Introduction to Paola, Kansas
Paola, Kansas, in Miami county, is located 21 miles S of Olathe, Kansas (center to center) and is 39 miles SW of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is located in the Kansas City metropolitan area, and has a population of 5,011.
The city of Paola is the county seat of Miami County. Indians were the first inhabitants of Paola, who established communities throughout the area. It was in the year 1827, the displaced Indian tribes settled in the Paola area and named the place as Peoria Village. The Indians were followed by the Spanish explorer, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado in 1541. French Jesuit missionary explorers, Marquette and Joliet visited the area in 1673.
Paola and nearby Attractions
- Hillsdale State Park
- Blue and Grey Park Reserve
- Kansas City Zoo
- Wyandotte County Historical Society and Museum
- Swope Memorial Golf Course
- Swan River Museum
Things To Do In Paola
Tourists can visit the Clinton State Park that offers several recreational facilities including boating, fishing, swimming, and camping. One can also visit the Kansas City Zoo. Tourists can take a look around the Wyandotte County Historical Society and Museum and explore the city's history. The rolling green grass of Swope Memorial Golf Course is a natural carpet and is an ideal destination for the golfers.
Flights can be availed from Kansas City International Airport.
Paola Higher Education
The Kansas City Kansas Community College, University of Missouri, Park University, Penn Valley Community College, and University of Kansas provide scopes for higher education.