Take time to enjoy the many parks in or near the Kansas City area that have quiet trails or sitting areas off the beaten path!
Here are a few you might consider for a half-day retreat:
Powell Gardens (20 mi east of Lee’s Summit on Hwy 50)
1609 N.W. U.S. Highway 50 Kingsville, MO 64061 ♦ (816) 697-2600
Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens (179th & Antioch in south Overland Park)
8909 W 179th Street Bucyrus, KS 66013 ♦ 913-685-3604
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (2-hour drive from KC. There are lots of B&B’s in the vicinity if you want to stay overnight.) 2 Miles north of Strong City, KS on K-177 ♦ 620-273-8494
The Retreat Centers listed below are located within a couple of hours from the Greater Kansas City Area.
Some are quiet places in nature with contemplative areas, others are suitable for overnight or longer stays. Be sure to call or email to confirm times & costs, if any.
Timber Creek Hearth House (Brand new in 2012!!!)
Tom & Beth Jacobs
32303 Timber Creek Lane Drexel, MO 64742 ♦ 816-619-3399 ♦ www.timbercreekretreat.org
Camp Gaea Retreat Center
25110 235th St McLouth, KS 66054 ♦ (913) 796-2141 ♦ www.campgaea.org
Unity Village Retreat Center
1901 Northwest Blue Parkway Lees Summit, MO 64065 ♦ (816) 251-3540 ♦ www.unity.org
The Light Center
1542 Woodson Road Baldwin, KS 66006 ♦ (785) 255-4593 ♦ www.lightcenter.info