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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

Archive »Seasonal

Best of October in Kansas City

Best of October in Kansas City

Pumpkins, Halloween, and Fall Festivals for the entire Family. Discover our Top Picks for Family Fun in October as Kansas City.
Visiting Carolyn's Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch

Visiting Carolyn's Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch

The NEW Jack O' Lantern Jumping Pad, giant corn crib, and favorite fall traditions at Carolyn's Country Cousins make this an unforgettable autumn day trip!
A Visit to the Louisburg Cider Mill & Pumpkin Patch

A Visit to the Louisburg Cider Mill & Pumpkin Patch

September kicks off apple and pumpkin season in our house and that can only mean one thing... our annual visit to the Louisburg Cider Mill! We love Louisburg Cider Mill - watching at cider is made from scratch, enjoying fresh apple cider donuts, and playing at the pumpkin patch and finding our way through the corn maze.

Archive »Animals, Zoos & More

Cows Across Kansas City

Cows Across Kansas City

Cows are a rich part of Kansas City’s heritage. Kansas City’s own American Royal hosts the “world’s largest barbecue contest,” one of the Midwest’s largest livestock exhibitions and a number of rodeos, horse shows and saddlebred competitions. This annual event is such a part of Kansas City’s roots, it even inspired the name for the Kansas City Royals baseball team.
Winter Animal Encounters in Kansas City

Winter Animal Encounters in Kansas City

Visit animals at Kansas City attractions all winter long.
Dairy Days

Dairy Days

July 15 is Cow Appreciation Day—celebrate with a dairy-themed tour. Kansas City kids can learn about dairy cows, farming, milk, cheese making, eggs and delicious dairy products at these local attractions.

Archive »Day Trips

Trains in Kansas City

Trains in Kansas City

Children young and old love trains. Screaming in the tunnels, listening to the rhythm of the tracks and waving at passersby are train ride memories that highlight childhood. Kansas City is home to several affordable train rides for families. This list of outdoor excursions is sure to delight your little engineers.
Spring Day Trips from KC

Spring Day Trips from KC

Spring is here...celebrate with a day trip! Pack the kids end explore. Learn about famous heroes, fabulous art, dinosaurs, different cultures and, most importantly, make memories that last a lifetime!
Kansas City Streetcar Scavenger Hunt

Kansas City Streetcar Scavenger Hunt

The Kansas City Streetcar is Kansas City’s newest public transportation source and it’s free! Enjoy this streetcar scavenger hunt as you stop along the way to find clues.

Archive »Indoor Fun

Summer Staycation: Crown Center

Summer Staycation: Crown Center

Whether you're local to Kansas City looking for a great weekend staycation, or visiting from out of town and want to enjoy Kansas City with kids, Crown Center is one of our top picks for family fun!
 Go Make Things

Go Make Things

Creative places to paint, sew, cook, and make your own creations across Kansas City!
Go Play in KC

Go Play in KC

Have fun at the best places to play in KC!

Archive »Live Performances

Beauty and the Beast at Starlight

Beauty and the Beast at Starlight

Beauty and the Beast at Starlight is a summer must-see for Kansas City families! You don't want to miss out on this "Tale as Old as Time" - the love story of Beauty and the Beast.
Madagascar: A Musical Adventure at The Coterie

Madagascar: A Musical Adventure at The Coterie

This production offers a crack-a-lackin' good time for the entire family! Children from preschool to early elementary especially enjoy the show. The creative costumes, vibrant and colorful sets, fun-filled music, and humor throughout the show make this a summer smash hit for Kansas City Kids!
Future Stages Festival

Future Stages Festival

Future Stages Festival is a FREE annual community event that turns a spotlight on youth performances and family-friendly programming. Each year the festival puts 600 talented young performers on stage before live audiences. In 2015, 6,000 people attended Future Stages Festival.

Archive »Mother's Night Out

Date Night/Afternoon: Couples Reconnect

Date Night/Afternoon: Couples Reconnect

Experts say strong relationships depend on partners’ finding time regularly to connect, share dreams, be intimate and have fun as a twosome. Yet the eagerly anticipated dates of a new romance become fewer and farther between as a relationship endures. A recent survey by Glamour magazine found that only 12 percent of women in long-term relationships have regular dates with their significant other.
Go Shopping

Go Shopping

Enjoy a shopping spree at one of the coolest shopping districts in Kansas City.
Hip Hangouts

Hip Hangouts

If you don’t know where to go for a special outing, you are in luck. We have 50 percent of what you need right here (finding the right person is up to you)!

Archive »Museums

Science-Themed Summer Field Trips

Science-Themed Summer Field Trips

Kansas City is full of great educational opportunities. Here are just a few suggestions for science-themed summer field trips you won’t want to miss.
Secretly Educational Things to Do in Kansas City

Secretly Educational Things to Do in Kansas City

Discover secretly educational outings in KC that are so much fun your children won't even realize they are learning!
Go Back in Time

Go Back in Time

Step back in time at KC's historic sites.

Archive »Outdoor Fun

Kansas City's U-Pick Berry Patches and Fruit Orchards

Kansas City's U-Pick Berry Patches and Fruit Orchards

It's Berry Picking Season in Kansas City! We have your guide to local u-pick farms.
Trains in Kansas City

Trains in Kansas City

Children young and old love trains. Screaming in the tunnels, listening to the rhythm of the tracks and waving at passersby are train ride memories that highlight childhood. Kansas City is home to several affordable train rides for families. This list of outdoor excursions is sure to delight your little engineers.
Five “Secret” Places to Picnic in Kansas City

Five “Secret” Places to Picnic in Kansas City

Venture beyond your neighborhood park and enjoy a summer picnic at one of these unique places in Kansas City:

Archive »Summer Camp

Ready for Overnight Camp?

Ready for Overnight Camp?

Summer camp can be a lot of fun, especially if you are prepared! Involve your child in the packing process and begin packing several weeks in advance to avoid last minute shopping trips. Although it will probably take a while, label all items going to camp with your child’s name. Certainly, your child’s camp will send a packing list, but you can expect some of the following essentials to be on it.
Spiritual Growth at Camp

Spiritual Growth at Camp

Kids grow overnight, and we do our best to facilitate what goes into their bodies. On top of that, we have to make sure they stay busy. Soccer games, piano lessons and, no, it doesn’t just stop because school’s out. Summer camp can provide a great opportunity to learn a new skill, make friends, have tons of fun—and also be a great place to grow your child spiritually.
The Bottom Line About Camp Costs

The Bottom Line About Camp Costs

The good news for parents is that there is a camp for just about every budget. While fees to attend camp vary, they can range from only $75 to more than $650 per week for American Camp Association-accredited resident and day camps.

Archive »Vacations

Weekend Getaway: Omaha

Weekend Getaway: Omaha

Just a little over 3 hours away, Omaha is the perfect weekend getaway for Kansas City families. Their Henry Doorly Zoo is phenomenal (and KC Zoo FOTZ members get 50% off admission), the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum is a historic treasure, my kids had a blast at the Omaha Children's Museum, and Lauritzen Gardens is lovely.
Tips for Healthy Family Travel

Tips for Healthy Family Travel

Summer is the perfect time to travel with family, experience new things and make new memories. You may be a long weekend traveler or a cross-country traveler.
Extraordinary Accommodations

Extraordinary Accommodations

Looking for unique overnight adventures for you and your family? Whether you are out-of-town visitors or residents of the Kansas City area, you will find numerous opportunities for exciting getaways right here in our city. Check out some of these places to stay for a night or all weekend!
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