Spring Hill Area

Whether it’s an escape for a few hours or a full day, Spring Hill’s community events, outdoor activities, restaurants and shops are a draw for many. It’s no wonder Spring Hill is one of the top five fastest growing cities in the metro region and in the state of Kansas.

Conveniently located along US 169 Highway 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.

Spring Hill has three main shopping corridors.

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 and a pastry from The Bean Coffee and Cafe, which offers local favorites including coffee and non-coffee drinks, fresh gourmet bakery goods and sandwiches. Drop the kids off at the Spring Hill Recreation Commission’s ESports space, then spend a couple hours and some cash while browsing along the shops on Historic Main Street that includes Collar Pet Boutique and GroomingLee’s Front Porch BoutiqueBerry Branch AntiquesVaughan Fire Market and The Quilted Sunflower.  End with a sweet treat of ice cream or homemade fudge from Pop’s Sweet Shop. Photo ops in this area include the Historical Mural, Original City Jail (setting next to the City Police Department) and a “Wings” selfie mural around the back of the buildings. 

Should the daytrip extend overnight, consider The Creative Place, a sanctuary and retreat center 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. Schedule ahead to spend some time at Perfect Details Salon & Spa.  Perfect Details houses a full-service salon, so customers can enjoy services for hair, nails, lash extensions and facials, or treat themselves to spray tanning or a massage. After your pampering, scoot across the street for some regionally recognized, locally-owned K&M BAR-B-Q.  

At the southern end of the city just south of 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. The shopping center also contains sandwich, Mexican and Chinese dining options. More pampering is available at On the Boulevard Boutique and Salon, Barbers on the Boulevard and Tip Top Nails. An anchor in BlackHawk is a major grocery store that will satisfy any last-minute needs and accommodate bakery and deli options 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 outdoor 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 held the last weekend in September. The festival will kick off with a Friday golf tournament to benefit local non-profits. The festival also includes its annual tradition of a Saturday morning parade on Webster, vendors at the City Park during the day and street dance accompanied by a live band in the evening, located at the Recreation Sports Complex on North and Washington Streets.

In early December, the city hosts Hometown Holidays, its annual holiday 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 hosting 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 forevents and rustic weddings. It was named the best 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 Veterans Park, a small 40-acre lake. The park includes a winding lakefront trail, two rain gardens, ADA accessible dock, paddle launch for canoes and kayaks, playground, and Melvin Murray Dog Park, a 1.5-acre off-leash dog park.

PGA certified staff are just one of the reasons Sycamore Ridge Golf Club 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.