Top Things to See in Kansas While at the Cedar Crest Lodge

If you don’t have a lot of time to plan things to see in Kansas, don’t worry we’ve got you covered. Here is our list of top activities that are perfect for a day trip while coming to, leaving from, or staying at the Cedar Crest Lodge, a Kansas City area bed and breakfast.


Fuel Up

Kansas Breakfast at Cedar Crest Lodge

First things first. In order to have a great adventure you must be properly nourished. Meals at our Midwest bed and breakfast always start with the freshest ingredients possible, and our large on-site garden provides plenty of inspiration for our chefs to create fantastic seasonal dishes.


A delicious two-course breakfast is included with every overnight stay and is the perfect fuel for your Kansas day trip. Then plan ahead. We offer two different picnic options to take with you as you explore the best of Kansas. Finally, finish your day with a delicious Beef Tenderloin in a Burgundy Wine Sauce, Penne with Roasted Summer Vegetables, or any of the other scrumptious dinner options at our inn.

Call (913) 352-6533 to reserve your table.


Skyview Farm and Creamery

The Skyview Farm and Creamery prides themselves on taking their time and care to ensure they’re crafting the most healthy and nutritious foods possible. Their dairy cows are rotated around the 80 acre farm to ensure they’re eating the best grass to produce high quality milk. Stop by and sample the cheeses that have been aged in underground cheese “caves” before buying some to take home from their shop!

Kansas National Wildlife Refuge

Things to Do in Kansas-National Wildlife Refuge Barn Owl

The Marais des Cygnes, French for “Marsh of the Swans”, is a 7,500-acre wildlife refuge located 15 minutes from our Pleasanton, Kansas bed and breakfast. Spend your day relaxed and in-tune with nature while enjoying wildlife viewing, photography, hiking, driving, and hunting and fishing (in designated areas) on site.


Learn more by reading our blog “Experience the Beauty of a Kansas Wildlife Refuge”.

Mine Creek Battlefield

On October 25, 1864 2,000 Union soldiers defeated approximately 7,000 Confederate soldiers on this Civil War Battlefield in Kansas. Discover the history of “one of the largest cavalry battles of the Civil War” while you look around the visitor center, view interpretive trail exhibits along the nature trails, or take a self-guided tour around the property. And before you leave, stop by the museum gift shop to purchase a souvenir.


Byrd’s Pecan Delights Homemade Ice Cream

What’s better than homemade ice cream on a hot summer’s day? Not much! You’ll enjoy old fashioned milkshakes made with homemade ice cream, various pecan pie flavors, gourmet coffee, and chocolate covered pecans at this vintage shop.


grapes on a vine in kansas

Wine Tasting Experiences in Kansas

If you want to see what vintners are doing in Kansas, then you will be perfectly situated at Cedar Crest Lodge. Nearby Nighthawk Winery is the perfect location to enjoy a quick wine tasting in a gorgeous butterfly garden, or stay longer on a weekend and experience some of their farm fresh meals. Somerset Ridge Vineyard & Winery is another nearby option with wine and cider tastings from Wednesday through Sunday and live music on the weekends. Isinglass Estate features nearly 600 acres of vines, forests, trails, lakes and fields to explore. With custom wine tastings, guided yoga classes in the vineyard, horseback trail rides on retired competition horses, and pizza from the Isinglass GastroPub Trolley you can spend all day.

So whether you are coming to, leaving from, or staying at the Cedar Crest Lodge, you are sure to find plenty of fun things to do in Kansas!