Top 10 Best Things to Do in Kansas City

Kansas City is one of the 52 states of America that was once home for Native Americans. Overland Park, Wichita, Olathe, Shawnee, Manhattan, Lenexa, Salina, Lakewood, Derby and Newton are some of its important towns. The state is home for many notable people like Wendell Johnson, the Psychologist, Jack Kilby, the Nobel prize winner in Physics, and Earl Wilbur Sutherland, a Noble winner in Physiology or Medicine. Now you have realized the importance of this great state, where should you go and what should you do if you passed by? The answer is in the following list:

10 Deanna Rose Children Farmstead

The Deanna Rose farmstead is located in Overland Park. It is beautiful in its simulation of the old American farms. Children can enjoy many activities that farmers used to do like milking a cow, riding wagons in the woods, as well as feeding baby goats.


9 Steamboat Arabia Museum

Are you a fan of adventure and suspense? Here is a place for you to explore in Kansas City. In 1856, the Steamboat Arabia sank in the Missouri River and all efforts to find it gone futile. After a century, the steamboat came to the surface with a plethora of old treasures that were the trigger behind the museum.


8 Arthur Bryant’s BBQ

Kansas City is known as number one in barbecue all over the world. Many restaurants in the city would serve you your favorite BBQ, still Arthur Bryant’s is the crème de la crème.

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7 Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

The museum is a non-profit organization founded in 1990 as a showcase of the Afro-American long history in the baseball game. Visitors of the museum can see many photos and works of art that recorded the long history of Afro-Americans in this game.


6 Kansas City Zoo

In the same area of 8 castles stands the Kansas city zoo. It houses a plethora of different animals like the baboon, cheetah, elephant, gorilla, lion, hippo, chimp and rhino. Nikita and Berlin are the most famous animals in the zoo. It is also home for a very wide swimming pool that kids enjoy.


5 The Legoland Discovery Center

Like a Disneyland, the Legoland Discovery center is the kids’ favorite. What can kids do? Oh, with the lego bricks, kids can do a lot. Professor Brick-a-Brack can teach kids how lego bricks are built and colored.



4 Sea Life Aquarium

In Kansas City, the Sea Life Aquarium houses thousands of sea creatures especially fish. Visitors experience a life-like aquatic plunge where they come to a close contact with the different creatures from shark to fish safely.



3 National Word War I Museum

The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial reflects many events from the war. The museum tells many stories of the period between 1914 and 1918. In 2004, the Congress declared that this museum is the one and only museum that represents the First World War in the United States.

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2 Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is home for a hefty collection of about 7500 photos. Such great photographers like Eugene Smith, Diane Arbus, Robert Frank, and Mathew Brady took the photos in the 1930s onward. The paintings in the museum are another great treasure. Visitors will find the works of art of giants like Homer and Alfred Jensen, Thomas Hart Benton, and George Caleb Bingham.


1 Country Club Plaza

Natives and tourists alike appreciate the Kansas Country Club Plaza, or simply Plaza. Taken into account its long and prolific history, the plaza was the first to afford a place for clients with cars. As a luxurious shopping mall that offer deluxe goods, there is no wonder that the Plaza is the number one city attraction.


Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson, a world traveler and blogger with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Jack has dedicated his career to following, checking, and recording interesting stuff from around the world, sharing his experiences and insights with his readers. His passion for travel began at a young age, and he went on to study journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. After graduation, Jack worked as a freelance writer and photographer, traveling the world and documenting his adventures. He went on to become a travel blogger, sharing his stories and insights with a growing audience of readers. Jack has written extensively on travel, culture, and lifestyle, and has been featured in publications such as Lonely Planet, National Geographic, and Travel + Leisure. He is also a sought-after speaker and lecturer, and has given talks at conferences and universities around the world. In his free time, Jack enjoys hiking, surfing, and exploring new destinations off the beaten path. He is passionate about helping others discover the joys of travel and is always on the lookout for new and interesting places to explore.
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