Introduction to Grandview, Missouri
Grandview, Missouri, in Jackson county, is located 10 miles SE of Overland Park, Kansas and 15 miles S of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is located in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Grandview has a population of 24,881.
Grandview was originally known a small farming community as was known as Anderson District. It was named after John Anderson; the owner of the first general store of the area. The city adopted its present name in the late 1800s. The Kansas City Southern railroad opened a terminal in the city in 1912. Grandview is the hometown of Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States.
Grandview and nearby Attractions
- Harry S Truman Farm
- Depot Museum
- Kansas City Zoo
- Strawberry Hill Museum
- Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site
- Hillsdale State Park
Things To Do In Grandview
The Wonderscope Children's Museum, the Pleasant Hill Historical Society Museum, the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site and the Walt Disney House and Garage are some popular sites located in and around Grandview. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Minor Park Golf Course. Local shopping centers include the Truman Corners Shopping Center and Meadows Shopping Center.
Kansas City International is the nearest major airport.
Grandview Higher Education
The Devry Institute of Technology, the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Metropolitan Community College are some of the local colleges and universities.