Kansas City and Basswood Campground

You want to get away from it all. Well, mostly. You’d like to be far enough from it all that the rest of the world isn’t intruding on you, but you also want to be close enough just in case you want to reach out to it. That is the best thing about the Basswood Resort Campground and Country Inn. We’re far enough away from the big city to be relaxing and enjoyable, but just close enough that if you’ve got the itch to hit the city, you can scratch it. What better place to be near than Kansas City?


So, you want to learn a little more about Kansas City? Look no further, you can get a dose of data right here. One thing you may not be aware of is that Kansas City has a number of nicknames, one of which is Paris of the Plains. Like Paris, Kansas City is famed for its boulevards. However, you’ll also find a bit of Spain in good old KC. The design of Country Club Plaza, possibly the nation’s first suburban shopping center, was heavily influenced by the architecture found in Seville.


Jazz Man

Charlie Parker had his first paying gig at the Country Club Plaza. In fact, Kansas City was a hotbed of vice in the Roaring 20s. KC ignored prohibition and was filled with drinking, gambling, brothels, and jazz clubs. In fact, journalist Edward Morrow said, “If you want to see some sin, forget Paris and head to Kansas City.” People didn’t just play jazz in Kansas City, they invented a whole new subgenre, Kansas City Jazz. After all, “While New Orleans was the birthplace of jazz, America’s music grew up in Kansas City.”

About Basswood Resort Campground and Country Inn

According to Peak magazine, Basswood Resort Campground and Country Inn “provides perhaps the most beautiful wooded lakefront setting in the Kansas City area.” They offer numerous amenities, including Wi-Fi, pizza parlor, and walking trails on a 73-acre estate, located just 20 miles north of Kansas City. Plan your stay at www.basswoodresort.com