Lee’s Summit is a growing suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. It has approximately 93,000 population and occupies about 65 square miles. It is the fifth largest city in Missouri. There are a variety of free things to do in Lee’s Summit that you and your family will enjoy.
Enjoy a walking tour of Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery at 806 SE Third Street
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063. Try to locate the graves of outlaws Robert, Cole and Jim Younger. Download a walking tour brochure at https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#inbox/12e4838798363071
Enjoy nature? Visit beautiful Powell Gardens 1609 NW US 50 HIGHWAY KINGSVILLE, MO, 64061-9130 Phone 816-697-2600. Take a tour of the beautiful gardens, attend one of the many events or eat at Cafe Thyme, enjoy brunch, lunch or a snack at Cafe Thyme during your visit. It is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays through Sundays through the winter and will resume a daily schedule in the spring. You may also take a trolley! A free trolley service takes visitors from the Visitor Education Center to the Perennial Garden, Rock & Waterfall Garden and the Marjorie Powell Allen Chapel during peak season. For more info: http://www.powellgardens.org.
Like the outdoors? Try James A Reed Memorial Wildlife Area, 13101 SE Ranson Road
Lees Summit, MO 64082 The wildlife area near Lee’s Summit features 15 miles of multi-use trails for bicyclists, horses, and hikers as well as numerous ponds and lakes that contain bass, catfish, crappie, and bluegill for fishing. Bird watching is another popular activity among the forested areas of the wildlife area. For more info:http://mdc.mo.gov/
Browse and shop: Rich in history, Downtown Lee’s Summit is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its strong ties to the railroad continue to this day – visitors can hop on a passenger train at the downtown Amtrak station. And with over 40 retail shops, Downtown Lees Summit is a great place to shop for home décor, jewelry, clothing and more. Bars and restaurants range from upscale wine bars to laid-back rock n’ roll joints. New residential lofts and adjacent historic neighborhoods also make Downtown Lee’s Summit an excellent place to call home.
Tour the Longview Mansion. Longview Farm was the country estate of Kansas City lumber baron and philanthropist, R.A. Long. (1850-1934). Long’s city home was Corinthian Hall, now the Kansas City Museum. He also built the city’s first skyscraper, the R.A. Long Building at 10th & Grand, as a headquarters for his Long-Bell Lumber Company. You can contact us at (816)761-6669 or email [email protected]