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Activities & Things To Do in Clay County

Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly adventure, a unique date idea, a girl’s night out, outdoor adventures, or some historic destinations, Clay has something for you. Explore Clay’s collection of one-of-a-kind entertaining attractions and decide which is best for your ideal visit to Clay!

Family friendly fun is a big part of what makes Clay such a great travel destination. From rock climbing at RoKC to roller coasters at Worlds of Fun, Clay has it all! If active fun is what your family craves, visit any of the area's adventurous destinations! Check out what else Clay has to offer below and plan your next family vacation today!

Get out and enjoy nature by renting a kayak or paddleboard from Northland Outdoor Adventures at Smithville Lake. See larger-than-life animals at Penguin Park and let the kids go wild on the park’s newly refurbished playground! Find a massive arcade and play center at PowerPlay or the area’s largest trampoline park at Above All Trampoline Park! Hike or bike on any of the numerous trails found around Clay County and enjoy the natural beauty that the area has to offer. If you’re traveling with kids, consider visiting one of our beautiful parks to enjoy nature or to let the kids play at a playground. Experience lake fun and camping at Smithville Lake!

Find a trail for horseback riding or challenge your skills golfing? There are several courses throughout Clay that vary from professional level difficulty to beginner. If golfing isn’t what you’re looking for, then give disc golf a try—there are multiple places to play in Clay!

Planning a girl’s night out? Try an art class at Orange Easel or Lost Arts. Looking for a guy’s night or maybe just something a little more active? Throw some axes at Woodchux or try your hand at pickleball at Chicken N Pickle. Want to enjoy some of the nightlife Clay has to offer? Visit Ameristar Hotel & Casino or Harrah’s North Kansas City! Catch live music at the Kearney Amphitheater or Linden Square!

From Jesse James history to historic homes and farmsteads, Clay is home to a rich history that will keep any history buff entertained. Along with the big names and unique destinations, Clay is home to many preserved historic sites that offer a unique glimpse back into American history. See where the infamous Jesse James was born at the Jesse James Birthplace Museum. If you’re interested in more Jesse James history, visit the Jesse James Bank Museum! Learn about Missouri’s rural history at numerous fascinating locations like Watkins Woolen Mill and Atkins Johnson Farm & Museum. Attend a reenactment event at Shoal Creek Living History Museum or learn about the history of commercial aviation at the TWA Museum.

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