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Explore. Try. Repeat

KC Destinations is a membership organization of cities located in the Kansas City metro region. Each community offers visitors the opportunity to adventure beyond the big city lights and truly experience the area in a meaningful way through the eyes, ears, and stomachs of the locals. With KC Destinations, you can request visitor information, explore the metro, take a themed trip using the Otocast app, or learn more about our member destinations!
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Did You Know?
Lewis & Clark Expedition 
Came Through Many KC Destinations

Join us in Downtown Olathe this summer for live music, food trucks, family fun activities, and more!  With bands from The Voice to Ridin’ The Storm REO Tribute, there will be something for the entire family!

 

For monthly event information and schedules visit https://fourthfridays.olathe.org/

Small-town charm with Midwest hospitality nestled in the heart of Kansas City—that’s Merriam!

 

We’re an accommodating community for travelers, visitors and residents alike! From our parks and trails to an exciting blend of restaurants, shops and attractions, Merriam has something for everyone.

 

Whether it’s an evening out or a weekend away, let Merriam surprise, entertain and welcome you.

 

Come explore Merriam---next door neighbor to Kansas City! Visit www.exploremerriam.com for more information.

On May 14, 1804, Lewis and Clark began their trip up the Missouri River starting in St. Louis and reaching Kansas City (near the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers) on June 26,

Today, Kansas City boasts a rich Lewis and Clark history with points of interest including:

  • A kiosk dedicated to Lewis & Clark at the Wyandotte Historical Society and Museum

  • A garden at Grinter Place featuring native grasses

  • The point (the confluence of the rivers) where Lewis & Clark camped several days.

  • Historical Lewis & Clark wayside marker at Fort Leavenworth overlooking the Missouri River

  • Lewis & Clark displays at the Frontier Army Museum at Fort Leavenworth

  • Lewis & Clark historical marker located on the banks of the Missouri River.