Area Attractions

In addition to being close to the bustle of Kansas City, you can enjoy Platte City’s BBQ cook-off, generally held in May, the Platte County Fair, and many other nearby attractions when you stay at Basswood. There are many brochures and printed guides available at the country store.

Kansas City Zoo

Explore the Kansas City Zoo and find yourself in the wild, natural habitats of exotic animals from around the world. Spanning more than 200 acres, the zoo can provide a full day’s journey or an afternoon getaway for your family. You never know what you will encounter, so load up your camera, grab your binoculars, and get ready for your safari.

Harley-Davidson Tour Center

The Harley-Davidson tour center features a series of displays that guide you through the manufacturing and assembly processes and illustrate the individual and collaborative skills necessary to produce each motorcycle. You’ll also have the chance to sit on current production motorcycles and visit the gift shop, featuring tour-related souvenirs.

Worlds of Fun

Worlds of Fun is packed with over 175 acres of entertaining rides and fun-filled attractions!

Kansas Speedway

The Kansas Speedway is at the intersection of I-435 and I-70 in Wyandotte County, KS, about 15 miles west of downtown Kansas City, Kansas.


Shop in nearby Beverly, Dearborn, KCI Area / Kansas City, Parkville, KCI Area / Platte City, Riverside and Weston.


Play golfat the great courses located among wooded hills and lakes in the Kansas City Area.


Game at Riverboat Casinos including St. Jo Frontier Casino, Argosy Casino and Harrah’s.

Ask our friendly staff about anything you wish to do in the area!