Best Places To See in Kansas City

Expert recommended Top 3 Places To See in Kansas City, Missouri. All of our places to see face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64111 Directions

Since 1933

Scholarship, Research, Conservation, Presentation, Community, Exhibitions, Shop, Educational Programs, Dining and Shopping, Collection, Gallery Construction, Home School Groups, Events, Classes, Tours, Library, Workshops, Accessibility & Museum Store

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is committed to the enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts and the various cultures that they represent. The Nelson-Atkins aims to accomplish this aim by adhering to the highest quality standards in collecting, preserving, displaying, and presenting works of art. You can discover real originals, the most fabulous creations of civilization, from the works of ancient to contemporary art. Visitors can view, appreciate, and recognize the most beautiful visual arts and the diverse cultures they serve. Atkins holds collections of over 35,000 artworks and attracts 500,000 visitors annually. It offers children's pre-k, after-school, and summer art workshops. It affords free admission for visitors.

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

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6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, MO 64132 Directions

Since 1909

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

'Kansas City Zoo' is host to more than 1,700 species and it has over 200 acres. The world-class exhibitions and outstanding services draw tourists from all over the world, as well as families from nearby. Spend your weekends traveling around Africa in their Sky Safari or cruise at the KC Zoo, visiting giraffes, chimpanzees, and hippos. It gives tourists the chance to stand back and gaze in awe at the wonders of their natural world. Zoo provides an exciting summer experience for a small number of children in Kansas City. Take a spin on the carousel of endangered animals, take the train and then continue the trip to Africa by tram. You can see the Helzberg Penguin Plaza, the Tigers on a bear track, or the Australian Kangaroo Mob. Zoo offers free admission for children ages two and under.

Discount: Groups with 20 or more guests can receive $1 Off their regular admission rates with an advance reservation View Deal

Price: Admission:
Adults ages 12 and older $18
Seniors ages 55 and older Children ages 3-11 $16

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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat & Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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400 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64106 Directions

Since 1991

Educational Programs, General Public Visits, Field Trips, Motorcoach and Adult Tour, Parties, Events, Artifacts, Guided and Student Tours, Exhibitions, Gift Shop, Reception, Displays, Collection, Stores & Galleries

Arabia Steamboat Museum is a popular attraction of Kansas City, a museum that held 200 tons of life cargo on the American border in 1856. The story of sunken Arabia and its cargo, a fascinating time capsule of life on the American frontier, examines the lives of Western settlers. The longest US river that claimed almost 400 other steamboats along its 2,500-mile length. It is the most comprehensive single collection of pre-Civil War artifacts in the world. It has over 200 tons of cargo in 16 midwest frontier cities, intended for general stores and homes. The collection is an ongoing task as preservationists strive to clean 60 more tons of artifacts in a conservation lab that visitors can display.

Price: Admission:
Children (ages 4-14) - $5.50
Adults - $14.50
Seniors (60 and older) - $13.50
Groups rates: (25 or more) -$12.50
School groups (K – 12) - $5.50
Elementary Interactive - $7.50 & Middle School Interactive -

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

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