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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

A Sense-ational Summer of Fun in Kansas City

A Sense-ational Summer of Fun in Kansas City

Observe and enjoy the world around you this summer on a sense-ational adventure celebrating all five senses:

Baby’s First Summer: Kansas City Style

Baby’s First Summer: Kansas City Style

Make your baby’s first summer extra sweet with fun-filled memories of enjoying the best summer has to offer.

Best of July in Kansas City: 2014

Best of July in Kansas City: 2014

Fabulous Fireworks, farm fresh foods, summer nights under the stars enjoying live performances.... we LOVE July in Kansas City!

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Animals, Zoos & More

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.

Under the Sea

Under the Sea

June is National Zoo and Aquarium Month, a perfect time to visit your favorite local aquariums and see underwater creatures face-to-face in Kansas City.

Down on the Farm

Down on the Farm

For a taste of country life, visit Osborn, MO, just a little more than an hour away, for a tour of the Shatto Dairy Farm. A tour includes the bottling room, a milk tasting center with samples of many flavors of milk and watching the cows being milked by machine right before your eyes. Children love visiting the calves and may even get the chance to brush and bottle feed them.

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Day Trips

Spend a day (or two) having fun and saving money in Topeka

Spend a day (or two) having fun and saving money in Topeka

Enjoy a vacation in Topeka and save while doing it! With the Topeka Vacation Value Card, great discounts on many of Topeka’s visitor attractions are always close at hand. The Topeka Vacation Value Card offers more than $100 in savings to make your Topeka vacation memorable and affordable. Enjoy Topeka's top-rated attractions with this exclusive discount card. Request your free Vacation Value Card at TopekaVacation.com or 785.234.1030.

Watch It Made in KC

Watch It Made in KC

Take a tour of one of Kansas City’s local businesses where you can watch as coffee is processed, motorcycles are made, violins are created and more.

Kansas City Classics

Kansas City Classics

City of fountains, barbecue capital of America, jazz and blues mecca…a visit to Kansas City would be incomplete without enjoying some of Kansas City’s sensational signatures and the landmarks that celebrate them.

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Indoor Fun

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!

Family Favorites in Kansas City

Family Favorites in Kansas City

Little ones love 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.

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Live Performances

Review: Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Starlight

Review: Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Starlight

Andrew Lloyd Weber takes the Biblical account and does to it for adults, what Veggie Tales does to Bible stories for children, taking the tale on a musical journey through many melodious genres.

Review: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at The Coterie

Review: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at The Coterie

Coterie Theatre’s production of the hit musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG is showing through August 3. You will be taken on an imaginative musical journey to unbelievable pretend places... all delightful for audiences young and old. This is a summer must-see!

Review: We Will Rock You at Starlight

Review: We Will Rock You at Starlight

The storyline takes place in the future, when rock and roll is just a distant memory. The world has become a sterile place where everyone thinks, acts and dresses the same. Diversity and individuality are frowned upon. We meet two kindred souls, Galileo and Scaramouche (Queen fans will smile at the names) who team up with a group of Bohemians to bring back rock and freedom. As I mentioned, we miss the 2nd act, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say they prevail.

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Mother's Night Out

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!

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.

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Museums

Go Big: Discover Kansas City’s Biggest Attractions

Go Big: Discover Kansas City’s Biggest Attractions

Discover these BIG exhibits in the Kansas City area.

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.

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Outdoor Fun

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!

Gardens Gone Wild: Powell Gardens

Gardens Gone Wild: Powell Gardens

This summer, Powell Gardens brings something extra special to enjoy... an exhibit showcasing the beauty of art and nature, Gardens Gone Wild showing through Oct, 5, a collection of exquisite sculptures beautifully displayed in the acres of gardens at Powell Gardens.

5 Favorite KC Area Bike Trails

5 Favorite KC Area Bike Trails

May is National Bike Month! After many cold, wet and windy months, it’s great to break out the bikes and enjoy some fresh air and exercise as a family! These are just a few of Kansas City’s nicest bike trails.

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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

Have Baby, Will Travel

Have Baby, Will Travel

Everything about pregnancy is an adventure. There are the obvious physical changes—hello, belly!—coupled with an endless stream of emotional roller coaster rides. It can be enough for any woman to want to get far, far away. And why not? Travel is a great distraction from all the changes and stress that show up long before your baby.

A Budget-Friendly, Top-Notch Vacation Destination

A Budget-Friendly, Top-Notch Vacation Destination

Summer beckons with the sweet promise of vacation season. Far off tropical destinations and European vacations may call to you in your dreams, but the budget may be saying, “Stay close to home.” If you're dreaming of a family trip without breaking the bank, then Branson may be just the ticket.

Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells

Did you know—the idea for an indoor water park was born in the Wisconsin Dells area? Did you know—Wisconsin Dells has more indoor water parks than any other place in the world? Did you know that in addition to water parks, Wisconsin Dells offers many nature and scenic adventures? Did you know—Wisconsin Dells is only a short 8-hour drive from Kansas City?

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