Worlds of Fun, but not a World Away

When you stay at Basswood Resort Campground and Country Inn you know that you’re getting a real slice of Missouri country life and some amazing fishing. One thing you may not realize is that just 30 minutes away is one of the great amusement parks, Worlds of Fun.

Worlds of Rides

Worlds of Fun offers many rides for all types. Into thrill rides? Then try the Patriot, a giant inverted coaster. This ride goes through a series of four inversion and reaches speeds up to 65 miles per hour. Featuring a 149-foot climb, a drop of 123 feet, a zero-g roll and an Immelmann loop this ride will have you screaming.

Families can have fun as well, riding a piece of history, the Grand Carrousel. Built in 1926 by M.C. Illions, this ride has been painstakingly detailed into its original condition and features 64 jumping horses and two chariots. Families with little kids might also enjoy the PEANUTS Playhouse, and interactive foam ball play area that features thousands of foam balls that your tike can shoot from a variety of cannons.

Oceans Too

When you get your tickets for Worlds of Fun, you also gain access to the Oceans of Fun waterpark. Bring the little ones to Splash Island, a 4200-square foot interactive water attraction. For the truly daring is the Predators’ Plunge, a 65-tall near-vertical drop. Plummet at high speeds through loops and s-curves if you dare.


Worlds of Fun also offers a variety of shows and other entertainment. You can meet the PEANUTS gang or dance along with Sally and her friends at Sally’s Rockin’ Dance Party. Enjoy the sounds of the awesome 80’s at Don’t Stop Believin’.

About Basswood Resort

The Basswood Resort Campground and Country Inn “provides perhaps the most beautiful wooded lakefront setting in the Kansas City area” according to Peak magazine. Named after the Basswood trees that grow nearby, this campground and country inn offers fishing, swimming, high speed Wi-Fi, and walking trails on a 73-acre estate, located just 20 miles north of Kansas City. Book your vacation at