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Old 01-07-2012, 11:53 AM
Location: Washington, DC area
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Kansas City Links (comprehensive list of things to do in metro KC)

I'm trying to put together a comprehensive list of things to do in KC. This is kind of from one of my websites. At one time I was going to build a tourism website but never did have time to complete it.

Is there anything people would like to add to this? Any idea on how to make this more user friendly?

I am going to redo the sticky thread at the top of this page, but this is a little more comprehensive and more about links and less about photos.

Entertainment type attractions and family attractions

Worlds of Fun

Oceans of Fun

Schlitterbahn Kansas City

The Kansas City Zoo

Science City

College Basketball Experience

The Money Museum

Union Station IMAX and Planetarium

Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead (http://www.opkansas.org/_Vis/Farmstead - broken link)

SEA LIFE Aquarium Kansas City

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City


City Hall Observation Deck

Powell Botanical Gardens

Powell Observatory (Ruisinger Telescope) (http://www.askconline.org/powell.htm - broken link)

Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Water Park

CoCo Key Indoor Water Park

Tiffany Springs Water Park

Paradise Park Family Entertainment Center

PowerPlay Family Entertainment Center

Cool Crest Family Entertainment Center

Sadlers Indoor Go-Cart Racing

Family Golf Park

Liberty Corn Maze

Carolyn’s Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch

Belton Grandview and Kansas City Railroad

Edge of Hell Haunted House

The Beast Haunted House

Skiing, Tubing and Ice Skating

Snow Creek Ski and Snow Resort

Crown Center Ice Terrace

The Ice at Park Place

Community Ice Rink (indoor)

Kansas City Ice Center (indoor)

Line Creek Ice Rink (indoor)

Art Museums

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

History Museums and Major Churches

National World War I Museum and Observation Tower

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

American Jazz Museum

Steamboat Arabia Museum

Kansas City Museum

Airline History Museum

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

Harry S Truman Home National Historic Site

Kansas City Toy and Miniature Museum

Jessie James Farm and Home Historic Site

Arboretum and Botanical Gardens (http://www.opkansas.org/Things-to-See-And-Do/Overland-Park-Arboretum-And-Botanical-Gardens - broken link)

Strawberry Hill Museum

Fort Osage Historic Site

Community of Christ Temple

LDS (Mormon) Temple

Cathedral Immaculate Conception

Performing Arts, Theatre and Concert Venues

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Sprint Center Arena

Uptown Theater

Kansas City Convention Center and Municipal Auditorium

Independence Events Center Arena

Starlight Theatre Amphitheater



Capitol Federal Park Amphitheater

Kemper Arena (http://www.kemperarenakc.com - broken link)

Kansas City Symphony

Kansas City Ballet

Lyric Opera of Kansas City

The GEM Theater

American Heartland Theatre

Coterie Theatre

Crossroads KC at Grinders

Theater League at the Music Hall

The Midland Theater

Unicorn Theatre

The Blue Room

Quality Hill Playhouse

Theatre in the Park

The Folly Theater

The Kansas City Repertory Theatre

New Theatre Restaurant

Off Center Theater

Music Theater Heritage

Comedy Clubs, Art Houses and unique Movie Theaters

Kansas City Improv

Stanford's Comedy Club

Tivoli Cinemas in Westport

Screenland Theatres (multiple locations)

The Fine Arts Theatre Group (multiple locations)

AMC Main Street Theaters (http://www.amctheatres.com/mainstreet - broken link)


Kansas City Royals (major league baseball)

Kansas City Chiefs (national football league)

Sporting Kansas City (major league soccer)

Kansas City Command (arena football league)

Kansas City Explorers (world team tennis)

Kansas City T-Bones (minor league baseball)

Missouri Mavericks (central hockey league)

Missouri Comets (major indoor soccer league)

UMKC (Division I College Athletics)

Kansas Speedway (nascar and indy races)

Kansas City Road Warriors (roller derby league)


Ameristar Casino and Hotel

Harrah's North Kansas City Casino and Hotel

Argosy Casino and Hotel

Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway

Isle of Capri Casino


KC Copters Helicopter Tours

Boulevard Brewing Company Tours

Tour the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Harley-Davidson Kansas City Facility Factory Tours

