When you are staying in Kansas City, you may find yourself looking for something fun to do in your free time. This city has plenty of things to offer that you can enjoy doing, whether you are looking for art, entertainment, sports, or something else; here are some of the best things to do year-round in Kansas City.
National World War I Museum and Memorial
The National WWI Museum and Memorial is the only museum in the country that is dedicated solely to the preservation of the personal experiences, objects, and history of WWI. The museum has the “most diverse collection” of documents and objects from WWI in the world, and it is the second-oldest museum dedicated to the war.
Taste of Kansas City Food Tours
The Taste of Kansas City Food Tours takes you to some of the more off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods in the city. You tour specialty food stores and famous restaurants while learning about the culture, architecture, and history of the “Paris of the Plains.” They even offer tours for private groups.
For fans of Major League Baseball, you can visit the Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals, winners of the 2015 World Series. In addition to attending games, the stadium also offers ballpark tours.
J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain
The J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain is the best known and most photographed fountain in Kansas City; a city known for its fountains. It was sculpted in 1910 and brought to Kansas City in 1951. This beautiful fountain is a great place to stop during a visit to Kansas City.
Kansas City has a rich history around jazz and the blues, and the Jazz District is a great place to immerse yourself that history. 18th and Vine is where you can find the Jazz District, and enjoy multiple music venues, great food, and the American Jazz Museum.
Tick Tock Escape Rooms
If you are looking for a unique adventure, the Tick Tock Escape Rooms are fun for all ages. Your group is locked in a room and you must determine how to escape. They use technology to give you a fully immersive experience.
Worlds of Fun
The Worlds of Fun is a theme park that spans 235 acres. It is famous for the Mamba rollercoaster, which is one of the fastest rollercoasters in the world; it is also considered to be one of the scariest. The theme park has the famous Dinosaurs Alive! exhibit, which has 35 full-sized, animatronic dinosaurs that look real and are structured based on the most recent knowledge.
Harley-Davidson Factory Tour
The Harley-Davidson Factory Tour takes you through the factory and allows you to watch the manufacturing process for the motorcycles. If you have a love of bikes, this is a unique way to see them built.
Country Club Plaza
The Country Club Plaza is one of the most popular places to shop and dine in the city. It is an outdoor shopping district that is well known for what it offers and for its architecture. The Country Club Plaza has Spanish-style fountains that were modeled after fountains in Seville.