Ben Ferrel Platte County Museum
2nd & Ferrel Sts., Platte City, MO, 816-858-3599
Christmas tours are available in December. Call for non-holiday hours. Special features include a 1882 replica of the Governor's mansion in Jefferson City, Missouri with rare architecture and is listed on the National Register of History Places. Museum also houses the Platte County Historical Society archives.
Herbert Bonnell Museum
20755 Lamar Rd., Weston, MO, 816-386-5587 Open 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from May 1 to Oct. 31. Weekday showings by appointment.
1874 working family farm home and outbuildings. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the waterfall or in the meadow.
Line Creek Museum of Archaeology
594 NW Waukomis Dr., Kansas City, MO, 816-741-7201 Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Weekdays by appointment.
Museum located on actual dig site features life-size 200 BC Hopewell Indian village diorama and replica hut room. Self-guided tours are free. Tours, special programs and archaelogical digs by arrangement at minimal charge.
8700 NW River Park Dr., Parkville, MO, 816-741-2000 ext. 6211 Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday
Library and classrooms located in unique underground setting. Two buildings (Mackay Hall and Smith Scott Observatory) are built of native limestone and are listed on National Register of Historic Buildings.
Pirtle's Weston Vineyards Winery
502 Spring, Weston, MO, 816-640-5728
Housed in a former German Lutheran Evangelical Church building. Wine and cheese tasting for groups are a specialty. Also produces Mead (honey wine).
Platte County Courthouse
Main St., Platte City, MO, 816-858-2232 Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
It is a fine and rare example of Missouri architecture from the 1860s and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Platte County History
Platte Falls Wildlife Area
Platte City, MO, 816-271-3100
2,330-acre public use land. Picnic, primitive camping and river access. Hunting and fishing permitted in season. Hiking, canoeing and birdwatching. Two walk-through arcery courses, sight-in range and clay bird target shooting area. ADA parking/privy.
Renner Brenner Park
2901 NW Vivion Rd., Riverside, MO, 816-741-3993
Riverside City Park
4500 NW High Dr., Riverside, MO, 816-741-3993
One baseball field and one football field.
Weston Historical Museum
601 Main, Weston, MO, 816-386-2977 Open 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 1:30 to 5 p.m. on Sunday during mid-March through mid-December.
Listed in National Register of Historic Places. Features displays depicting life in Platte County from prehistoric days through WWII. Admission is free.
Weston Royal Brewing Co.
Weston, MO, 816-640-5245 Weekend and weekday tours available in the summer and fall. Weekend tours available in the winter and spring.
Located on the site of the 1840s "oldest brewery west of the Hudson River." Specialty beers and brews.