Visit Kansas City
There’s more to Kansas City than meets the eye. Unique attractions throughout KC beckon locals and visitors alike to find the city’s hidden gems. Check out the ultimate Kansas City Bucket List to start planning your free time.
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- From exciting theme parks to honky-tonk bars, award-winning museums, and drool-worthy BBQ joints, Kansas City has something for everyone! Kansas City’s historic Union Station has been restored to its original 1920s grandeur. It has morphed into a beacon of entertainment, dining and culture.
- The world-renowned Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is a stunning tribute to both Kansas City and American culture.
- The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum chronicles over 75 years’ worth of baseball from the point-of-view of African American players who weren’t allowed to play in the Major Leagues.
- Spread across Powell Gardens‘ 970 acres of beautiful gardens and prairies is a stunning variety of plants (6,000 varieties, to be precise) from all around the globe, as well as an expansive Fountain Garden and Perennial Garden.
- Start your statue adventure on the lawn of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, dubbed Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park, where you’ll find anything from larger-than-life Shuttlecocks to a labyrinth and a cast of Rodin’s The Thinker.
- Thanks to broad brush strokes and vibrant colors, KC’s diverse cast of murals are arguably some of the most recognizable landmarks in the city. Think big picture when you visit the murals in the Power & Light District, which wonderfully render Kansas City’s Prohibition-era heyday with jazz heroes and Negro Leagues legends.
- One of the largest urban parks in the country, Swope Park is a timeless Kansas City tradition located just 17 minutes southeast of Downtown KC.
- Old bridges, stone embankments and burbling streams populate the Ernie Miller Park and Nature Center.
- Spend some time at Cedar Lake Park in Olathe to glimpse an area waterfall that's the perfect subject for amateur and professional photographers alike.