Introduction to Gardner, Kansas
Gardner, Kansas, in Johnson county, is located 7 miles SW of Olathe, Kansas (center to center) and is 27 miles SW of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is considered part of the Kansas City metropolitan area, and has a population of 9,396.
The city of Gardner was named in honor of Governor Gardner of Massachusetts. The early settlers of the city were mostly Free State men. Gardner was raided several times by the Bushwhackers from Missouri between the year 1861 and 1863.The first petition to incorporate Gardner as a town was filed in the year 1886. Finally, in the year 2002, Gardner became an incorporated city.
Gardner and nearby Attractions
- Gardner Historical Museum
- Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site
- Harry S. Truman National Historic Site
- Adam Legler Barn Museum
- Children's Museum of Kansas City
- Gardner Golf Course
Things To Do In Gardner
Visitors to the city can enjoy the facilities offered by the parks like Clinton State Park, Hillsdale State Park, and Perry State Park. One can also take a trip of the Kansas City Zoo. "Worlds of Fun" is an amusement park located nearby. While in the city, visitors can participate in the local festival like the Johnson County Fair. The fair is held around the month of August every year. Golf lovers can visit the Gardner Golf Course and Lakeside Hills Golf Course. Olathe lake is a beautiful lake located near the Lakeside Hills Golf Course.
Kansas City International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Gardner Higher Education
The educational institutions located near Gardner are Johnson County Community College, University Of Kansas Medical Center, and Kansas City Kansas Community College.