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Word on the Street

Word on the Street

We asked our Facebook Fans—local families who know the best of the best in Kansas City—what they love and why they love it.

8 Fun Ways to Explore KC

8 Fun Ways to Explore KC

Day trips and destinations for free! The Great American Main Street, favorite destinations for animal lovers, space explorers, LEGO fans, and more!

Tour the Town:  8 Itineraries for Fun

Tour the Town: 8 Itineraries for Fun

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Seasonal

Review: The Nutcracker by the Kansas City Ballet

Review: The Nutcracker by the Kansas City Ballet

Tchaikovsky's unforgettable music tells the tale with excitement and whimsy - a story enjoyed by generations. We recommend making it a part of your holiday traditions!

Kansas City's Best Sled Hills

Kansas City's Best Sled Hills

Is there anything more fun in the winter than sledding with the children, then returning home to hot cocoa & popcorn? Enjoy winter fun at one of Kansas City's best sled hills.

New Year’s Eve in Kansas City: Ring in 2015!

New Year’s Eve in Kansas City: Ring in 2015!

Your family friendly guide to New Year's Eve celebrations and fun in Kansas City!

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Animals, Zoos & More

Fun in Nature in Kansas City

Fun in Nature in Kansas City

Fall and winter in Kansas City offer a wide variety of events and festivals that allow families to have fun in nature. Here are a few of my favorites to give you some ideas to try this year.

Penguins in Kansas City

Penguins in Kansas City

It’s safe to say that Kansas City has penguin fever! Did you know that Kansas City offers an array of cool penguin experiences…beyond watching them play at the zoo (which is cool too!)?

Warm Springs Ranch: A Wonderful Day Trip for Horse Lovers

Warm Springs Ranch: A Wonderful Day Trip for Horse Lovers

This summer, take a tour of Warm Springs Ranch to learn more about Clydesdales and enjoy the majestic animals. Warm Springs Ranch, opened in 2008, is a state-of-the-art Clydesdale breeding facility offering tours to the public.

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Day Trips

Great American Main Streets of the Midwest

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.

Kansas City Winter Wonderland

Kansas City 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 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.

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Indoor Fun

Creative Outlets in Kansas City

Creative Outlets in Kansas City

Children are inherently creative, and their imaginations can take flight when given time, encouragement and a bit of inspiration. Check out these creative hotspots, guaranteed to get your child’s creative juices flowing—and yours!

5 Favorite Kansas City Ice Cream Shops

5 Favorite Kansas City Ice Cream Shops

July, fittingly, is National Ice Cream Month, so we decided to celebrate with a roundup of five fabulous local ice cream shops.

A Kansas City Celebration of all things Chocolate Chip

A Kansas City Celebration of all things Chocolate Chip

Chocolate Chips are one of America’s all-time favorite go-to ingredients for sweet treats and delectable dishes. These local businesses serve up some of the tastiest chocolate chip treats in town!

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Live Performances

Review: The Nutcracker by the Kansas City Ballet

Review: The Nutcracker by the Kansas City Ballet

Tchaikovsky's unforgettable music tells the tale with excitement and whimsy - a story enjoyed by generations. We recommend making it a part of your holiday traditions!

Review: Madrigal Dinner

Review: Madrigal Dinner

Madrigal Dinners are set in the sixteenth century, with the performers in period attire, a period meal served, and the setting decorated to represent the royal court. The entire evening is a unique and festive way to celebrate the holiday with families. The musical performances were outstanding, the meal was terrific, and the setting was a fun way to step back in time and celebrate the holidays and the redemption story.

"A WONDERFUL LIFE"

"A WONDERFUL LIFE"

What is the meaning of life? That's the question George Bailey pondered over and discovered in the classic movie "It's a Wonderful Life". Filled with warmth, drama, love, and passion, "It's a Wonderful Life" has mesmerized viewers for decades. This Christmas, relive the timeless story of the value of life by seeing Blue Springs City Theatre's stage production of "It's a Wonderful Life".

