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Historical Hidden Gems!

It’s always important to look at the whole history of an area, which is why we’ve put together a historical “scavenger hunt” of some of the historic hidden gems in Clay.

If you visit any of these destinations, make sure to snap a photo or a selfie while you’re there and tag them #ClayMOments!

1. Mt. Gilead School and Church: Found on the same grounds, the Mt. Gilead School and Church are historical landmarks in Clay. Mt. Gilead School operated for over 100 years until it closed its doors in 1946—today is hosts several educational events! Mt. Gilead Church was first organized in 1830—today it’s a popular spot for weddings! While you’re there, make sure to take a look at the historic cemetery.

15918 Plattsburg Rd, Kearney, MO 64060

2. Watkins Woolen Mill: See what life and work was like during the American Revolution at this preserved and interactive woolen mill and farm.

26600 Park Road N, Lawson, MO 64062

3. Atkins Johnson Farm and Museum: One of the oldest continuously lived in homes in Gladstone, Atkins-Johnson Farm & Museum was first built between 1831 and 1834. Explore the past of rural Gladstone, Missouri by touring the farmhouse and grounds—make sure you take a walk to the historic Big Shoal Cemetery during your visit!

6607 North Antioch Rd, Gladstone, MO 64119

4. The Historic Liberty Jail: Originally built in 1833, the Liberty Jail was the site where Latter Day Saint Prophet and leader, Joseph Smith, and five others were held for approximately five months during the winter of 1838-1839.

216 N Main St, Liberty, MO 64068

5. TWA Museum: Learn about the major role Trans World Airline plated from 1930-2001 in shaping commercial airline flight as we know it! This museum is unique and interactive and its flight simulators are guaranteed to be memorable.

10 Richards Rd #110, Kansas City, MO 64116

6. Shoal Creek Living History Museum: Nestled within scenic Hodge Park, the Shoal Creek Living History Museum consists of 20 original structures that were each built between the years 1807 and 1885.

7000 NE Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO 64156

7. National Airline Museum: Visit Hangar Nine to tour this museum’s collection of unique and historic aircraft, including a 1963 Boeing 727-223, a 1941 Douglas DC-3, a 1933 Northrop Delta 1D, and more! Along with providing a full tour of their retired aircraft, the museum’s exhibits include: uniforms, galley items, instrumentation, logbooks, personal mementos, and many other relics from the early age of commercial aviation.

201 NW Lou Holland Dr, Kansas City, MO 64116
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