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Kansas City

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City of Fountains
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area. The locals of this Midwestern city are proud of its contribution to jazz music, baseball, and barbecue, bolstering its reputation as the "heart of America." Downtown has been the focus of a large-scale regeneration effort after a period of neglect, and the area's collection of over 200 fountains and its numerous boulevards make it a pleasant place for a stroll on a relaxing vacation. Use our United States road trip planning site to plan your trip to Kansas City and other destinations in United States.
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Popular things to do in Kansas City

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National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
Military Museum
National WWI Museum and Memorial
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
Art Museum
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Arabia Steamboat Museum ©
History Museum
Arabia Steamboat Museum
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Kansas City Zoo ©
Zoo
Kansas City Zoo
4.3
Duration: 4 hours

Side trips from Kansas City

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©
History Museum
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum Independence
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate ©
Historic Site
Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate Independence
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Evel Knievel Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Evel Knievel Museum Topeka
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Kansas City

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SEA LIFE Kansas City ©
Aquarium
SEA LIFE Kansas City
3.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Worlds Of Fun Oceans of Fun ©
Water Park
Worlds Of Fun Oceans of Fun
3.4
Duration: 2 hours
LEGOLAND Discovery Center ©
Theme Park
LEGOLAND Discovery Center
3.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
Science City ©
Science Museum
Science City
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Kansas City

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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
The Money Museum ©
Specialty Museum
The Money Museum
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures ©
Specialty Museum
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art ©
Art Museum
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Kansas City

Loose Park Rose Garden ©
Garden
Loose Park Rose Garden
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain ©
Fountain
J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Kansas City

Crown Center ©
Shopping Mall
Crown Center
3.4
Duration: 2 hours
City Market
Flea Market
City Market
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Power and Light District ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Power and Light District
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Kansas City River Market ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Kansas City River Market
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Kansas City

If you want to sample the city’s nightlife, consider a hotel in the Power and Light District, home to a wide array of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. The 39th Street District is a good choice for those on vacation who prefer quirky independent venues. The city boasts an array of cozy bed and breakfasts both within and on the outskirts of the city. Those with access to a car can enjoy Kansas City on a budget by staying at a nearby campground or RV park.
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