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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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“The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is an art museum in Kansas City, Missouri, known for its neoclassical architecture and extensive collection of Asian art. ”
  • 227 locals recommend
History Museum
“This treasure is close to the Urban Farmhouse. Interesting museum and beautiful views of Kansas City. ”
  • 132 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“The Original Joe's KC (Previously called Oklahoma Joe's.. but that story if for another day). Z-Man sandwich is a KC staple and must try. Get burnt end sandwich while you can (they run out everyday / first come first served). Lines can be long on the weekend. Non BBQ lovers can hit up Taco Republic / Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken next door. *****CLOSED ON SUNDAYS***** ”
  • 120 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Best BBQ in America!!!!! Call ahead for reservations or expect at least a 45+ minute wait in the evenings and weekends. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“A favorite local attraction for restaurants, shopping, coffee shops and dessert bakeries! A must place to visit! ”
  • 113 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).”
  • 78 locals recommend
Office
“ With more than 50 unique restaurants, bars, shops and entertainment venues, the Kansas City Power & Light District offers something for everyone. For those looking for a fun night on the town, check out KC Live, an entertainment plaza with two levels of high-energy bars, restaurants and nightclubs plus live music and more.”
  • 132 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”
  • 52 locals recommend
Zoo
“Nice place to visit if you love animals. They have over 1,700 animals to include a Polar Bear!”
  • 47 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. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Beer that helped put KC Craft Brews on the map. Great spot for groups, you could easily spend all day here!”
  • 78 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Our beautifully renovated NFL stadium, home to the Chiefs. Bonus: world-class tailgating. ”
  • 29 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. ”
  • 47 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. ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Antique Shop
“Great farmers market on the weekend, brunch and dinner spots everywhere! A fun, walkable district! ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Bar
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“Set in the burgeoning Crossroads Art District, the historic converted Freight House will wow you with its 25-foot ceilings, fireplace lounge with full-service bar, and indoor and outdoor private dining. Located near The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Sprint Center and an array of local art galleries and boutiques, they serve remarkable Kansas City barbecue in the heart of KC”
  • 37 locals recommend

Top restaurants

BBQ Joint
“The Original Joe's KC (Previously called Oklahoma Joe's.. but that story if for another day). Z-Man sandwich is a KC staple and must try. Get burnt end sandwich while you can (they run out everyday / first come first served). Lines can be long on the weekend. Non BBQ lovers can hit up Taco Republic / Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken next door. *****CLOSED ON SUNDAYS***** ”
  • 120 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“Best BBQ in America!!!!! Call ahead for reservations or expect at least a 45+ minute wait in the evenings and weekends. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Bar
“Set in the burgeoning Crossroads Art District, the historic converted Freight House will wow you with its 25-foot ceilings, fireplace lounge with full-service bar, and indoor and outdoor private dining. Located near The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Sprint Center and an array of local art galleries and boutiques, they serve remarkable Kansas City barbecue in the heart of KC”
  • 37 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). ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Stylish theater chain for new & classic films features cocktails & creative bites served seat-side.”
  • 31 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.”
  • 39 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
BBQ Joint
“Celebrated spot for smoked meats served with Wonder bread & fries in plain self-service digs.”
  • 21 locals recommend

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