Need a quick getaway that’s conveniently close to home? Then Parkville is your place. From art galleries to artisan studios, the city’s historic downtown offers a little something for everyone. Here’s a guide on what to do while you’re there.
Stay: Main Street Bed & Breakfast
The Main Street Inn Bed & Breakfast is a favorite among Parkvile locals and vacationers. Built in 1865, owners Jason and Kathy have transformed the space into a relaxing retreat – complete with cozy decor, spa-worthy jacuzzi tubs and a large outdoor deck. Best of all? Guests enjoy fresh-baked bread and coffee delivered to their room every morning and a gourmet breakfast in the dining room.
Main Street Inn Bed & Breakfast
504 Main St.
Relax: Om Prana Yoga
Leave your shoes and your stress at the door at Om Prana Yoga. The Parkville yoga studio offers a variety of classes for beginners and seasoned yogis alike, including: Restorative Yoga, PIlates, prenatal yoga and even free mediation classes on Sunday mornings. Check out their online schedule to sign up!
Om Prana Yoga
6 1/2 E 1st St.
Play: Parkville Mini Golf
Practice your putting skills at and have some good old-fashioned fun at Parkville Mini Golf. The 18-hole course offers scenic views of the city’s Main Street – plus a full service ice cream bar and snacks. The course is open on throughout the fall, but be sure to call for hours: 816-505-9555.
Parkville Mini Golf
7 W 1st St.
Explore: Cathy Kline Art Gallery
Located in Parkville’s former Historic Train Station Depot, Cathy Kline Art Gallery is impressive inside and out. The space features work from more than 10 artists in a variety of techniques including: oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel paintings – plus, sculptures and woodwork. Guests can even see some features from the building’s train station days, including the original picture frame molding.
Cathy Kline Art Gallery
8701 NW River Park Dr.
Create: Parkville Artisans’ Studio
Parkville’s Artisans’ Studio is the ultimate place to unleash your inner artist. Guests can sign up for classes to learn pottery, jewelry-making, painting and even holiday wreath-making. The class schedule varies each month, with most lessons ranging from $10-65 (including materials). In addition to classes, the studio also offers a storefront with jewelry and home goods from local artists.
Parkville’s Artisans’ Studio
111 Main St.
Celebrate: VIP Special Event Space
If your getaway includes a special occasion, consider celebrating at VIP Special Event. Owners (and mother-daughter duo) Marci and Margaret customize the space for weddings, birthday parties and showers for up to 150 guests. Amenities include an outdoor courtyard, patio, custom lighting, bridal suite and more. Check out their site for more information or to inquire about booking.
VIP Special Event Space
160 South Main Street
Have you visited any of the spots on this list – or have a few of your own to share? Tell me about them in the comments!
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