Introduction to Gladstone, Missouri
Gladstone, Missouri, in Clay county, is located 7 miles N of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is included in the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 26,365 people resided in Gladstone.
Gladstone is located in Clay County, which was organized on January 2, 1822 and was named after Henry Clay who was the U.S. Representative from Kentucky. Gladstone was originally named as Linden. It adopted its present name in 1952. The city is informally nicknamed as Happy Rock.
Gladstone and nearby Attractions
- Meadowbrook Shopping Center
- Timber Ridge Golf Park
- Strawberry Hill Museum
- Worlds of Fun
- Walt Disney House and Garage
- Weston Bend State Park
Things To Do In Gladstone
During your stay in Gladstone, one can visit the Strawberry Hill Museum, Children's Museum of Kansas City, and Kansas City Museum. The City Market and Worlds of Fun are also in the neighborhood. One can shop at the Meadowbrook Shopping Center. The Timber Ridge Golf Park is an ideal destination for the golf lovers. The Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site, Fort Osage, and Harry S. Truman National Historic Site are some of the popular tourist destinations. The city also hosts the Bluesfest and Gladfest every year.
Kansas City International Airport is less than an hour's drive away.
Gladstone Higher Education
Metropolitan Community College, Metropolitan Community Colleges, and Park University are nearby.