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Attractions in Western Wine Country
 
American Jazz Museum Inc
  Location:1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64108 | Map it
More info: 816-474-8463; http://www.americanjazzmuseum.com/
The sights and sounds of a uniquely American art form come alive at the American Jazz Museum. The Museum includes interactive exhibits and educational programs as well as the Blue Room, a working jazz club, and the Gem Theater, a modern 500-seat performing arts center. Located in the Historic 18th and Vine Jazz District in Kansas City, MO., this is the place where jazz masters such as Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Big Joe Turner, and hundreds of others defined the sounds of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. Today, scholars, students, musicians, and fans are drawn here to learn about the legends, honor their legacy, or simply enjoy the best music America has to offer.

 
Cave Spring Historic Site & Nature Center
  Location:8701 E. Gregory Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri 64133 | Map it
More info: 816-358-CAVE (2283); http://www.cavespring.org/
Our nature center includes an interpretive center building, picnic area, and scenic walking trails and is available for family reunions, office parties, birthday parties and educational programs.The easily traveled hiking trails combined with the natural features of a cave and wildlife habitat pond allow many opportunities to pursue ecological studies. Come and enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings while taking a trip along the Sante Fe Trail.

 
McCormick Country Store
  Location:420 Main Street, Weston, Missouri 64098 | Map it
More info: 816-640-3149; http://westonmo.com/shop/wine_spirits_tobacco.html
McCormick's is the oldest distillery in the United States operating at it original site. In 1976, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. Lewis and Clark discovered natural limestone springs in the rolling hills of Missouri. By 1830 these pure springs were supplying water to wagon trains heading west. Years later Ben Holladay saw these limestone springs as the ingredient for great whiskey needed to supply the vast number of wagon trains passing through Weston desiring good whiskey. In 1856 he started his distillery. The tours at the distillery were discontinued in 1995. The McCormick Country Store was relocated to Main Street and sells a complete line of McCormick products plus logo items, premium cigars; a .25 sample bar for customers over 21 years of age.

 
The Oliver Anderson House
  Location:1300 North John Shea Dr. , Lexington, Missouri 64067 | Map it
More info: 660-259-4654; http://www.mostateparks.com/lexington/oliveranderson.htm
The Oliver Anderson House was built during the 1840's and 50's. At first the home was used as a hospital during the Battle of Lexington which lasted three years. The home then was donated in 1958 to the state park which are now overseen by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources as a Historic site from the Battle of Lexington.

 
Weston Bend State Park
  Location:16600 Hwy. 45 N, Weston Bend, Missouri 64098 | Map it
More info: 816-640-5443; http://www.mostateparks.com/westonbend.htm
Catch a glimpse of the Missouri River and enjoy nature’s sites and sounds just minutes from the hustle and bustle of the Kansas City metropolitan area at Weston Bend State Park. Located on the Missouri River, the once-thriving town of Weston can credit its early success to tobacco growing and trade. Today, tobacco production still plays a part in the area’s economy. Five tobacco barns, one of which has been converted into a reservable enclosed shelter, remain in Weston Bend State Park to interpret the important role this industry played in the area’s history.

 
Weston Brewing Company
  Location:500 Welt Street, Weston, Missouri 64098 | Map it
More info: 816-640-5235; http://www.westonirish.com/
The Weston Brewing Company was first established in 1842 by German immigrant John Georgian. Georgian brought the tradition of lager brewing with him when he settled in Weston. The brewery was designed to utilize ice from the river during winter and lagering cellars dug deep into the ground to create ideal conditions for his beer which needed to be stored below 60 degrees for more than six weeks. In creating the brewery, the Weston Brewing Company became one of the first lager breweries in the United States. Tours are currently only available by appointment. Scheduled tours will begin Summer 2006. Call the number below for more information. 816-640-5235

 
Weston Red Barn Farm
  Location:16300 Wilkerson Drive, Weston, Missouri 64098 | Map it
More info: 816-386-5437; http://www.westonredbarnfarm.com/
The Weston Red Barn Farm is a children's educational farm, apple and peach orchard and pumpkin patch. We offer many seasonal family activities, call now about current festivities, merchandise , hayrides, and much more!!! We have 2 country stores filled with gifts and seasonal merchandise. Spring & summer bring baby animals and lush country side. Our fall harvest weekends are great for the family to enjoy. We have facilities for weddings, receptions, church get-togethers and corporate events. Our educational farm tours let children experience country life and all the animals that live on the farm. We hope you will come out this & every year to enjoy all that we have to offer.

 


 


 

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