North Kansas City YRE

About the walk

In 1891 a post office was erected just north of the town of Kansas City and the area was called North Kansas City. IN 1912, the city was incorporated after levees protecting the small township were made that prevented the constant flooding from the Missouri River. One of the founders of the town was William E. Macken. He became the first mayor of NKC in 1924 and a beautiful park, which you will walk through, was named for him. As you walk through the small down you will pass by the Armour Theatre Building and the old Sears, Roebuck and Company Warehouse Building. Both of these buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, NKC has become a hub for young, urban residents with the building of new loft style homes, two new micro-breweries, and a fun new recreational activity called Pickleball.

Start Point:
American Inn Hotel

1211 Armour Road
North Kansas City, MO 64116

Goggle Map of Start Location

Walk box is located near the tourist brochure display on the floor

Hours of Operations:
Daily 24 hours Walk in Daylight hours only

AVA information:

Walk Distance: 5 KM, 10 KM, and 20 KM
Trail Rating: 1A

Special Programs: Doin’ The Louisiana Purchase, Lady Liberty Special Program, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, Points of Reference, Take a Walk In a City Park