Follow in the steps of Santa Fe Trail traders, steamboat captains and Civil War soldiers. Visit Lexington’s storied courthouse, the Civil War battlefield, beautiful antebellum homes and four unique historic districts. Shop in our antique and specialty shops. Dine in our locally-owned charming restaurants. Stay in one of our interesting Inns or quaint B&Bs.
Make Lexington your home base as you explore the beauty and bounty of Lafayette County’s orchard country and five wineries. You’ll feel welcome for a day, a weekend, perhaps even a lifetime. Just 45 minutes east of downtown Kansas City, Missouri, Lexington is located in Lafayette County and is the start of the Old Trails Region. Come and add to our legends!
Boutique shopping! Browse for antiques, books, apparel, and things you might least expect. Shop our
historic downtown, then
explore nearby orchards
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About the cannonball in our courthouse.