Best Places To See in Kansas City, MO

Handpicked Top 3 Kansas City Places To See. How do we actually find the most highly rated places to see? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!

NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART

4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64111

Since 1933

Art Museum, Gallery Construction, Accessibility, Dining and Shopping, Library, Collection, Highlights, Exhibitions, Shop, The Museum Store, Conservation, School Programs, Educational Programs & Home School Groups

Children 12 and under & Members: Free admission - Collections of more than 35,000 works of art and welcomes 500,000 visitors a year

Price: Adults: $12, Seniors: $10 & Students with ID: $6

info@nelson-atkins.org
nelson-atkins.org

Wed, Sat & Sun : 10:00 am : 5:00 pm Thu & Fri : 10:00 am : 9:00 pm Mon & Tue : Closed

A wide ranging and vast collection of modern and ancient art and artifacts. Well arranged, well collected, well preserved. This place can rival museums in many large cities. Friendly docents and a free coat check. Did I mention the museum is FREE as well? I've been to much worse collections and paid dearly for it. A lovely place to spend a couple hours, at any price.
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KANSAS CITY ZOO

6800 Zoo Dr, Kansas City, MO 64132

Since 1909

Zoo, Aquarium, Guest Services, Zoological District, Birthday Parties, Weddings, Memorable Meetings, Picnics, Exotic Evenings, Animals, Orangutan Canopy, Helzberg Penguin Plaza, Education Programs, School Resources, Field Trips, Animal Cams & Special Events

Free admission for children ages 2 and under - Groups with 20 or more guests can receive $1 Off their regular admission rates with an advance reservation - Schools in the Zoological District (Jackson and Clay Counties, MO) are free once per school ye

Price: $14.50 adults ages 12 and older, $13.50 seniors ages 55 and older & $11.50 children ages 3-11

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kansascityzoo.org

Mon - Sun : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

I love this Kansas City Zoo! It is located in historic Swope Park. With more than 1,000 animals and over 200 acres, the Zoo is an affordable fun in Kansas City. As someone who loves animals and has visited many zoos, the Kansas City Zoo is unique in many ways. One of them which I love is the free roaming kangaroos. I was less than 2 feet away from one of the kangaroo and at first I thought they were loose. There were nice new exhibits including the Polar Bear Passage and the Penguin Plaza.
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ARABIA STEAMBOAT MUSEUM

400 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64106

Since 1991

Museum, Field Trips, General Public Visits, Motorcoach and Adult Tours, Parties, Events, Student Tours, Exhibitions, Collection, Galleries, Stores, Floor Plan & Gift Shop

Children (3 and under): Free Admission - They used old maps and a proton magnetometer to figure out the probable location and finally discovered it half a mile (800 m) from the modern location of the river under 45 feet (14 m) of silt and topsoil

Price: Adults $14.50, Seniors (60 and older) $13.50 & Children (ages 4 – 14) $5.50

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1856.com

Mon - Sat : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun : 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This is a real gem! We had a terrific tour with a gentleman who was a walking encyclopedia on history! The promotional materials on this site just don't do it justice. I was absolutely overwhelmed with the scale of artifacts preserved in this amazing museum. One of the most striking impressions is the color. As our guide pointed out, we tend to have an almost black and white impression of history from this age, that's probably because we only see it in black-and-white pictures.
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