It’s not the first place that comes to mind if you tell someone you might be going to Missouri. Heck, it may not even be the first sightseeing tip they give you when you tell them you are going to visit.
Yet, Parkville MO is one of those places that once you discover, your worldview is forever changed, in a great and wondrous way. It’s one of those trips where maybe your aunt or cousin drags you along the first time. They insist you need to get away, and you drag your feet, but go anyway.
Then, on the way home, all you can think about is how much you loved the trip, how soon you can move there, and why you need to go there for every vacation. Yes, it is that kind of place and it has that kind of magic and hold on many other people who have gone there before you.
There are many reasons for this. Most of all, it’s just relaxing. It’s not pretentious, but well cared for, deeply loved, and kept alive throughout generations of residents. It’s grown significantly over the past 125 years, but not in a way that destroys its charm and beauty.
In a way, the growth has helped support it and keep the quaint small city alive and stirring for generations. In particular, it started to see a greater influx of people in the past 30 to 40 years. It’s a good way, though, as the city’s citizens have ensured its healthy esteem and growth are shared but respectively given solid boundaries as well.
Inside And Out: A Special Place
There’s plenty to do here whether you are more of an outdoorsy type or if you prefer staying inside. For antique lovers, you are sure to have a great time losing yourself in all of the antique shops. For the boutique lover, there are plenty of chances to grab the next great thing while supporting small businesses.
In the interim, your family can enjoy having lunch or just a drink at one of the local eateries in historic downtown Parkville. Meanwhile, the nature lovers can hike, have a cookout, or just visit the shooting range.
There’s a little bit of everything for everyone here. That’s the draw. Give it a try, and you will become a fan of this little city with a big heart for everything American.