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Best things to do in Kansas City

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bike Rental / Bike Share
“Whether you are exploring the collection for the first time or the hundredth time, there's always something new.”
227 locals recommend
History Museum
“Admission $18 Adults/$10 Kids. The National WWI Museum and Memorial is the only American museum solely dedicated to preserving the objects, history and personal experiences of a war whose impact still echoes in the world today. ”
131 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“The absolute BEST bbq in the Midwest. Try the infamous Z-Man with an ice cold beer. ”
121 locals recommend
Office
“Home to more than 50 bars, restaurants and shops, the Kansas City Power & Light District is an eight-block entertainment hub unlike any other in town. KC Live!—the district’s covered outdoor courtyard—hosts more than 150 free events each year. Fans gather here to cheer on their favorite squads, be it the Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, Sporting Kansas City or one of the many teams playing in the Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship. Across the street you’ll find one of the country’s busiest arenas, the glittering Sprint Center. ”
127 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Great BBQ, atmosphere, beer! You can find it all here! A must try when visiting KC!”
76 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“The Country Club Plaza is a must see when visiting KC! The historic Spanish architecture, famous fountains, blocks of shopping, and unique restaurants are simply too amazing to miss! ”
112 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“First outdoor shopping district in the country. Great shopping and dining experience at your doorstep.”
79 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Kauffman Stadium often called "The K", is a baseball park located in Kansas City, Missouri, that is home to the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball”
51 locals recommend
Zoo
“Each visit to the Kansas City Zoo is a new adventure! Guests are also welcome to bring in their food and drinks for refreshment. We have several scenic locations perfect for a picnic lunch and parking at the Zoo is always free!”
46 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“One of the World’s 15 Most Beautiful Concert Halls The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, a major not-for-profit center for music, opera, theater, and dance designed by Moshe Safdie, opened in 2011. ”
57 locals recommend
Antique Shop
“Sample cuisines from all across the world and navigate through stalls stocked with fresh produce. This distinct, 150-year-old riverfront neighborhood is a mecca for lovers of history, local produce and fresh eats.”
70 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Founded in 1989, Boulevard Brewing Company has grown to become the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest.”
77 locals recommend
Lounge
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“For my music lovers! I actually use to perform here — Green Lady Lounge is one of Kansas City’s treasures! Amazing jazz music by amazing local artists..delicious cocktails crafted by some of THE BEST bartenders in kansas city. And the ambiance (my favorite) gives you this old burlesque vibe — It’s stunning inside! Another great place for couples as well. ”
65 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Our beautifully renovated NFL stadium, home to the Chiefs. Bonus: world-class tailgating. ”
28 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Great place for everyone! Shopping, food, Science City, Lego land, Union station ww1 museum. Tons of stuff to do here!”
52 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