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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

50 Ways to Fully Experience Kansas City

50 Ways to Fully Experience Kansas City

Fifty ways to enjoy the best of the best that is Kansas City. Enjoy delicious food, favorite attractions, beautiful scenery, and great day trips.

City Nights

City Nights

When the opportunity arises for a few blissful hours of adults-only time, you want to make the most of the situation. Disclaimer: If you find yourself in a situation where the kids are out of the house, sleeping reserves the right to trump all options provided in this article. However, if you need to get out and see the world through an adult lens again, here are some fun themed ideas for a (fill in the blank) night out.

Wizard of Oz Fun in Kansas City

Wizard of Oz Fun in Kansas City

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! The movie The Wizard of Oz is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and KC families can share in the festivities in many ways.

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Indoor Fun

Artisan Dining in Kansas City

Artisan Dining in Kansas City

Kansas City is quickly becoming the center of an artisan dining movement. From food trucks to fine wine, these three local restaurants are leading the way.

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.

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Live Performances

Kansas City Entertainment Challenge

Kansas City Entertainment Challenge

Kansas City theater trivia.

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.

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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

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

12 Waterfalls in the Midwest

12 Waterfalls in the Midwest

There is something magical and dreamy about exploring nature, hiking trails and discovering waterfalls. This is your guide to 12 waterfalls in the Midwest.

Summer Adventure: Water Sports

Summer Adventure: Water Sports

This summer, take on a water adventure! Our local lakes are the place for water sports. Plunge to new depths, travel across the water at incredible speeds, learn new stunts and tricks and enjoy the wind through your hair as your family creates some wild and unforgettable memories.

Camping Out for Adventure

Camping Out for Adventure

Missouri and Kansas have a multitude of camping opportunities in their state parks. They offer a variety from primitive camping sites to deluxe accommodations with nearly all the comforts of home. Some even have yurts to camp in. Whether you are a frequent or occasional camper, consider some of these parks for a getaway. Most places take reservations and include campsite descriptions.

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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

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?

Camping Out for Adventure

Camping Out for Adventure

Missouri and Kansas have a multitude of camping opportunities in their state parks. They offer a variety from primitive camping sites to deluxe accommodations with nearly all the comforts of home. Some even have yurts to camp in. Whether you are a frequent or occasional camper, consider some of these parks for a getaway. Most places take reservations and include campsite descriptions.

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