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Kearney, Missouri is located in Clay County about 15 minutes north of Kansas City and has a population of 8,381. Each September, the city hosts an annual festival celebrating its distinction as the birthplace of outlaw Jesse James. The James farm with the original house and Jesse James’s burial site are a popular tourist attraction. The Kearney School District serves about 3,500 families in Kearney and northern Clay County.

Kearney Area Insight

  • Alexandra Cavanah
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    Kearney, MO
    Stables Grill is a local favorite! They have been in Kearney since 2001 and are locally owned and operated. They are open Tuesday-Sunday and have amazing homemade food and breakfast to die for starting at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday!
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    Kearney, MO
    This year marks the 48th annual Jess James Festival in Kearney. It will be held September 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th, so come out and bring the whole family. There is something for everyone. Food, drinks, games and so much more! If you are feeling active, join us September 8th for the 5k run!
  • Debbie Holt
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    Kearney has come a long way in the last 10 or so years to becoming a walker friendly city. Currently, there are over eight and a half miles of walking trails that people can enjoy, and just recently the city connected two of their park trails together with a beautiful bridge over a scenic creek bed.

    Jesse James Park & Mack Porter Park both had nice trails to walk individually, but unless you wanted to hike through a field there was no connecting of the two. The city has now connected the two parks with a bridge using one of the old historical rail road buttresses. They had hoped to use both, but one was not structurally sound enough, so they used what they could.

    On the bridge even during the winter, you can enjoy a scenic view of the creek with all the trees. If it is quiet enough you can use your imagination and close your eyes and almost hear the old steam train go up the tracks that you can see the old bed for. Don't wait until spring or summer to take a nice walk and enjoy the scenery, take a drive to Kearney and just north of town to the park. You won't be disappointed.
  • Brad Brown
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    It’s hard to believe I’ve lived in the Kearney community for 20 years now. My wife's family moved here when she was in middle school. The Kearney/Holt area has been a great place for putting down roots, raising our family and building our business. Kearney is located 20 minutes north of Kansas City with an excellent school system, many parks with connecting walking trails and two golf courses with a club house at the entrance of the Villas of MariMack and Estates of MariMack. During the summer, you can take advantage of the Amphitheater with regular live music and other events!

    However, since it’s winter with snow on the ground, we like to swing into Cellar & Loft, a local wine and spirits restaurant where you can have great drink and delicious food. Another new business in town is the Kearney Culinary Academy. Last week, my wife had a girls evening out, prepping freezer meals and learning a few new tips in the kitchen.
  • Debbie Holt
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    Kearney, MO
    One of the exciting new businesses in Kearney is the Culinary Academy located in Old Church Plaza on Jefferson Street. There are culinary experiences for all ages at the Academy, including many make and take experiences like, "The Ease of the Freeze", where you can go and learn how to make freezer meals for a week and then take them home with you. The Culinary Academy also has meals that you can stop in and take home with you, so you can save a little time in your own kitchen. Check out their website to see all the fun things they have to offer.
  • Brad Brown
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    While the weather is nice or a little brisk, bring your family and share in the magic of the holidays. Jesse James Park is outlined with holiday lights and it's beautiful to see at night!! Come get the Christmas spirit.
  • Matt Brown
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    Kearney, MO
    The Kearney Rotary Club meets every Thursday at noon at the Old Fire House. There are weekly speakers from all over the community. If you're thinking about getting more involved in the community, this is a great resource. The Rotary Club provides Scholarships for Kearney students, networking opportunities, as well as service projects to help the community and it's citizens.
  • Matt Brown
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    Come support the Kearney Rotary Club on Friday, November 3rd at the Tiger Bowl in Excelsior Springs. All proceeds of the tournament will benefit the Kearney Community via scholarships and service projects. Prizes will go to the best dressed, highest and lowest bowlers!
  • Angela Seymour
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    Kearney, MO
    The Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch is located just about five miles north of Kansas City limits at 650 N Jefferson St.

