The Lewis and Clark Expedition arrived at Kaw Point, the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers, on June 26, 1804. The expedition camped at Kaw Point for three days to rest, repair their boats, explore the surrounding countryside, and for the first time during their journey, engage martial law.
Today, Kaw Point is located in the center of metropolitan Kansas City with a great view of downtown, but the Point itself remains in a natural state with beautiful wooded trails, wildflowers, and wildlife. Located along the river, the park has access to highways, the Lewis and Clark Heritage Trail, and two great rivers. This accessible park has an infrastructure to support a large number of visitors, and has an outdoor amphitheater equipped with electricity for performing arts and special events.
Visit Kaw Point Park to see the beautiful scenery and learn more about the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The park is open from 7am to 10pm daily.
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Kaw Point Park Gardens has received the Gardens of Excellence from the Missouri Prairie Foundation and our native wildflower gardens have been included on their website. Check it out!!
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About the Park
Kaw Point features an educational pavilion and outdoor theater and is a trailhead for hiking and biking.
The park hosts a number of events including an annual paddle-craft race in the summer and speaking and reenactment events.
Lewis & Clark
Learn more about the history of the Lewis & Clark expedition at “Kaw’s Mouth,” now called Kaw Point.