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Longview Lake

Northeast border of Grandview
Raytown Road
Kansas City, MO 64128

Longview Beach  Longview Fishing Longview Boats Longview Sunrise

With more than 1 million visitors each season, it's not hard to understand why Longview Lake has become one of the most popular summer destinations in the Kansas City area. Friends and neighbors are obviously spreading the good news -- and increasing the number of annual guests who head to Longview for everything from power boating and water skiing to fishing, golf, swimming, hiking, softball games and family picnics. Opened in 1986, Longview's 930-acre lake -- featuring a 1-acre beach -- and 4,852-acre site are ideal for active group outings as well as laid-back private gatherings in one of the picnic shelters (several are designated exclusively for corporate/group gatherings). Concessions are available, but coolers are not allowed. No dogs are allowed at the beach.

Truman Farm Home

Harry Truman Farm

12301 Blue Ridge Blvd
Grandview, MO 64030 
816 254 2720
Open Hours
May-Aug: Daily 9a-5p

Former president Harry S. Truman spent much of his childhood in Kansas City on his grandparents' farm. In fact, his mother often said this farm is where Truman got his common sense. The house, which was built in 1894 for Truman's maternal grandmother, served as his residence from 1906 to 1917 when he worked the farm before leaving for the war. The estate is now owned and operated by the National Park Service. The 5.25-acre farm includes the house and several outbuildings. Admission is free.


Grandview Historical Depot Museum

Grandview Museum 1205 Jones St (behind City Hall)
Grandview, MO - 64030
Phone: 816-761-6271
Open Hours:
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
or by request

Features artifacts, displays, historical photographs, and antiques housed in the restored Kansas City Southern Railroad Depot, built in 1912.


Grandview Community Center - The View

East side

13500 Byars Rd.
Grandview, MO - 64030
Phone: (816) - 316-4888
Fax: (816) - 316-4878
Click here for more info

State-of-the-art center with new cardiovascular, circuit and free weight equipment, aerobics/dance room, gymnasium with suspended running track, 25-yard lap pool and a kid-friendly zero-depth entry pool with play features, a lazy river and a 2-story water slide. The View also has a number of rooms available for meetings and receptions.



Grandview ParksMapleview Park

Currently, Grandview has 13 parks totaling over 200 acres.In addition to these outdoor facilities, Grandview has a state of the art indoor recreation center and a soon-to-be opened outdoor amphitheater. Other smaller indoor facilities include the Shelton House and the Day Camp Building that provide meeting rooms and activity space for Grandview community groups and recreation programming.



Kauffman Center We are part of the Kansas City metropolitan area and  just minutes away from many other attractions and fun things to go, see and do. For other activities, click here to see a complete listing or go to