Many people think that St Louis is the biggest city in Missouri, but that title goes to Kansas City. From great barbecue to the Royals, entertaining attractions, museums and more, KC has quite a lot to offer its visitors. Let’s take a look at what all there is to do when you plan a trip to the ‘Heart of America.’
The National WWI Museum and Memorial is the top-ranked attraction in KC. It sounds like a great place to start, right? Get up close and personal with World War I at this museum located at 2 Memorial Drive. After browsing the galleries, reach the top of Liberty Monument so that you can take some great pictures.
The second top attraction and place of interest in Kansas City is the Arabia Steamboat Museum. This museum is located at 400 Grand Boulevard, and you’re going to find 200 tons of steamboat cargo. Time travel back to 1856, figuratively speaking, and experience the story of this particular steamboat and its culture.
You will also want to check out the Harry Truman Sports Complex, especially if you want to attend a game or take in a tour of either stadium housed there. Kauffman Stadium is home to the Kansas City Royals baseball team, and you can also stop by Arrowhead Stadium to catch a Chiefs game.
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is also in Kansas City. It has been quite some time since Jackie Robinson helped make things right in terms of baseball history and race relations. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum honors those who went before him, paving the way and showcasing some of the best talent that this sport has ever seen, and will ever see.
Want to enjoy some good brews, perhaps less costly ones than you will find at Kauffman Stadium? Make your way to Boulevard Brewing Company and look at how some of the best beer in Kansas City is made. Boulevard Brewery is located at 2501 Southwest Boulevard, and the tasting room awaits you. It should be mentioned that you can also take a tour of the nearby Roasterie, where you can enjoy some delicious coffee.
How about a visit to The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures? You’re talking about an enormous collection of antiques and miniatures. The location for The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures is 5235 Oak Street. You will find the miniatures on the 1st floor, and the antiques are on the 2nd floor. People say that there is something for people of all ages at this museum.
Other notable things to do in Kansas City include a visit to City Market, Starlight Theater and Sea Life Kansas City. The Heart of America is a very cultured and interesting place to visit and enjoy with your family. Did you know that KC ranks #38 on the list of the most populous cities in the US? You’re not going to run out of places of interest to explore as you make your way around Kansas City MO.