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Weekend Getaways For The Spring
Spring has sprung in Kansas City, meaning it's time to get out and explore all this vibrant city has to offer. From natural wonders to cultural attractions, there's something for everyone within 3 hours of the KC region. Here are some of our top picks for weekend getaways this spring! (Just be sure to visit us for a tune-up first!)
Home to Fantastic Caverns, America's only ride-through cave, and the Bass Pro Aquarium, Springfield offers a unique blend of natural wonders and entertainment. Take a guided tour through the caverns to see stunning rock formations and underground waterways, or explore the aquarium to see sharks, rays, and other marine life up close.
Lake of the Ozarks, MO
With over 1,000 miles of shoreline and crystal-clear water, Lake of the Ozarks is a popular destination for boating, fishing, and water sports. Stay at one of the many lakefront resorts and enjoy a weekend of relaxation and outdoor fun.
Jefferson City, MO
The capital of Missouri, Jefferson City, has many historical sites and cultural attractions. Take a tour of the Jefferson City Capitol building, built in 1917, and see the beautiful murals and architecture. Visit the Missouri State Penitentiary, which operated from 1836 to 2004 and is now open for tours. Or explore the Katy Trail, a 237-mile-long bike trail that runs through the heart of Missouri.
Known for its wineries and historic charm, Hermann is a quaint town in the heart of Missouri wine country. Take a wine tour, sample local wines, or explore the town's historic architecture and antique shops.
Just a short drive from Kansas City, Lawrence is a college town with a vibrant arts and culture scene. Visit the Spencer Museum of Art, see a show at the Lied Center, or take a stroll through the picturesque campus of the University of Kansas.
Activities Within the KC Area
If you want to stay within the KC area, we have some options for you, too! Kansas City has everything from museums and parks to shopping and dining. Here are some of our top picks for weekend excursions this spring.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
If you're an art lover, this is a must-visit destination. The museum houses more than 40,000 works of art, ranging from ancient artifacts to contemporary masterpieces. The outdoor sculpture garden is also a beautiful place to explore.
The Country Club Plaza
This iconic shopping district is home to dozens of shops, restaurants, and beautiful Spanish-style architecture. Stroll through the plaza, enjoy some shopping, and stop for a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants.
The Kansas City Zoo
The zoo is a great place to spend a day with the family. With more than 1,700 animals and various exhibits, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Take advantage of the penguin exhibit or the new elephant exhibit.
Just east of Kansas City, Powell Gardens is a beautiful botanical garden that offers a peaceful retreat from the city. Stroll through the gardens, explore the greenhouse, and enjoy the stunning spring blooms.
Boulevard Brewing Company
If you're a beer lover, you will want to take advantage of a tour of the Boulevard Brewing Company. The brewery offers a variety of tours, including a tasting room tour and a behind-the-scenes tour. You'll learn about brewing and taste some of the brewery's delicious beers.
Worlds of Fun
This amusement park is an excellent destination for thrill-seekers. With more than 235 acres of rides and attractions, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Don't miss the new roller coaster, the Patriot, which offers a thrilling ride experience. Opening day for Worlds of Fun is April 8 this year!
If you're a sports fan, you will want to attend a game at Kauffman Stadium, the Kansas City Royals home. The stadium is known for its beautiful fountains and excellent city skyline views. The season began yesterday, and we have a series with the Twins, the Blue Jays, and the Braves at home this month.
Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum
Learn about one of America's most iconic presidents at the Truman Presidential Library and Museum. The museum offers a variety of exhibits and artifacts, including the famous "The Buck Stops Here" sign.
The Arabia Steamboat Museum
This museum offers a unique look at life in the 1800s. The museum features artifacts and cargo from the Arabia steamboat, which sank in the Missouri River in 1856 and was rediscovered in 1988.
The National World War I Museum and Memorial
This museum is dedicated to the history of World War I. It is located at the base of the Liberty Memorial, a 217-foot tower that offers stunning views of the city. The museum features a variety of exhibits and artifacts, including a collection of more than 75,000 items.
Visit Us Before Heading Out!
No matter what your interests are, Kansas City has something for everyone to enjoy. So pack your bags, hit the road, and explore all this great city offers this spring. Don’t forget to stop at KC Auto Solutions first to ensure your vehicle is ready!
If you need service, we’ve got you covered. Schedule your appointment today. We are located at 1223 West Truman Road, Independence, MO, 64050, open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. There is really nothing in a car that we aren’t comfortable working on!