"One of KC's best-known landmarks - "The Scout"" Top 5 Page for this destination Parks & Gardens Tip by basstbn

Parks & Gardens, Kansas City: 15 reviews and 40 photos

  The Scout
by basstbn

Numerous Indian tribes have called this wooded, yet fertile area home. Here the Kansas and Missouri rivers converge. French trappers made a settlement at Kaw's Mouth. By the 1840s, the tribes were pushed off of the land by the encroachment of white settlers. The white population grew, the town was renamed Possum Trot, then City of Kansas, and the railroads, stockyards, and slaughter houses flourished. This landmark statue plays tribute to those indigineous Americans who guided the settlers across the trails to the west. Hockey fans with a knowledge of trivia will remember that Kansas City once had an NHL franchise - the "Scouts", and this statue served as the model for the logo.

Address: Located in Penn Valley Park
Directions: Tricky to get to. Road is just east of Southwest Trafficway on Broadway - it looks like a drive to the BMA Tower parking lot. There's no sign.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 19, 2003
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