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Sightseeing and landmarks in Kansas City

Art museums

Art Museum
“Excellent Cafe Sebastienne- call ahead for brunch or lunch reservation and hours. Delicious! ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Visit the home and art studio of a well-known local artist, locating in a stunning old house.”
  • 6 locals recommend

History museums

History Museum
“Fascinating! They offer a two day ticket, because there is so much to see.”
  • 136 locals recommend
History Museum
“In the 1980s a group of explorers found the buried treasures of this 1860s steamboat that sunk on the nearby Missouri River.”
  • 32 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Monument / Landmark
“Not just for History buffs. The Liberty Memorial is directly South of Union Station. Highly recommend taking them in together. If just for an hour-walk through Union Station and up the hill and to the Memorial.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Park
“The entrance to Gate 4 is nearby at Gladstone Blvd and Elmwood Ave, and Gate 3 is at Gladstone Blvd and Walrond Ave, near the Kansas City Museum. The Cliff Drive Scenic Byway is a 3 mile-long road that is usually closed to cars; great for dog walking (on-leash) or biking. Kessler Park surrounds Cliff Drive and has numerous hiking/mountain biking trails, an area for rock climbing, and a frisbee golf course.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“This is the United States only WWI memorial. You can go up to the very top for only $4 just make sure you purchase your tickets early as the gates close at 4:30pm or so.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
Park
  • 1 local recommends

Historic sites

Museum
“Along with Memphis and New Orleans, Kansas City is known for its jazz (and a bit of the blues) This museum has a great collection”
  • 17 locals recommend
Train Station
“Local favorite, so much history to experience along with new attractions like Science City!”
  • 95 locals recommend
Library
“Great museum and research center. Must make an appointment for research access. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Scout has a stunning view of the city and is a great spot for a photo op.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Libraries

Library
“This is the main branch of our library. The building was originally a bank. Always great exhibits and the building itself is a treasure to behold.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Museum
“Truman library and museum shows the history surrounding one of our presidents and Independence Mo.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Library
“Great museum and research center. Must make an appointment for research access. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
“great space to work or relax. they have extensive list of shows and public lectures. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
College Library
  • 1 local recommends
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