Spring-Summer 2012

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Spring-Summer 2012

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5 Getaways 5 Hours (or less) from Kansas City

5 Getaways 5 Hours (or less) from Kansas City

Whether you prefer the excitement of an urban vacation, an Ozark mountain getaway, wild animals and water adventures or the opportunity to step back in time and visit another culture, we have five fabulous family getaways only five hours (or less) from Kansas City!
Family Fun Nights in KC

Family Fun Nights in KC

Nights in Kansas City beckon you and your family, so stow your winter coats in the back of the closet and dust off the flip flops! Rain or shine, we have your family fun time covered.
Get Ready, Get Set, Get Messy!

Get Ready, Get Set, Get Messy!

Whether playing in the dirt, digging for treasure or creating concoctions for the family art gallery or lunch... kids’ making messes are a part of childhood. To satisfy their need to create without wreaking havoc on your home, consider a family-friendly make-a-mess outing where your children can exert some creative energy and leave the mess behind!
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Archive »Day Trips from KC

Free Family Fun

Free Family Fun

If you’re looking for family fun on a budget, Kansas City offers many terrific free attractions the entire family will enjoy.
Geocaching: High-Tech Hide &Seek

Geocaching: High-Tech Hide &Seek

Looking for new and exciting ways to spend family time? How about a high-tech treasure hunt around town? It’s called geocaching (pronounced jee-oh-cashing), and it’s the fun, new way families are getting out of the house to spend time together.

Archive »Family Friendly Dining

Kansas City Hot Dog Guide

Kansas City Hot Dog Guide

Ketchup, mustard, relish... foot long coneys... European sausages... you name it, Kansas City's got it! Find the very best Hot Dogs in Kansas City!

Archive »Outdoor Fun

Fairy Lands & Fairy Tales

Fairy Lands & Fairy Tales

Visit a magical world of childhood fantasies-come-true at this summer's shows, exhibits, and parks... all terrific outings with kids in mind!
Exotic Far Off Places

Exotic Far Off Places

Travel the world without leaving Kansas City! From exotic animals at the Kansas City Zoo to amazing artwork at local galleries, to delicious dining and ethnic museums, there is much to see and do.
All Aboard

All Aboard

Screaming in tunnels, listening to the rhythm of the tracks and waving at passersby… memories of train rides are a highlight of childhood.
Fruit Picking in Kansas City

Fruit Picking in Kansas City

It's that time of year again... fruit-picking season! It all begins with strawberry picking at Wohletz beginning April 23, with more right around the corner... we have your guide to local u-pick farms!
Beaches & Boating in Kansas City

Beaches & Boating in Kansas City

For land-locked Midwesterners craving a little sand between their toes, we can’t offer an ocean view, but we do feature several sandy swim beaches for affordable family fun in the sun!

Archive »Playtime

Sand & Sea

Sand & Sea

Discover the best places in Kansas City to experience sea life, fun in the sand, and swimming.
Toy Land

Toy Land

Sometimes we all just want to be a kid again! This year, Kansas City is the place to be for the young and the young-at-heart. LEGO®, one of the most popular children’s toys for generations, is making a new home in Kansas City with the opening of the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center in Crown Center.

Archive »Sports

A Day at the Races

A Day at the Races

If you have a little boy in the house, you know that boys of all ages love anything with wheels…and the faster the better! NASCAR is a great family-friendly outing and with the Kansas Speedway is right in our backyard…why not give it a try?

Archive »Education

Sneak Education into Outings in KC

Sneak Education into Outings in KC

Smart parents know that getting kids excited about learning begins with play. Children soak in knowledge best by exploring their surroundings, and in Kansas City, opportunities abound for bridging learning with serious fun.

Archive »Live Performances

Make Some Music

Make Some Music

It's been said that jazz was born in New Orleans, but it grew up in Kansas City. There’s no place better to experience Kansas City jazz than at 18th & Vine with a visit to the American Jazz Museum and a live concert at the Gem or the Blue Room. The Jazz Museum presents the story of jazz and Kansas City with interactive exhibits that allow visitors to create their own sound and experience the talent of the most exceptional jazz performers to ever live… past or present.
Make Music in the City

Make Music in the City

Kansas City is nationally famous for being the City of Fountains and the home of great barbecue. But as its residents can testify, it is also the place where truly legendary music is birthed, rehearsed and performed.

Archive »Museums

Pioneer Adventures

Pioneer Adventures

For early pioneers heading west on the California, Oregon and Santa Fe trails, Kansas City, Westport and Independence played vital roles as jumping off points and port cities for the Missouri River. You can learn that history at Kansas City's local sites.
Only in KC

Only in KC

Kansas City is home to many terrific one-of-a-kind attractions you won't find anywhere else! Enjoy unique museums and sites without leaving town.

Archive »Nature

Family Float Trips

Family Float Trips

Float trips are a great source of summer family fun and memories. I know several people who still excitedly reminisce about the float trips of their youth. Plus, float trips can be reasonably priced for even the tighter family budget.
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