General Outdoor Activities

Kansas City and its suburbs are full of great parks, playgrounds, farmers’ markets and special outdoor attractions. It’s really a beautiful city – so pack up the kids and get out there to enjoy it! We’ve put together a loooooong list of links to local outdoor activities here for your use in planning your fun.

Strictly seasonal enterprises have their own sub-lists. Looks for Fall/Winter Activities and Spring/Summer Activities for great fun like pumpkin patches, apple festivals and berry picking! We also gave especially interesting or unusual parks and playgrounds their own list. Check it out!

And, yes, Midwest winters are rotten – so we’ve got a separate list of indoor activities.

Regular Directory Listings:

Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center at the Kauffman Legacy Park (Kansas City, MO)

Belton, Grandview & Kansas City Railroad Co. (Belton, MO)

Boulevard Drive-In (Kansas City, KS)

Briarcliff Village Farmer’s Market (Kansas City north, MO)

Burr Oaks Conservation Nature Center (Blue Springs)

City Market (downtown Kansas City, MO)

Cool Crest – mini golf, go karts, batting cages (Independence, MO)

Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead (Overland Park, KS)

Drop Zone Paintball Park (south of Lawrence, KS)

Ernie Miller Park and Nature Center (Olathe, KS)

Family Golf Park (Blue Springs, MO)

Farmers Community Market at Brookside (Kansas City, MO)

Faulkner’s Ranch (formerly Benjamin Ranch, new location) (Lee’s Summit, MO)

Heartland Open Adventures (Kansas City, MO)

Independence Farmers Market (Independence, MO)

Jaegers Paintball (Kansas City, MO)

Joe’s Community Market (south Kansas City, MO)

Kansas City Community Gardens & Beanstalk Children’s Garden (Kansas City, MO)

Kansas City Northern Railroad (Kansas City north, MO)

Kansas City Organics and Natural Market (south Kansas City, MO)

Kansas City Royals Baseball (Kansas City, MO)

Kansas City T-Bones Baseball (Kansas City, KS)

Sporting KC MLS Soccer (formerly known as Kansas City Wizards) (Kansas City, KS)

The Kansas City Zoo (Kansas City, MO)

Kemper Outdoor Education Center (Blue Springs, MO)

Lakeside Nature Center (Kansas City, MO)

Lee’s Summit Farmers Market (Lee’s Summit, MO)

Liberty Farmers Market (downtown Liberty, MO)

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site (Olathe, KS)

Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary (Liberty, MO)

Midland Railway (Baldwin, KS)

Oceans of Fun (Kansas City North, MO)

Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens (Overland Park, KS)

Overland Park Farmers Market (downtown Overland Park, KS)

Oxford Schoolhouse (Leawood, KS)

Parkville Farmers Market (Parkville, MO) – off of Highway 9 at English Landing Park, open Wednesdays and Saturdays

Parkville Mini Golf (Parkville, MO)

Powell Gardens (east of Lee’s Summit, MO)

Savanahland Educational Park (Pleasant Hill, MO)

Shatto Milk Company dairy farm tours (north of metro Kansas City, MO) – most of this tour is inside but you’ll have to walk outside to get from building to building

Shoal Creek Living History Museum, Kansas City (north), MO

Worlds of Fun (Kansas City North, MO)

Yogi Bear’s™ Kansas City Jellystone RV Park and Resort:

Zona Rosa Farmers Market (Northland)