Independence is an exciting city full of activities and entertainment opportunities for people of all ages. Whether you’re traveling with family or friends, each of you will find something of interest in one of the largest cities in Missouri.
There’s a bit of everything! From arts, to sports and music, parks and museums, there are plenty of opportunities to make great memories and enjoy something different for a change.
One of the things you can’t miss on your trip to Independence, Missouri in the George Owens Nature Park. This wonderful place has given countless families the chance to appreciate nature and reconnect with it for over 40 years.
Luckily for you, the George Owens Nature Park is open year-round and there are 86 acres of forest, lakes, hiking trails and wildlife waiting for you to come and enjoy yourself in the company of nature.
You won’t have to worry about comfort because the park provides all the amenities and facilities you’ll need during your day. The George Owens Nature Park is clean and absolutely beautiful.
There are over three miles of hiking trails for you to take a hike and enjoy the George Owens Nature Park in its entirety. If you enjoy fishing, there are two fishing lakes waiting for you to bring your fishing rod and see what you can catch.
There’s also an ADA accessible dock, a family picnic area which is lovely, rain gardens, a pavilion, an amazing butterfly garden that will keep your children very happy and there’s also the DeWitt Center.
The DeWitt Center also has a few things to offer, like rotating exhibits, a pond display and 4 large aquariums where you and your loved ones can spend so time admiring incredible things.
The George Owens Nature Park offers great adult fitness programs, so make sure you check the schedules! If you enjoy physical activity, you won’t want to miss the family nature hikes, camp cardio, Zumba, ballroom dance, kickbox, yoga, and more.
Don’t miss the Nature Notes at George Owens Nature Park which brings you a lot of interesting activities like full moon hikes, St. Paddy’s day hikes, wildflower hikes, art shoes, and more! Make sure to check their schedule for the time of your trip.
You’ll find the George Owens Nature Park at 1601 S. Speck Rd., North of East 23rd Street and Speck Road intersection. You can also call ahead at (+1) 816 325 6254 if you need any further information. They will be open from Tuesday to Saturday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM until April 30th; this is their fall and winter park hours, so if you’re planning on going on any other season, make sure you check the schedule first.
If you have extra time, there are quite a few other places you can visit during your trip, such as:
Just to name a few!