Sightseeing in Kansas City

Saturday Self-Guided Arrowhead Stadium Tour for 2, 4, or 10 from Kansas City Chiefs (Up to 51% Off)

Kansas City Chiefs

Truman Sports Complex

Tours explore Chiefs Hall of Honor and locker rooms of Arrowhead Stadium with a chance to throw passes on the field’s sideline

$40 $24

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Holiday Lights Tour in Luxury Vehicle for 2, 6, 8, or 14 from Trinity Limousine Company (50% Off)

Trinity Limousine Company

Westport Coffee House

Luxury tours gently roll through town so that passengers can take in the twinkling lights at the Country Club Plaza and surrounding areas

$119 $59

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$89 for One-Hour Holiday Lights Tour For Up to Eight from Vegas Limo KC ($195 Value)

Vegas Limousine

Ravenwood-somerset

Trained chauffeurs collect up to 8 people in a luxury stretch limousine for a BYOB one-hour tour of Kansas City’s holiday lights

$195 $89

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Sharks After Dark Event for 2 or 4 Adults at SEA LIFE Aquarium Kansas City (Up to 36% Off). Choose from 5 Dates.

SEA LIFE Aquarium Kansas City

Crown Center

Get access to the facility after regular hours, in a special adults-only aquatic-themed engagement

$43 $29

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Sightseeing Trolley Tour with Kansas City Fun Tours (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Kansas City Fun Tours

Union Station

Classic red-and-green trolley rolls through Kansas City as guides narrate the journey with historical facts and local anecdotes

$20 $11

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60-Minute Holiday Lights Tour from Corporate Coach (Up to 53% Off)

Holiday Lights Corporate Coach

Bank of America Plaza

View holiday lights from the plush confines of a Lincoln sedan, luxury SUV, stretch limo, or stretch SUV

$139 $69

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General or VIP Visits for Two Adults and Two Children to the National Airline History Museum (Up to 83% Off)

National Airline History Museum

Northland

Photographs, artifacts, and aircraft such as 1941 Douglas DC-3 and 1952 Martin 404 illustrate the history of commercial flight

$26 $12

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Visit for Two or Four to the American Jazz Museum (Up to 45% Off)

American Jazz Museum

Kansas City

Guests look and listen inside exhibits that chronicle the history of jazz, including a 1930s nightclub replica where live musicians play

$20 $12

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$289 for a Holiday Plaza Lights Helicopter Tour from KC Copters, A Johnny Rowlands Company ($575 Value)

KC Copters

Kansas City

Helicopters fly over famed holiday lights of the Country Club Plaza

$575 $289

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National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial Visit for Two or a Family of Four (Up to 48% Off)

National World War Museum

Liberty Memorial

First-person accounts form a narrative that runs through the stirring exhibitions at the nation’s official World War I Museum

$44 $23

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Segway Tour in September, October, November, or December for Two from Segway Bike & Stroll (Up to 50% Off)

Segway Bike & Stroll

Country Club Plaza

Explore local art, outdoor exhibits, and history, gliding on a Segway to each destination

$140 $70

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In 1986, aviation enthusiasts Dick McMahon and Larry Brown embarked on a mutually shared dream: find and restore a Lockheed Super G Constellation. Long gone from the friendly skies, the “Connie,” as the aircraft is known to aficionados and flirtatious air traffic controllers, was once a sight to behold––a beautiful mix of mechanical power and graceful design. After much sleuthing, the pair managed to locate a 1958 model in Mesa, Arizona, acquire it from the storage facility in which it lived, and transporting it to Hangar 9 at the Kansas City Downtown Airport for refurbishment.

Thus was established the National Airline History Museum, a passion project that grew over the ensuing decades to fill three museum rooms with airline artifacts and ephemera. Inside, visitors mine the rich history of commercial flight as they view early photographs and exchange the latest jokes about airline food. They even have the opportunity to walk through several of the aircraft in the hangar, including a 1941 Douglas DC-3 and a 1952 Martin 404 in addition to the famed Lockheed Constellation.

