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Grinter Place State Historic Site

1420 S. 78th Street, Kansas City, KS 66111
913-299-0373
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Ranked #9 of 18 Attractions in Kansas City
Type: Historic Sites
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Kansas City, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place IS Kansas in it's hayday. So beautiful and majestic I had to get married there. So I did..really worth the visit. They have meals made on a wood stove and lots of folks who share the history of the Grinters

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Lawrence, Kansas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Okay, I am going to admit this off the bat...I am biased. I am a historian, both by trade and as an extracurricular. As my work and personal life revolves around history, I am going to pretty much give any historic site a good rating, unless I have an absolutely awful experience there! Thankfully, nothing awful at this site. :)... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A real nugget of local history that will help you understand the development of the West back in the 1800s. Nice preservation and restoration of the home of a pioneer into the Indian Territory that established the first ferry across the Kansas River to serve military and settlers. Nice visitor center and a very informative guided tour. Good for kids!

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Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We lived down the street from this historic sight for 17 years. It has a fascinating history and would be right at home in the middle of the Shawnee Indian Mission complex, but instead it's in it's original location, overlooking the Kaw. The best time to visit -- hands down-- is at Apple Fest in September when there are historic... More

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Kansas City
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85 reviews 85 reviews
8 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I'm a history buff and thought this place was completely uninteresting and boring. There was nothing original to see. The neatest part was about the wagon trains stopping there for supplies.

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Central PA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Interesting historical house but I didn't feel connected to the family that once lived there. Seems to me that there should be a lot more personal info on a white man marrying an Indian woman. Were they unique or were these marriages common? How did the couple meet? Maybe I should've asked more questions but I was afraid of not... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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88 reviews 88 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

This is a very nicely done historic home, and the guides are really great! It wasnt crowded when we visited, and the location is so close to the sppeedway and Legends shopping area, so it was very convenient too.

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Lenexa, Kansas, United States
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Informative guides and period furnishings of the time. Easy to invision the river crossing from the property

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

People are so much taller now...what is low doorway for me was the norm then...very unique.

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KC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

This house was built well before Kansas became a state. The best time of year to visit is in the fall for AppleFest. It can be rented out for weddings.

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