.697.2600

MAY 19 Big Truck & Equipment Show Lee’s Summit City Hall 816.969.1800

APRIL 23 April Showers Bring May Flowers Week Paradise Park 816.246.5224


APRIL 27 Fourth Fridays Art WalkFamily Night Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598

JUNE 1-3 Downtown Days Festival Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598

APRIL 28-29 Best of Missouri Life Market Fair Powell Gardens 816.697.2600

JUNE 9 Got Talent-presented by Lee’s Summit CARES Lee’s Summit HS PAC 816.347.3298


JUNE 15 Flashback to Folk (The Papas and The Mamas, Sountrack to the 60s) Legacy Park Amphitheater 816.969.1500

MAY 12 Farmers Market Spring Celebration Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598 44 • Lee’s Summit, Missouri

MAY 25 Fourth Fridays Art WalkMusic & Makers Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598

JUNE 15-16 & 23-24 Next to Normal Musical MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center 816.463.2654

JUNE 30 The Landsharks (Beach Boys Tribute Band) Legacy Park Amphitheater 816.969.1500

JUNE 22 Fourth Fridays Art WalkArt for a Cause Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598

>>JULY JULY 3 Legacy Blast Legacy Park 816.969.1557

JUNE 23 Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport Open House 816.969.1800

JULY 12 Downtown Movie Night Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598

JULY 20 Jamaican Jam Legacy Park Amphitheater 816.969.1500 JULY 21 Sidewalk Sale Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598 JULY 21 John Knox Village Gala – “Stayin’ Alive!” Pavilion at John Knox Village 816.347.2384


JULY 25 Christmas in July at the Farmers Market Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598 JULY 27 Fourth Fridays Art WalkArt of the Cocktail 816.246.6598 JULY 28 Illusionist Andy Gross Legacy Park Amphitheater 816.969.1500

>>AUGUST AUGUST 3 Blues Fest Legacy Park Amphitheater 816.969.150 AUGUST 10 Petty Theft & Journeyman (Tom Petty & Eric Clapton Tribute Bands) Legacy Park Amphitheater 816.969.1500



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AUGUST 24 Fourth Fridays Art WalkArt in the Alleys Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598

>>SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 9 Piccadilly Gala The Pavilion at John Knox Village 816.246.6598 SEPTEMBER 13 Downtown Movie Night City Hall Plaza 816.246.6598 SEPTEMBER 28-29 Oktoberfest 2018 Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.524.2424

>>OCTOBER OCTOBER 12 Summit Art Festival 2018 Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.805.0114

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



Homecoming EVENTs April 16-21 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. • Campus Beautification • MCC-Longview Campus 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. • President's Panel in the Black Box inside the Cultural Arts Center Building • MCC-Longview Campus

Thursday, April 19 1:00 p.m. • Baseball Farewell Game • MCC-Longview Baseball Field 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. • MCC-Longview Automotive Car, Truck and Bike Show • MCC-Longview

Tuesday, April 17

Friday, April 20

Wednesday, April 18

Saturday, April 21

6:00 p.m. • Spring Convocation featuring the Community-Wide Common Read, keynote speaker Tanner Colby • The Pavilion at John Knox Village

Noon - 1:00 p.m. • Faculty/Staff vs Student Basketball Game • MCC-Longview Recreation Center 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. • Retiree Reception in the Education Center • MCC-Longview

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. • MCC-Longview Automotive Car, Truck and Bike Show • MCC-Longview 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Flights of Fancy Mega Kite Festival • MCC-Longview Campus



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Paradise Park is a 15-acre indoor and outdoor space for guests of all ages. We are focused on creating a safe, clean and fun environment that is ever-changing in themes, events, and activities throughout the year. So each time you visit with your kids, grandkids, friends, and co-workers, the experiences are fresh… but the memories will last forever.


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Lee's Summit Visitors Guide - Spring/Summer 2018  

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