    There is something here for the whole family! Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, farm animals, games, rides. When you are done shop at the country store. Best mums around! My kiddos loved the Corn Pit and Maze the best. Perfect destination for the day!
  • Erin Schmeltz
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    Kearney is some what of an unknown gem in the Kansas City area. It has amazing small town feel with lots of strong community support. Check out Stables during a game day for some fun, drinks, and food!
  • Christine Lies
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    On your "mark, get set, go" have some fun! The Jesse James Festival is scheduled to kick off on September 8th and 9th with a teens dance and 5K/10K run. It picks back up on September 14th - 17th with lots of activities such as a parade, rodeo, carnival, good food and much more It is a guaranteed fun time for all!
  • Christine Lies
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    Kick off your summer with a Wine Walk. The Jesse James Wine and Brew Festival fundraiser happens on June 3, 2017. It is sponsored by the Kearney Lions Club. It is a fun way to sample many of the wines made right here in Missouri. There will be live music and a sampling of various cheese and chocolates. See you there!
  • Carol Lies
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    Clay County is making it easy to dispose of things like batteries, paint and other items. The Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Mobile Program will be in Kearney, at the Kearney City Hall, on June 17, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. You must be a resident of Clay County. The service is free!
  • Matt Brown
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    Kearney, MO
    Congratulations to the Kearney High School Seniors and their families for graduating. Graduation is Sunday, May 21 at the Independence Events Center. Come out and show your support.
  • Carol Lies
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    Kearney, MO
    This small town is growing! There is new commercial development which offers a variety of shops. The Kearney School District is top notch with an annual performance rating of approximately 98%. It is about 30 minutes to downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Go visit Darrell’s Washington Street Style Shop. A long-time favorite of the town!
  • Christine Lies
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    Kearney, MO
    Kearney is a small community located off of I-35 Hwy., about 10 minutes north of Liberty. One of the things it is known for is the birth place of Jesse James. Yes, the outlaw! The birth place home has been converted into the Jesse James Farm and Museum outside of town where you can take tours of the property. Great place for a picnic lunch on a nice day!
  • Christine Lies
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    Kearney, MO
    The James Farm is a historical place, just outside of Kearney, near Claybrook Park. It was the home of Frank and Jesse James. It is a fun place to visit and there is even a souvenir shop.
  • Christine Lies
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    Penrods Greenhouse has been in Kearney as long as I can remember. I like that they have a great selection of plants. The staff is very knowledgeable and ready to assist. They are located just east of Kearney on highway 92.
  • Christine Lies
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    Kearney, MO
    Claybrook Park is a nice little park located east of Kearney. There is an interesting historical background to the park. It does have a restroom, shelter with tables, and lots of parking. It is close to the James Farm, which is the home of Frank and Jesse James. It makes a nice place to have a picnic lunch after touring the James Farm.
  • Christine Lies
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    This is a well preserved piece of history. It is located just west of Kearney toward Smithville Lake. It is beautifully maintained and is a great place for weddings and special events. There is plenty of parking. Come check it out!
  • Christine Lies
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    Kearney Missouri is growing! More shops and restaurants are coming to the area. One of the new commercial developments is located at I-35 and 92 highway and features a Price Chopper grocery store.
  • Christine Lies
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    Kearney, MO
    Jesse James Park is located on 33 Hwy. just outside of Kearney. It has a walking trail, baseball and soccer fields, play ground and an amphitheater where you can enjoy summer concerts. This is a great place for the whole family to enjoy some outdoor fun.
  • Matt Brown
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    The Kearney Rotary Club is holding a cosmic bowling event at Retro Bowl in Liberty to raise money to build an outdoor basketball court in the Lions Club Park. Come out December 4th to help us raise the remaining dollars to help cover the prevailing wages. There will be prizes and giveaways as well!
  • Matt Brown
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    Help us make Kearney beautiful. The recycling center is open every Friday and Saturday from 7:00am to 5:00pm. It is located at 504 East 19th Street in Kearney. Everything except hazardous waste can be accepted!
  • Michelle Harrington
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    There will be lots of different festival events this weekend, September 18th-20th. Events include a BBQ contest, rodeo, horse carriage rides and parade. Come out to the Jesse James Festival and find something fun to do!

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    Liberty, MO 64068

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    300 S. Platte Clay Way, Suite A
    Kearney, MO 64060

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    3200 NE 83rd St
    Kansas City, MO 64119

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    1350 N Jesse James Rd
    Excelsior Springs, MO 64024