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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.

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“Drop in for an hour, come for lunch, or spend the entire day wandering through world-class galleries. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is the cultural jewel of Kansas City and just three blocks from the Country Club Plaza, and admission is free. The Nelson-Atkins, recognized as one of America’s finest art museums, strives to be the place where the power of art engages the spirit of community. With 40,000 works of art, the Nelson-Atkins is best known for its new Bloch Galleries, featuring Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, plus its Asian art, photography, American paintings, American Indian and Egyptian galleries. The Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park, a beautiful setting for a walk or picnic, is an oasis in the city and home to notable sculptures.”
226 locals recommend
History Museum
“America's official World War I museum and memorial, located in Kansas City, Mo. Home to the most comprehensive collection of WWI objects in the world.”
130 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. ”
120 locals recommend
Office
“Downtown Kansas City Power and Light is a lively entertainment district featuring live events, restaurants and bars, and shopping!”
126 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Great BBQ, atmosphere, beer! You can find it all here! A must try when visiting KC!”
75 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
“The Kansas City Zoo connects people to each other and the natural world to promote understanding, appreciation, and conservation. ”
45 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
Brewery
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“Take a tour and visit the beer hall for an exciting day full of GREAT beer!”
75 locals recommend
Antique Shop
“Enjoy the outdoor market place and riverboat museum. This neighborhood is nestled along the Missouri River and is home to antique stores, local restaurants and plenty of family fun. ”
69 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Our beautifully renovated NFL stadium, home to the Chiefs. Bonus: world-class tailgating. ”
28 locals recommend
Lounge
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“If you are looking to set the mood, this place is the place to be! The lighting is low and the vibe is retro. Order some drinks and enjoy the live music this iconic jazz club has to offer! This is a lovely spot for a romantic date.”
63 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