Just East of Kansas City spreading across hundreds of acres on the rolling plains, sits Powell Gardens. George Powell, Sr. acquired the large tract of land in 1948, and it was used for numerous purposes until 1988 when it officially beacame Powell Gardens, Inc. There are nature trails and classes open year -round. There is also a chapel which was designed by Fay Jones that hosts weddings and other events. Here are just a few highlights from a gorgeous fall day.