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Spring Break Getaways from KC That Won’t Break the Bank

Spring break is a perfect opportunity for a budget-friendly family vacation. These two getaways are both less than four hours away and offer engaging, exciting and educational attractions.

Kansas City's Spring Break Guide

It's time to plan for Spring Break and that means many terrific family fun outings, great classes for Kansas City Kids, and Special Spring Break Programs.

Best of February in Kansas City

We love, love, love February in Kansas City... and not just because it marks a month of romantic ideas for couples and Valentine fun for kids... it is also a month of fabulous thought-provoking productions, amazing exhibits, and family fun!

Free (and Cheap) Winter Fun in Kansas City

Looking for KC family fun on the cheap? We have great ideas for family fun on a shoestring budget in Kansas City:

Ice Skating & Winter Sports in Kansas City

This winter, spend some time with the family at a local ice skating rink, ski resort, or hockey game!
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Spring Break Getaways from KC That Won’t Break the Bank

Spring break is a perfect opportunity for a budget-friendly family vacation. These two getaways are both less than four hours away and offer engaging, exciting and educational attractions.

Celebrate Seuss

Theodore Seuss Geisel, known to millions as beloved children's author Dr. Seuss, was born in Springfield, MA, on March 2, 1904. With a bit of creativity, you can celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with a celebration your children will never forget!

Kansas City's Spring Break Guide

It's time to plan for Spring Break and that means many terrific family fun outings, great classes for Kansas City Kids, and Special Spring Break Programs.

The Art of the Brick at Union Station

The Art of the Brick is the most recent exhibit at Union Station Kansas City. The pieces on display in the exhibit include 3-Dimensional looks at famous masterpieces, as if paintings came to life in LEGO form, as well as 2D portraits and pieces, and one-of-a-kind 3 Dimensional designs.
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Archive »Out & About

KC's New Parks

With the arrival of spring, find a new park to explore with your family.

Road Trip!

Here are some keys to peace of mind on a successful road trip.

Life Lessons Learned at Camp

Camp was utterly magical then—bug bites, calamine lotion and all—and nothing dampened the experience when I was old enough to be an official camper myself.

The Camp Next Door: Day Camp

Day camp, as the name implies, typically consist of a series of consecutive days where the child is away during the daytime hours.

Spring Break Getaways from KC That Won’t Break the Bank

Spring break is a perfect opportunity for a budget-friendly family vacation. These two getaways are both less than four hours away and offer engaging, exciting and educational attractions.

Celebrate Seuss

Theodore Seuss Geisel, known to millions as beloved children's author Dr. Seuss, was born in Springfield, MA, on March 2, 1904. With a bit of creativity, you can celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with a celebration your children will never forget!

Kansas City's Spring Break Guide

It's time to plan for Spring Break and that means many terrific family fun outings, great classes for Kansas City Kids, and Special Spring Break Programs.

Smitty's Garage: Ward Parkway Review

This past weekend, my family checked out the new Smitty's Garage Burger and Beer at Ward Parkway. The fast-casual restaurant serves burgers, tacos, fabulous house cut fries and house made chips, and a selection of great appetizers. Our family had a great time at Smitty's and we can't wait to try it again!

The Art of the Brick at Union Station

The Art of the Brick is the most recent exhibit at Union Station Kansas City. The pieces on display in the exhibit include 3-Dimensional looks at famous masterpieces, as if paintings came to life in LEGO form, as well as 2D portraits and pieces, and one-of-a-kind 3 Dimensional designs.

Best of February in Kansas City

We love, love, love February in Kansas City... and not just because it marks a month of romantic ideas for couples and Valentine fun for kids... it is also a month of fabulous thought-provoking productions, amazing exhibits, and family fun!

Taos Ski Valley: A Kid's Perspective

While skiing was a big part of the trip for me, I soon realized how many activities there are to do: things for kids, adults and the whole family to enjoy. A lot of the reason this trip was so memorable was because of our stay at the Blake.

Family Fun in Taos Ski Valley

This was my first visit to New Mexico, and if you haven’t been, you are missing out.
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Archive »Live Performances

Review: A Charlie Brown Christmas at The Coterie

This holiday season, families will delight in the return of A Charlie Brown Christmas at The Coterie.

Review: Into the Woods at MTH

Into the Woods at MTH Theater at Crown Center​ is a charming presentation of Sondheim's classic. Perfect for a date night, parents' night out, or evening with tweens and teens, this is a wonderfully retold fairytale fantasy set to a terrific musical score.
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Archive »Museums

Making Memories Out & About with the Family This Holiday Season

Over the holidays this year, as you’re hosting out-of-town company or getting together with local loved ones, consider taking them to one of these favorite local attractions to make new memories or remember old ones.

What Makes It Great?

Have you ever wondered what a museum’s curator thinks makes his workplace so phenomenal? Four local curators take time to answer just that!

Go Back in Time

Step back in time at KC's historic sites.
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Archive »Parenting

The Busy Parents Shopping Guide

Try some innovative ways to engage young boys and girls while shopping.

How to Improve Reading Comprehension at Home

Try one or more of these comprehension strategies or practices while reading WITH or TO your child at home.

Staying Sane When Your Spouse is Away

Here are some tips, as well as ideas on how to keep connected as a family.
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Archive »Camps

Life Lessons Learned at Camp

Camp was utterly magical then—bug bites, calamine lotion and all—and nothing dampened the experience when I was old enough to be an official camper myself.

The Camp Next Door: Day Camp

Day camp, as the name implies, typically consist of a series of consecutive days where the child is away during the daytime hours.

10 Benefits of Summer Camp

As 14 million children across the nation head off to day and overnight camps this summer, they’ll return home with more than just cute camp t-shirts. The summer camp experience can give kids an advantage in school and in life.
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Archive »Day Trips

Hidden Have-To’s...

I’m going to take you and all of Kansas City on a little joy ride. Here, we’ll discover some of the best jewels Kansas City has to offer!

Go See KC

Experience the Best of Kansas City on a discovery of the best places to visit to appreciate your love for local landmarks, history, arts, creativity, shopping, adventure, and fun!

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.
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Archive »Outdoor Fun

KC's New Parks

With the arrival of spring, find a new park to explore with your family.

Ice Skating & Winter Sports in Kansas City

This winter, spend some time with the family at a local ice skating rink, ski resort, or hockey game!

An Autumn Rainbow of Fun

Autumn leaves crackle. Vibrant colors glow. Laughing children race to select pumpkins, and crisp air calls for snuggling with a favorite blanket. Celebrate the season with your little one with favorite fall traditions inspired by autumn colors.
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Archive »Animals, Zoos & More

Hot Spots to Visit Animals in Kansas City

Take your child on an outing to one of these favorite attractions and enjoy a great read-along book to make your experience even more special.

Penguins on Parade in KC

National Penguin Awareness Day is Jan. 20, and Kansas City is ready to roll out the red carpet for our favorite tuxedo-feathered friends.

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.
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Road Trip!

Here are some keys to peace of mind on a successful road trip.

Spring Break Getaways from KC That Won’t Break the Bank

Spring break is a perfect opportunity for a budget-friendly family vacation. These two getaways are both less than four hours away and offer engaging, exciting and educational attractions.

Taos Ski Valley: A Kid's Perspective

While skiing was a big part of the trip for me, I soon realized how many activities there are to do: things for kids, adults and the whole family to enjoy. A lot of the reason this trip was so memorable was because of our stay at the Blake.
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