Day Trips - Weston, Missouri
From Kansas City, take I-29 North to exit 20 (just north of Platte City). Go west on Highway 92 to Tracy, Missouri. Follow signs to Weston. About 30 minutes from downtown Kansas City. See below for our best bets, or visit westonmo.com.
Green Dirt Farm
Green Dirt Farm is a small farm located in the bluffs of Weston. The farm is dedicated to producing the highest quality grass-fed lamb and Farmstead sheep’s milk cheeses using milk from its own pastured ewes. Group tours are available through advance reservation only. The farm also offers Farm Table Dinners which celebrate the important link between landscape and food where local chefs prepare a four course dinner from farm grown, harvested, produced and foraged ingredients.
Allow 1 to 2 hours
Weston Brewing Company
Reopened in December of 2005 by long-time friends and avid brewers, Michael Coakley and Corey Weinfurt, the Weston Brewing Company boasts a modern 24-barrel brewing system capable of producing 20,000 kegs of beer annually. Their flagship beer, O’Malley’s Irish Cream Ale, carries on the tradition of brewing in historic Weston that began 164 years ago. Tours are available on Saturdays or by appointment.
Allow 1 hour
The winery is located in the historic German Lutheran Evangelical Church built in 1867. The wine is produced, aged and bottled on the first floor of the two-story brick building with the second floor serving as a tasting room and gift shop. Visitors may also taste the handcrafted wines in the wine garden while enjoying a basket of bread, cheeses, fruit and summer sausage; perfect accompaniment to the wine.
Allow 1 hour
Weston Bend State Park
Catch a glimpse of the Missouri River as Lewis and Clark saw it in 1804 from the Weston Bend State Park scenic overlook. The scenic overlook provides visitors a view of the River, Fort Leavenworth, and beyond. The 1,133-acre park has a hiking trail meandering through the woods and along the edge of the bluff with great views of the river. Five tobacco barns remain on the land to interpret the important role of tobacco in the area's history.
Allow 45 minutes
Weston Historical Museum and Home Tours
From rare Native American moccasins to early physician instruments to vintage clothing displays, the Weston Historical Museum has preserved local artifacts to enjoy today. Discover what life was like in Platte County from prehistoric days through World War II. Group tours are also available of several historic homes.
Allow 1 to 2 hours
Lewis and Clark Exhibit
In the Weston train depot is "In the Wake of Lewis and Clark" exhibit. This exhibit chronicles the history and environment of this part of the lower Missouri River from the time the Lewis and Clark expedition past here in 1804. It also details how Weston came to be the largest American city west of St. Louis in the years just prior to the Civil War.
Allow 30 minutes
Saint George Hotel
The historic Saint George Hotel was built in 1845 as a three-story structure with 47 rooms on the top two floors. Billed as a working man's hotel, the first floor provided a saloon, sample rooms, a lobby-tobacco shop, a restaurant, and two retail spaces.
Today, it’s beautifully restored and features guest rooms, a wine bar and the National Silk Art Museum which includes 200 silk tapestries, based on works of major artists primarily of the 19th and 20th century.
Allow 1 hour
McCormick Country Store
McCormick is the oldest distillery in the United States operating at its original site and is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. Lewis and Clark discovered natural limestone springs in the rolling hills of Missouri. Years later Ben Holladay saw these limestone springs as the ingredient for great whiskey needed to supply the vast number of wagon trains passing through Weston. In 1856 he started his distillery. While the distillery is no longer open for tours, The McCormick Country Store located on Main Street in Weston sells all McCormick products and gift items; a .25 cent sample bar is available for customers over 21 years of age.
Allow 30 to 45 minutes
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