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Welcome to Clay County, MO

Play, stay, & get away in Clay!

With so many unique communities throughout Clay County, locals and visitors will find entertainment and rich history in every city. Endless excitement awaits near Kansas City and beyond!

Clay County is the perfect destination for diverse day trips or weekend stays. Featuring an abundance of Jesse James history, unique museums, and a variety of other storied sites—including reportedly haunted places, Wild West landmarks, and an infamous jail—the cities within Clay County are filled with opportunities for exploration.

If you’re looking for delicious wines, beers, and spirits, Clay County has an impressive collection of local wineries and breweries, whether you’re in the mood for a relaxing drink or vibrant nightlife.

This great travel destination also boasts family-friendly fun with numerous attractions that all ages can enjoy, including seasonal festivals and events.

Full of outstanding options for outdoor adventure, Clay County welcomes you to embrace its scenic beauty, from historic nature preserves to beautiful Smithville Lake. Get outside at parks throughout Clay County, offering hiking trails, concerts, outdoor movies, and other special events.

And who could forget about shopping? Within Clay County, visitors will find one-of-a-kind shops and national stores. After a day of retail therapy, pop into your choice of award-winning restaurants. Clay County cooks up an impressive selection of cuisines, from Kansas City barbecue and authentic Italian restaurants to delicious grills, diners, and so much more!

Keep discovering all the reasons to get away with Clay!


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