Introduction to Bonner Springs, Kansas
Bonner Springs, Kansas, in Wyandotte county, is located 12 miles NW of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center) and is 16 miles W of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is considered part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Bonner Springs History
Bonner Springs is located in the Kansas City metro area. Bonner Springs was the first white settlement in Kansas. It was established as a trading post in 1812 by Francis and Cyprian Chouteau. The trading post was known as Four Houses. In 1885 the name was changed to Tiblow. In 1885, it was renamed to Bonner Springs by Philo M. Clark. The city was named in honor of Robert Bonner who was the editor of a newspaper. The city was incorporated in 1898 and Philo M. Clark became the first mayor.
Bonner Springs and nearby Attractions
- Wyandotte County Museum & Historical Society
- National Agricultural Center & Hall of Fame
- Thomas Hart Benton Home & Studio
- Spencer Museum of Art
- Weston Bend State Park
- Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site
Things To Do In Bonner Springs
There are a number of museums where you can spend your free hours including The Nelson - Atkins Museum of Art has a collection of Asian art, particularly the art of China. You can also visit the Children's Museum of Kansas City and the historic site of Walt Disney House and Garage. The Clinton State Park offers facilities for boating, swimming, and camping. You can also visit the Wyandotte County Park. Bonner Springs hosts various annual festivals such as the Farm Heritage Day in July and the Tiblow Days in August.
Bonner Springs Transportation
Air transportation is available from the Kansas City International Airport.
City Higher Education
Facilities for higher education can be availed through Kansas City Kansas Community College, Johnson County Community College, and Park University.