Top 10 Scenic Drives Near Kansas City
Spring break is right around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time to plan some scenic drives.
Check out our recommendations for scenic drives in and around Kansas City.
Exploring the “Show Me State”
Missouri has a plethora of beautiful byways and lovely landscapes to explore. Take a tour through these ten marvels of the “Show Me State”:
Cliff Drive. This scenic, 4.5-mile drive cuts through Kansas City. It features bluffs and forests overlooking the Missouri River.
Glade Top Trail. This 23-mile drive goes through Missouri’s only National Forest Scenic Byway. Its multiple pullouts provide sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
Historic Route 66. This scenic byway stretches about 300 miles and features antique shops and diners dotted along the way.
Crowley’s Ridge Parkway. This 212-mile trip starts in southeastern Missouri and features lush forests and orchards in the springtime.
Blue Buck Knob. This 25-mile scenic byway traverses through Mark Train National Forest in the Ozark Hills.
Little Dixie Highway. This 29-mile route adjacent to the Mississippi River features sites for history buffs.
Old Trails Road. This 15-mile route runs along the Missouri River and contains gorgeous bluffs and several historic sites.
Missouri Farmlands Route. This 49-mile route showcases the state’s stunning rural farmlands and local wildlife.
Highway 106. This 69-mile trip contains several recreational activities along the way, including picnicking and canoeing.
Rolla-Salem Loop. This 86-mile loop through Salem features several historic sites and natural vistas.
Stay Safe This Spring Break
It’s likely that these routes will be more populated during the springtime, so be sure to exercise caution when traveling on them.
Contact Peterson & Associates at (816) 298-8708 to learn more.