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Powell Gardens, Kingsville

#68 of 275 in Parks in Missouri
Must see · Garden · Nature / Park
Powell Gardens, Kansas City's botanical garden, is a 970-acre (3.9 km2) botanical garden in Kingsville, Missouri, United States, 30 miles (48 km) east of Kansas City. It features 6,000 varieties of plants, with 225,000 plants in seasonal displays, and is open to the public, for a fee, during daylight hours.

The garden dates to 1948, when the land was purchased by George E. Powell, Sr. Since then, the site has been a dairy farm, a Boy Scout camp, an agricultural and natural resource center, and since 1988, a botanical garden.
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  • Family of four enjoyed a nice evening at the festival of lights. Buy your tickets ahead of time online for faster entry. We bought a parking pass but that did not seem necessary for this event...  more »
  • Whoa! What happened to this once spectacular garden? It’s weedy, overrun with invasive species and the facilities are falling apart. As a botanical garden you would expect attention to detail but I.....  more »
  • Do it! Go see this place. A beautiful well designed garden. Can't wait to come back, so many different trails and gardens to see. Bring a friend, a book or some paints and a canvas! You just want to sit and enjoy the scenery at every turn! The cafe grows all their food and it's delicious! Vegan and gluten free, amazing staff.
  • I love this place so much. I took my husband and daughter the for the first time. They loved it. It was super hot that day so we didn't stay very long. I enjoyed it either way though. So many butterflies!
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