Lee’s Summit City Guide
Lee’s Summit, Missouri is a small city about 20 miles southwest of Kansas City (Missouri, that is, not Kansas City, Kansas) with a population of 91,364. CNN/Money ranked it number 27 on its 100 Best Cities to Live in the U.S. list. Between this infamy and its four-season humid continental climate (hot and muggy in the summer, cold and dry in the winter), Lee’s Summit, Missouri makes a great place to live.
In 1865, this quaint town was named after early settler and postmaster Dr. Pleasant John Graves Lea who was killed in the American Civil War on his farm which was located on the highest point in town. Due to a misspelling, the town was officially called Lee’s Summit and not Lea’s Summit. If you’re interested in history, check out Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery where many local notable people are buried, like Rick Roeber, the barefoot runner, and all four members of the James-Younger Gang.
If you’re a history buff who has amassed a large collection of Civil War costumes and your spouse won’t let you wear them at home, don’t fret—you can store them (and prance around in them if you want) in a handy self storage facility in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
There are plenty of fun things to do for the whole family, including taking a day trip to Paradise Park Family Fun & Adventure where you can play miniature golf, arcade games, take a spin on the bumper cars, or enjoy the petting zoo. If you prefer water, you can visit Summit Waves, a water park that features a 904-foot “Action River.”
Once you’ve tuckered out the kiddies, leave them with the grandparents and head out to The W, a quaint bar where you’ll find the best cocktails in town. Or for more sustenance, check out Stuey McBrew’s Tavern and Tables, which offers exceptional food and very happy Happy Hours. For some relaxing entertainment, head over to Blue Springs 8 Movie Theater, which has an ongoing “Too Good Tuesday” special where movie tickets are $5 and popcorn and soda combos are just $1.
Where to store all your summer water gear during the off-season? In a convenient local self-storage unit in Lee’s Summit.
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