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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

KC's Labor Day Weekend Fun Guide

KC's Labor Day Weekend Fun Guide

The three day weekend is a great excuse for more fun! These special events and attractions make our top picks for the holiday weekend.
Kansas City's Fall Festival Guide

Kansas City's Fall Festival Guide

Autumn means Fall Festivals in Kansas City! From apples to pumpkins, crafts to carnivals, ethnic festivals, and much much more... celebrate everything autumn at a local fair.
Apple Picking in Kansas City

Apple Picking in Kansas City

It's apple picking season! Each of the u-pick Apple Farms on our list is a locally owned family operation designed to provide the best in healthy produce and a great family outing. So, grab the camera and the cooler and take the kids on a trip they won’t forget!

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!
25 Ways to make the Most of Summer in Lee’s Summit, Missouri

25 Ways to make the Most of Summer in Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Lee's Summit is begging to be explored this summer!

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!
Kid AND Parent Approved Restaurants in KC

Kid AND Parent Approved Restaurants in KC

Kansas City has a wealth of great restaurants, and we also have many places that cater specifically to families. For those of you seeking out a place to take the kids that both they and the adults will enjoy, here are some local restaurants to sample while visiting our fair city.
Favorite Indoor Pools in Kansas City

Favorite Indoor Pools in Kansas City

Looking for a little summer fun in the winter? Enjoy exercise and enjoy family frolics at these superb indoor pools in the Kansas City area.

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

Take a Kansas City Wine Tour

Take a Kansas City Wine Tour

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 for tasting the best of the local harvest.
Free (and cheap) Date Night Ideas in Kansas City

Free (and cheap) Date Night Ideas in Kansas City

Many families enjoy weekly date nights, but in the present economy this is a luxury that can quickly tap "too deeply" into the family budget. This is a list of our favorite free and/or affordable Date Night Ideas in Kansas City.
Moms Night Out Ideas

Moms Night Out Ideas

Because a mother’s work is never done, carving out a little time sans children to rest, recharge and, perhaps, eat a dessert that doesn’t involve dipping into the emergency chocolate stash hidden in the master bedroom (reserve that for when you really need it!) is important.

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!
Honoring Black History in Kansas City

Honoring Black History in Kansas City

February is Black History Month, and Kansas City's local museums and attractions are honoring the legacy of African Americans with special events all month long.

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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