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“Big house off of the beaten path.”

Grinter Place State Historic Site
Ranked #11 of 46 things to do in Kansas City
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93 reviews
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“Big house off of the beaten path.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

This house was built well before Kansas became a state. The best time of year to visit is in the fall for AppleFest. It can be rented out for weddings.

Visited September 2011
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Sugar Hill, Georgia
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“A step back in time along the Kansas River”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

We really enjoyed touring the Grinter Place. The home was beautifully decorated for the holidays. Our tour guide, Joe, was very informative and shared his knowledge of the house and area with us. This is a must see for those who are in the area and would like something to do for an hour or two. You will learn about Moses and Annie Grinter, their connection to the Delaware Tribe, and the history of the house that was built in 1857. For those who are passing through the area on I-435, stop and take a break, they are located a mile or so east. Thanks so much Joe for the tour and for the opportunity to learn about the area and the Grinter family.

Visited December 2011
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Kansas City, Kansas
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“Hidden Gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2011

We toured on a Friday afternoon and it was worth the stop. Nominal admission fee (pay at the Visitors Center first), then the guide takes you on a tour of the Grinter home. The house has been lovingly preserved with furniture/decor/antiques of that timeframe. The view from the upper balcony of the Kansas river was really nice. The guide (a young man) was thoroughly knowledgeable and friendly. Although probably not appropriate for very young children (too many breakables and "do not touch" items), this is a great historical spot for older children & families or seniors. The guide said that later on in the year (late fall thru winter), they have a cooking demonstration on one of the Saturdays each month.

Visited August 2011
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