Blue Springs and Concordia, Missouri Professional Review and Guide
"The growth of the Kansas City suburb of Blue Springs has been phenomenal. The high standard of living, good schools, and other amenities are a draw, along with popular parks and wildlife areas that bring people from around the region to this part of town. Located 53 miles east of Kansas City, Concordia is a sleepy little hamlet most of the time. Every September the town comes alive when it hosts a three-day celebration of its German heritage, complete with German brass bands, parades, cattle shows, and arts and crafts, along with plenty of German-style foods and imported German beers.
Tourists come from around the state, swelling the population from 2,000 to as many as 5,000 in a single evening. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Kansas City. Each Day Trip includes, destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping."