Fleming Park – Blue Springs, Missouri -Fleming Park sits on more than 7,800 acres (3,150 ha) of land and is found close to Lee’s Summit and Blue Springs. This recreational area encompasses Lake Jacomo, Blue Springs Lake and beach, two campgrounds, numerous hiking and biking trails, two marinas, several historic sites and other facilities.
Fleming Park, located fifteen minutes east of Kansas City, Missouri, containing Missouri Town 1855, a native hoofed animal enclosure and the Audubon Nature Center and Library. Three lakes call the park home, attracting boaters, fishermen and windsurfers. In addition, the park offers a swimming beach, picnic shelters, an archery range, hiking and camping. Winding through the grounds, visitors will find six trails which offer bluff-top and lakefront vistas.
See what a progressive farming community spread across some 30 sloping acres looked like in the 1800s. Missouri Town 1855 is composed of over 25 buildings dating from 1820-1860. This living history museum uses original structures, furnishings and equipment, interpreters in period attire, authentic field and garden crops and rare livestock breeds to depict the lifestyles found in the mid-19th century. Visit with professional living history interpreters on this self-guided tour.
Missouri Town 1855 is located on the east side of Lake Jacomo in Fleming Park near Blue Springs, MO. From Kansas City take I-70 east to Blue Springs. Exit south on MO 7. Travel 5 miles south, then turn west on Cowherd Road. At the end of Cowherd Road, turn north to the entrance road of Missouri Town 1855.
Call (816) 503-4860 for more information.