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Address: 1420 S. 78th Street, Kansas City, KS 66111
Phone Number: +1 913-299-0373
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Window into early KS history

Exceptional tour guide described the history of the house that was built by Moses and Annie Grinter in the mid 1800's. Well worth the stop to learn about the opening of the west... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 10, 2015
Shamrocker52
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Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Exceptional tour guide described the history of the house that was built by Moses and Annie Grinter in the mid 1800's. Well worth the stop to learn about the opening of the west as wagons and military crossed over the Kaw River on Grinter's ferry. The house has period furniture to demonstrate how the Gritner family might have lived in... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2015

If you happen to be in the Kansas City area near 435 loop and love history, go see this place. There is quite a bit of history to this place and it's easy access. It will not take a great deal of time, so you may want to plan to see other points of interest as well.

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Gladstone Mo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2015

Grinter House has a great history. It sets on the Kaw River. It is just enjoyable to walk thru the house & hear about the Grinter family. BUT, in the summer there is Apple Fest. They decorate for Christmas, etc. You walk out in the surrounding filed & you can 'feel the experience'. It truly is a wonderful place to... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2015

very peaceful setting, overlooking the river. Not a lot to do here unless it's Applefest, then you'll get some delicious apple butter, Apple pie ect.

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Thank Mary P
Kansas City, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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2 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Bealll95
Central PA
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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