Northern Region

Attractions

Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City - The museum contains twenty-four rooms filled with antique dolls, dolls' houses, cast iron toys, trains, and scale miniatures.

Hallmark Visitor's Center - Step through a giant keyhole into an oversize artist's studio—a room filled with six-foot pencils, markers and paintbrushes. Climb atop huge paint jars to view a video on how Hallmark artists draw, letter, paint, sculpt and stitch designs. Then watch a real technician creating dies for cutting or embossing cards.  2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, (816) 274-3613.

Science City - Science City combines the best of science centers, theme parks, restaurants, and four unique theaters all rolled into one. More than 50 hands-on environments, including a Storm Center, Crime Lab and Astronaut Training Center.

Children's Museum of Kansas City - Hands-on activities offer fun learning experiences. Explore a museum that invites kids to ""Touch everything!"" Exhibits are designed to stimulate the imagination and creativity of children ages two through eight and encourage all-age family interaction.

Children's Peace Pavilion - Dedicated to pursuing and promoting peace through example. Children's Peace Pavilion combines a variety of experiences, presentations, learning centers, hands on activities and communications.

American Royal Museum & Visitors Center - See the significance of agriculture in the history of Kansas City. Visit the beginnings of the American Royal. Observe horse shows, rodeo and livestock show clothing, saddles and memorabilia. See how your weight compares with chickens, market hogs and feeder steers. Visit the reading corner, play computer games, learn about livestock judging and have a great time.

Worlds of Fun and Oceans of fun - Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun combined offer over 235 acres of exciting rides, awesome shows and great attractions including two of the top 20 ranked roller coasters in the world. Oceans of Fun offers over 60 acres of water excitement, including 8 water slides, a million-gallon wave pool, areas just for adults and just for children and much more. 

American Jazz Museum - Inside the American Jazz Museum, the essence and living spirit of jazz legends fill the atmosphere as the story of jazz and her greatest performers is told through the sights and sound of one the most interactive museums in the country.

The Coterie Theatre - Kansas City's professional theatre for youth and family audiences.

Airline History Museum - The museum contains a collection of photographs, artifacts, printed material, and audio/visual displays that will bring you the true flavor of an age gone by. Uniforms, galley items, instrumentation, logbooks, personal mementoes, and so much more to bring to life the propeller-driven era.

Arabia Steamboat Museum - Explore this museum and learn how the handsome steamer Arabia prospered on the rivers, perished in 1856 and was finally rediscovered 132 years later, precious cargo intact. This exhibit is many things: history, ingenuity, tragedy, adventure, perseverance, preservation and a tribute to the pioneer spirit.

Kansas City Zoo - The Zoo features over 200 acres of animal fun as well as the first IMAX Theatre in a Zoo. Embark on a safari through Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Uganda and the Congolese Forest.

Kansas City Museum - Exhibitions and programs on science and technology, Regional and Natural history, planetarium, and a 1910 Soda Fountain.


The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - Rich collections bring together masterpieces from every culture and period of the world, from ancient times to the present day. Free tours of sculpture inside the Museum are available for youth groups and are led by teen guides.

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum - The new Negro Leagues Baseball Museum features a 10,000 square-foot multi-media exhibit including two film exhibits, two video exhibits, and 15 computer interactive stations. The gallery is arranged on a time line of African American and baseball history from the 1860s-1950s.

Historic Bethel German Colony - This tiny community of 117 residents strives to preserve its rich heritage. The Colony offers the public an opportunity to step back into a time when colonists lived by the golden rule and shared their crops, clothing, crafts and even their earnings. Explore an 1800s colony with a mapped walking tour, shops and museums, and homemade meals at the Fest Hall.

Mark Twain Cave - The Mark Twain Cave is the oldest show cave in the state of Missouri, giving tours for over 114 years. The cave has also served as a place of hiding for Indians, trappers of animals for trade, the infamous Jesse James and slaves searching for freedom via the Underground Railroad. 

Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum - Visit the original boyhood home of the famous Mark Twain. Though it has gone through extensive restoration, it still keeps the image which it did during Twain's childhood. Tours through the home and adjoining museum contain wonderful collections of historic items.

Mark Twain Riverboat - Enjoy one hour cruises with commentary on river history, legends, and sights. This cruise features an open snack bar with sandwiches and beverages. Dinner cruises and Jazz cruises also available.

Sawyer's Creek Funpark - Located in Hannibal on the banks of the Mississippi River, Sawyer's Creek Funpark offers visitors the opportunity to relive The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in the town where Mark Twain lived as a boy...America's Hometown...Hannibal Missouri.

National Military Heritage Museum - Exhibits depict the history of military service-abroad and at home-during war and between wars. A visit to the museum allows you to learn about all five branches of our military and their roles throughout world history, along with the civilians who served on the home-front.

Pony Express Museum - Historic stables where Pony Express began in 1860, restored as museum illustrating need, operation and end of famed mail service.

St. Joseph Museum - Nineteenth-century mansion houses Native American, local and natural history exhibits. Also home to a variety of seasonal family activities.

Pony Express Historical Association - This association maintains two historical museums. The Patee House Museum served as the Pony Express Headquarters from 1860 to 1861. The Jesse James Home Museum contains a number of items owned by Jesse James with a new exhibit on the 1995 exhumation of the infamous outlaw, including coffin handles, bits of wood, and a pin Jesse James wore in his death photo.

Conception Abbey - Benedictine monastery founded in 1873. See The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, a Romanesque basilica housing a rare example of Beuronese murals.

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art - The Albrecht-Kemper is home to an extraordinary group of colonial portraits, rich holdings of American landscapes as well as distinguished examples of American Impressionism and post-Impressionist artists of the Boston School. The museum also features work by important 20th century artists and a growing contemporary collection.

      

    

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