Kansas City, MO

State park and historic sites in Kansas City region

Steve Chao

KANSAS CITY, MO - A state park is a field of land preserved and maintained by the government of the setting state.

If you're looking for an insightful trip involving nature and historic sites, Kansas City region, has some things to offer. We have made of a state park and two historic sites you could visit in town.

Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site

A battle that gives a huge breakthrough in the history of the Civil War in 1862 occurred at this place. Battle of Island Mound Historic Site preserves the site of the Toothman Farm, adopted as its base and renamed as "Fort Africa" this was the First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry.

You could attend the exhibition to receive more information regarding the battle. They even have an open picnic area to provide a spot to ponder the history behind this place.

Battle of Lexington State Historic Site

This historic site took place during the 1861 bloody three-day Civil War battle. Also known as Oliver Anderson's home, before the Civil War, Anderson was enlisted in the War of 1812, serving in Patrick Gray's Company of Kentucky Volunteers. Anderson was also part of those involved in the border conflict.

Located in the town of Lexington, this place is one of the closest Civil War sites to Interstate 70.

Big Lake State Park (Day-use only)

With a 407-acre area, this park is the right place to spend some time with family and your loved ones by doing plenty of activities from canoeing, kayaking, hiking, fishing, and even some campground. You could also book a camper cabin to suit your comforts.

Campground and camper cabins require a reservation.

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