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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!
Cool Hand Luke
Cool Hand Luke Gravel Grinder, Sunday, April 25 7:00 am – 5:00 pm. Enjoy the countryside of Northeast Kansas as you ride in either the 62 mile grinder or the 25 mile grinder. All finishers will receive a pint glass and medals go to the top 3 in each category. Register at https://www.bikereg.com/cool-hand-luke-gravel-grinder#Register
Shawnee, Kansas offers everything you could need a visit in the KC area! With A location that provides easy access to anywhere in the metro, there are 5 hotels to choose from representing different rewards programs and price points. PLUS, you’ll be close to our exciting downtown that features two breweries, a speakeasy, local restaurants, and many different events through the year!
DYK Merriam had a baseball team? Back in the early 1900s, Sullivan Gee Campbell, grandson of Merriam founder, David Gee Campbell, played for 10 years with a major league team. After his time in the bigs was complete, Sullivan played with the Merriam Merchants, making quite a name for himself as a great player.
On one occasion, Sullivan hit a home run to win the game for his team, but the ball was never found. 20 years later, when clearing out trees at the location of the old Hocker Grove Park, the ball fell out of a fork in a tree it had been lodged in all that time. Learn more about Merriam's great history here!