Engaging Attractions Abound in Kansas City: Where to Go For Fun



With all of the things to do and see in a city, deciding how to spend your time can be quite an agonizing decision. 10Best has narrowed all of the available attractions in Kansas City to a list of the most appealing and reputable, to assist in your decision making. You can rest easy knowing that any choice you make from our list is sure to please. From historic buildings brimming with magnificent architecture and a fascinating past, to the nationally ranked Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art or the soaring sight and sound of Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, there's an attraction to suit every taste. Families can engage with animals at the Kansas City Zoo; participate in hands-on learning at Union Station's Science City; or marvel at the incredible collection of historic artifacts at the National World War I Museum and Arabia Steamboat Museum. And there's no more impressive football venue than Arrowhead Stadium - where fans break Guinness records for noise and host tailgate parties that are renowned throughout the NFL. Boredom is not an option in Kansas City.  


Sprint Center
Photo courtesy of Sprint Center | AEG Kansas City


Since it opened in 2007, Sprint Center has become synonymous with entertainment in downtown Kansas City, whether visitors attend sports competitions, concerts or special events. A striking curved glass exterior enfolds an arena that seats as...  Read More


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Independence


Home of the beloved Chiefs, Arrowhead has seen more than its share of great NFL players, including Joe Montana, Marcus Allen, Derrick Thomas, Len Dawson, and colorful head coach Hank Stram. For more than 25 years, crowds of rabid, red-clad fans...  Read More




A great way for teens and adults to get a history lesson, this National Historic Site offers an intimate glimpse of the 33rd president's life and career. With tours available through only the first floor of this lovely home, the white,...  Read More


Kansas City Zoological Park


There's always something new happening at Kansas City Zoological Park. An extensive renovation program, in the 1990s, added $71 million worth of improvement,s doubled the zoo's area and tripled its animal population. Opened in 2015, the new...  Read More


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18th & Vine Historic District
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Photo courtesy of Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Inc.


A must for serious baseball fans, this unique museum utilizes film, baseball equipment and other memorabilia to track a remarkable chapter of American sports history. Using public computers, guests can view 3-D information regarding the league's...  Read More


Kauffman Center
Photo courtesy of Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts


For the Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Symphony and Lyric Opera of Kansas City, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts was a long-awaited new home when it opened in 2011. Designed by renowned architect, Moshe Safdie, the facility is a...  Read More


Arabia Steamboat Museum
Photo courtesy of David Hawley


This privately-owned museum provides an intriguing glimpse of frontier life during 1856, via artifacts rom the Arabia Steamboat, which sank in the Missouri River. Bob Hawley, his sons David and Greg, and family friends, David Luttrell and Jerry...  Read More




Originally the rail terminal for 12 main lines and 30 subsidiary lines, Union Station hosts Amtrak; and it also became a hub for Kansas City, Missouri's new trolleys in spring 2016. This gorgeous circa-1914 building was renovated in 1997 as a...  Read More


Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
Photo courtesy of Roland Halbe


Based on visitor reviews, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has been voted among the nation's best museums. Established in 1933, it is considered one of America's premier art institutions, with prestigious art pieces that date from antiquity to...  Read More


National World War I Museum and Memorial
Photo courtesy of National World War I Museum and Memorial


Officially the only US museum devoted solely to World War I, Liberty Memorial displays objects that were collected beginning on Armistice Day (November 11, 1918), near the end of the war. The permanent exhibits seek to explain and interpret...  Read More


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Meet Lisa Waterman Gray

Lisa Waterman Gray moved to the Kansas City area 35 years ago and has written professionally for 20+ years. A member of the Midwest Travel Writers Association, she's excited about the...  More About Lisa

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