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Indoor Getaways in Lee’s Summit, Missouri

It’s that time of year: cold, cold, and more cold. If you’re still waiting for that lovely spring weather to roll in, don’t fret. There is plenty to do in Lee’s Summit that puts you inside in the warmth – and lets you have plenty of fun.

Lee's Summit - Indoor getawaysB&B Theatre – Lee’s Summit 16

There’s nothing like a night out at the movies for a simple and fun time. B&B Theatres has the latest movies you won’t want to miss and offers a pretty extensive food menu if you’re craving lots of movie snacks (or meals).

Lee’s Summit Historical Museum

Learn about your city by taking a trip to this downtown museum. Here, you’ll learn all about the history of Lee’s Summit, all experienced within the old 1905 train depot.

Landmark 2 Skate Center

You might not want to go ice skating during the already-frigid temperatures, but you can go roller skating to stay warm. This skate center and roller rink is a fun activity with the whole family or with friends.

Pinspire, LLC

If you’re the crafty type, then this is the perfect indoor getaway for you. At Pinspire, you’re provided with plenty of material and open craft hours to work on your personal crafts. You can also attend and set-up organized crafting events.

At Lee’s Summit Honda, we are proud to serve the Lee’s Summit community. If you’re looking for a new vehicle this winter, stop by and see us for a test drive.

History of Kansas City Barbecue

Here in America, there are few things we love more than barbecue on hot summer days. While there are a lot of different kinds of barbecue, we know which one is the best—Kansas City barbecue. If you have ever wondered where this delicious food got its start, read below for the history of Kansas City barbecue.

Henry Perry is considered the father of Kansas City barbecue. He served slow-cooked ribs for just 25 cents a slab starting in 1908. He operated out of a trolley barn located at 19th and Highland. Perry came from Memphis, Tennessee, which is why Memphis barbecue and Kansas City barbecue are somewhat similar. However, Kansas City barbecue tends to use more varieties of meats and more sauce.

Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, Perry’s restaurant was a cultural center, especially during the heyday of Kansas City Jazz. Two brothers, Charlie and Arthur Bryant worked with Perry and after Perry’s death, they took over. In 1946, the restaurant was renamed Arthur Bryant’s and is still one of the most popular barbecue restaurants in the country.

Another popular spot is Gates and Sons Bar-B-Q, which was started by Arthur Pinkard and George Gates in 1946.

Here at Lee’s Summit Honda, we love calling Kansas City home and we love us a good dinner of Kansas City barbecue.

Kansas City barbecue
Kansas City barbecue

Operation KidSafe

Operation KidSafe
Nothing is more terrifying to a parent than the thought of something happening to their child. As parents, we do everything we can to protect our kids, which is why over 15 years ago Mark Bott created the Operation KidSafe program. This free program was designed as a way to prepare for and guard against the abduction of children 1 year and older

With the help of experts from the FBI, fingerprinting experts, and police officials, Operation KidSafe collects fingerprints and a full photo of each child. These things are printed on one single document which is then kept by the parent. Should anything happen, the parent turns the Operation KidSafe document over to the police who can use it to help their search.

Operation KidSafe events, such as the one coming up at Lee’s Summit Honda on May 12th and 13th, 2017, also focus on education. Parents and children who attend these events will learn safety tips that can be applied in potentially threatening situations. Operation KidSafe is the perfect catalyst to get you and your family talking about safe practices and safety plans for different situations.

Come to Lee’s Summit Honda on May 12th and 13th with your children to take advantage of this free event. All you need to do is arrive with your children to get started. This event is also available for special-needs adults or any other person who might be at risk. We will see you there!