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Mother's Night Out

Kansas City's Wineries

Kansas City's Wineries

The popularity of locally harvested wines expands every year, and both Kansas and Missouri are home to dozens of vineyards and wineries. Many of these wineries are within an hour’s drive of Kansas City, making them a great day trip to enjoy tasting the best of the local harvest.

11 Playdates Just for Moms

11 Playdates Just for Moms

Mama, you work hard! Kick off the summer by taking time to revitalize and reconnect with a moms night out! Spending time with a few friends to vent, laugh and reenergize in a kid-free zone is healthy and necessary.

Parents Night Out!

Parents Night Out!

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Museums

FREE Winter Fun in Kansas City

FREE Winter Fun in Kansas City

Savvy parents know the key to successfully beating the winter blahs to always be prepared with a few ideas for great outings on a budget. We have the Best FREE Winter Outings in Kansas City!

KC Legends

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.

Union Station Turns 100

Union Station Turns 100

One of Kansas City’s most recognized landmarks is celebrating its centennial on Oct. 30, 2014.

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Outdoor Fun

Kansas City's Best Sled Hills

Kansas City's Best Sled Hills

Is there anything more fun in the winter than sledding with the children, then returning home to hot cocoa & popcorn? Enjoy winter fun at one of Kansas City's best sled hills.

Kansas Speedway Family Outing

Kansas Speedway Family Outing

The Kansas Speedway provides plenty of pre- and post-race entertainment, so it's a full day event. The area around the speedway becomes a mini-city! Racing flags, smoking grills, picnics and games create an electric atmosphere. Arrive 1-1 ½ hours pre-race so you can enjoy some tailgating. Many fans played Frisbee, soccer and horseshoes while their barbecue cooked and again waiting for post-race traffic to clear.

Our Top 10 Favorite Things About Lea McKeighan Park

Our Top 10 Favorite Things About Lea McKeighan Park

Quickly earning a place in the hearts of families is the newly renovated Lea McKeighan Park, a top-notch park loved and enjoyed by all ages!

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Summer Camp

Sweeter Dreams at Sleep-Away Camp

Sweeter Dreams at Sleep-Away Camp

This year, 10 million children will tote their sleeping bags to camp, but they may not do much sleeping. For many children, overnight camp is the first time they’ve slept away from their family for more than a night or two.

Camper Communication

Camper Communication

Regardless of whether this is your child’s first or fifth time off to camp, every camper knows that mail call is an exciting time. Tara Markley, K-State Research & Extension Johnson County 4-H agent and camp director, says, “We encourage parents to mail handwritten letters with encouraging messages, such as ‘we hope that you are having a great time’ or ‘get out there and try something new and exciting.’”

Church Camp

Church Camp

Bring on the bonfire tunes and shaving cream wars, the zip lines, kayaks and blobbing and you’ve got summer camp! Throw in some friendship-making fellowship and faith-shaping communion, and it’s a whole new adventure. If you want to equip your child in all arenas of life—physical, mental, emotional, social—and ignite your child’s spiritual life with a passionate love for God and neighbor, then church camp’s the place to cabin up.

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Vacations

 Living the Dream on the Disney Dream

Living the Dream on the Disney Dream

I don’t enjoy road trips or car travel. Train rides are okay, but a little too slow for my liking. For many years I refused to fly because of a gripping fear. But get me on a boat, and I’m in heaven. The movement of the water is soothing to me, and I feel very relaxed on boats. So why did it take me 44 years to go on my first cruise?

Multi-Generational Travel

Multi-Generational Travel

Family vacations have taken on a broader definition in recent years. Multigenerational travel—typically defined as three or more generations vacationing together—is on the upswing, with grandparents, aunts, uncles, parents and kids taking more group trips. The trend is expected to boom even more in coming years.

Grant's Farm, St. Louis

Grant's Farm, St. Louis

One of the most popular attractions in St. Louis for sixty years, Grant's Farm is a great family destination enjoyed by generations. I remember visiting Grant's Farm as a girl, and it was a joy to share this great place with my family.

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