Kansas City

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  • 1. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

    Country Club Plaza | Museum/Gallery

    Two blocks east of the Plaza is the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, known for its outstanding Asian-art collection and the Henry Moore Sculpture...

    Two blocks east of the Plaza is the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, known for its outstanding Asian-art collection and the Henry Moore Sculpture Garden on the south grounds. The new Bloch Building expansion, the brainchild of architect Steven Holl, spans the equivalent of a 67-story building lying on its side. It houses the museum's collections of contemporary and African art, as well as a research library and galleries for rotating photography exhibits.

    4525 Oak St., Kansas City, Missouri, 64111, USA
    816-751–1278

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    Rate Includes: Free, charge for some special exhibits
  • 2. Science City

    Crossroads | Museum/Gallery

    Across Pershing Road from the Liberty Memorial is the jewel in Kansas City's attractions, Science City, a 55,000-square-foot science museum...

    Across Pershing Road from the Liberty Memorial is the jewel in Kansas City's attractions, Science City, a 55,000-square-foot science museum in the restored train station, was once the second largest train station in the country. The museum contains 50 hands-on learning environments, including a planetarium, "extreme" movie screen, and media lab. Built in 1914, the train station itself houses a vintage rail exhibit and a variety of restaurants, shops, and theaters.

    30 W. Pershing Rd., Kansas City, Missouri, 64108, USA
    816-460–2020

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    Rate Includes: $8.95
  • 3. American Jazz Museum

    18th and Vine Historic District | Museum/Gallery

    The American Jazz Museum honors Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, and other jazz greats. You can listen to hundreds...

    The American Jazz Museum honors Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, and other jazz greats. You can listen to hundreds of jazz CDs in the interactive studio and sound library. Numerous shops and restaurants line the streets of this historic area.

    1616 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri, 64015, USA
    816-421–8888

    Sight Details

    Rate Includes: $6, joint ticket with Negro Leagues Baseball Museum $8
  • 4. Arrowhead Stadium

    Arrowhead Stadium, where the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs play...

    Arrowhead Stadium, where the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs play

    One Arrowhead Dr, Kansas City, Missouri, 64129, USA
    816-920--9400

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    Rate Includes: Sept.--Jan.
  • 5. Boulevard Brewing Company

    Museum/Gallery

    A Kansas City original, the Boulevard Brewing Company gives tours that end with free tastes of their nine different brews. ...

    A Kansas City original, the Boulevard Brewing Company gives tours that end with free tastes of their nine different brews.

    2501 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri, 64108, USA
    816-474–7095

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    Rate Includes: Free
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  • 6. Hallmark Visitors Center

    Crown Center | City Park

    The Hallmark Visitors Center takes you through the greeting card giant's humble history, as well as the cardmaking process. Exhibits include...

    The Hallmark Visitors Center takes you through the greeting card giant's humble history, as well as the cardmaking process. Exhibits include a video archive of Hallmark's most famous television commercials and a printing press operator that produces real Hallmark cards.

    2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri, 64106, USA
    816-274–3613

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    Rate Includes: Free
  • 7. Harry S Truman Museum & Library

    Library/Archive

    Truman's life and career are the focus at the Harry S Truman Museum & Library. You'll also frequently find traveling exhibits and speakers. ...

    Truman's life and career are the focus at the Harry S Truman Museum & Library. You'll also frequently find traveling exhibits and speakers.

    500 W. US Hwy. 24, , at Delaware St., Independence, Missouri, 64050, USA
    816-268–8200

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    Rate Includes: $7
  • 8. IMAX theater

    Arts/Performance Venue

    as well as an IMAX theater ...

    as well as an IMAX theater

    Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Drive, , 64132, USA
    816-513–4629

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    Rate Includes: $7
  • 9. Kansas City Zoo

    Swope Park | Zoo/Aquarium

    The Kansas City Zoo includes a 5,000-acre African-plains exhibit. ...

    The Kansas City Zoo includes a 5,000-acre African-plains exhibit.

    6800 Zoo Dr., , I–435 and 63rd St., Kansas City, Missouri, 64132, USA
    816-513–5800

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    Rate Includes: $9.50
  • 10. Kansas Speedway

    Library/Archive

    The Kansas Speedway hosts NASCAR's elite Nextel Cup Series, Busch and Craftsman Truck Series, and the IndyCar Series. The Legends, a shopping...

    The Kansas Speedway hosts NASCAR's elite Nextel Cup Series, Busch and Craftsman Truck Series, and the IndyCar Series. The Legends, a shopping and entertainment district, has grown up around the track.

    400 Speedway Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri, 66111, USA
    866-460–7223

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    Rate Includes: $10–$300, depending on race
  • 11. Kauffman Stadium

    Kauffman Stadium, home of Major League Baseball's Royals...

