Louisburg Area

Whether you like hot cider, gazing at the stars or seeing real tigers up close and personal, you’ll love the attractions of Louisburg, where there’s something for everyone in the whole family.

Cider and Pumpkins
Louisburg Cider Mill & Country Store is open all year and one of the top apple cider mills in the United States.  Since 1977, they have been making fresh-squeezed, 100 percent pure apple cider and cooking delicious hot cider donuts, which they sell in their store.  See how the apples get pressed into pure cider.  At their annual Ciderfest, you can enjoy live music, pony rides, a pancake breakfast, a pumpkin patch and a 10-acre corn maze.  The two-weekend event draws more than 10,000 visitors each year.  (Last weekend of September/first weekend of October)
Powell Pumpkin Patch is a 35-acre patch where you can pick your own pumpkins and gourds, as well as buy corn stalks and specialty pumpkins. There is also a corn maze, hayrides, a nature trail and a playground. Admission is free.

Lions and Tigers

Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory and Education Center is a one-of-a-kind, nonprofit attraction dedicated to the care and preservation of endangered “big cats.”  Visitors can see everything from lions, Tonka and Shanta, to leopards, Naomi and Pete, at the 11-acre viewing facility. Don’t miss the “feeding of the tigers” at 4 p.m. Saturdays! 

Powell Observatory, run by the Astronomical Society of Kansas City (ASKC), is home to the largest telescope available for public viewing in a five-state area.  The 30-inch mirror in the Ruisinger telescope allows you to see objects as faint as the Andromeda Galaxy more than 2.5 million light-years away.  Public viewing is available on Saturday nights.  (May-October)
Award-winning Winery
Middle Creek Winery at Graue Vineyards offers samples of all of their wines from dry whites to sweet reds at their charming winery.  Their Cayuga White won a bronze medal in the Mid-American Wine Competition.  Middle Creek Winery is open weekends and is one of the stops offered on Miami County Trolley’s Wine Tour.  Stop by to tour the winery, located in a renovated horse barn, with owners Stephen and Kristin Graue.  

The Metcalf Ridge Golf Club is 18 holes of peaceful, quiet golf tucked in perfectly among the trees and lakes of Louisburg.  This course was designed by Leon Andrews and features 6,412 yards of golf, with a course rating of 73.0. Children are welcome to play at the course when accompanied by an adult.

Fishing and Hunting
Discover a diverse, high-quality sport fish population at Middle Creek State Fishing Lake.  The 281-acre lake has several different aquatic habitats, which support largemouth bass, saugeye, white bass, wiper, bluegill, crappie and channel catfish.  You can also hunt on the 220-acre upland habitat surrounding the lake. Waterfowl, deer, squirrel, rabbit and turkey are all hunted here.  Facilities include access roads, a double boat ramp and gravel pullouts for camping.

RV Parking
Rutlader Outpost, an “Ole West Border Town,” provides full-service RV parking along with the Kansas Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, snack bar and recreation area.

Do you like vintage cars?  Then you’ll love Cruise the ‘Burg, sponsored by the Louisburg Lions Club. This show features cars, trucks and motorcycles, along with a silent auction and chicken plop contest.  (May)
Labor Day Parade includes a route down Broadway and activities located at the Legion Hall park area.  Activities include inflatables, Bingo, volleyball, music and food.  (May)

Louisburg’s annual Freedom Festival celebrates Independence Day with a fireworks show, along with a kiddie train, inflatables, live music and food.  A flyover caps off the festivities.  (July)

The Blazin’ the ‘Burg 5K Run/Walk was recently voted “Best 5K Course in Kansas City” for the second year in a row by the Kansas City Sports Commission.  Every year, this popular 5K run starts on Broadway Street with live entertainment, local vendors and lots of great food.  (September)

Antique-lovers will enjoy Once Upon a Time, an award-winning antique furniture and home accents store, located in downtown Louisburg. This large four-room shop with over 8,000 sq. ft. carries a wide variety of antique furniture, home accents and holiday décor for all your home decorating needs. 
Simply Se-lah is an antique boutique in downtown Louisburg that features items new and old, including competitively-priced antiques, home décor, jewelry, clothing and accessories. The boutique features easy-to-view displays and wide aisles to accommodate the multiple vendor booths displaying items from local artisans.
Bungalow Boutique is located in a more than 130-year-old, charming, two-story bungalow.  It is filled with a large selection of the hottest new fashions and accessories for women and juniors.  It offers a variety of vintage furniture and decor.  This destination offers many options for the discerning shopper.
Pinterest lovers will enjoy the Aust House.  It is full of new and repurposed items.
Ann’s Florals offers antiques, vintage items, decor and unique finds!

Good Eats
Along with several national chain restaurants, Louisburg diners have several locally-owned choices.

Miss B’s Café is an award-winning restaurant that recently won “Best of Miami County” for two years running — including first place in Reader’s Choice for “Best Fried Chicken” and “Best Breakfast.”   Try the Sunday brunch buffet.  Breakfast is served all day long.

Lucille’s Diner is a 1950s-style burger and shake joint with an authentic jukebox atmosphere.  It serves burgers, homemade pies, fried chicken and real Suzy Qs.  

Timbercreek Grill serves excellent barbecue and grill fare, daily breakfast and outstanding brunch buffets — with live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  It now serves Sunday brunch featuring prime rib. 

Proud Mary’s Eatery features traditional American sandwiches, with some barbecue.  The menu includes a pulled pork sandwich, a Philly sandwich, Cattleman’s baked beans and slaw.

For spicier fare, La Mesa Mexican Restaurant offers traditional Mexican fare and has a party room for larger crowds.
Rice House Chinese Restaurant offers several options for dine in, carry out and delivery.  Catering is also offered.