A Day Trip Guide to Liberty, MO


Article by Mindy Hargesheimer

Photography by Mindy Hargesheimer

Day trips outside of your respective urban or suburban residences are one of the easiest ways to explore the historic Main Streets and charming squares that await our exploratory sides!

Liberty, Missouri; a mere 15 miles or so Northeast of downtown Kansas City, is one of the most quaint, charming, and up and coming corners of the metro. We made a day trip out of it by kicking off our day of adventures with lunch, followed by walking the four corners of Historic Downtown Liberty and shopping our way through some of the most impressive and gorgeous stores filled with some of our new favorite home and family additions; all a part of our passion for shopping local businesses!

Our day of exploration throughout downtown Liberty, MO is listed our here for you to use as a local day trip guide!

Historic Downtown Liberty:

I’m a TOTAL sucker for a historic Main Street America experience, and the revitalization happening inside and out of Liberty is amazing! The additions of these NE of KC small businesses blew me away with their globally inspired and elevated gifts and decor, where I walked away from every single one with either shopping bags in hand or a complete and utter wish list of WANTS! From the murals and sculptures to the lay of the Liberty retail land, this is a charming hot spot you’ve GOTTA hit up! 

The Fish Market:

The only fried alligator-serving dive around with the closest thing to a life size Jaws this side of being landlocked, this cozy, casual, cute restaurant hosts a menu chock full of grilled, boiled, and fried shrimp, catfish, and alligator served a la carte, in tacos, and in between bread. It's an escape into the Southern States’ culinary culture by way of an off the beaten path locale that serves as the most delicious way to fill your bellies before shopping and walking your way around historic downtown Liberty. Plus, don’t miss “the coldest beer in town,” schooner-style!

Mama and Me Children's Boutique:

Like the famous Notting Hill Blue Door, meet Historic Downtown Liberty’s soon to be famous Purple Door and the wealth of adorable London-inspired imports waiting inside for ALL the baby and children’s gift finds! “Celebrating what makes motherhood so unique, so beautiful...You.” From newborn to girls/boys clothing and accessories, toys, children’s face masks, skin and bath care, room décor, and a dedicated drop location for Happy Bottoms donations, Mama and Me is by FAR one of the most deliciously cute children’s boutiques around KC!

Bittersweet Apothecary:

This fourth-generation “modern day apothecary” has an entire “scent your own” station to create DIY body sprays and perfumes, as well as a a monthly soap scent that's been a local favorite for decades. Skincare, clothing, jewelry, home décor, handbags, beard balm, dryer balls, kitchen accessories and more also complement this downtown boutique inside a charming 100-year-old Missouri home that takes you a bit back in time while exploring the modern-day concoctions that will leave you feeling physically, mentally, and emotionally refreshed!

Textured Decor Boutique:

Full of rich blacks and neutrals to fulfill my onyx heart, Textured Decor in downtown Liberty is a modern dream come true for those that love the elements of “different textures and natural elements” that will stand the test of modern, designed homes’ time. Globally inspired wall tapestries, mid-century modern sideboards, Aztec and embroidered pillow covers, planter baskets, throw blankets, abstract and metallic wall art, and the sweetest “Little Ones” corner to warm the kid’s heart in tow beautifully make up this clean lines and cozy boutique just off Main St! 

Untamed Supply // The Outpost:

One of the most deliciously scented, wild-ly inspired, and generous companies; Untamed Supply has a “knack for capturing nature’s pheromones.” Founder, E.J.’s boho, wilderness styled soy wax candles with the recognizable mountainous landscapes immediately capture your home-inspired eye. In addition to their hand-poured candles, The Outpost also sells small brand goods that you won’t find in many other places locally. Untamed Supply is warm, friendly, inclusive, and the perfect spot for the gifts for life you never knew you needed!

Amethyst Home:

With a showroom in the the historic Corbin Mill, this home design boutique houses just a fraction of the interior design options homeowners can tap into for high-end furniture and décor that ooze sophistication and warmth. Whether it’s a quick purchase of a luxurious couch you’re looking for, or an entire collaboration of a house interior style re-design, this team is here to guide you to the earthy tones, hand-made, small businesses-designed pieces that will make your home the mecca you’ve been dreaming of for everyday living and entertaining in style!!

3 Halves Brewing Co.:

Whether it is a Flagship beer you’re gunning for, like the “Desert Gold” Wheat or a “Civic Duty” Light beer, or a Seasonal flavor, like the “Thr33 Heavy” Scottish Ale, “Unified Effort” Hazelnut Brown Ale, or the “Liberty Lager,” 3Halves Brewing is located in the heart of the historic downtown Liberty square serving up all the MO-made brewskis paired with championship Jousting Pigs BBQ. With a rustic loft-like ambiance one could never tire of, soak in the views of the beer being made and have a full-y fun and amazing experience!

"Give Me Liberty!" @visitlibertymo @downtownliberty

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