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Things to do in Kansas City

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“A free look at an incredible collection with amazing grounds and architectural marvels ”
  • 235 locals recommend
History Museum
“Fascinating! They offer a two day ticket, because there is so much to see.”
  • 137 locals recommend
Office
“The Power and Light District includes an entire outdoor entertainment area located across from the Sprint Center. Several bars and restaurants all back up to common outdoor space with a stage, usually playing live music. ”
  • 147 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“All types of barbecue, and hundreds of restaurants in KC! START HERE! There’s a line out the door for a reason! ”
  • 126 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“The Plaza is an iconic, must-explore spot in Kansas City, especially during the holidays. If you're looking for high-end shopping, you will find it at The Plaza. You will also find classic, mainstay Kansas City BBQ like Jack Stack (along with all kinds of other restaurants).”
  • 201 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Good ambience, and expansive menu. Perennial powerhouse on the bbq scene. New-age bbq, table service, and drinks! Eat a huge meal and walk 39th afterward. Great people watching, and night spots. ”
  • 85 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Royals games are fun for all ages! Fireworks during the summer after the games, don't miss out. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Antique Shop
“The River Market is home to the City Market, lots of delicious restaurants, old architecture, and the KC Streetcar. ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Take a tour of the famous Boulevard Brewing Co. Tours have to be reserved so check out their website for more details. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“This is where you can go to see the Kansas City Symphony and other larger performances. The building was designed by Moshe Safdie.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Zoo
“Rated as one of Americas best, the Kansas City Zoo spans 202 acres and features over 1300 animals!”
  • 49 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Fountains, movies on the lawn, ice skating during cold month, shops, food, and an incredible waterfall inside the attached Weston Hotel”
  • 60 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Live jazz with superb cocktails! Perfect for after dinner drinks and they also serve absinthe if you're into that.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Garden
“The Rose Garden at Loose Park is beautiful and smells amazing. Once you've enjoyed this you could take a walk/run on the 1.2 mile paved trail and spend time watching the ducks in the pond. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Excellent Cafe Sebastienne- call ahead for brunch or lunch reservation and hours. Delicious! ”
  • 47 locals recommend

Top restaurants

BBQ Joint
“All types of barbecue, and hundreds of restaurants in KC! START HERE! There’s a line out the door for a reason! ”
  • 126 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“Good ambience, and expansive menu. Perennial powerhouse on the bbq scene. New-age bbq, table service, and drinks! Eat a huge meal and walk 39th afterward. Great people watching, and night spots. ”
  • 85 locals recommend
Bar
“Jack Stack Bar-B-Que is another favorite Bar-B-Que places in the Kansas City area.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing BBQ with one of the best beer garden's in Westport. BBQ trays (pick 2 or 3 meats), jalapeno cheesy-corn bake, crispy jo-jo potatoes are some of our favorite items. Grab some BBQ / beer and head out to their patio if the weather is nice. Sunday fried chicken is also popular (available noon until it is sold out). ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Gastropub
“This place and area isn't very well known yet, even among the locals! Great place for lunch and to check out the boutiques in this area. Their gourmet burgers are some of the best burgers I've ever had.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Stylish theater chain for new & classic films features cocktails & creative bites served seat-side.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Gastropub
“You won't be sorry. It is the best burger I have ever eaten. The baby kale salad is also wonderful. They offer gluten-free options for almost everything. I hear the mac and cheese is great.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bar
“Our favorite brunch spot on the Plaza... and favorite restaurant overall! Delicious menu, delicious drinks and fantastic patio. ”
  • 21 locals recommend

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