Downtown Parkville is one of the Kansas City area’s best kept secrets. Located only 15 minutes northwest of downtown Kansas City and 15 minutes south of the Kansas City airport – downtown Parkville is a charming historic town that’s perfect for a day of local shopping, dining, and playing in the beautiful parks with miles of walking trails set alongside the Missouri River.

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Delight in great food and drinks from a variety of local eating establishments, including a French bistro, Italian dining, American fare, an Irish pub, a sports pub, a global wine boutique, and more. You’ll also enjoy drinks and snacks from the local coffee shops, bakery, gourmet popcorn & ice cream shop, and general store.

Treat yourself to a fun day of shopping throughout Main Street, East Street and English Landing Center. Shops include antiques, art, clothing, collectibles, home décor, jewelry, flowers, fabrics, unique gifts, and more! If you’re looking for a fun experience or a family/group outing, several of the businesses offer classes and workshops to express your creative self.

Downtown Parkville is a perfect day trip, but also a great getaway with Airbnb suites and the Main Street Inn Bed & Breakfast – you can walk right out your front door, only steps away from your favorite local eateries and shops. You can explore the trail system and nature sanctuaries, play in the parks, buy fresh at the Farmer’s Market, get your game on at Miniature Golf, or enjoy live music on Friday & Saturday nights.

Historic Downtown Parkville is also known for its annual events and festivals, hosted by Main Street Parkville Association – including a popular beer festival, classic car shows, a 4th of July Celebration, the Parkville Days festival, the holiday celebration Christmas on the River, and other events throughout the year.

Be sure to mark your calendar and stop by downtown Parkville to support local small businesses while you enjoy a day of fun, festivals, local dining, and unique shopping.  

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