Warrensburg is a quaint, little part of Missouri with so many fun weekend adventures, you’ll be amazed. Venture downtown where you can find award-winning restaurants, specialty boutiques, art shops, museums, and beautiful city parks. Unique shopping, delicious dining, art viewing, and more are all waiting for you. View a directory of the shopping resources available around Warrensburg.
An active visit of golf, hiking, fishing, dining and even relaxing awaits you in Warrensburg. The Keth Memorial Golf Course is a U.S. Golf Association Regulation Course. Many nearby parks offer popular trails for serious hiking or just a casual stroll through nature. Pertle Springs Trail is very popular for running and hiking and has been enjoyed since 1886. Six historically intact Victorian homes are located a few blocks southeast of downtown Warrensburg in the Grover Street district which offers Victorian, Italianate, and gingerbread styles all within walking distance of each other. The Johnson County Historical Society's Johnson County Museum offers a wide array of local and area historical information. Browse the attractions to visit in Warrensburg and the area, including Powell Gardens and Knob Noster State Park.
Warrensburg's history dates to 1833 when Martin Warren arrived from Kentucky and settled along the Osage Indian Trail. Warren, a blacksmith, found his cabin and blacksmith shop to be the local gathering spot. In 1836, Warren's shop was named the county seat of the newly created County of Johnson. While in Warrensburg, step back in time and visit the original town square, located at 302 N Main, where you’ll find the original 1838 Johnson County Courthouse, Mary Miller Smiser Heritage Library and Museum, Elm School-one-room school, and the Culp Building. This historical complex is maintained by the Johnson County Historical Society. The original courthouse still stands and was home to one “dog gone” memorable case. Old Drum is the historic Dog of the area, and you will find statues in honor of him, there’s even an Old Drum tour. There are a number of arts and culture centers to visit around the Warrensburg area.
Try La Sous Terre or Raging Bull Steakhouse for truly memorable meals. Then take a stroll and discover all the wonderful shopping choices. Mary Janes Café offers delicious homemade meals, even biscuits, and gravy for breakfast. The perfect fuel to get you going as you head downtown or to a park to commune with nature. Find out the options for eating in Warrensburg.
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, wildlife watching, and just relaxing. Warrensburg has it. Whether you’re hunting deer, turkey, or rabbit, the many hunting areas offer them all. Just make sure to check with the City of Warrensburg for hunting seasons, licenses, and approved locations. Catfish, bluegill, and bass are waiting for you in any of the several public lakes. Lions Lake, Lake Cena, and Hazel Hill Lake all offer wonderful fishing options and views! Some offer docks and small fishing boat launches. And for those just wanting to commune with nature on a trail or park, look out for duck, geese, teal, and doves. Check out Johnson County Spirit Trail, Pertle Springs Trail, and Knob Noster State Park Trails. Whether it’s any of the many city parks like Cave Hollow Park or the nearby larger parks like Knob Noster, the trees will be sure to amaze and delight young and old.
Check out the bars, pubs, and taverns around Warrensburg for a night out. The District on Pine, Stonehouse East Pine Pub, and the Heroes Restaurant & Pub are all great stops. If you plan to make it a weekend stay, Warrensburg has many Historic B&B’s, swanky hotels, and even RV parks that are ready to make your stay comfortable. Gelbach Manor and Cena’s Nook are respected B&B’s and there are several national hotels, many with indoor pools for the kids.
The Old Drum Tour will unleash the answer to how the dog became man’s best friend. It’s not only informative but entertaining. You’ll be sure to find it very ”fetching.” A beautifully revived downtown welcomes all to discover the history and folklore. Check out Civil War sites and memorabilia, 19th-century architecture, and Museums, and even get access to the UCM Archives. There is so much to see and learn about history buffs and non-history fans will find something interesting. The Warrensburg Tree Trail is one of the board’s public education projects and is designed as a self-guided tour. Read about the tours you can take in Warrensburg.
Family fun awaits in the 'Burg. Retrograde Charitable Toy & Video Museum has enough retro games to make everyone a winner. Kids love it, and parents remember all the games of their youth. If you want to take a rest from all the outside fun, then this is the place. So many fun parks to choose from in Warrensburg. Check them out and see which is the best for your family. There are parks with open fields for picnicking and playing and there are ones with trails made for biking, hiking, running, and even some offering horseback riding. If you have climbers in the family, then head on over to the UCM Student Recreation and Wellness Center on the UCM Campus, which offers more than 1,000 square feet of vertical climbing and bouldering. Special harnesses for smaller climbers are available. It’s a great way to try a climb in a safe and fun environment.