Expert Travel Advice to Kansas City

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  • Anonymous user answered:
    Most of the best caves in this part of the world are a bit further to the southeast, tucked in the karst limestone of the Ozark Mountains. Some of the big guns here are Meramec Cavern near St. Louis, Devils Well near Akers, and Round Spring Cave. (The NPS offers more info about the last two at http://www.nps.gov/ozar/naturescience/cave.htm.) The kids might enjoy a trip to Cave Spring in Kansas City, which offers a small cave and butterfly garden. You could also try Lake of the Ozarks State Park, which offers guided cave tours. Please note, however, that visitors who've been in caves in Eastern states affected white-nose disease are asked not to enter caves in Missouri, which are set to see any cases of the disease that's decimating bat populations throughout the Eastern U.S. and Canada. More info at: http://www.fws.gov/northeast/white_nose.html.
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    Anonymous user answered:
    The usability of this site leaves a bit to be desired, but KC's Mid-America Regional Council offers a map of bike routes and trails in the region. Click the "Bike Map Inside" link for a map of routes in and around the city: http://www.marc.org/bikeped/maps.htm
  • Anonymous user answered:
    The KC Zoo is AWESOME! My 3 year old loves it, and if you're looking for something a little less pricey and less time-consuming, Deanna Rose Farmstead in Overland Park has free admission and is much smaller and very interactive. There are great picnic areas at both.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    There's some modest whitewater in Arkansas' Ozarks, though the closest big rivers for you are over in Kentucky, including the Cumberland River and Russell Fork of the Big Sandy River (more info at http://gorptravel.away.com/gorptravel/rafting-guide/state-rivers.tcl?id=427562).

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