Watts Mill Waterfall

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Location:  Indian Creek at W 103rd Street, Kansas City, MO

Found:  May 15, 2016

Next to Marco Polo’s Italian Market and along the Indian Creek Bike Trail that passes by here is the Watts Mill Historical Site.  There are a couple of plaques, although one is basically faded to the point of illegibility.  There is also a “sign” erected over a couple of old millstones with plaques on either side with information about the site and the millstones.  I did not take a picture of the millstones because they have been vandalized with spray paint.

There is a small park on the site and there is an overlook from where you can see the waterfall.  If you walk south along the bike path there are some breaks to where you can get down on the rocks right on the creek and right on top of the waterfall.  I walked up the creek a little ways and found a small flock of geese sunning themselves on a rock.  I also walked down the path towards the bridge on 103rd Street and took a couple of long shots from there.

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Posted on May 15, 2016, in Watts Mill Waterfall and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. This is the nicest waterfall on the entire Indian Creek Trail, though there is one at mile post 6 that is nice in wet weather, though almost inaccessible.

    • I actually came across it on some Top 10 Waterfalls of Kansas City list, or something similar to that. The picture of it I saw looked great and it is easily accessible, especially getting right down on top of it, so I wanted to include it on my blog.

  2. I am trying to find some info about getting married here! Do you know if that is possible? This place holds a a special place in my heart and I would love to have my ceremony there!

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