UPDATE: Sunflowers are gone for the 2020 season. See ya next year!
If you’re looking for something to do with the family this weekend, the sunflowers at Russell Sunflower Patch are still in bloom. This is a great spot for some majestic sunset pics and family photo ops.
The photo above was taken just a few days ago at the farm. The flowers are just past their peak bloom.
Weekends can get pretty busy at the farm. If you’re planning on going they recommend trying your best to get out during the week.
If you’re still looking for something to do with the kids tonight, Mr. P’z Bar and Grill in Overland Park has got you covered. They are having a free double feature drive in night this evening. They are also offering a full slab of their delicious ribs and 2 sides for only $20.
The movies featured will be The Sandlot (8:30) and Top Gun (10:30). The movies can be listened to on your FM radio.
The movies will be projected onto a 26′ screen in their spacious parking lot located at 103rd and Mastin in Overland Park. They will have carhop service available and a full bar inside so bring your appetites.
With a majority of the area pools closed and travel somewhat limited this summer, these lesser known swimming holes in southern Missouri may be just what the doctor ordered. At only 5 hours from KC they are perfect for a weekend trip.
Southeast Missouri is filled with some great spots to cool off during these hot summer months. While most are jam packed with people and some even charging admission, these two are the go-to if you want to avoid the crowds.
Castor RiverShut-Ins is the furthest from KC but it’s free and is usually less crowded than some of the other spots. Word has it if you get there early (10:00) you may just have it to yourself for several hours. There is camping nearby.
Rocky Falls Shut-Ins is a bit closer than the Castor River and is just as beautiful. The highlight is a gorgeous cascading waterfall that drops into a pool of clear water that is perfect for swimming. This location also has ample camping available nearby.
As always, please do your homework and check on any restrictions they may have in place due to the pandemic.