From Sedalia, Kansas City is 80 miles (129 kilometers) to the west, and Kansas City is 80 miles (129 kilometers) to the west.
While it can be a temptation to limit yourself to just the local sights when vacationing in Sedalia, keep in mind that Central Missouri's treasure-trove of scenic and cultural delights lie just beyond your doorstep. Interesting places in the vicinity of Sedalia are Sweet Springs, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southeast, and Tipton, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the west.
Columbia is 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Sedalia. This regional center features a number of interesting points of interest, including Mizzou Arena, Columbia Mall and Columbia College. Be sure not to head back to Sedalia until you've investigated Columbia's Faurot Field and University of Missouri.
If it starts raining cats and dogs, don't worry, Central Missouri offers plenty of indoor history museums, guaranteed to keep culture vultures happily occupied.
A fun way to discover the great outdoors around Sedalia is to sign up for a hiking or caving tour.
For those who intend on arriving and departing by plane, keep in mind that the nearest major airport is Columbia Regional Airport, 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the east of Sedalia.