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Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Attractions in Kansas City, Missouri

Amusements

  • Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium
    2475 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64108
    816-471-4386, Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium will transport you into the amazing underwater world. Come nose to nose with sharks and prepare for astonishingly close views of everything... more info  map

  • Worlds of Fun
    4545 Worlds of Fun Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64161
    816-454-4545, Camp Snoopy, home of the world famous Peanuts characters, is located at this 175 theme park that offers an array of entertainment and attractions including MAMBA, one of... more info  map

Casinos

  • Ameristar Casino & Hotel
    3200 North Ameristar Drive, Kansas City, MO 64120
    816-414-7000, Situated on 183 acres, this entertainment complex features 140,000 square feet of gaming space, over 3,200 slot and video poker machines, 126 table games, and the... more info  map

  • Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa
    777 Northwest Argosy Casino Parkway, Riverside, MO 64150
    816-746-3100, Over 1,400 slots, table games, live entertainment, 258 luxurious guest rooms, including eight high-end suites; spa services, a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center,... more info  map

  • Flamingo Hilton Casino
    1800 East Front Street, Kansas City, MO 64120
    Flamingo offers an exiciting casino, lounge and restaurant. more info  map

  • Harrah's Casino and Hotel
    1 Riverboat Drive, Kansas City, MO 64116
    816-472-7777, Casino and entertainment center that features a 30,000 square foot second floor "Mardi Gras" casino with marble floors, chandeliers, dazzling fountain, and hundreds of... more info  map

  • Isle of Capri Casino
    1800 East Front Street, Kansas City, MO 64120
    816-855-7777, Discover a Caribbean paradise at this tropical theme casino that offers a large number of the hottest slot machines and all of your favorite table games. Other features... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Alexander Majors Historic House & Museum
    8201 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64114
    816-333-5556, Open on the weekends from the end of March to the first week in December, this historic house is set on five beautiful acres and once served as the freighting... more info  map

  • John Wornall House Museum
    6115 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64113
    816-444-1858, Annual educational programs, events, special exhibits, workshops, and a children's camp are available at this authentically restored Antebellum home that was once used... more info  map

  • St. Mary's Episcopal Church
    1307 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64106
    816-842-0975, Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this historic Victorian Gothic style church has features including beautiful stained glass windows, a 355 bell... more info  map

  • Thomas Hart Benton Home & Studio
    3616 Belleview, Kansas City, MO 64111
    816-931-5722, A State Historic Site, this two and a half story, late Victorian house of Thomas Hart Benton was built of native quarried limestone and features original furnishings,... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Elmwood Historic Cemetery
    4900 Truman Road, Kansas City, MO 64127
    816-231-0373, The final resting place of 11 mayors and the first Chief of Police, this historic cemetery features unique memorials and tombs in a variety of styles with graves dating... more info  map

  • Union Cemetery
    227 East Twenty-Eighth Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
    816-472-4990, Kansas City's oldest cemetery is the final resting place for many Civil War soldiers, as well as the city's founders, many of whose names you'll find on the city's... more info

  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    43rd & Broadway
    816-561-8387, Dedicated to all Vietnam veterans, this memorial features a wall that remembers all of the 336 Kansas City area Vietnam veterans who were killed or missing in action. more info

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Black Archives of Mid-America
    2033 Vine Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
    816-483-1300, You'll find one of the largest Midwestern collections of African American artifacts, research material, and memorabilia at this archive center that includes oral... more info  map

  • Kansas City Public Library
    3111 East Twelfth Street, Kansas City, MO 64106
    816-701-3505, In addition to housing an extensive collection of books and magazines, this library features a Special Collection that includes over 17,000 historical photographs, maps,... more info  map

  • Linda Hall Library
    5109 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
    816-363-4600, The largest privately funded public library of science, engineering, and technology in the United States, Linda Hall features a collection that dates from the 15th... more info  map

  • Western Historical Manuscript Collection
    5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110
    816-235-1543, Browse through over 12,000 cubic feet of documents, in a wide variety of subjects and formats, that depict the history and culture of Kansas City, as well as, Western... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Airline History Museum
    201 Northwest Lou Holland Drive, Kansas City, MO 64116
    816-421-3401, Filled with an extensive collection of fascinating airline memorabilia, this museum depicts the story of early airline travel with exhibits including a fully restored... more info  map

  • American Jazz Museum
    1616 East Eighteenth Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
    816-474-VINE, A variety of exhibits and interactive stations that depict the story of jazz and some of its greatest performers are available at this museum. It also features an... more info  map

  • American Royal Museum & Visitors Center
    1701 American Royal Court, Kansas City, MO 64102
    816-221-9800, This is the home of an educational equine museum offering permanent exhibits, as well as guided tours, special events and rodeos. more info  map

  • Arabia Steamboat Museum
    400 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64106
    816-471-4030, View exciting artifacts, displays and take an educational tour. This museum is open all year. more info  map

  • Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute
    16 East Forty-Third Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
    816-561-5563, The Artspace is dedicated to contemporary art and visual arts education. The gallery features an ongoing series of temporary exhibitions and hosts a wide range of... more info  map

  • Belger Arts Center
    2100 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO 84108
    816-474-3250, Open to the public from Wednesday through Saturday, this non-profit gallery features a permanent collection from the John and Maxine Belger Foundation, along with 8,000... more info  map

  • Blue Gallery
    7 West Nineteenth Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
    816-527-0823, Voted Best Art Gallery in 2002 and 2004 by Kansas City Magazine, Blue Gallery offers an unpretentious setting for viewing some of the area's best artwork. more info  map

  • Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center
    3700 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64130
    816-513-0700, Built as a tribute to the legacy of Kansas City's early African American pioneers, this living museum features an array of exhibits and displays by local, regional, and... more info  map

  • Byron C. Cohen Gallery for Contemporary Art
    2020 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64108
    816-421-5665, This gallery emphasizes contemporary and emerging artists in a sophisticated setting. more info  map

  • Hallmark Visitors Center
    2501 McGee Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64108
    Adjacent to Hallmark Cards
    816-274-3613, This visitors center features interactive exhibits, displays, and videos that depict the more than 90 years of Hallmark history. more info  map

  • Harris- Kearney House Museum
    4000 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64111
    816-561-1821, Oldest 2-story brick house standing in Kansas City. Open year round. more info  map

  • Horace M. Peterson III Visitors Center
    1616 East Eighteenth Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
    816-474-8463, A rotating exhibit gallery, a variety of artifacts, and a 15 minute film depict the story of the 18th & Vine Historic Jazz District at this visitors center. more info  map

  • Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
    4420 Warwick Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64111
    816-753-5784, Temporary exhibits at this museum include artworks using contemporary technologies, performance work, and exhibits by international artists in a variety of media. more info  map

  • Leedy-Voulkos Art Center
    2012 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64108
    816-474-1919, The Leedy-Voulkos Art Center showcases regional, national and international artists. more info  map

  • National World War I Museum
    100 West Twenty-Sixth Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
    816-784-1918, The nation’s official World War I museum, the National World War I Museum is located in a state-of-the- art complex at Liberty Memorial. Exhibits include documents,... more info

  • Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
    1616 East Eighteenth Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
    816-221-1920, Learn about the Negro Baseball League at this museum that features exhibits, memorabilia, and video presentations that depict the origin of the league after the Civil... more info  map

  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
    4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
    816-751-1286, One of the premier art institutions in the United States, this museum features prestigious collections of European and American art, as well as, collections of ancient... more info  map

  • Piper Memorial Medical Museum
    1000 Carondelet Drive, Kansas City, MO 64114
    816-943-2183, Depicting the history of Saint Joseph Health Center from 1874 to the present, this museum features rotating exhibits and a reproduction turn-of-the-20th-century doctor's... more info  map

  • Shoal Creek Living History Museum
    7000 Northeast Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64156
    816-792-2655, Experience what life was like in the 1800's at this living history museum that also offers a variety of events and programs. Tours are available by appointment. more info  map

  • Strawberry Hill Museum & Cultural Center
    720 North Fourth Street, Kansas City, MO 66101
    913-371-3264, Located in a 1887 Victorian home, this museum contains exhibits and artifacts on Croatian and other Slavic cultures. Monthly exhibits are held here. A gift shop is on... more info  map

  • Toy & Miniature Museum
    5235 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
    816-333-9328, Explore 24 rooms of world class scale miniatures, antique toys, and doll houses at this museum that also hosts three annual special exhibits. more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Cave Spring
    8701 East Gregory Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64133
    816-358-2283, Historic 36 acre nature park located on the Santa Fe Trail that features a small cave, hiking trails, a picnic shelter, and history and nature exhibits in the... more info  map

  • Kansas City Zoo
    6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, MO 64132
    816-513-5800, Explore over 200 acres of naturalistic elephant, African, and Australian exhibits at this beautiful zoo that also features an IMAX theatre, indoor restaurants, and train... more info  map

  • Lakeside Nature Center
    4701 East Gregory Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64132
    816-513-8960, This nature center features native Missouri wildlife exhibits, a picnic pavilion, hiking trails, and wildlife educational programs for all ages. more info  map

  • Powell Gardens
    1609 North West U.S. Highway 50, Kansas City, MO 64061
    Kingsville
    816-697-2600, Located on 915 acres, these ever changing gardens feature four beautiful main garden areas and over 20 acres of flower displays. Year round events and classes are... more info

Science & Technology

  • Kansas City Museum
    30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108
    816-483-8300, Explore a variety of hands-on science and history exhibits at this museum that also features a planetarium. more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Belton, Grandview & Kansas City Railroad Co.
    502 Walnut Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64012
    816-331-0630, Climb aboard a small town American railroad for a 45 minute round trip that includes a variety of family oriented activities. more info  map

  • Benjamin Ranch West
    5308 East Eighth Street, Kansas City, MO 64138
    816-765-1100, Offers a 45 minute guided trail ride over 200 acres of wooded trails in the heart of Kansas City. more info  map

  • Blue Ribbon Arrangements & Tours
    9237 Ward Parkway, Suite 305, Kansas City, MO 64114
    816-361-5111, Kansas City's premier destination company that offers a variety of professionally guided tours, as well as theme parties, spouse programs, and special event tours. more info  map

  • Crown Center
    2450 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64108
    Featuring summer festivals and entertainment. more info  map

  • Harley - Davidson Visitors Center
    11401 North Congress, Kansas City, MO 64153
    816-858-3349, Visit and tour one a Harley—Davidson motorcycle assembly plant. One of only two in the U.S. more info  map

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • Boulevard Brewing Company
    2501 Southwest Boulevard , Kansas City, MO 64108
    816-474-7095, Producing fine ales and lagers since 1989, Boulevard Brewing invites you to join them on a tour to witness how they make their flavorful and unique beers.  more info  map

  

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