Kansas City Attractions

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Attractions in Kansas City, Missouri

CocoKey Water Resort - Think of it as a tropical Aquarium for people. CocoKey is the best family getaway. CoCo Key Water Resorts are soon to be the nations largest family of indoor Water Resorts. Designed to delight every age and interest and to be an affordable experience.

Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden - We inspire people to appreciate, beautify and conserve the natural environment. The Gardens’ peaceful setting on 915 acres provides opportunities for learning and reflection through personal visits, a year-round education program, research and special events.

Harley-Davidson Vehicle and Powertrain Operations - The tour center features a series of displays that guide you through the various manufacturing and assembly processes and illustrate the individual and collaborative skills necessary to produce each motorcycle. After your tour visit our unique museum. You even get a chance to sit on one of the huge bikes.

Historic Liberty Jail - Historic Liberty Jail features a reconstruction of the original Clay County Jail on the same site of its initial location. We offer free tours, including art, sculpture, photographs and an audio-visual presentation focusing on social and religious history of the area during the 1830s, with special attention to events associated with the Liberty Jail.

Kaleidoscope - Kaleidoscope is a magical art studio where children can be creative and feel good about their own special ideas. Creating with bows, cardboard, jazzy junk, making puzzles and painting with melted crayons are just a few of the fun things to do. Independent art sessions for children ages 5-12 and family art Sessions for children of all ages!

Kansas City Fountains - From large and majestic to small and whimsical, each Kansas City fountain has a character all its own. So it's no surprise why this Midwestern metropolis has earned its bubbly nickname, the City of Fountains.

Kansas City Zoo - Whether you’re looking for a fun activity for you and the kids, or want to have an unusual “grown up” experience on your own, the Kansas City Zoo is excited to offer Zoo-nique adventures for you and your family. The Zoo is divided into several sections: Australia; Tiger Trail (Asia); Tropics, an indoor rainforest; KidZone; and a 100 acre-African Plains.

Kansas Speedway - Kansas Speedway hosts NASCAR’s premier series, the Sprint Cup Series. It also brings the superstars of the Indy Racing League’s IndyCar Series, the NASCAR Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series and the ARCA RE/MAX Series to Kansas City, Kan., for an exciting season of heart-pounding motorsports action.

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art - The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art presents modern and contemporary art of the highest quality and significance. It collects, preserves, documents, interprets, and exhibits a growing permanent collection; develops and presents special exhibitions; and offers a variety of educational programs. Admission is always free and the Museum serves a diverse and inclusive public population.

Lakeside Nature Center - Have you ever wanted to visit a 76 year old box turtle? Well, you can at the Lakeside Nature Center. Lakeside Nature Center is one of Missouri's largest wildlife rehabilitation facilities and provides educational and recreational opportunities that focus on the environment.

Loose Park - A beautiful urban park with wading pool, Civil War markers, Garden Center, Japanese Tea Room, Loose Lake, reservable shelter house, tennis courts, sprayground, playground, walking trails, picnic areas, rain garden, Stanley R. McLane Arboretum, and the Laura Conyers Smith Rose Garden.

National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial - The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial inspires thought, dialogue, and learning to make the experiences of the World War I era meaningful and relevant for present and future generations.

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum - The NLBM was conceived as a museum to tell the complete story of Negro Leagues Baseball, from the average players to the superstars. Experience a tour of multi-media displays, museum store, photographs and more!

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is dedicated to the enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts and the varied cultures they represent.

Paradise Park Family Fun & Adventure - Paradise Park is Kansas City's Premier Family Destination, offering Family Fun & Adventure, unique attractions, educational and discovery play, and professional development opportunities in a wholesome, safe, clean and friendly environment!

Penguin Park - This fun and playful park has everything from a 26-foot kangaroo slide to a 23-foot penguin to play inside. Kids don't want to leave this famed Northland park. There is also a great trail that leads down to the lake on the south side of the park with plenty of shelter houses and BBQ grills to go around.

Schlitterbahn Vacation Village Waterpark - Schlitterbahn is a complete waterpark experience that features a thrilling uphill water coaster, two mammoth tubing rivers including the world's longest tidal wave river, three huge slides, a white water tube chute, 13 mini slides for kids, three relaxing beach areas and a giant hot tub with swim-up refreshment bar.

Science City at Union Station - There is no place in Kansas City – or any city – quite like Union Station. This fully restored landmark is Kansas City's most prominent destination for cultural and entertainment activities. From Dinosaurs Unearthed to Engineerium there is a lot of fun and learning going on.

Shoal Creek Living History Museum - The 1800s come alive at this living history museum. Shoal Creek Living History Museum is a village of more than 20 authentic 19th century buildings. Covering more than 80 acres of beautiful rolling hills in Kansas City North's Hodge Park, the museum dedicates itself to bringing the 19th century Missouri to life through special events, programs, tours and reenactments.

Arabia Steamboat Museum - During your visit you will hear legendary tale of the loss and discovery of the Steamboat Arabia and it's 200 tons of cargo. Your amazing journey will take you on a journey of many kinds. You will see artifacts and engines and boilers that were once located on this replica of the Arabia!

The College Basketball Experience - This is a great place for all you sports lovers. After more than 100 years of magnificent history, there is now a home to celebrate the game of men’s collegiate basketball. But the CBE is not just a place where you go and look. The word “experience” is in the title because that’s exactly what fans can do – experience the game of college basketball.

The Money Museum at Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City - Visit the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Money Museum – a billion dollar experience! Free and open to the public, the Money Museum offers guests the opportunity to watch millions of dollars in currency be processed, lift a gold bar worth nearly $400,000 and enjoy fun, interactive exhibits while learning about the economy.

The National Archives at Kansas City - The National Archives at Kansas City is one of 14 facilities nationwide where the public has access to Federal archival records. Here you can see original historical documents, photographs, maps and drawings from nearly 100 agencies.

Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun - An exciting amusement park with thrill rides as well as amazing water slides. The rides at Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun are dynamic and thrilling. Over thirty years of experience, Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun is a place you won't want to miss out on!