8 Things to Do in Paola That You Shouldn't Miss

August 26, 2017 Natalie Tallman

Paola in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Wineries & Vineyards. Discover best things to do in Paola with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Paola

1. Somerset Ridge Vineyard-Winery

29725 Somerset Rd, Somerset, KS 66071-8428 +1 913-491-0038
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Somerset Ridge Vineyard-Winery

Reviewed By Raza88

Who knew, that Kansas would have wineries. Relatively close to Overland Park, just a drive down south, into rural Kansas. Somerset Ridge Vineyard is a must, the tasting wine menu is divided by wine preference. Tasting includes the glass, which you get to keep. Easy...MoreThank you so much for the visit! Summer wine season is almost here and it's a beautiful time for a vineyard visit! We hope you can come back soon. We have live music every Saturday and Sunday afternoon and our chefs will be cooking. ?

2. NightHawk Vineyard & Winery

16381 W 343rd St, Paola, KS 66071-9204 +1 913-849-3415
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
5%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

NightHawk Vineyard & Winery

Reviewed By dg2518 - Kansas City, Missouri

The NightHawk Winery in nestled deep in the vineyards near Paola. This should be a scheduled stop on your tour of Kansas Wine Country. Beautiful grounds and a great blues guitar playing while you get to sample the wines.

3. John Brown Museum

10th and Main Streets, Osawatomie, KS 66064 +1 913-755-4384
Excellent
63%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
15%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

John Brown Museum

Reverend Samuel Adair and his wife, Florella, came settled near Osawatomie, an abolitionist community and center of conflict during "Bleeding Kansas." The Adair cabin was a station on the Underground Railroad and Florella's half brother, John Brown, used this cabin as his headquarters. Learn more about the family and the border war when you visit the John Brown Museum. Operated in partnership with the City of Osawatomie. Nominated for 8 Wonders of Kansas People.

Reviewed By Chouette222

The Adair Cabin is filled with lots of information about the Adairs, the Browns and life just prior to the Civil War. The Battle of Osawatomie was interesting to reading about while walking the grounds. I am glad I took the time to explore this park.

4. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center

3783 Highway K68, Louisburg, KS +1 913-837-5515
Excellent
73%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 46 reviews

Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center

Reviewed By April R - Kansas

I enjoyed this place. I took my then 8 year old son and he was mesmerized. I like that it's a smaller place b/c then you don't have to worry about walking to Africa (yeah don't do that at the zoo, just take the blasted tram) There's shading on most of the walk ways so even on the really freakin oh my gosh did we just descend into hell hot day that we went, it wasn't unbearable. Ok to the feeding time. You are going to hear noises from the cats that will give you the heebie jeebies. I walked past a leopard that was munching on a chicken and heard every bone cracking (shudder) Yeah, so there's that. It's not graphic, like national geographic, it's just slabs of beef they toss in the cages. It's worth the money, the people are friendly and the cats are amazing.

5. Escape House

807 N Webster St, Spring Hill, KS 66083-8797 +1 913-201-9217
Excellent
82%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Escape House

If you are looking to escape from a room in Kansas City you will be glad you choose Escape House Spring Hill. We are conveniently located in South Johnson County, right off of 169 and 199th st. Escape House offers a unique experience for those that are not looking to just unlock multiple looks to escape the room but instead put yourself in a storyline and challenge your mind to escape. Participants, in a group, enter a room to solve a series of riddles where clues are rewarded as they successfully decipher each puzzle. As the game progresses, players navigate through each themed room and ultimately unlock the door to their escape.

Reviewed By blakefam03 - Olathe, Kansas

We went with three other couples. Had a great time!! Some of us had done this sort of activity before and some of us were first timers. We did Flood the City and already have reservations for Nana's Condo!

6. Louisburg Cider Mill

14730 K68 Hwy, Louisburg, KS 66053-8223 +1 913-837-5202
Excellent
45%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 104 reviews

Louisburg Cider Mill

Reviewed By PrintmakerPainter - Louisburg, Kansas

This is a fun place to visit with children and adults alike - especially during weekends in the fall. The apple processing is fascinating, apple donuts delish and cider is warming and satisfying. The corn maze, pumpkin patch and hay ride are other attractions during the fall on weekends.

7. Miami County Trolley

Paola, KS 66071-0129 +1 913-306-3388
Excellent
68%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Miami County Trolley

The Miami County Trolley will take you and your group to all four wineries in Miami County, Kansas. Tours usually begin at approximately 11:00 a.m. and end around 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. We can accommodate groups of at least 10 people on other days of the week as well.

Reviewed By Cindy N - Overland Park, Kansas

We had a group of 9 women who really enjoyed the trolley experience. From the quaint Jackson Hotel's coffee shop where we were picked up to the 3-stop winery tour, we had a ball. Somerset Ridge Winery and Vineyard was most impressive. They were awaiting the trolley's arrival, accommodated us in a reserved area where we were all seated and able to hear the wine descriptions for the wine tasting and received a souvenir glass. My fav drink was the sangria slushy purchased after the tastings. Also worth noting was the yummy mobile gourmet pizza truck and live music. The other two wineries weren't as organized at accommodating large groups. One is on the historic register (a former general store) and the other also had live music. The trolley staff was great. Also worth noting, have everyone in the trolley ensure ALL windows are shut before venturing on the country roads. It gets very dusty inside otherwise. The time spent at each winery was perfect. Stopping to pick up others at the B&B's put us a little behind schedule but I would highly recommend the trolley to others.

8. Powell Observatory

26500 Melrose Street, Louisburg, KS 66053 +1 913-438-3825
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Powell Observatory

Reviewed By Carol D - Overland Park, Kansas

I finally had the opportunity to visit the Powell Observatory. I went with some friends down to Louisburg for dinner and to view the night sky. This was Saturday over Labor Day weekend, we had a clear skies and comfortable weather (jeans, and a light jacket when it got dark. This is a volunteer run observatory by the local KC Astronomer club. There is a donation request ($6 for adults), but it is very much worth the donation. Even with the sun still out, they had a solar-scope for viewing the sun safely, and telescopes to look at the crescent moon and venus. They started with program (6:30 pm first one, run several times through out the evening) sharing some star and planet facts and what stars, planets can be seen this time of the year. They even handed out a sheet with a September Sky calendar on one side and circular map of what you would see in September with N,S,E,W marked. Powell Observatory has three telescopes on site: 30 in, 16 in and 12 in. Plus the various Club members bring out their own telescopes to share. That night I got to see the Saturn with its rings (first for me!), Mars, Venus, Moon, Sun, Globular cluster (M17), Double Star on the handle of the Big Dipper (Mylar, & Alcot). Without the telescope various volunteers had laser pointers to show various constellations and the Milky way was visible to the naked eye once you are far away from the light pollution. All the volunteers were very knowledgable and generous in sharing "their passion" with the rest of us. My only regret was that none of us thought to bring a blanket to lay down and look at the skies. Also watch the skies in August 21, 2017, the central part of the US will have a Solar Eclipse!

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