Area Guide

Last Updated 1/18/2012

    This part of our area guide lists some of our favorite places and towns surrounding Warrensburg. Towns within Johnson County (our home county) are listed first, then surrounding towns in other counties. For each town, we list main attractions, favorite places to eat and interesting shopping locations. We don't guarantee that this information is always up to date.
    Johnson County

    Holden (our second largest town)

    • Chamber of Commerce (816)732-6844.
    • Shopping:
      • Country Creations, 115 W. 2nd, (816)732-4156;
      • Second Time Around (Antiques & etc.) 207 W. 2nd, (816)732-4259;
      • Scotty's Dime Store, 111 W. 2nd;
      • Page Baskets, (816)732-4786.
    • Rural Holden:
      • Pop's Little House off MO-131 north of Holden - Crafts & unique food items, (816)732-4030;
      • Iron Kettle Antiques & Flea Mkt off MO-58 2 mi. east of Holden, Sat-Sun 1-5.
    • Holden Dining:
      • Annie's Route 58 Drive-In (great tenderloins, burgers), 300 E. 10th St (MO-58), (816)732-4019;
      • Harmony House (full menu), 110 S. Market, (816)732-4021;
      • Strate's Drive-In (great tenderloins), 405 W. 2nd, (816)732-5565.

    Knob Noster (& Whiteman AFB, home of the B-2 Stealth Bomber)

    • Chamber of Commerce N. State St., (660)563-2444;
    • Whiteman AFB public affairs office, (660)687-6123;
    • Knob Noster State Park, (660)563-2463.
    • Dining downtown - Panther Drive Inn & on the highway - Tequila Jalisco (authentic Mexican)
    • Dutch Kountry Market, US-50 east, (660)563-2941

    Johnson County's Small Towns

    • Centerview - Perron's Everything and Moore, a nice small-town cafe wth a good buffet. 100 S. Depot, 656-3679.
    • Chilhowee - Chilhowee Cafe; 115 E. Walnut (downtown), 678-5021 (may be closed; new cafe located on MO-2 just west of MO-F)
      • Leeton - Jodi's Cafe at corner of MO-2 and EE, local museum.
      • Shawnee Mound (MO-13 just south of Henry county line) - The Country Store has work and outdoor clothing, guns & ammo, hunting licenses.

      Other Area Towns, clockwise from due north:


      • Chamber of Commerce, 1923 Main, (660)584-3030.
      • Attractions: Confederate Memorial State Historic Site, downtown country music theater, antique & craft stores.
      • Dining: Asbury House, 2010 Shelby, (660)584-2030.



      • Chamber of Commerce, 1208 Maple, (660)463-2454.
      • Attractions: German community hosts German festivals.
      • Dining: Biffles BBQ

      Sedalia calls itself the Queen City of the Prairie.

      • Sedalia Chamber of Commerce/CVB, Old KATY depot, E 3rd St, Sedalia, MO 65301, (660)826-2222 or (800) 827-5295
      • Attractions

      • Dining
        • El Tapatio, excellent & authentic Mexican food, occasional fiestas with live music. 1705 W. Broadway, (660)827-5553.
        • Wheel Inn, home of the Gooberburger, US-65 south.
        • Eddie's Drive In, a classic old-time diner, 115 W. Broadway, (660)826-0155.
        • LeMaire's Cajun Catfish & Seafood House, run by a real Cajun, US-50 west, (660)827-3563.
        • Kehde BBQ, Hwy 65 S., where you can eat in a restored railway coach.

      • Antiques

        • Maple Leaf Antique Mall, 106 W. Main, (660)826-8383. Several others in immediate vicinity.
        • Millie's Pink Mall, 5915 S. Hwy 65, (660)826-7676.


      • We've created a special Windsor Page for the home of our area's Amish community.

      Cole Camp

      • A German community with festivals and lots of shops.


      • Antique stores downtown & along US-65. Try Rick's BBQ, US-65 north, (660)547-3417.


      • Chamber of Commerce & Truman Lake info (660)438-5922.
      • Lots of antique stores & fishing resorts.
      • Don't miss the Truman Dam Visitors Center in season.

      Truman Lake Area

      • The closest access to Cedarcroft is Windsor Crossing on the Tebo Creek Arm, 3 mi n. of MO-7 on "PP"
      • For boat rentals on the Grand River Arm, Bucksaw Point Resort (at end of "UU" off MO-7 east of Clinton), (660)477-3323/(800)331-4072.

      Clinton The county seat of Henry County and the western gateway to Truman Reservoir.

      • Chamber of Commerce, 200 S. Main, (660)885-8166. Also, Clinton Main Street, Inc.
      • Activities
        • Olde Glory Days on one of Missouri's best courthouse squares is a great old-time July 4th celebration;
        • Clinton rodeo around July 4th weekend.
        • Clinton is now the Western Terminus for Missouri's Katy Trail, the nation's premier Rails to Trails conversion.

      • Attractions & Food
        • County museum off NW corner of Square.
        • El Camino Real, near MO-13 and MO-18 (one of our favorites).
        • Smith's, in the shopping center east of McDonald's


      • Try the K-7 Drive In for plate sized pancakes, Jct MO-7 bus & "K", (660)638-4662.
      Lone Jack area

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