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7 Unmissable Things To Do In Kansas City

There is certain energy in this city that makes it, its people, and its sites an absolute treat. From art to history to family fun, there are a ton of things to do in Kansas City.

Check out the seven best things to do in Kansas City.

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1. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is Kansas City’s coolest museum by far. One good look at this museum on the outside and you’ll see the massive 18-feet tall shuttlecocks. Inside, you’ll witness over 35,000 pieces of art from all over the world.

You’ll easily be able to spend a few hours here checking out all the great artwork here.

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Kansas City

2. National World War I Museum

The National World War I Museum pays tribute to the lives lost during the First World War. The highlight of this museum is the glass bridge which has a collection of 9,000 poppies symbolising the nine million lives lost in this war.

This museum is informative, moving, and educational and you should visit it in Kansas City.

National World War I Museum in Kansas City

3. Country Club Plaza

Country Club Plaza is Kansas City’s premier plaza that has an assortment of restaurants, shops, and entertainment. With a handful of chain stores, this plaza is popular among locals and tourists.

Come take a stroll and bring your shopping shoes with you to Country Club Plaza.

Country Club Plaza Kansas City

4. Worlds of Fun

As the name implies, you’re bound to have an epic time at Worlds of Fun. At this theme park, there are lots of thrilling rides for people of all ages including one of the fastest roller coasters in the world, the Mamba Rollercoaster!

If you’re a thrill-seeker, you’ll want to go for a ride on that Mamba coaster!

Worlds of Fun

5. Check Out the Power & Light District

The Power & Light District is Kansas City’s premier nightlife district. This district spans nine city blocks and boasts a lively atmosphere full of great restaurants and bars and lots of light!

After visiting the sites in Kansas City during the day, come check out the Power & Light district in the evening.

Power & Light District Kansas City

6. Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum examines when major league baseball was split with racial segregation. At this riveting museum, you’ll learn about the segregation of the baseball leagues and its integration.

You don’t need to be a baseball fan to understand and appreciate the struggle African American baseball players went through during the mid 20th century.

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

7. Boulevard Brewing Company

Boulevard Brewing Company is Kansas City’s most popular brewery in the state. This brewery, that looks more like an industrial complex, produces a wide variety of beers sourcing local ingredients.

Come here for a free tour of the brewery and stay for a beer flight after it’s over.

Boulevard Brewing Company Kansas City

James Wan

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, James has always had an inquisitive nature and traveling is now his biggest passion. His biggest thrills are visiting places he's never been to and exploring different cultures. James counts Athens, Tokyo, and Rome as the top three places he's visited.

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