Sightseeing in Kansas City


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  • Wornall House Museum
    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.
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    6115 Wornall Rd
    Kansas City, MO US
  • Lakeside Nature Center
    Lakeside Nature Center sits within the 1,805-acre Swope Park and offers a unique opportunity for guests to spy residents such as turtles, birds of prey, and snakes along three hiking trails. For those who want to learn more about the native wildlife, the center also offers a “hike with a naturalist” event every month.
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    4701 E Gregory Blvd
    Kansas City, MO US
  • Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City
    Rekindle childhood memories as you walk through the National Toy and Miniature Museum. This 38-room Italianate mansion turned museum holds an impressive toy collection with over 300,000 items. The museum is from the combine collections of lifelong friends and collectors, Barbara Hall Marshall and Mary Harris Francis. As one of the world’s largest private collection of toys and miniatures, this museum welcomes over 25,000 guests each year. Walk into this open mansion and view the world’s largest marble collection or peek into one of the antique miniature doll houses. Explore the other rooms that feature collections of miniature paintings, lovable teddy bears, and much more.
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    5235 Oak St
    Kansas City, MO US
  • Hook Gallery & Framing
    Nestled in Kansas City?s quaint West Plaza Area, Hook Gallery & Framing premieres local and regional artists by hosting their photographs, paintings, and mixed-media pieces, ranging from sculpture to large-scale installations. In addition to displaying work from up-and-coming artists, they preserve treasured photographs and paint-by-numbers portraits with custom framing services boasting more than 500 frame and mat options. The framers also rent out their charming venue for small-scale social events, such as anniversary celebrations and birthday parties.
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    1415 Westport Rd
    Kansas City, MO US
  • The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
    This museum’s Beaux-Arts design is so grand—limestone columns, bronze and marble finishes, soaring skylights—it’s hard to believe it was built during the Great Depression. Also unbelievable: the 35,000-piece art collection, which includes works by Caravaggio, Rembrandt, John Singer Sargent, and Rodin.
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    4525 Oak St
    Kansas City, MO US
  • The college basketball experi
    The College Basketball Experience is many things: a men’s college-basketball hall of fame, ESPNU studio, and basketball court, to name a few. The 41,500-square-foot facility features hands-on exhibits that place visitors in front—and at the center of—the courtside action, giving kids the chance to walk onto the court through an arena tunnel and even sink a game-winning shot.
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    1401 Grand Blvd
    Kansas City, MO US
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