Kansas City Things to Do

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Most Viewed Things to Do in Kansas City

  • 1. Liberty Memorial

    We had allowed perhaps as much as two hours for this stop; 5 1/2 hours later we tore ourselves away with reluctance. It has been noted that this is a Smithsonian-quality museum. I would add that it...

  • 2. Union Station

    Union Station in downtown KCMO is a grand old lady, still beautiful and friendly. Nice book store and other shops and places to eat. The KC railroad exhibit is nice, but for a $7 ticket, most of the...

  • 3. Crown Center

    This is the nucleus of the midtown area between downtown and Westport which is at Main and 39th. The main intersection is Main and Pershing/22nd Street. Hall family developed this and it is big with...

  • 4. River Market Area

    Kansas City began as a river town, though we seldom think of it as such today. Along the banks of the Missouri where the Town of Kansas sprang up now sits The City Market, sometimes known as the River...

  • 5. Parks & Gardens

    Kansas City is a city of parks. This rather large park is on a prominent point of land attached to the Liberty Memorial. It is central to northern mid-town and is a great place to take a break from...

  • 6. Worlds of Fun

    Worlds of Fun is a very enjoyable theme park with plenty of great rides, like the Timber Wolf (a wooden roller coaster), the Boomerang (the name explains itself), and my favorite, the Mamba, which...

  • 7. Downtown

    Kansas City has recently spent billions of dollars renovating downtown by taking a 10 block area in the heart of downtown and turning it into a revitalized shopping, dinning and nightlife area. It is...

  • 8. Country Club Plaza

    Throughout the Plaza are lights-like 280,000 strung up around and on the buildings. That is as long as 80 miles of lights strung. The tradition began in 1930, and now has compounded into an annual...

  • 9. Art Museums & Galleries

    ....The Museum is open Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.. The Museum is closed on Mondays and on New Year’s Day,...

  • 10. 18th & Vine

    The facade of the Gem Theatre dates from 1912, but behind it is a modern 500-seat performing space that is used for community events and special jazz performances. The Jazz Museum holds its excellent...

  • 11. Westport

    John McCoy established West Port along the Santa Fe Trail, three miles south of the Missouri River, in 1833. To supply West Port, he set up the riverside Westport Landing. Westport Landing would...

  • 12. Festivals & Fairs

    Every summer in Southmoreland Park a production of Shakespeare is performed. You can "cop a squat" in the grass for free or pay for up-front seats. You'll see families sitting together on a blanket...

  • 13. Independence, Missouri

    This is located at 313 W. Pacific, just south of town It was constructed in 1852, and was a farm and way station for the Santa Fe Tail travelers. Bingham was an artist of fame about mid 1800's....

  • 14. Fountains

    Kansas City likes to call itself the City of Fountains with over 200 man-made springs bursting forth when conditions allow. Certainly one of the most impressive is this fine fountain which dances and...

  • 15. Swope Park

    I'm a big champion of Kansas City, but frankly, the zoo has gone down in quality over the past several decades. There are a fair number of animals but they are far, far apart. In other words, you have...

  • 16. Truman Sports Complex

    Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium is a unique experience around the NFL The Chiefs fans are fanatical supporters of their team, with almost the entire stadium dressing in Chiefs Red. The game itself is...

  • 17. History Museum

    This was quite a pleasant experience for the museum to see the activity of money. The museum is free and is in the lobby of the Fed Reserve building. It seems small, but if you look at the exhibits...

  • 18. Kauffman Center for Performing Arts

    Spectacular new performing arts center, opened in 2011 and bringing Kansas City audiences beautiful, dramatic, and architecturally significant spaces for their cultural institutions: the Kansas City...

  • 20. "The Hiker" A Kitson Sculpture

    This nice sculpture found just south of the entrance to the Liberty memorial is worth a stop. The subject is an American solider from the Spanish American War....

  • 21. Build-A-Bear Workshop

    This store to me was one big wonder, pleasure and true joy. You are supposed to start by choosing a bear among a huge collection (choose me). Then you give your...

  • 22. Unique shopping

    I live in Kansas City and I'm making it my mission to get out and do things in Kansas City that I've never done. Lately, I've been hearing about Cowtown...

  • 23. The Uptown Theater - A Grand Movie Palace

    Stop by the historic Uptown Theater. It opened in 1928 and Bob Hope evidently did vaudeville there when it was new. After a long and stored history, the Uptown...


    Prohibition – 1919-1933 – crushed a thriving brewing industry within the U.S. and it was only the very biggest brewers who were able to survive in different...

  • 25. Visit An All Organic Farmers Market

    There is an all local, all organic farmers’ market each Saturday April to October in the Brookside shopping district. I will be totally honest here I am a...

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