There are festivals honoring fruits, vegetables, critters, beverages, national heritages, music and even a 19th-century anti-slavery activist (that would be the John Brown Jamboree and Music Festival on June 18-21 in Osawatomie).Of course, we also have our many county fairs, but they don’t fire up until July and August. The Fourth of July also will feature a bevy of area celebrations.
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You can easily while away the day at the zoo or Crown Center in Kansas City. St. Louis may be one of the kid-friendliest destinations in the country, with attractions that have outranked the Mouse in Orlando.
The museum’s Ozarks setting is spectacular, and the low-slung building, a series of pavilions spanning two manmade ponds designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, makes the most of it. Admission is free.
There’s something for nearly every taste: upscale, pub fare, pizza, Mexican, Asian, Indian, Greek and more. Many eateries have sidewalk patios, and none is more popular than at Free State Brewing Co., where seasonal beers complement inventive menu specials.