Introduction to Oak Grove, Missouri
Oak Grove, Missouri, in Jackson county, is located 16 miles E of Independence, Missouri (center to center) and is 25 miles E of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is part of the Kansas City metropolitan statistical area (MSA).
Oak Grove History
The City of Oak Grove is partly located in Jackson County and partly in Lafayette County. The Jackson County was established on December 15, 1826 and was named after Andrew Jackson, the 7th U.S President. And the Lafayette County was formed on November 16, 1820. The area was originally inhabited by the Osage Indians.
Oak Grove and nearby Attractions
- Pleasant Hill Historical Society Museum
- Harry S. Truman National Historic Site
- National Frontier Trails Museum
- Knob Noster State Park
- Fort Osage
- Watkins Mill State Park
Things To Do In Oak Grove
One can visit the Jesse James Bank Museum, Truman Library and Museum, Missouri Town 1855, and Harry S. Truman National Historic Site while in Oak Grove. The city includes a number of parks and playgrounds such as the Webb Park, Skate Park, and Frick Park. The Caraway Lake provides facilities for fishing and is stocked with several types of game fish like catfish, crappie, and bass. At the Civic Center, one can also purchase tickets to Oceans of Fun, Six Flags - St. Louis, Worlds of Fun, and Silver Dollar City.
Oak Grove Transportation
International flights can be availed from Kansas City International Airport.
Oak Grove Higher Education
Metropolitan Community College, Devry Institute of Technology, University of Missouri - Kansas City are the centers of higher education.