Diana Lambdin Meyer is an award-winning travel journalist based in the Kansas City area who has made a career of finding the fun, the quirky, and the hidden treasures in any place she visits around the world. She is also the author of Nebraska Off the Beaten Path and Myths and Mysteries of Kansas (both Globe Pequot Press).
Day Trips from Kansas City, 16th: Getaway Ideas for the Local Travelerby Diana Lambdin Meyer
No Planning Required!Need a day away to relax, refresh, renew? Just get in your car and go! This sixteenth edition of Day Trips from Kansas City is your guide to hundreds of exciting things to do, see, and discover in your own backyard. With full trip-planning information and tips on where to eat, shop, and stop along the way, you can make the most of your time off and rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip. Explore places you never knew existed, many free of charge, and most within a two-hour drive of Kansas City.Go art gallery hopping and grab a gourmet bite to eat in the Little AppleManhattan, Kansas. Tour the Harry S. Truman Museum and Library in Independence, Missouri, or head out west and explore the Eisenhower Center in Abilene, Kansas, and become immersed in our nation's history.Drive along the endless expanse of rolling hills and native bluestem prairie grass that stretches along the Native Stone Scenic Byway, where it's hard to tell where the past stops and the present begins.
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