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Powell Gardens, Kingsville

#70 of 275 in Parks in Missouri
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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  • Absolutely Gorgeous. Attended a wedding and wandered around. The gardens, lakes, and trails are so much fun to wander around in. There is always another mystery just around the corner. There is a...  more »
  • Went during "Bloomfest" (April 30) but almost nothing was blooming. Strange since 25 miles away in the Kansas City Memorial Garden many flowers were blooming. It appears there is a shortage of either....  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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