    Kauffman Stadium, home of Major League Baseball's Royals

    1 Royal Way, Kansas City, Missouri, 64129, USA
    816-921--8000

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    Rate Includes: April--Sept.
  • 12. Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

    Country Club Plaza | Educational Institution

    The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art has an ever-growing permanent collection of 700 works in a broad range of media. ...

    The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art has an ever-growing permanent collection of 700 works in a broad range of media.

    4420 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri, 64111, USA
    816-753–5784

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    Rate Includes: Free
  • 13. Liberty Memorial

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    Liberty Memorial, a tower built in 1921 to commemorate the war. Extensive structural renovation, completed in 2002, has stabilized the tower...

    Liberty Memorial, a tower built in 1921 to commemorate the war. Extensive structural renovation, completed in 2002, has stabilized the tower's 217-foot observation deck and improved the original underground museum.

    , USA

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    Rate Includes: $4
  • 14. Missouri Town 1855

    Also in Fleming Park is Missouri Town 1855, a reproduction 1800s town created from more than 30 transplanted period houses, barns, stores, and outbuildings. The...

    Also in Fleming Park is Missouri Town 1855, a reproduction 1800s town created from more than 30 transplanted period houses, barns, stores, and outbuildings. The staff and volunteers wear period clothing. It's closed on weekdays in fall and winter, and Monday in spring and summer.

    8010 E. Park Rd, Missouri, 64081, USA
    816-503--4860

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    Rate Includes: $7, Closed Mon. (Mar.1--Nov.15), Closed Mon.--Fri. (Nov.16--Feb.28)
  • 15. National World War One Museum at Liberty Memorial

    Midtown | Museum/Gallery

    On the crest of a hill at the northern edge of Penn Valley Park, north of Westport, is the National World War One Museum at Liberty Memorial...

    On the crest of a hill at the northern edge of Penn Valley Park, north of Westport, is the National World War One Museum at Liberty Memorial. Visitors enter the nation's only official World War I museum via a glass walkway suspended over a poignant field of 9,000 faux poppies, each representing 1/1000 of the 9 million soldiers killed during the war. The facility houses a research center and interactive exhibits that examine the stages of the conflict—and the world—before, during, and after America became involved. Special features include audio alcoves, a reproduction of trench warfare, two films, and interactive tables where visitors can use laser pointers and a computerized surface to create take-home souvenirs. The museum is attached to the

    100 W. 26th St., Kansas City, Missouri, 64108, USA
    816-784–1918

    Sight Details

    Rate Includes: $8, combination museum and tower ticket $10
  • 16. Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

    18th and Vine Historic District | Museum/Gallery

    In the Museums at 18th & Vine complex, the cornerstone of the historic 18th and Vine district, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum documents...

    In the Museums at 18th & Vine complex, the cornerstone of the historic 18th and Vine district, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum documents the history of African-Americans in baseball through films and a multimedia gallery.

    1616 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri, 64108, USA
    816-221–1920

    Sight Details

    Rate Includes: $6, joint ticket with American Jazz Museum $8
  • 17. Power & Light District

    Just blocks from the almost-completed Sprint Center arena, the Power & Light District is a nine-block area featuring restaurants, shopping, theaters and Kansas City Live,...

    Just blocks from the almost-completed Sprint Center arena, the Power & Light District is a nine-block area featuring restaurants, shopping, theaters and Kansas City Live, an outdoor concert pavilion.

    50 E. 13th St., Kansas City, Missouri, 64106, USA
    816-842--1045
  • 18. River Market

    River Market | Store/Mall

    North of downtown, the River Market has some of the city's most distinctive ethnic restaurants and markets. In the summer months, a Saturday...

    North of downtown, the River Market has some of the city's most distinctive ethnic restaurants and markets. In the summer months, a Saturday- and Sunday-morning farmers' market draws thousands.

    30 East 5th St., Kansas City, Missouri, 64106, USA
  • 19. Starlight Theatre

    Arts/Performance Venue

    Swope Park is also home to the Starlight Theatre, an outdoor theater hosting Broadway plays and other family-friendly entertainment. ...

    Swope Park is also home to the Starlight Theatre, an outdoor theater hosting Broadway plays and other family-friendly entertainment.

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    816-363–7827
  • 20. Steamboat Arabia Museum

    River Market | Museum/Gallery

    Year-round, tourists and locals enjoy the Steamboat Arabia Museum, which houses goods—from French perfume to buttons to coffeepots—salvaged...

    Year-round, tourists and locals enjoy the Steamboat Arabia Museum, which houses goods—from French perfume to buttons to coffeepots—salvaged from the Arabia's muddy grave 132 years after it sank in the Missouri River in 1856.

    400 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri, 64106, USA
    816-471–1856

    Sight Details

    Rate Includes: $12.50

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