Miami County

June 2018

On The History Trail in Miami County – A Kansas City Road Trip

By |2019-12-12T12:51:08-06:00June 1st, 2018|Daytrips, Destinations, Kansas, Kansas City Vicinity, Miami County, Midwest|

Kansas Citians are blessed to have so many things to do in the metro area. Of course, sometimes it is nice to get away from the city for the day and strike out to one of the nearby communities. With just a little planning, it's easy to fill a day with new sights and some delicious treats. We swung by First Watch to fuel up before our trip and to get our coffee fix. The menu has obviously changed here, since we seem to remember it being an eggs and bacon restaurant in the past. Whatever the reason, we are quite taken [...]

May 2018

Why We Enjoy Places Like Miami County Historical Museum

By |2019-04-17T07:08:22-06:00May 21st, 2018|Historical Visits, Kansas City, Kansas City Vicinity, KC Fun, Miami County|

There are varying opinions on the amount of enjoyment one can get from visiting a localized history museum. Some shy away from them, believing that they are dull and boring. Others, like ourselves, find that there are a multitude of personal stories just waiting to be uncovered. In Paola, Kansas we visited the Miami County Historical Museum to see and hear some of these local stories for ourselves. Please be aware that the museum is open during weekdays, but will make arrangements to have someone there on Saturdays by appointment. We want to thank the Miami County Historical Museum for their hospitality. Rest assured [...]

A Man Touched By Fire – John Brown

By |2019-12-12T12:52:26-06:00May 14th, 2018|Destinations, Historical Visits, Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas City Vicinity, KC Fun, Miami County, Midwest|

Most Kansans have heard the name of John Brown. This iconic legend was a hero to some and a villian to others. Although he was not born in the state, many of his most notable actions occurred there. During our Miami County Road Trip we stopped at the John Brown Museum to learn more about this Civil War era abolitionist. Familiar Face While the name is somewhat familiar in a regional way, John Brown's image has had a further reach. John Steuart Curry captured the spirit of Brown in a mural at the capitol building in Topeka, Kansas. An aged Brown, adorned in [...]

Big City Cuisine At Chris’ Cafe

By |2020-02-29T09:11:36-06:00May 7th, 2018|Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas City Vicinity, Miami County, Midwest|

Taking off on a day trip can yield unexpected treasures. While many components of an itinerary can be foreseen, the choice of dining is always a little mysterious. Looking up reviews on various sites can help, but it still comes down to personal preference. When planning our Miami County Road Trip, their was a limited number of choices that would be locally owned restaurants. Chris' Cafe quickly rose to the top of the list based on a review of their Facebook page. When we arrived in Osawatomie, we spoke with some of the shop owners about our selection, and they all gushed about [...]

April 2018

What We Learned At The Osawatomie Museum Complex

By |2019-12-12T12:53:47-06:00April 30th, 2018|Destinations, Historical Visits, Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas City Vicinity, KC Fun, Miami County, Midwest|

A day trip to Osawatomie, Kansas was less than an hour drive from Kansas City, but landed us in a different era. This itinerary was designed to showcase a variety of historic sites in Miami County. The Osawatomie Museum Complex, located in the downtown, was one of our stops. This locally oriented twin museum tells the story of the city, since its start in 1854. Our main purpose for visiting was to see their unique train museum section. Of course, we wanted to get a little background on the area first. What's In a Name? While we both have heard the name of [...]