Kansas City Things to Do

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  • 1. Liberty Memorial

    This is a very impressive memorial dedicated to the people who fought in World War I. Construction of the memorial began in November 1921 and was completed in November 1926. In 2014, President Barack...

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  • 2. Downtown

    Sorry but eppersonjm is wrong. In 55 years, I have lived in every part of Kansas city. And I can tell you without hesitation that if you go to the east side of Kansas City Missouri, Kansas City...

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  • 3. 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...

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  • 4. Country Club Plaza

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 5. Union Station

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 6. Worlds of Fun

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    I don't even know where to begin. We planned this vacation over 3 months in advance and were very excited for my children's first experience to the park. I had over 25 people in my group with 9...

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  • 7. 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,...

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  • 8. 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...

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  • 9. Crown Center

    4 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 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...

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  • 11. 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...

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  • 12. Fountains

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 13. Westport

    4 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 14. 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...

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  • 15. 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....

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 20. Berkley Riverfront Park

    Located in the River District is the 17 acre Berkley Riverfront Park. The park stretches along the Missouri River from the Kit Bond Bridge and Heart of America...

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  • 21. Farmer's Market at the City Market

    Everyday there is a farmer's market in the River District at the City Market. The market is open rain or shine and offers produce locally grown. Everything is...

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  • 22. Mill Creek Park

    This park is located in the Plaza District. I is a long narrow park along side the J.C. Nichols Parkway and is nearly 12 acres in size, There are tennis courts,...

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  • 23. Kansas City B Cycle

    Kansas City has a bike rental program which is convenient with 20 locations focusing on the Downtown, Westport and Plaza Districts. Each station has a map to...

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  • 24. The Scout Monument

    The Scout Monument was originally cast for the the Panama Pacific Exposition in San Fransisco by Cyrus E. Dallin in 1921. The bronze statue shows a Sioux Indian...

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  • 25. Don't forget your Skateboard

    Within Penn Valley Park I came across a skateboard park. I was surprised to find this and it is a nicely constructed park. When I was younger, I enjoyed...

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