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Things to DO in Kansas City

Things to DO in Kansas City

Whether you are looking for a DATE NIGHT… or for a FUN ACTIVITY with the KIDS… you’ll find LOADS of options right here in the METRO!

FUN WITH KIDS . . . (and grown-ups, too)!

The Polar Bear Passage is now open at the Kansas City ZOO – Your opportunity to see the world’s array of animal species by enjoying a leisurely walk or a SKY HIGH safari!

WORLD’s of FUN & OCEAN’s of FUN provide the whole family with a SPLASH of fun at our local amusement park and water park.

Take me out to the BALLGAME – catch a professional baseball game or football game at the Truman Sports Complex – cheer on the Kansas City Royals & the Kansas City Chiefs!

Powell Gardens or the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens offers events and activities for everyone looking to enjoy a little natural respite.

And… for the cultural experience – visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum or the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art boasting ART & Architecture

Spend the DAY and the NIGHT in KC, KS – at the Great Wolf Lodge – kids love a good water park… with endless shopping nearby – PLUS the Kansas Speedway, Schlitterbahn, Sporting KC (professional SOCCER) or catch a Kansas City T-Bones Baseball game!


Discover Kansas City culture at First Fridays Art Openings! On the FIRST FRIDAY of each month… the locals arrive to check out the latest in ART and fun people-watching J

The Country Club Plaza is known as the premier entertainment district – loaded with shops, fine dining and entertainment.

NIGHTLIFE abounds… from the Power & Light District… to Westport… to Martini Corner…OPEN late for the NIGHT OWLs!

Catch a SHOW at one of the local venues… the New Theatre Restaurant, the American Heartland Theatre, the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, the Starlight Theatre, Theatre in the Park, the Uptown Theater or the Midland… and BRAND NEW– the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts!

Check for the latest event at the SPRINT CENTER – hosting everything from Basketball & Hockey to the hottest CONCERT tours, Circus or Cirque du Soleil!


  • American ROYAL
    From a world class BBQ contest (9/29-10/2) to Rodeos, Horse Shows or Livestock Shows – there’s plenty TO DO at the American Royal!
  • Renaissance Festival - A Step back in time
    OPEN through October 15th – Weekends ONLY
  • Grunauer Oktoberfest at Crown Center (9/30-10/2/2011)
  • Longview Art & World Music Festival (9/30-10/2/2011)
  • Parktoberfest Flood Relief Festival (10/1/2011)
  • 2011 Ciderfest – Louisburg Cider Mill (10/1-10/2/2011)
  • Weston Applefest – Weston, MO (10/1-10/2/2011)
  • Svensk Hyllningsfest – Lindsborg, KS (10/8/2011)
    • Take a day trip for some Swedish Culture!
  • Rhythm & Ribs Jazz & Blues Festival – American Jazz Museum (10/8/2011)
  • Harvest Moon American Indian Festival – Crown Center (10/15/2011)
  • Weston Irish Fest (10/14-10/16/2011)
  • Haunted Houses
    • Visit the West Bottoms for a scary time!