Get Away with Clay

Just minutes from Downtown Kansas City, Clay County is the perfect setting for your next getaway. Treat your family to exciting attractions, outdoor adventures, charming communities and Jesse James history. Plus, Clay is an easy drive to all of your KC favorites.

A family of four eats dinner on the patio of a North Kansas City restaurant in Clay County, Missouri
Enjoy family time in North Kansas City.

A place for everyone

Stay with Clay for convenient accommodations to suit any budget. Try one of the quaint bed & breakfasts in Liberty or Excelsior Springs, or stay in Jesse James’ hometown, Kearney. For a night of excitement, check out the hotels at Harrah’s or Ameristar Casino.

Clay loves the outdoors. Go camping at Watkins Woolen Mill, or visit the region’s largest lake, Smithville Lake. You’ll find boating, fishing and miles of trails for biking and hiking. Take in a performance under the stars at Gladstone Theatre in the Park, or enjoy the scenic views at a local winery.

A family of four at the Jesse James Birthplace Museum in Kearney, Missouri
Explore the birthplace of Jesse James.

Fun for the whole family

Clay is great with kids. Ride a roller coaster at Worlds of Fun. Try your hand at pickleball in North Kansas City. Or, learn the legend of Jesse James at the Jesse James Birthplace near Kearney or the Jesse James Bank Museum in Liberty. Plus, you’ll find family-friendly festivals all season long in Clay’s charming communities.

Clay has plenty to keep your family entertained. So, next time you head to Kansas City, come stay with Clay.

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