Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Kansas City

National WWI Museum

Enter this impressive modern museum on a glass walkway over a field of red poppies, the symbol of the trench fighting. Through detailed and engaging displays, learn about a war that is almost forgotten by many Ameri…
Top Choice Museum in Kansas City

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Giant badminton shuttlecocks (the building represents the net) surround this encyclopedic museum, which has standout European painting, photography and Asian art collections. With free entry, a gorgeous sculpture ga…
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College Basketball Experience

Really a gussied-up basketball hall of fame, this interactive (and entirely overstimulating) exhibition lets you try free throws or pretend you're an announcer calling them. It's connected to the glitzy Sprint Cente…
Top Choice Museum in Kansas City

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

This comprehensive museum covers the lesser-known history of African American teams, such as the KC Monarchs and New York Black Yankees, that flourished until baseball became fully integrated. It's part of the Museu…
Area in Kansas City

Country Club Plaza

Built in the 1920s, this posh commercial district (centered on Broadway and 47th St) boasts finely detailed, sumptuous Spanish architecture. It’s rich with public art and sculptures – look for the walking-tour broch…
Museum in Kansas City

Arabia Steamboat Museum

In River Market, this museum displays 200 tons of salvaged 'treasure' from a riverboat that sank in 1856 (one of hundreds claimed by the Missouri River).
Museum in Kansas City

American Jazz Museum

Learn about different jazz styles, rhythms, instruments and musicians – including KC native Charlie Parker – at this interactive museum, at the heart of the city's 1920s African American neighborhood. It's part of t…
Museum in Kansas City

National Museum of Toys & Miniatures

Over 100 years of toys spread over 38 rooms, including the world’s largest fine-scale miniature collection. There are 51,000 toys, 3320 dolls and 1600 army soldiers, making this newly renovated museum one of the lar…
Museum in Kansas City

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Near the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Country Club Plaza, this museum is small and edgy with rotating exhibitions. The cafe is excellent.