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Things to Do

Explore the Kansas City Area

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Walnut Waters Bed & Breakfast sits just 30 miles east of Kansas City, Missouri, known for its barbecue, jazz heritage and fountains. We are only a short driving distance from both Interstate 70 and MO-Route 50 that allow easy access to Kansas City, Lees Summit, Blue Springs, Independence and all the attractions and activities that the area has to offer.

Outdoor recreation abounds, a variety of museums, upscale boutiques or antique shopping, the Kansas City Wine Trail, historical tours or national sporting events are all within a short drive from our country oasis.

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Powell Gardens

Kansas City’s Botanical Garden

Open year-round, Powell Gardens is a short 15-minute drive from Walnut Waters Bed & Breakfast. This stunning 970-acre botanical garden features 6,000 varieties of plants, a 12-acre lake, wildflower meadow and rock and waterfall garden.

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Nature & Outdoor Recreation

Beautiful Nature Abounds

Enjoy time in the great outdoors during your stay at Walnut Waters Bed & Breakfast. Spend time relaxing right here on the inn's grounds, or visit these inspiring local attractions.

Shopping & Antiques

Malls, Boutique Shops, Antiquing & More

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The Kansas City area is an enticing destination for treasure hunters of all types. Spend time browsing for art, furniture, collectibles, and clothing and refuel in nearby eateries.

Cockrell Mercantile Company
A collection of five separate buildings offering a one-of-a-kind shopping experience

The Brass Armadillo Antique Mall
An antique market showcasing vintage and collectible items from over 3,500 dealers

Antique Shops
Greenwood, Odessa, & Pleasant Hill all offer many antique shops. Find old and vintage treasures antiquing around town

Downtown Lee Summit
Find shops, boutiques, restaurants, entertainment and an incredible Farmer’s Market.

Round stone and glass museum with flags flying

Museums & History

Take a Step Back in Time

Explore the Kansas City area’s unique past and vibrant present, while touring these intriguing historic sites, artful exhibits, and curated collections.

Battle of Lone Jack Museum

Preserving the history of the battle and honoring the men that sacrificed their lives.


National WWI Museum

An 80,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art museum with the world’s most comprehensive WWI collection.


Harry S. Truman Museum

Preserves the historical materials relating to former President Harry S. Truman.


Arabia Steamboat Museum

A one-of-a-kind attraction that allows visitors to experience life of the American frontier pioneers in the 1800s.


Vaile Mansion

This 31-room mansion is the Victorian showplace of Independence, MO.


Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Tour over 5,000 years of art from across the globe at this internationally recognized museum.


Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Experience collections and rotating exhibitions from contemporary artists all over the world.


Experience the History of Independence Missouri

Learn about the history of the city and the trailblazers that shaped an entire generation and the nation as a whole.


Bingham-Waggoner Estate

A restored 26-room mansion on a stunning 19+ acre estate in the heart of Independence, MO.

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Farm Markets & Wineries

Local Goods, Artisan Shops & Vineyards

Shop small during your stay at Walnut Waters Bed & Breakfast, and experience the creativity, dedication, and ingenuity of our local farmers, makers, vintners, and entrepreneurs.

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Nearby Restaurants

To complete your Kansas City travel experience, be sure to sample the fare at our local restaurants and eateries, many of which feature locally grown and sourced ingredients and locally produced wines and brews.

Marina 27

Lake Lotawana, Beautiful Lakeside Setting. $$$


Smoke Brewing Company

Downtown Lees Summit
Highly recommended


Konrad’s Kitchen and Tap House

Downtown Lees Summit, the pizza chips are addictingly delicious. Live music Thurs-Sat.


Bella’s Italian Restaurant

Lee’s Summit, Authentic Italian Dining, Laid Back Style


Iron Horse Bar & Grill

Lee’s Summit, American-style Scratch Cooking, Nice Upscale Dining


Lovett Coffee House & Eatery

Lone Jack, Specialty Drinks and Quality Food, Friendly Atmosphere

An expansive open air stadium with lights on at night, smoke cannons and confetti in the air


Fun For All Ages

Walnut Waters Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place to stay when you want to join the cheering crowds and when you want to escape them at the end of the day.

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Live Music, Theater, and Outdoor Concerts

Dinner and a show is a classic date night for a reason, and we’ve got you covered with a variety of local entertainment venues.