Spring Hill Area
Located in both Johnson and Miami County, Spring Hill is home to more than 7,000 residents. Conveniently located along US Highway 169 and a perfect destination for a day trip, Spring Hill is less than 45 minutes from downtown Kansas City and a 10-minute drive from Olathe.
Whether it’s an escape for a few hours or a full day, Spring Hill attracts families, couples, and singles year-round to its community events, outdoor activities, restaurants, and shops. No wonder it has been one of the top five fastest growing cities in the metro region.
Spring Hill has three main shopping corridors to explore. Recognized as Johnson County’s first historic district, Historic Main Street is a charming one-block area filled with unique locally owned shops and boutiques. It’s always a good idea to start the day with a hot or cold beverage at The Bean Coffee Co., which offers local favorites including coffee and non-coffee drinks, treats and sandwiches. Then spend the day and some cash while browsing along the shops on Historic Main Street that include pet grooming at Collar Pet Boutique, women’s clothes and accessories at Lee’s Front Porch, Berry Branch Antiques, essential oils, soaps and farmhouse furniture at Vaughn Fire Market, a yoga studio and more. Quilting classes, notions, fabrics, patterns and more can be purchased at The Quilted Sunflower. Before leaving, head around back and get a selfie by the wings mural. Two more ideal backdrops for selfies are at the corner of Main and Nichols streets in front of a 45-foot historic city mural and on North Main Street at City Park, where the original 1926 city jail can be found.
Should the daytrip extend overnight, consider a retreat at The Creative Place, a sanctuary and arts studio for quilters, knitters, writers, crafters, musicians, and other creatives. The Creative Place can accommodate up to 15 people overnight and more for studio space.
More shopping can be found on the Webster Street corridor between 199th and 223rd streets. Perfect Details Salon at 516 N. Webster Street is ideal for a pampering escape with girlfriends. At this full-service salon, customers can enjoy services for hair, nails, lash extensions and facials, or treat themselves to spray tanning or a massage.
At the southern end of the city near 223rd is BlackHawk, a 95-acre mixed use development and the third shopping corridor in Spring Hill. Local restaurants like BB’s Grill offer sandwiches, wings, salads and daily specials, as well as casual national chains that provide food options for takeout or dine in. Also, inside BlackHawk is a major grocery store to satisfy any last-minute needs before heading to Hillsdale Lake.
For about a decade, the Spring Hill Recreation Commission has organized Daffodil Day, held every April near Earth Day. This free funfair event hosts more than 50 vendors and numerous nature activities for the entire family.
Another long running community event is the Spring Hill Fall Festival. While cancelled in 2020, with plans to resume the last weekend in September 2021, the festival will include its annual tradition of a parade on Webster, vendors at the City Park during the day and street dance accompanied by a live band in the evening, all located on historic Main Street.
In early December, the City of Spring Hill hosts Hometown Holidays, its annual Christmas festival. This free event begins with the Citizen of the Year flipping the switch to light the Mayor’s Christmas Tree. After welcoming Santa’s arrival via fire truck, carolers provide the soundtrack to enjoy other holiday activities which include photos with Santa, crafts and plenty of hot chocolate for sipping.
Fueling the craft spirits market demand is Bull Creek Distillery. Opened in 2018, this distillery is a full restaurant and bar and hosts live music events. Even though Bull Creek makes its own bourbon, it also serves other spirits straight up or mixed, beer and wine.
Less than 100 feet away is The Bowery, an indoor/outdoor events venue perfect for socially distanced events and rustic weddings. It was named the most popular wedding venue in Kansas by COSMOPOLITAN magazine in 2020.
An indoor meeting space on Spring Hill’s north end, The Meadowlark is a rustic indoor space with seating more than 200. The space includes dressing suites, a caterer’s kitchen and outdoor patio with water feature.
For more outdoor activities Spring Hill is a quiet gateway from the city into some of the state’s best nature.
Spring Hill offers six community parks for residents and visitors to enjoy a range of recreational and social activities. Spring Hill Aquatic Center is a popular spot in the summer to cool off. Trendy for fishing and boating is Spring Hill City Lake, a small 40-acre lake. Situated on the west side of the lake is the new Veterans Park. Phase one of the park was completed in 2020 and includes a winding lakefront trail, two rain gardens, ADA accessible dock, paddle launch for canoes and kayaks, playground, and Melvin Murry Dog Park, a 1.5-acre off-leash dog park.
PGA certified staff are just one of the reasons Sycamore Ridge Golf Course ranks repeatedly as one of the best courses in the region, consequently making it yet another worthy outdoor option for a daytrip. The Bunker Grill, a bar and grill located inside the golf course, is a great casual dining choice – whether golfing or not.
Spring Hill City Lake
Sycamore Ridge Golf Course