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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

8 Reasons We Love Spring in Kansas City

8 Reasons We Love Spring in Kansas City

It's Spring Kansas City! Flowers are blooming (my sympathy to allergy sufferers), birds are chirping, and grass is green! We have been enjoying great parks and family fun in the great outdoors again... so why do I love Spring in Kansas City?

Best of April in Kansas City: 2014

Best of April in Kansas City: 2014

April Showers bring May flowers... we hope! This April enjoy the grand opening of favorite attractions and exhibits, delightful shows, and spring festivals!

Trees, Trees, Terrific Trees

Trees, Trees, Terrific Trees

Arbor Day, celebrated this year on April 25, originated in Nebraska City, NE, on April 10, 1872, when J. Sterling Morton encouraged Nebraskans to plant trees and celebrate an awareness of their contribution to the environment. This April, you can enjoy these tree adventures…

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Animals, Zoos & More

Penguins are Here!

Penguins are Here!

Perhaps the most anticipated new Kansas City attraction of 2013, the Helzberg Penguin Plaza at the Kansas City Zoo is open! The state-of-the-art exhibit is KC's newest must-see attraction.

Volunteering with the KC Pet Project

Volunteering with the KC Pet Project

The story of one teen's summer helping the Kansas City Pet Project, a no-kill animal shelter.

The Wild, Wild West

The Wild, Wild West

Yee Haw! If you're looking for a rip roarin' good time with old-fashioned fun, then look no further! This is your guide to Wild, Wild West fun:

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Day Trips

Favorite Date Nights in Kansas City

Favorite Date Nights in Kansas City

Looking for new inspiration this Valentine's Day? Try new things and explore the best of the best that is Kansas City with our favorite Date ideas for KC!

8 Fun Ways to Explore Kansas City

8 Fun Ways to Explore Kansas City

Day trips and destinations for free! Only in KC, Seasonal Traditions, Kid-Sized Fun, City Nights, and more.

Fun One, Fun All:  A Kansas City Activity Guide for Families with Large Age Ranges

Fun One, Fun All: A Kansas City Activity Guide for Families with Large Age Ranges

I come from a long line of age-gappers. My grandmother, mother and I all have had families of two older boys and a girl that came six years later. You would think I would have been prepared when my third bundle of joy came along. Instead, I panicked a little. Family togetherness is very important to us. What activities could we possibly find that would be equally as interesting and engaging to our 12-and-8-year-olds as our baby?

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Indoor Fun

Georgetown Pharmacy's Old Time Soda Fountain & Espresso Shop

Georgetown Pharmacy's Old Time Soda Fountain & Espresso Shop

This soda fountain is very charming and a nice addition to the Merriam community; it is so special what they have tried to create for local customers.

Hip Hangouts to Keep Little Hands & Feet Happily Busy

Hip Hangouts to Keep Little Hands & Feet Happily Busy

We are often reminded that they are only young once… and how true it is! These are just a few of the ways our family loves enjoying those early years of play, joy and discovery at some of our favorite Kansas City places.

Eating Local in KC

Eating Local in KC

These area restaurants support local farmers and growers, serving up the tastiest, healthiest and best-for-the-environment meals you’ll find in Kansas City! Visit www.KCFoodCircle.org for more restaurants.

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Live Performances

The Jungle Book at Blue Springs City Theatre

The Jungle Book at Blue Springs City Theatre

To celebrate 120 years of the tales of Mowgli that you most likely grew up with, why not come see Blue Springs City Theatre's production of The Jungle Book?

Starlight now accepting scholarship applications

Starlight now accepting scholarship applications

Starlight Theatre is now accepting scholarship applications through March 21 from ethnically diverse youth in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades who have a passionate interest and strong ability in the performing arts. Starlight’s Vincent Legacy Scholarship will award two individuals funding of $2,500 for dance, voice and acting training.

Review: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas at Theatre for Young America

Review: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas at Theatre for Young America

This year's holiday production, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas showing thru Dec. 28 at Theatre for Young America on the H & R Block City Stage at Union Station. Tickets are $9/ea. Show recommended for presechool and early elementary aged children.

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Mother's Night Out

Parents Night Out!

Parents Night Out!

Nurturing That Nesting Instinct:

Nurturing That Nesting Instinct:

Whether you are a mom-to-be, a new mother or seasoned mom, grandma or aunt, there is just something about new babies and young children that can bring out the nesting instinct in the best of us.

Three Romantic Getaways in Kansas City

Three Romantic Getaways in Kansas City

Rekindle the romance in your relationship with a fun couple’s retreat in the Midwest.

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Museums

Sensational Souvenirs at Kansas City’s Gift Shops

Sensational Souvenirs at Kansas City’s Gift Shops

Did you know that every visitor to the Money Museum walks away with a FREE bag of cash? Or that Jesse James' mother used to sell rocks from her farm as souvenirs? Learn about the coolest souvenirs at KC's museums!

Tying Favorite Children's Books into KC Outings

Tying Favorite Children's Books into KC Outings

Reading bedtime stories is one of the most cherished childhood memories for parents and kids. Together the classics are passed on from generation to generation. As you read to your children, you can bring their favorite stories to life by adding to the fun with an outing specifically suited to their favorite tales.

Fun Things to See at Science City this Summer

Fun Things to See at Science City this Summer

Science City housed in Union Station, is Kansas City's own hands-on science center with permanent and traveling exhibits to educate and engage children.

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Outdoor Fun

Hip Hangouts to Keep Little Hands & Feet Happily Busy

Hip Hangouts to Keep Little Hands & Feet Happily Busy

We are often reminded that they are only young once… and how true it is! These are just a few of the ways our family loves enjoying those early years of play, joy and discovery at some of our favorite Kansas City places.

Reuse It, Repurpose It & Restore It, Kansas City

Reuse It, Repurpose It & Restore It, Kansas City

One of the simplest and most fun ways to “go green” is to develop a habit of repurposing, restoring and reusing. These local places make it easier than ever before to reuse it, repurpose it and restore it!

Trees, Trees, Terrific Trees

Trees, Trees, Terrific Trees

Arbor Day, celebrated this year on April 25, originated in Nebraska City, NE, on April 10, 1872, when J. Sterling Morton encouraged Nebraskans to plant trees and celebrate an awareness of their contribution to the environment. This April, you can enjoy these tree adventures…

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Summer Camp

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.

10 Reasons Why Teens Should Work at Camp

10 Reasons Why Teens Should Work at Camp

Any search for summer camp opportunities in the Kansas City Metro will yield a wealth of happenings. But what if a teen has already “been there, done that”? Perhaps it’s time to go back—not as a participant, but as a leader.

Summer Camp Basics

Summer Camp Basics

As summer steadily approaches, parents all across Kansas City are beginning to think about activities to fill up their children’s free time. One option is summer camp. If you’ve been wondering what the hype is all about, look no further. We’re going to cover the types of camps offered, the questions you should be asking and items your kids will most likely need to pack.

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Vacations

Three Thrilling Spring Break Family Getaways

Three Thrilling Spring Break Family Getaways

Whether sleeping with penguins, exploring cave ruins or climbing giant tree houses, family adventures are in store—right in Kansas Citians’ own backyard!

Keystone and Kids

Keystone and Kids

Keystone Resort has long been a place where kids rule. From specialty family friendly après ski offerings to mountaintop snow forts, the resort is a winter wonderland that allows kids and parents alike to truly enjoy their well-earned vacation time together.

A Branson Christmas Getaway:

A Branson Christmas Getaway:

Only a four-hour drive from home and offering a variety of attractions to appeal to all ages, Branson always makes memories for us like no other destination.

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