Sightseeing in Lees Summit

Museum Visits for Two or Four to Leila's Hair Museum (Half Off)

Leila's Hair Museum

Independence

$12 $6

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Hair museum dedicates its space to wreaths, reliquaries, and jewelry all made from and with hair

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

$40 $24

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

12-Mile or 25-Mile Helicopter Flight for Up to 3 from KC Copters, A Johnny Rowlands Company (Up to 58% Off)

KC Copters- A Johnny Rowlands Company

Multiple Locations

$359 $149

Helicopters fly around the city to showcase sights such as the Power & Light District in daylight or at night when the skyline's lit up

6- or 12-Mile Helicopter Flight for Up to Three from Timberview Helicopters (Up to 51% Off)

Timberview Helicopters

Northland

$297 $145

Flight over downtown area delivers views of the city center, Sprint Center, and the Plaza

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

$26 $12

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

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

American Jazz Museum

Kansas City

$20 $12

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

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Kansas City

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Membership to Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Including Dinner Gala (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Robert J. Dole Institute Of Politics

Lawrence

$100 $65

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The Dole Institute's mission is to promote civic participation among young people and demonstrate the honor of working in politics

Visit for Two, Four, or Six People to the Glore Psychiatric Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Glore Psychiatric Museum

St. Joseph

$12 $7

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Psychiatric museum in "1,000 Things to Do Before You Die" explores old-fashioned mental-health treatments in surgical admitting building

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The nonprofit organization of Summit Art, Inc. and its 80-artist collective manage Got Art Gallery on Third, an independent nonprofit gallery that works closely with local artists and is dedicated to enriching the cultural landscape of citizens in Lee’s Summit and the South Jackson County area. Gallery director and mixed-media artist Teresa Hogan Keene covers exposed brick walls with rotating exhibitions that showcase artists skilled in photography, painting, and mixed-media creations.

At the back of the gallery, a classroom hosts adult students learning to paint in BYOB sessions, where they can sip libations such as wine or flavored watercolors, as well as classes aimed at teaching drawing and acrylics to children and teens.

18 SE 3rd St
Lees Summit,
MO
US

When writer Richard Faulk set out to catalog the nation's oddest corners for his book Gross America, Leila's Hair Museum was an obvious choice. There, Leila Cohoon preserves and furthers the off-kilter artform of hair-based crafts, which stretches back to the 1700s and beyond. In a piece for CNN.com, Faulk notes that, in pre-photography days, Victorian artisans would "[weave] jewelry and decorative lace out of human hair" as a means of remembering departed loved ones, with "successive generations [sometimes adding] to the lacework to create a genealogical record, much like a family bible". In addition to these personal mementoes, Leila's collection includes 400 hair-based wreaths dating before 1900, and numerous reliquaries said to contain the hair of Mary, mother of Jesus, St. Anne, grandmother of Jesus, and pieces of the cross. Hair pieces belonging to Michael Jackson, Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Lincoln, and other presidents also reside here. Although not hair-related, the museum also features a brooch that is said to contain threads from the coat of Joseph, father of Jesus. The quirky outpost has attracted the attention of racontours other than Faulk, too--noted gadabout Anthony Bourdain also paid a visit during an episode of his show No Reservations.

1333 S Noland Rd
Independence,
MO
US

With thousands of frame and mat samples, The Great Frame Up can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (most diplomas can be framed for around $100), personalized jerseys glisten (most for under $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (many 24x36 pieces are under $100). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoebox photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts. The Great Frame Up’s no-hassle guarantee and assurance that all work is done on-site means your frameables won't be subject to mistreatment at underground commercial framing facilities.

8218 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park,
KS
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

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