This is a three-hour drive from Kansas City and offers art, food, music, cycling, history and more.
Stay: 21C Museum Hotel: A 104-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and home to Arkansas native chef Matthew McClure's restaurant, The Hive.
Visit: Lake Bentonville (grand re-opening summer 2020) Enjoy water recreation such as paddle boarding and canoeing, fishing and more.
Crystal Bridge Museum: North Forest Lights is a unique light and sound experience unlike anything that the museum has ever presented before.
A historically rich town, Boonville boosts boutique dining and shops and access to the Katy trail for biking and exploring.
Stay: Yates House Bed & Breakfast: A luxury B&B surrounded by beautiful gardens and top-notch accommodations.
Visit: Katy Trail State Park offers opportunities for recreation, a place to enjoy nature and an avenue to discover the past.
Amana Colonies, Iowa:
Anana Colonies consist of seven scenic villages with authentic German ambiance. Some visit to experience the german food, wine and beer. Others come for the quality handcrafted products, art, and variety of quaint shops that line the streets. Numerous festivals take place in each season, so there is something for everyone.
Stay: Kellenberger Art Haus: Come stay at an artist’s residence and studio in the historic district of High Amana. Experience the atmosphere of a colorful German home built in 1863 complete with antique Amana-made furnishings, and artwork.
Visit: Amana Heritage Museum: Learn the History of the Amana Colonies, which from 1855 to 1932 were an experiment in Utopian living.
Acarman Winery: Complimentary wine tastings and tours.
Millstream Brewery Company: Iowa’s oldest operational brewery and is also one of the oldest operational breweries in the nation.