Introduction to Blue Springs, Missouri
Blue Springs, Missouri, in Jackson county, is located 8 miles SE of Independence, Missouri and 16 miles E of Kansas City, Missouri. Part of the surrounding Kansas City metro area, Blue Springs is home to approximately 48,080 residents.
Blue Springs History
Blue Springs was named after the Little Blue River, which provided clean, cool water to pioneers on their westward journey. The city was incorporated on September 7,1880. The early settlement shifted base to the center of the city around the year 1878.
Blue Springs and nearby Attractions
- Burr Oak Woods
- Kansas City Zoo
- Strawberry Hill Museum
- Walt Disney House and Garage
- Watkins Mill State Park
- Worlds of Fun
Things To Do In Blue Springs
The City Market, the Kansas City Zoo and the Walt Disney House & Garage are all accessible from Blue Springs. The Moon Marble Company offers tours and demonstrations on how to make handmade toys that they manufacture. The Watkins Mill State Park provides opportunities for swimming, fishing, hiking, biking, camping and picnicking.
Blue Springs Transportation
Air transportation is available from Jackson International Airport.
Blue Springs Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include the University of Missouri, Rockhurst University, Maple Woods Community College, Penn Valley Community College and William Jewell College.