Introduction to Lee's Summit, Missouri

Lee's Summit is located in Jackson county. It was the hometown of the well known outlaw Cole Younger. Lee's Summit features numerous locations for outdoor activities.


In the 1850s the area was incorporated as "The Town of Strother." In 1868 it was renamed Lee's Summit. During the year 1885 a fire destroyed most of the business district. In 1912 R.A. Long began the construction of his estate known as Longview Farm, in the western portion of town. When the construction was over the large acreage included a mansion, five barns, 42 buildings and a church. The acreage became internationally recognized as a showplace farm.


  • Historic downtown is popular for shopping and for restaurants
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church is included in the National Register of Historic Places
  • Summit Woods Crossing is a primary shopping center
  • Oktoberfest
  • The historic train depot is home to the Chamber of Commerce
  • Longview Mansion and Farm is a well know and beautiful acreage and includes an impressive home and numerous historic structures
  • Battle of Lone Jack Battlefield and Civil War Museum
  • Bynum Winery
  • Lee's Summit Symphony
  • Independence Center Mall is one of the biggest shopping centers in the region
  • Powell Gardens includes scenic waterfall areas
  • Strotherfest
  • Old Missouri Town features a living historical museum
  • Stonehaus Farms Vineyard and Winery offers tours and scenic views
  • Unity Village features Mediterranean style buildings and forest areas
  • Greenwood is a popular destination for antique shopping


Blue Springs, Longview and Jacomo lakes provide opportunities for boating, swimming, skiing, camping and hiking. Bailey Park, Winterset Nature Area and Legacy Park are popular destinations. The nearby Burr Oak Woods State Forest is a scenic outdoor retreat. Blue and Gray Park is enjoyed by residents and visitors for horseback riding and cross-country skiing. The Jim Bridger Urban Conservation Center provides hiking opportunities in a scenic forest acreage.

The James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area includes forest areas, wetlands, lakes, prairie landscape, and is popular for fishing. The Kemper Outdoor Educational Center includes reptiles, rock and fossil exhibits, nature hikes and wild life exhibits. Savanhland Education Park features a vast number of exotic animals such as kangaroos, zebras and monkeys. The Native Hooved Animal Enclosure showcases buffalo, elk and deer.

Golf enthusiasts enjoy the numerous local golf courses including Fred Arbanas Memorial Golf Course, Shamrock Hills Golf Course and Lakewood Oaks Golf Club. Paradise Park is popular with families. It features mini-golf, go-karts, bumper cars, batting cages and a large game room. The Tunnel Town & the Pirate Voyage offers a lot of activities for children.

Higher Education

The University of Central Missouri-Summit Campus, Baker University-Lee's Summit, Unity Institute and Longview Community College are located in the area.

Lees Summit Climate

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Lees Summit Hospitals

St Luke's Hospital-lee's Summit-er
100 Ne St Lukes Blvd
(816) 347-5000
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Lees Summit Public Schools

Lakeview Woods School
351 Nw Gregory
(816) 478-0381
Total Enrollment 44
Trailridge Elem.
3651 Sw Windemere Dr
(816) 986-1290
Total Enrollment 439
Lee's Summit Elem.
110 Se Green St
(816) 986-3340
Total Enrollment 326
Westview Elem.
200 North Ward Rd
(816) 986-1350
Total Enrollment 385
Chapel Lakes Elem.
3701 Ne Independence Ave
(816) 525-9100
Total Enrollment 465
Great Beginnings Early Ed Ctr.
905 Ne Bluestem Dr
(816) 986-2460
Total Enrollment 267
Longview Farm Elem.
1001 Sw Longview Farm Rd
(816) 986-4180
Total Enrollment 577
Bernard C. Campbell Middle
1201 Ne Colbern Rd
(816) 986-3175
Total Enrollment 920
Richardson Elem.
800 Ne Blackwell Rd
(816) 986-2220
Total Enrollment 617
Meadow Lane Elem.
1421 North Independence Ave
(816) 986-3250
Total Enrollment 535
Pleasant Lea Elem.
700 West Persel
(816) 986-1230
Total Enrollment 571
Pleasant Lea Middle
630 West Persel
(816) 986-1175
Total Enrollment 914
Lee's Summit Sr. High
400 Se Blue Parkway
(816) 986-2000
Total Enrollment 1821
Lee's Summit North High
901 Ne Douglas St
(816) 986-3000
Total Enrollment 1967
Prairie View Elem.
501 Se Todd George Rd
(816) 986-2280
Total Enrollment 1001
Highland Park Elem.
400 Se Millstone Ave
(816) 986-2250
Total Enrollment 473
Underwood Elem.
1125 Ne Colbern Rd
(816) 986-3280
Total Enrollment 585
Delta Woods Middle
4401 Ne Lakewood Way
(816) 795-5830
Total Enrollment 763
Langsford House
525 Se 2nd St
(816) 622-0999
Total Enrollment 10
Voy Spears Jr. Elem.
201 Ne Anderson
(816) 478-9899
Total Enrollment 622
Hazel Grove Elem.
2001 Nw Blue Parkway
(816) 986-3310
Total Enrollment 416
Mason Elem.
27600 Colbern Rd
(816) 986-2330
Total Enrollment 353
Cedar Creek Elem.
2600 Sw 3rd St
(816) 986-1260
Total Enrollment 529
Hilltop School
301 Ne Gregory Blvd
(816) 435-7046
Total Enrollment 32
Hawthorn Hill Elem.
2801 Sw Pryor Rd
(816) 986-3380
Total Enrollment 522
Woodland Elem.
12709 South Smart Rd
(816) 986-2360
Total Enrollment 399
Lee's Summit West High
2600 Sw Ward Rd
(816) 986-4000
Total Enrollment 1729
Summit Lakes Middle
3500 Sw Windemere Dr
(816) 986-1375
Total Enrollment 976
Miller Park Center
600 Se Miller St
(816) 986-1540

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