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Kansas City in Platte County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Happy Trails

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., December 19, 2010
1. Happy Trails Marker
Inscription.
Here in Kansas City, hikers and bikers can get a large dose of history with their fitness routines, thanks to the location of the city’s top trails.

One of the most popular city trails follows an old trolley line that once carried riders from Waldo to the Country Club Plaza. On the Old Northeast Trail, hikers and bikers can enjoy a tour of some of Kansas City’s finest historic mansions.

One of the best river treks is along the Missouri River at the Richard Berkley Riverfront Park. The park is located near downtown Kansas City and offers excellent views of the river from its peaceful trails. Another popular river walk can be found in the town of Parkville, just 15 minutes from downtown. Take a stroll through English Landing Park along the river, or explore the Parkville Nature Sanctuary near Park University. Be sure to check out Parkville’s quaint shopping district to complete your adventure.

Nature lovers will also appreciate the Cedar Creek Trail in Missouri. This scenic route runs through a portion of the Mark Twain National Forest, and presents an excellent 35 mile challenge for intermediate and advanced bicycle riders thanks to its inclines and rocky paths. Start pedaling!
 
Erected by Kansas City International Airport. (Marker Number B3.)
 
Location.
Happy Trails Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 19, 2010
2. Happy Trails Marker
39° 18.94′ N, 94° 42.278′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Platte County. Touch for map. Marker is at Passenger Kiosk B3, in Economy Parking Lot B, at Kansas City International Airport, 601 Brasilia Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Kansas City MO 64153, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Liberty Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hale: The Firepole (about 400 feet away); The Country Club Plaza (about 400 feet away); Tribal Heritage (about 600 feet away); Atkins Gift (about 700 feet away); Home of BBQ (about 700 feet away); Mouse Tale (about 700 feet away); KC: On Flight (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kansas City.
 
More about this marker. The Economy Parking Lots' passenger kiosks each have unique historical markers and flashy artwork to help passengers remember where they parked.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kansas City Trails. (Submitted on June 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Kansas City Parks and Recreation. (Submitted on June 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. EnvironmentRailroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels
 
Happy Trails Marker Artwork image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 19, 2010
3. Happy Trails Marker Artwork
Economy Parking Lot B Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Economy Parking Lot B Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 373 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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