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Situated in the northwestern corner of Clay County, Smithville is home to one of Greater Kansas City Area's premier recreational locations: 7,200-acre Smithville Lake. The downtown heritage district offers award-winning dining and unique local shops with special events year round. Or head to nearby Ladoga Winery to sip local varietals and enjoy fantastic views.

If you love the outdoors, head to the 7,200-acre Smithville Lake which features camping, boating, fishing and hunting. You'll also find miles of trails for biking and hiking, golfing and 26 miles of equestrian trails.

Quick facts about Smithville, MO:
  • Smithville was named for the Smith family, who settled along the Little Platte River in 1822.
  • Smithville became a town in the 1830's.
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began impounding Smithville Lake in 1979, creating today's popular recreational lake.
  • Smithville is home to many fun events, including Smithville's Backyard BBQ Bash (Amateur BBQ Contest).

Play, Stay, and Eat in Smithville

Need ideas of things to do while visiting Smithville? You're in the right place! Smithville welcomes you to stay at our area hotels or Campsites. Play at the Lake or walking trails and beaches. And eat at any of our fantastic sweets shops, Winery's, or resturaunts.

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Events in Smithville

Theres always something new and exciting happening in Smithville! Join us for festivities out on Smithville Lake or in downtown with the locals. Click below to see what fun events are happening in Smithville this week.

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Itineraries in Smithville

Visiting Smithville and don't know what to do first? We've got you covered! Follow one of our pre-made itineraries around the area. Visit some of our favorite and most popular destinations with just a few clicks!

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