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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Powell Gardens | Botanical Garden
Powell Gardens | Botanical Garden

(816) 697-2600

1609 NW US Hwy 50
Kingsville, MO 64061   Directions Website

Get close to nature through the floral attractions at the Powell Gardens, where the whole family can get active as well as educated. Learn about the different plants, trees, vegetables, fruits and herbs as you walk through the gatehouse, perennial garden, harvest garden and more. Sneak in some exercise along the scenic Nature Trail or relax as the kids play in the interactive Fountain Garden.

Springs Aquatic Center
Springs Aquatic Center

(816) 513-7500

9400 NW Congress Ave
Kansas City, MO 64153   Directions Website

Whether you want to swim, splash or just doze by the poolside, the Springs Aquatic Center is the perfect place for single people or entire families to have some fun in the sun. This aquatic recreation hot spot holds almost one million gallons of water in its pools, slides and playgrounds.

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