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Summer can be a drag when you’re stuck indoors all day, but there are plenty of sights to see and enjoy while still staying close to home. Keep reading for five great weekend getaways near Kansas City, MO, to wrap up Summer 2020!
Boonville, Missouri A short two-hour drive east of Kansas City, and you’ll find Boonville, MO. With 450 historic sites and structures on the National Registry of Historic Places. You can tour some local mansions, enjoy a self-guided walking tour, or even bike the nationally acclaimed 237-mile Katy Trail State Park! Cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts alike will love historic Boonville, MO.
Indian Cave State Park in Shubert, Nebraska:
Another quick two-hour drive from Kansas City, and you’ll find yourself at Indian Cave State Park in Nebraska. Lined with petroglyphs on cave walls and many well-kept walking areas, there’s much more here than just caves to explore. The views from the platforms along the way are extraordinary, and you can choose to camp out or stay in a nearby town if you’d rather stay in a hotel instead.
Lake Ozark in Kaiser, Missouri:
Lake Ozark is a classic Missouri vacation destination. Still, the best views are available to those who can find a spot away from the crowds! Just about two hours and forty minutes from Kansas City, you can take some time to hike around or relax by the lake. No matter your preference, there’s sure to be something fun to do at Lake Ozark.
Ozark Mountains in Mincy, Missouri:
Roughly three and a half hours from Kansas City, you’ll find the Ozark Mountains, a must-see destination if you haven’t already been. You won’t need to cross into Arkansas either. Just south of Branson, you can drive around and see some of the best scenery Missouri has to offer from the comfort of your car.
Gypsum Hills in Medicine Lodge, Kansas:
While this is the furthest of the destinations at just over four hours away from Kansas City, you can rest assured that it’s one of the most gorgeous! With gorgeous hills and mesas as far as the eye can see, you’d never believe that these hills were just over the border to Kansas, and home to some of the best local food.
No matter where you go on your next Summer 2020 getaway, be sure that your car is in the best shape possible with a visit to Brookside “66” Service. No matter what auto repair or preventive maintenance needs you have, the Brookside “66” team is here for you.
With our unique mix of old-school charm, dedication to customer care, and cutting-edge technology, we love serving our community with the best auto care around. We encourage you to schedule an appointment for your next auto repair or preventive maintenance service today! Brookside “66” Service is located at 6244 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64113. We are open 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM on Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM on Saturdays.