A center point of art in Kansas City with a balanced mix of historic and contemporary art. To provide the best and most comfortable experience for you, there are chairs placed in every room and a guarded coat service. If you're getting hungry from looking at all different pieces of art, there is a restaurant in the same building!
Free and open to the public, the Money Museum offers guests a fun and educational opportunity with tons of interactive exhibits. Visitors can attempt to lift a $400,000 gold bar, view a 450 piece coin collection that contain coins that were minted under each U.S. president, and receive tours that detail information on how the economy works. The Money Museum offers both walk-in and guided tour experiences so it makes a perfect visiting destination for anyone in Kansas City.
If you love 1800’s boat technology, or if you’re simply a history fan, then the Steamboat Arabia museum is a must-see destination for you. The museum features a tour of the abandoned ship “Arabia;” a cargo ship stuck in the old Missouri-River pathway. As the river changed course, Arabia and her 200 ton cargo was lost to history until a 1988 expedition uncovered her and turned the abandoned ship into a museum. This is a family-friendly museum that provides a first-hand look at life centuries ago.
This museum is the official World War I museum of the United States. The Liberty Memorial Museum has exhibits that focus on the war not only from the vantage of U.S. involvement, but also from pre-U.S. involvement and civilian involvement. Along with the authentic WWI era exhibits, the museum also various state-of-the-art interactive displays and theaters that use educational narratives about WWI. This is a must-see site for anyone interested in history.
International visitors to Kansas City will be overjoyed to hear that the city boasts its own soccer (or football) team. Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer plays at the city's newest sports venue: Sporting Park. The state-of-the-art stadium seats 18,500 spectators, features a canopy roof that covers every seating section, and includes two HDTV boards.
Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue combines upscale restaurant scenery with a delicious soul food menu. Originally a simple smokestack BBQ joint, the competitive nature of the barbecue business prompted Jack Fiorella and his wife Delores to expand the restaurants horizons. This twist on that classic taste garnered them much success in the barbecue arena, and this mix of non-traditional menu items (such as BBQ fish and BBQ steak) with that traditional Kansas city flavor is well worth the visit.
For over 60 years, Gate's BBQ has been serving that delicious hickory-smoked goodness in Kansas City. Their signature red-roofed restaurant and their tuxedo-and-tophat man mascot serve as beacons to anyone craving their delicious ribs with a varied assortment of barbecue sauces that are sold all across the country.
If you are looking for some authentic Kansas City barbecue, look no farther than Arthur Bryant's Barbecue. Arthur Bryant, along with his brother Charles, served under Henry Perry: the man attributed with creating the unique Kansas City barbecue flavor. Originally named Perry's after its founder; this restaurant has been serving that unique and historic flavor for over a century and has seated presidents Truman, Carter, Reagan. Bryant's Barbecue lives up to its longevity and reputation by serving what many consider the best barbecue in Kansas City, so be sure to stop and grab some of that legendary BBQ.
The night falls, it's full moon, in the distance you see one lit up sign; Howl At the Moon, what do you do? Of course, you will go in and check it out! Inside you will find an impressive piano bar with skilled performers who change every few songs to mix it up. What's even better is that there is no cover charge, what are you waiting for?
Hailed as one of the largest casinos in the country, Ameristar is truly a sight to see. The swanky setting is complimented by its beautiful architecture and non-stop nightime activity. Within its halls, Ameristar contains a luxurious bar, 9 different restaurants, and a nice hotel with a 46" LED screen television, free wireless internet access, refrigerator and coffee maker in every room. If you are looking for some nighttime fun, look no further than the Ameristar Casino.
Since 1857 the City Market is the largest farmers’ market in the region with an annual attendance of nearly 600,000 per year and more than 140 farmer stalls. City Market merchants offer a wide variety of fresh produce, meats, baked goods, flowers, specialty foods, and other items from America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle and far East.
Halls the Store for Men is located in Crown Center and features the best brands in denim, contemporary menswear, and shoes. Brands include Diesel, Creative Recreation, Lacoste, True Religion, J. Shoes, 7 for all Mankind, Sperry Topsider, Vineyard Vines, Levi's, Original Penguin, Nudie Jeans, Nike, Ben Sherman, Converse, Southern Tide, and more.
Legends Outlets Kansas City is Kansas City’s premier outdoor shopping and entertainment center. It's also the only designer outlet center in the market. Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, J Crew, crewcuts, Under Armour, Nike Factory, Banana Republic Factory Store, Forever 21, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, BCBGMAXAZRIA Factory, White House, Black Market and many more are found here.