Below, you'll find links to sites with tourism and travel information. Places where you may stop in at a Visitor Information Center are marked with an *. Before visiting any of the listed locations, please call to verify office hours. Bolded links have online information on local lodging and dining.

Visitor Information Centers and Websites

*Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce, 200 S. 10th, Atchison KS; (913) 367-2427
   Hours: May 15-Sep. 15, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sep. 16-May 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

*Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce
, 718 High St, Baldwin City KS; (785) 594-3200
   Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

*Bonner Springs Visitor Information Center
, Centennial Park, 126 Cedar St., Bonner Springs KS; (K-32 Hwy) Home of the “big yellow caboose” that serves as the unstaffed Visitor Information Center.
   Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Requests can be made by email or call (913) 667-1703,

*Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce & Office of Tourism, 21 North Lincoln, P.O. Box 747, Chanute KS; (620) 431-3350 or Toll Free: (877) 431-3350

Clay County (MO) Tourism, Clay County Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Square, Liberty MO; (816) 407-3600

Coffeyville Area Chamber of Commerce
, PO Box 457, 807 S Walnut St, Coffeyville KS; (620) 251-2550
   Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

*Fort Scott area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Center, 231 E Wall, Fort Scott KS; (620) 223-3678 
   Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

*Franklin County Visitors Center, 2011 E. Logan, Ottawa KS; (785) 242-1411
   Hours:  May 15-Sep. 15, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sep. 16-May 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fredonia Area Chamber of Commerce, 716 Madison St, Fredonia KS; (620) 378-3221
  Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 1-4 p.m.

Geary County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 222 W 6th St., Junction City KS; (800) 528-2489
  Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Humboldt Chamber of Commerce, Humboldt Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 133, Humboldt, KS 66748, (form email under Contact Us on webpage)

*Independence (MO) Visitor Experience Center, Historic Truman Courthouse on Independence Square, Main St. at Maple; 112 West Lexington, Independence, MO 64050, (816) 325-7111
  Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

*Kansas City Welcome Center, 4010 Blue Ridge Cutoff, Kansas City MO; (816) 889-3330
  Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

*Visit KC (MO), 1321 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City MO; (816) 691-3800; 1-800-767-7700. For general inquiries or to request visitor information, please call toll free or e-mail
  Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Closed Sun.

Kansas City Kansas Convention and Visitors Bureau, 755 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66101; (913) 321-5800; 1-800-264-1563
   Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

*Kansas Route 66 Visitor's Center, 740 East Avenue, Baxter Springs KS; (620) 856-2385;
   Hours: Seasonally March-Nov., Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun. 1 p.m.-4 p.m.; Staffed by volunteers.

*Explore Lawrence Visitor Information Center, 402 N. 2nd, Lawrence KS, (785) 856-3040
   Hours: May 15-Sept. 15, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sept. 16-May 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Lee's Summit Chamber of Commerce & visitor's Council, 220 SE Main Street, Lee’s Summit MO; (816) 524-2424; (888) 647-5470;

*Visit Leavenworth Kansas Convention and Visitors Bureau, 100 N 5th St Ste 104, Leavenworth, KS; (913) 758-2948 or (913) 758-6725;
   Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed on federal holidays;

Lenexa Convention and Visitors Bureau, 11180 Lackman Road, Lenexa KS; (913) 888-1414;
   Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Lexington Tourism Bureau, 927 Main St., Lexington MO, (866) 259-4711
   Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Linn County Economic Development, 306 E Main St, Mound City KS, (913) 795-2274

*Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, 1200 Kansas City Rd., Olathe KS, (913) 971-1511
   Hours: May 15-Sep. 15, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sep. 16-May 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Manhattan Convention & Visitors Bureau, 501 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan KS, (785) 776-8829
   Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

*Explore Merriam Kansas, 6304 E Frontage Road, Merriam KS, (913) 403-8999 or (866) 707-6534
   Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Nevada MO Tourism Center, 225 W. Austin Blvd., Nevada MO, 417-667-5300
   Hours: Mon.-Sat 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Olathe Convention & Visitors Bureau, 18001 W 106 St. Suite 160, Olathe KS, (913) 764-1050

Visit Overland Park, 9001 W 110th St #100, Overland Park KS, (913) 491-0123
   Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Paola Chamber of Commerce,  6 W Peoria St, Paola KS, (913) 294-4335
   Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Visit Platte County, 11724 NW Plaza Circle, Suite 200, Kansas City MO, (888) 8-PLATTE, (888) 875-2883, (816) 270-3979
   Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Closed on all Platte County holidays.

*St. Joseph Visitors Center, 502 N Woodbine Rd, St. Joseph MO, (816) 232-1839
   Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Visit Topeka, 618 S. Kansas Avenue, Topeka KS, (785) 234-1030, or Toll-Free: (800) 235-1030

Wabaunsee County Economic Development, 226 Missouri Ave, Alma KS, (785) 765-4655
   Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Visit Wamego, 529 Lincoln Ave, Wamego KS, (785) 456-7849
   Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, 100 S. Holden St., Warrensburg MO, (877) 653-3786
   Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Kansas Byways
Kansas Travel & Tourism

Old Trails Regional Tourism (Missouri)
Missouri Division of Tourism
Northeast Kansas Tourism Region
Southeast Kansas Tourism Region
Flint Hills Tourism Region
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Follow Our Travels!
You can also follow our staff as they tour the various sites and Places to See in Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area!

March 2017 (pdf) - Our stops in Lafayette and Johnson counties, Missouri, include the Confederate Memorial State Historic Site near Higginsville, the Concordia Area Museum, the Johnson County Historic Courthouse Museum and Historical Society Museum. We wrap up our day learning about Warrensburg, courtesy of the Warrensburg Convention Visitors Bureau.

July 2016 (pdf) - Excelsior Springs, Missouri, is our only stop on this tour. We start out at The Elms Hotel and Spa, to learn about this historic place's connections to Harry Truman. Then, it's off to the Hall of Waters Visitor Center and Cultural Museum, and the Excelsior Springs Museum, where we learn about the famous waters and springs.

June 2016 (pdf) - Some of our travels begin in places you might not normally think of as places to learn about history. We begin this tour of Johnson County, Kansas, at the Olathe Memorial Cemetery, where we learn about some of the people who played a role in the history of the city, and the state. From there, we visit the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, and the Museum of Deaf History, Arts and Culture before heading to Overland Park. Our first stop in Overland Park is the Johnson County Central Resource Library. We get a sneak peak of the Johnson County Museum while it's under construction, and then visit the Santa Fe Trail interpretive panels in old town Overland Park, and wrap up our tour at the Overland Park Historical Society.

May 2016 (pdf) - This month featured some of the sites in Jackson County, Missouri (Kansas City). We visit the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, take a trip through Loose Park to see interpretive panels, enjoy the interactive exhibits at the National World War I Museum and Memorial, lunch at Union Station and use the app there to insert ourselves in the building's history, and then take our inner children to the Kansas City Toy and Miniature Museum.

April 2016 (pdf) - We visit a Frontier Military Historic Byway visitor center and rest stop, Trading Post Museum, Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site, the Mound City Historical Park, and the St. Philippine Duchesne Shrine and Memorial Park in Linn County, KS.

March 2016 Vernon County, Missouri, stops include the Harry S Truman Birthplace Historic Site, Prairie State Park, and the Vernon County Historical Society Bushwhacker Museum. (pdf)


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