7 Under-Appreciated State Parks Near Kansas City You’re Sure To Love

A new year means it’s a great time to fill our your bucket list and travel to a few places you’ve never been before. Why not a state park? It’s not that these state parks aren’t well loved by those that frequent them, but they’re often overlooked in favor of places like Parkville Nature Sanctuary where there are waterfalls and all sorts of extra activities. Step outside the city for a while and consider taking a weekend at one of these amazing state parks you’re sure to love.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

These state parks are a great addition to your 2018 bucket lists! Just make sure you’ve seen these 15 places to add as well. Happy travels!