What to do in Kansas City, MO

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Kansas City Attractions

Kansas City is rich with resources, not the least of which are barbecue and the blues. Things to do in Kansas City range from the culinary to the athletic, and you can pack lots of things into one trip to Missouri with a carefully planned itinerary. Stop by the famous KC Fountains, eat your way through The Northland, and see historic homes with plenty of charm. Attractions in Kansas City are meant to welcome all kinds of travelers, so you should head to this Midwest destination whether you are on a family vacation, couples trip, or solo adventure.

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What to do in Kansas City

Free Things to Do in Kansas City

Escaping to Kansas City on a budget? The following can be seen for nix.

Hallmark Visitors Center - Approach the staff or curator and learn all about the fascinating collections held here.

Bartle Hall Convention Center - If you're eager to get cultured, plan a visit and witness the creativity on display.

National Archives at Kansas City - This modern-style local landmark is an interesting backdrop for some selfies.

Clark's Point - Feel like you've been transported back in time while discovering the secrets of this historic site.

Crown Center - Find out why both locals and tourists are in love with the character and charm of this place.

Kansas City Public Library - Flick through your guidebook and learn why this place is worth a spot on your itinerary.

Berkley Riverfront Park - Whether you know your daffodils from daisies, you won't struggle to find beauty in this picturesque display.

Areas & Neighborhoods in Kansas City

The neighborhoods in Kansas City are filled with diverse people and attractions. While you might associate the Midwest with meat and potatoes, you will also find an exciting assortment of cuisine in KC. In fact, there is a neighborhood here to satiate just about any type of travel appetite.

Downtown — Journey downtown to the Power & Light District, often called simply P&L, to see some of the most vibrant blocks in all of the city. Fun things to do in the Kansas City P&L District include shopping, dining, and indulging in a nightcap at a trendy lounge.

The Crossroads Art District — This proudly eccentric district is teeming with former warehouses now filled with a bohemian spirit, paintings, and more. On the first Friday of every month, the streets are flooded with food trucks, art vendors, live music, and other entertainment.

Village West — Village West is typically crowded, but that doesn’t mean you should take it off of your travel itinerary. This part of Kansas City has sports venues like the CommunityAmerica Ballpark, plenty of eateries, and the Legends Outlets shopping center.

Of course, day trips from Kansas City allow you to explore even more regional neighborhoods on both sides of the state line.

Things to See in Kansas City

Kansas City is home to a long list of historical landmarks, including the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial and Battle of Westport museum. A visit to these locations is good not only for photo opportunities, but also to gain a fuller understanding of some of the nation’s most important history. If you’re keen to snap some pictures of the great outdoors, stop by the 74-acre Loose Park to grab some postcard-worthy images in the rose garden. Of course, if your idea of “Things to See” is a list of local shows, the Kansas City theater scene is teeming with Broadway shows and other live performances at venues like the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Sightseeing in Kansas City

Stop by the Kansas City Speedway to get some excitement, spend your afternoon singing along at a local jazz club, and dive into some comfort food for dinner. The diverse list of attractions in KC can appeal to anyone. Some of the most popular things to do in Kansas City, MO include a visit to theme parks. Kids of all ages (even just the young at heart) can enjoy time at local amusement parks like LEGOLAND®. No matter the nature of your travel, Kansas City makes for a worthy destination.

Things to Do in Kansas City with Kids

There's no excuse for the kids to be bored in Kansas City. Treat them to these family friendly experiences that guarantee a good time for all:


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