The Kansas City Star Printing Press Tours

Hallmark Visitor Center

Arrowhead Stadium Tours

Kauffman Stadium Tours

KC Strip Trolley

Truman Trolley Tour

Gangster Tour

Surrey’s Carriage Rides on the Plaza

Kansas City Plaza Carriage Rides

Urban Entertainment Districts

The Country Club Plaza

The Power & Light District

Crown Center

The City Market

39th Street West

Crossroads Arts District

Westport Kansas City

18th and Vine District

The West Side

Major Annual Events

Kansas City Renaissance Festival

Plaza Art Fair

Brookside Art Fair

Downtown Art Annual

Kansas City Irish Festival

Celebration at the Station (KC Symphony and Fireworks)

KC River Fest

Kansas City Aviation Expo Air Show

Kansas City Marathon

American Royal

American Royal BBQ Contest

Great American BBQ Festival

Jazz in the Woods Festival

Sana-Cali_gon Days Festival

Kansas City St Patrick’s Day Parade (http://kcirishparade.com/parade/photo-galleries-for-the-2010-parade - broken link)

Kansas City Ethnic Enrichment Festival

Lake Fest

Kansas City Fringe Festival

Kansas City Film Fest

Kanrocksas Music Festival

Rockfest Music Festival

Waterfire Kansas City

Suburban Entertainment Districts and Major Malls

Zona Rosa Lifestyle Center

Legends Outlets Kansas City

Park Place Leawood Lifestyle Center

Oak Park Mall ( http://www.thenewoakparkmall.com - broken link)

Independence Center Mall

Briarcliff Village


MetroGreen Trails

Shawnee Mission Park

Flemming Park (Lake Jacomo and Blue Springs Lake)

Longview Lake

Smithville Lake

Clinton Lake (Lawrence)

Cliff Drive

English Landing Riverfront Park (http://www.parkvillemo.com/index.aspx?NID=212 - broken link)

Kansas City Golf Guide

Kansas City Disc Golf

Landahl Mountain Bike Park (Blue Springs)

Lawrence Riverfront Park (Mountain Biking)

Outdoors Mega Stores

Independence Bass Pro Shops

Olathe Bass Pro Shops

Cabela's Kansas City

Kansas City Barbecue

Jack Stack BBQ

Gates BBQ

Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ

Arthur Bryant’s BBQ


Rosedale BBQ

Smokehouse BBQ

Danny Edwards BLVD BBQ

Big T’s BBQ


Woodyard BBQ

Quick’s BBQ

Haywards’s BBQ

Filling Station BBQ

Wabash BBQ

Snead’s BBQ

Other interesting places to visit near Kansas City

Downtown Parkville

Downtown Independence

Downtown Lawrence (http://www.downtownlawrence.com/SiteResources/Data/Templates/t1.asp?docid=514&DocName=Home - broken link)

Downtown Lee’s Summit

Downtown Overland Park

Downtown Liberty

Downtown North KC (http://www.nkc.org/UltimateEditorInclude/UserFiles/Common/Document/Map_&_Visitor_Info_03-09-2011_011900.pdf - broken link)

Downtown Westin

Kansas City Transportation

The Metro (city buses)

MAX urban core Bus Rapid Transit ( http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1238514/pics/bus/maxmwk.gif - broken link)

Yellow Cab Co (KC's Largest Taxi Company)

Checker Cab and City Cab (KC's Second Largest Taxi Company)

Johnson County Transit (Commuter Buses to Kansas suburbs)

Kansas City Scout

Amtrak - Kansas City

Kansas City International Airport

Last edited by kcmo; 01-07-2012 at 12:27 PM..
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:59 AM
Location: Saint Louis City
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Nice list KCMO! As a child, I used to beg my parents to go to Worlds of Fun every weekend
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:03 AM
Location: Washington, DC area
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Originally Posted by stlcitygirl View Post
Nice list KCMO! As a child, I used to beg my parents to go to Worlds of Fun every weekend
did you grow up in kc or stl?
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