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Longview Lake

Longview Beach  Longview Fishing Longview Boats Longview Sunrise

Longview Lake is located on the northeast border of Grandview.

Raytown Road
Kansas City, MO 64128

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
Overview: 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
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Overview:  Fitness Area with cardiovascular, circuit and free weight equipment. Aerobics/dance room.
Gymnasium. Suspended running track. 25-yard lap pool. Zero-depth entry pool with play features and lazy river. 2-story water slide.



JA Grand Opening

Currently, Grandview has 13 parks totaling over 170 acres. The addition of 52 new acres of parkland adjacent to Meadowmere Park brings this total to over 200 acres. In addition to these outdoor facilities, Grandview has recently built a state of the art Sprayground at John Anderson Park. Indoor facilities include The View Community Center, the Shelton House and the Day Camp Building that provide meeting rooms and activity space for Grandview community groups and recreation programming.


Grandview Trails and the Blue River Trail

Bikers on Blue River Trail Grandview currently maintains only 2.38 miles of trail. Most of this mileage is actually attributed to loop walks within existing parks that are not connected to any other trail system. The only exception to this is Little Blue Bike Trail which, while located within Meadowmere Park, connects to a county trail (Longview Lake Trail) which is 6.76 miles long. This creates a continuous stretch of trail of 7.67 miles and represents an important first step in the creation of a trail network.