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Destination KCK, the metro’s new year-round vacay experience

You’ve already heard about its anchor attraction, Mattel Adventure Park — now get ready for dining, retail, and resort plans for the 180-acre plot.


With a 12-acre lake, every attraction is on the water. | Rendering via Destination KCK

Wait a minute, didn’t we already talk about Mattel Adventure Park?

Yep, we sure did — but Destination KCK, Bonner Spring’s newly announced entertainment hotspot, is set to include more than just a Barbie Dreamhouse.

The 180-acre project envisions a year-round vacation (or staycation) experience located nearby the Village West development.

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Check out the eight areas already put to paper. | Renderings via Destination KCK

Here’s a highlight reel of what’s to come:

  • Mattel Adventure Park and other attractions like a fly + dive theater, boat excursions, zip lines, and an ice-skating rink
  • All-season Christmas Village
  • Six themed waterfront restaurants
  • Three lakeside hotels, a RV park resort, and 59 cabin and “glamping sites”
  • Two enclosed special events pavilions, located in the center of the lake
  • 34 specialty and experiential retail stores

Sorry to anyone already planning their ultimate family vacation: no timeline for the project has been released. Here at KCtoday, we’re biding our time by asking the important questions: can we ride in the hot air balloon?

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