Stuff To Do in Kansas City

Between its early roots in agriculture and its development during the jazz era, Kansas City has a rich and vibrant history as well as a newfound revitalization in its urban core. Come and explore Kansas City to find out about the biggest small city in America.

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Kansas City’s Not So Secret Gardens
Kansas City has long been celebrated for cheerfully bubbling fountains and lush, tree-lined boulevards. Now, the word’s getting out about the city’s gardens, beautiful destinations that are ideal for a lesurely stroll, a picnic or a day spent marveling at the wonders of nature.To make the most of your garden sightseeing, we’ve compiled a list of some local favorites that offer everything from more than 160 varieties of roses to globally recognized sculptural art. Let’s go exploring! By Katy Schamberger  Read more on VisitKC.com.

City Market
DSC_4813Since 1857, the City Market has been one of the largest and most enduring public farmers’ markets in the Midwest, linking growers and small businesses to the Kansas City community. In addition, more than 40 full-time tenants offer an eclectic mix of dining, shopping, entertainment and attractions year-round. Join us and be a part of a 150-year tradition.

City Market shops and restaurants are open daily. Please check with individual stores for hours of operation. Shop the Farmers’ Market year-round on Saturdays and Sundays 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Visit the City Market website for more information

Photo Credit: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/54350722Country Club Plaza
Known for its premier shopping opportunities, the Country Club Plaza encompasses a 15-block district with more than 150 shops and dozens of fine restaurants. The Country Club Plaza was the first open-air mall in the United States and is known for its Seville-inspired architecture. Visit the Country Club Plaza website for more information

Crossroads Arts District
Kansas City Crossroads.  Photo Credit: http://kccrossroads.org/about/
Home to more than 400 local artists and 100 independent studios, the Crossroads Arts District is one of the most concentrated gallery districts in the nation. Beyond the galleries, restaurants and storefronts, you’ll find an equally impressive collection of professional design studios, architectural firms, advertising agencies, and other innovative businesses.

And while you’re here, look up. Do you see all those people grilling hamburgers on their balconies as throngs of people mill about in the streets below? They live here. It’s a neighborhood. And you can buy a pair of shoes here without having to worry about finding a parking place.  Visit the Kansas City Crossroads website for more information.

Power and Light District
kansas city power and light.  Photo Credit: http://www.powerandlightdistrict.com/index.cfmThe Power and Light District is Kansas City’s newest cultural attraction for tourists and locals alike. Located alongside the Sprint Center, home of the Big 12 Championships, the Power and Light District is typically full of sports-enthusiasts and others cheering on local teams like the Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Chiefs. Visit the KCPL website for more information.

Westport and Midtown – Due its high frequency of stylish glasses and skinny jeans, Westport is definitely known as the “hipster hangout” of Kansas City. Just like most hipsters, Westport has an eclectic mix of characteristic attractions. Enjoy fine cocktails at places like: Harry’s Wine and Tables or the Westport Café, or have a delicious ale and/or a meal at establishments like: Beer Kitchen, McCoy’s BrewPub or the Green Room. In order to truly live the hipster experience, visit local dive bars like Dave’s Stagecoach Inn, Chez Charlie, or The Brick.

West Bottoms Warehouse District
The west bottoms was once a bustling array of warehouses, most of which have now been abandoned and given a re-birth as art galleries, residential living, and host to weekly antique and flea markets.

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