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Jesse James Birthplace Museum
Jesse James Birthplace Museum
Owner description: Jesse James, son of a Baptist minister, was born at the family home in Kearney, Missouri, in 1847. Barely 16, he followed his older brother, Frank, into the Civil War. While Frank... more Owner description: Jesse James, son of a Baptist minister, was born at the family home in Kearney, Missouri, in 1847. Barely 16, he followed his older brother, Frank, into the Civil War. While Frank was a member of Quantrill’s guerillas, Jesse rode with Bloody Bill Anderson. When the war ended, Jesse returned home and joined other former Confederate guerillas in a life of outlawry. Jesse’s boldness and flamboyance as a bank and train robber, combined with sensational publicity from newspapers and dime novels, soon made his a household name. A tour through the restored home will take visitors back to where the legend began. Before walking the trail to the farmhouse, a twenty minute movie recaps the history of Frank and Jesse James and exploits of the outlaws. The museum displays the world’s largest collection of James family artifacts. Jesse’s boots and Frank’s surrender letter tend to captivate visitors. Guests then follow the paved winding trail to the farmhouse and walk along the creek where, as young boys, Frank and Jesse spent much of their time playing. In the yard of the family home is Jesse’s original burial site, the place where his mother once sold souvenir rocks from his grave for twenty five cents. Upon completion of the tour guests will want to browse the museum's gift shop. A wide variety of books relating to the period are available as well as t-shirts, mugs, and many other souvenir keepsakes. The Jesse James Farm and Museum is owned and operated by the Department of Clay County Parks, Recreation, Historic Sites and Tourism. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; History Museums
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Fun Farm
Fun Farm
Attraction type: Game & Entertainment Centers; Farms
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Liberty Jail Historic Site
Liberty Jail Historic Site(Liberty)
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Hall of Waters Visitors Center
Hall of Waters Visitors Center(Excelsior Springs)
Attraction type: Visitor Centers
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Historic Downtown Liberty
Historic Downtown Liberty(Liberty)
Owner description: One of the most walk-able historic areas in mid-America includes 240 preserved homes and buildings built more than 100 years ago. Self guided walking tours, unique shops and... more Owner description: One of the most walk-able historic areas in mid-America includes 240 preserved homes and buildings built more than 100 years ago. Self guided walking tours, unique shops and restaurants, 3 museums, and one of the finest liberal arts colleges in America, make the area interesting and entertaining. A spring arts festival, a fall festival and a farmers market that runs from May to October are annual events fun for the entire family. Plan to stay in one of our charming bed and breakfasts and come visit us soon. less
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Slivinskis Bakery
Slivinskis Bakery
Ranked #1 of 33 Restaurants in Kearney
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Gino's Italian Cuisine
Gino's Italian Cuisine
Ranked #2 of 33 Restaurants in Kearney
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Stables Grill
Stables Grill
Ranked #3 of 33 Restaurants in Kearney
Price: $7 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
La Fuente Mexican Restaurant
La Fuente Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 33 Restaurants in Kearney
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hunan Garden
Hunan Garden
Ranked #5 of 33 Restaurants in Kearney
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Super 8 Kearney/KC Area
2.0 of 5
Super 8 Kearney/KC Area
$60 - $82
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Kearney
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Quality Inn Kearney-Liberty
2.5 of 5
Quality Inn Kearney-Liberty
$65 - $83
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Kearney
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Econo Lodge
2.0 of 5
Econo Lodge
$48 - $68
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Kearney
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