Downtown Lee’s Summit has been awarded the "Great American Main Street Award," and it's easy to see why! This shopping district is one of the most vibrant in the area. Start with a discovery of the area’s history at the Lee's Summit Historical Society Museum, housed in a 1905 train depot in the heart of downtown. The area offers restaurants ranging from upscale to the local diner. Visit shops and boutiques, including bookstores, hobby shops, clothing boutiques, art galleries, cooking stores and more. At Paradise Park in Lee’s Summit, your family will enjoy laser tag, rock wall climbing, miniature golf, the Foam Factory, bumper cars, an arcade and more.
Head west to Legends Outlets for a day of shopping and local attractions. The shopping center features statues commemorating local celebrities with banners, statues and artwork. You even can walk the Yellow Brick Road, a tribute to Kansas’ literary fame in the Wizard of Oz. Play your favorite arcades and enjoy delicious food at Dave and Buster’s or dine with dinosaurs at T-Rex. Grab a burger at Five Guys, watch phenomenal knife skills in action at STIX, a Japanese steakhouse, or try one of the 130 beers on tap at Yardhouse. Shop at one of the many top merchants or catch a film at the AMC movie theater.
Brookside is known for quaint boutiques and eclectic shops—including some of the most FUN shops for kids! Brookside Toy & Science, a store named Stuff and the New Dime Store are just a few favorites. With a weekend farmers market, a variety of restaurants and nearby Loose Park with the prettiest rose garden, fall foliage and duck pond in the area, this is a favorite Saturday day trip. Then, learn local history on a tour of the John Wornall House Museum, an antebellum home telling the history of one of the area’s earliest families.