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Day Trip Country Club Plaza

The Country Club Plaza is a favorite destination for out of town visitors and locals alike. A day of shopping and dining at the iconic local landmark is a Kansas City trademark. If you're looking to entertain visitors or spend a day with the family near the Plaza and you're looking for fun to round out the day, these are some of our favorite tips.

An Around the World Adventure in KC

Take your family on a global adventure this month as you explore Kansas City’s landmarks. Broaden your horizons this winter with an around the world adventure…all without leaving Kansas City!

Great American Main Streets of the Midwest

With the revitalization of historic shopping districts in recent years, many areas have been transformed into beautiful places to live, work and play, bringing the Great American Main Street back to life.

Winter Wonderland

Kansas City boasts many terrific sledding hills all across the metro! Over the years, our loyal readers have shared their favorites, and you can learn about all of the best sledding hills in KC!

Autumn Splendor

Autumn and apples… the two go hand in hand! Kids love taking a trip to local farms to pick their very own fruit, and moms love the prices, which are significantly less expensive than at the local grocery store. In the fall, enjoy apple picking at Alldredge Orchards in Platte City, Schweizer Orchards in St. Joseph, Cider Hill in Kansas City Kansas or the Wagon Wheel Orchard in Gardner. For a behind-the-scenes apple outing, visit the Louiburg Cider Mill, where you can watch cider and apple cider donut making while enjoying autumn attractions, including farm animals, a corn maze, the pumpkin patch and country store.

Art Appreciation

Kansas City is home to many remarkable art galleries, with three of her finest open to the public for FREE! The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, one of the largest galleries in the United States, maintains a permanent collection representing art from throughout history and around the world. Visitors enjoy the galleries and, on sunny days, picnic or stroll the landscaped museum grounds and sculpture garden. Before your visit, download the Nelson-Atkins Scavenger Hunt on KCParent.com for the whole family.

The Best Fun for FREE in KC

If you’re looking for family fun on a shoestring, Kansas City offers an abundance of terrific free choices. These are a few of our top picks for free family fun! See www.KCParent.com for “Free Fun” all year long!

KC Kid Picks

Little ones will enjoy the KidScape exhibit at the Johnson County Museum, a hands-on child-sized suburban streetscape, where children role-play as community figures in educational environments.

Kansas City’s Wild West Heritage

Kansas City is no longer the cow town it once was, but it holds its cowboy heritage dear, with many local traditions. Most notable is the American Royal, which hosts rodeos, agricultural competitions and education through programs and the American Royal Museum. The American Royal also hosts the world’s largest barbecue contest, an appropriate event for Kansas City, the barbecue capital of the nation.

KC Legends

Kansas City was home to the 33rd president of the United States, Harry S. Truman. Learn about his childhood at the Truman Farm, his humble lifestyle at the Truman Home in Independence and his presidency at the Truman Presidential Library. There, visitors participate in interactive exhibits including a replica Oval Office; they also explore Truman artifacts and special exhibits.
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