Powell Gardens’ current slogan is inviting: “Road Trip for Your Soul.” And whose soul would turn down a day of strolling through manicured gardens, relaxing on a bench with dozens of floral scents on the breeze, and admiring sculptures and fountains in the warm spring sun?
About 30 miles east of Kansas City, Powell Gardens makes a great day trip to celebrate the new season, without requiring an extra filling of the gas tank to get there. And at $10 admission for adults, $9 for seniors and $4 for children, the park provides very affordable entertainment.
It also provides rejuvenation. The winding paths lead visitors to colorful and active displays of nature. Buds and blooms are abundant, in every shade and scent. Bumblebees, butterflies and other insects feast on the smorgasbord of flora and fauna. The sight can serve as a nature lesson for kids, and as a reminder of the little things in life for adults.
The park offers three main gardens, a nature trail, an education center and a beautiful chapel, tucked away at the far edge of the grounds. Special events featuring a variety of activities and topics go on frequently during the spring and summer months. Classes on gardening and nature are also offered for those who want to bring home the know-how to improve their own gardens, lawns and flower beds.
Nature lovers, hikers and anyone who enjoys being outdoors and soaking up lush landscapes will find something at Powell Gardens.
Subscribe to Groupon? Today’s deal is $25 for $50 of fare at Lake Lotawana’s Marina Grog & Galley gourmet steak and seafood restaurant. It’s right on the way back to Kansas City, so it could be a great way to end the day trip. If you fully explore the gardens, you’ll be hungry.
A day of wandering through beautiful Missouri nature and taking in a steak or seafood dinner. This really could be a road trip for your soul.