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Overview

Enjoy a welcome change of pace and discover a world you may not know exists in your own backyard. Day Trips® describes hundreds of fascinating and exciting things to do, many free of charge and most within a two-hour drive of Kansas City.
Enjoy a steam bath or massage, then belly up to the longest mineral-water bar in the world at the Historic Hall of Waters.
Journey to the Marvelous Land of Oz Museum and explore the magic of Munchkinland, the Haunted Forest, and Emerald City.
Visit Shelter Gardens and stroll through the Garden for the Blind, a wheelchair-accessible garden with plants carefully arranged so visitors can touch and smell them.
Check out Big Brutus, an eleven-million-pound mining shovel with a dipper that is large enough to hold a wedding reception, private party, or family reunion.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762729715
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Series: Day Trips Series
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.58 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Shifra Stein is the creator of the acclaimed Day Trips® series, which she launched with the first edition of this guide in 1980. A former restaurant critic for the Kansas City Star, she previously hosted a syndicated food and travel segment aired on 150 radio stations.
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Table of Contents

Preface xi
Using This Book xiii
Northeast
Day Trip 1
Smithville, MO 1
Day Trip 2
Liberty, MO 5
Kearney, MO 8
Watkins Mill (Lawson, MO) 9
Excelsior Springs, MO 10
Richmond, MO 12
Day Trip 3
Jamesport, MO 13
East
Day Trip 1
Independence, MO 19
Sibley, MO 26
Lexington, MO 27
Waverly, MO 30
Day Trip 2
The KATY Trail Corridor and Boonslick Country 33
Arrow Rock, MO 37
Boonville, MO 40
New Franklin, MO 45
Fayette, MO 47
Rocheport, MO 48
Columbia, MO 51
Jefferson City, MO 65
California, MO 72
Sedalia, MO 72
Fulton, MO 76
Hermann, MO 77
Day Trip 3
Blue Springs, MO 79
Concordia, MO 81
Day Trip 4
Lone Jack, MO 83
Kingsville, MO 84
Warrensburg, MO 84
Sedalia, MO 87
Jefferson City, MO 87
Southeast
Day Trip 1
Lake of the Ozarks, MO 89
South
Day Trip 1
Carthage, MO 109
Southwest
Day Trip 1
Louisburg, KS 113
Marais des Cygnes Wildlife Area (La Cygne, KS) 114
Fort Scott, KS 117
Pittsburg, KS 120
Day Trip 2
Ottawa, KS 127
Garnett, KS 130
Chanute, KS 132
Day Trip 3
Ottawa, KS 137
Williamsburg, KS 137
Lebo, KS 138
Emporia, KS 139
West
Day Trip 1
Bonner Springs, KS 143
Lawrence, KS 145
Day Trip 2
Topeka, KS 155
Day Trip 3
Mill Creek-Skyline Drive, KS 163
Wamego, KS 165
Day Trip 4
Manhattan, KS 167
Day Trip 5
National Geographic Scenic Byway 175
Konza Prairie Research Natural Area 175
Council Grove, KS 177
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (Strong City, KS) 181
Cottonwood Falls, KS 182
Emporia, KS 185
Day Trip 6
Abilene, KS 187
Northwest
Day Trip 1
Leavenworth, KS 193
Atchison, KS 200
Hiawatha, KS 203
Day Trip 2
Parkville, MO 205
Weston, MO 209
Day Trip 3
St. Joseph, MO 215
Savannah, MO 220
Conception, MO 221
Day Trip 4
Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge (Mound City, MO) 223
Directory
Regional Information 227
Festivals and Celebrations 231
State Parks, Historic Sites, Conservation Areas, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Parks and Lakes 239
About the Authors 241
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    Posted July 27, 2000

    A complete and comprehensive guide

    An entertaining and informative guidebook that is filled with good places to eat and shop and stay. I liked it.

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