201 NW Lou Holland Dr
Kansas City,
MO
US

Grabbing the top spot in CityVoter’s 2009 Best Museum poll, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art serves as Kansas City’s intersection of art, culture, and history. Boasting more than 33,500 pieces and art objects, the museum’s vast collections are organized by period, geography, and medium and feature everything from photographs to sculpture to haunted portraits with eyes that follow visitors around the room. Rotating exhibitions encourage return visits, like a sentient boomerang that grabs your hand and refuses to let go. The current exhibit, Solitary: Alienation in Modern Life, explains away loneliness with works from artists including Henri Matisse, Otto Dix, and Paul Klee, who moonlighted as a self-help guru and was the first to posit that men and women may be space aliens hailing from separate planets. This Saturday, the museum opens two new exhibitions, Through African Eyes: The European in African Art, 1500 to Present and Romancing the West: Alfred Jacob Miller in the Bank of America Collection, which members get to see for free.

4525 Oak St
Kansas City,
MO
US

American Jazz Museum’s annual Rhythm & Ribs Jazz and Blues Festival is a one-day music extravaganza that colludes the talents of soulful singers, strummers, horn blowers, and string twangers across three performance stages. Headlining the event, the seven-member band War (10 p.m.–11:30 p.m.) blasts its funk melodies into the air. Before War takes the stage, Bobby “Blue” Bland (7:30 p.m.–9 p.m.) serenades the audience with sultry favorites, such as his rendition of Bill Withers' “Ain’t No Sunshine,” after Christian McBride with Inside Straight (5 p.m.–6:30 p.m.) cues the miniature musician living inside his standup bass to play a euphony of soul. Throughout the day, patrons can indulge in fare from local food vendors (not included with this Groupon) such as City Bar-B-Q, snacking until their fingers are covered with enough sauce to ensure easy snapping.

1616 E 18th St
Kansas City,
MO
US

This duo of history-rich houses showcase antebellum architectural styles, while providing insight into the mores of the era. With four tour tickets total, the historically inclined can visit each house twice or bring a friend along for each visit, while family memberships net unlimited entries for the nuclear unit, along with advance invites to special society-only events. A Greek revival-style home from 1858, the John Wornall House beckons history lovers in to watch costumed reenactors living in the past, where they play period-specific video games while drinking period-specific Mountain Dew. Regular special events at the house include paranormal investigations by local ghost hunters and recreations of the house’s past as a Civil War hospital. Dogs can sprint across the lush grounds while their two-legged companions waft in luscious scents from the herb garden, which contains a variety of delicate plants used in medicines and recipes.

8201 State Line Rd
Kansas City,
MO
US

With 41,500 square feet dedicated to men's collegiate basketball, The College Basketball Experience provides hours of all-ages amusement. Learn about influential hoop-dreamers in the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, and rediscover and get schooled in key moments in Kansas City's role in shaping the game. Visitors can also participate in hands-on, interactive exhibits that place them in front and at the center of the courtside action, from announcing plays to sinking game-winning shots.

1401 Grand Blvd
Kansas City,
MO
US

Kansas City pit-masters are a bit like wizards: with dashes of sauce and wisps of wood-smoke, they summon barbecue aficionados from across the world. But tourists aren't the only ones who hunger for their savory-sweet brisket, ribs, and burnt ends??locals do, too. Bethanie Schemel, owner of KC Barbecue Tours, gives both locals and travelers insider's access to the rich history??and deep flavor??of the city's smoked-meat scene through bus-guided food tours.

On these tours, groups visit famed barbecue hot-spots. They also make stops at beneath-the-radar barbecue joints. "We do have a couple smaller places on our tour that we tend to keep a secret because they are the hidden gems that not a lot of people know about," owner Bethanie Schemel told KCTV 5 News. Food isn't the only reason for booking a spot on one of KC Barbecue Tours' expeditions?participants also get a peek at behind-the-scenes preparation techniques, and can ask pit-masters for tips on what type of wood chips to use or how to build a xylophone from leftover rib bones.

1205 E 85th St.
Kansas City,
MO
US