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The city is full of hidden gems and treasures. If you’re tired of always hitting the same spots, take a look at all the options below. We showcase businesses near you where you could spend countless hours of endless fun with your entire family.

Say goodbye to the boring weekends and routine birthday parties. Think outside the box and dare to try something new. Take a look at what your city has to offer – all within driving distance of your location. You might be surprised!
Cool Crest Family Fun Center
Cool Crest Family Fun Center

10735 E US Hwy 40
Independence, MO 64055   Directions

(816) 358-0088

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Spend some time with family and friends at the Cool Crest Family Fun Center. Putt your way around at the mini-golf course, challenge each other to a go-kart race, sneak in a few hits at the batting cages or spend some time in one of the finest gaming arcades in the nation.

Country Club Plaza
Country Club Plaza

4750 Broadway Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64112   Directions

(816) 753-0100

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Treat yourself to 15 blocks of endless possibilities at the Country Club Plaza. This lap of luxury provides a number of high-end retail shopping options, restaurants, entertainment venues and attractions. Join in on one of the many celebrations and shows that take place in this open-air plaza. As one of the first outdoor malls designed specifically for shoppers with cars, you’ll find even parking a pleasant experience.

Great Wolf Lodge
Great Wolf Lodge

10401 Cabela Dr
Kansas City, KS 66111   Directions

(800) 608-9653

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Enjoy some time at the Great Wolf Lodge, part of the world’s largest chain of indoor water parks. KC’s Great Wolf Lodge is excellent for a family looking to get wet and wild any time of the year. This resort has five slides, two hot tubs, an activity pool, a lazy river, a children’s splash area and many other attractions.

Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope

2500 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64108   Directions

(816) 274-8300

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Bring the kids to the Hallmark Headquarters for a magical experience. Located in these headquarters, Kaleidoscope offers children (and adults) the opportunity to unleash their creativity. See your imagination come to life through art at this attraction. Make paintings, collages, puzzles, jewelry and more. Each themed area provides leftover materials from Hallmark’s manufacturing process for your use.

Kansas City Symphony
Kansas City Symphony

1703 Wyandotte St
Kansas City, MO 64108   Directions

(816) 471-1100

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When KC’s original symphony orchestra was dissolved in 1982, the philanthropist R. Crosby Kemper Jr. insisted on creating the Kansas City Symphony. Since its formation, this new symphony orchestra has served as a vital part of the music community. Listen to their music at a show or sample before you purchase tickets by hearing their music on the radio or a CD.

Kansas City Zoo
Kansas City Zoo

6800 Zoo Dr
Kansas City, MO 64132   Directions

(816) 595-1234

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Let your wild things meet the wild things at the Kansas City Zoo. Located in Swope Park, this zoo features five main sections—Africa, Australia, Tiger Trail, KidZone and The Valley—as well as several special exhibitions and attractions, rides and shows. See the new polar bear exhibit in the front plaza, ride a camel in the KidZone, ride a ski-lift over the African Plains and more!

Kansas Speedway
Kansas Speedway

400 Speedway Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66111   Directions

(866) 460-7223

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Experience life as a race car driver on the Kansas Speedway. This tri-oval racetrack hosts two NASCAR race weekends each year. When it is not hosting a motorsports event that will get your blood rushing, you can catch a rush of adrenaline by driving an authentic racecar around the track.

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

4420 Warwick Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64111   Directions

(816) 753-5784

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The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art hosts the permanent collection of Bebe and R. Crosby Kemper Jr. The bright, light central atrium opens up to two wings of exhibits and attractions, which showcase both the permanent collection and a variety of special exhibitions. You can also enjoy a meal at the Café Sebastienne, where the world of contemporary arts meets contemporary cuisine.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City

2475 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64108   Directions

(816) 471-4386

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At LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City you can reach out and touch the stars in the 4D cinema, learn top LEGO® building secrets from the Master Model Builder, see iconic landmarks in MINILAND®, make a celebration even more memorable in one of our special party rooms, and much, much more! It's the ultimate place for all LEGO® fans - young and old.

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

1616 E 18th St
Kansas City, MO 64108   Directions

(816) 221-1920

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See the African American influence on America’s favorite pastime at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. This unique specialty museum opened in 1990 with the mission of preserving this rich history. Learn about African American baseball players from the late 1800s to the 1960s as you tour through the multimedia displays, photographs, artifacts and attractions.

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

4525 Oak St
Kansas City, MO 64111   Directions

(816) 751-1278

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Visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, where even the building is art. Inside of this neoclassical architecture you will find one of the largest collections of Asian art in America as well as a highly prized collection of European and American paintings, photography, sculptures and historic artifacts.

Powell Gardens
Powell Gardens

1609 NW US Highway 50
Kingsville, MO 64061   Directions

(816) 697-2600

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Get close to nature through the floral attractions at the Powell Gardens, where the whole family can get active as well as educated. Learn about the different plants, trees, vegetables, fruits and herbs as you walk through the gatehouse, perennial garden, harvest garden and more. Sneak in some exercise along the scenic Nature Trail or relax as the kids play in the interactive Fountain Garden.

Power Play Family Entertainment Center
Power Play Family Entertainment Center

509 NW Barry Rd
Kansas City, KS 64155   Directions

(913) 268-4386

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If you prefer fun-based adrenaline rushes over fear-based, check out the Power Play Family Entertainment Center where people of all ages can have a great time experiencing all kinds of recreational fun. Climb a rock wall, race in the go-karts, get dizzy in a tilt-a-whirl, take out your aggression in bumper cars, compete in laser tag and much, much more.

SEA LIFE Aquarium Kansas City
SEA LIFE Aquarium Kansas City

2475 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64108   Directions

(816) 556-3234

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SEA LIFE Aquarium Kansas City will transport you into the amazing underwater world. Come nose to nose with sharks and prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays. To get any closer you?d have to get wet!

Schlitterbahn Vacation Village
Schlitterbahn Vacation Village

9400 State Ave
Kansas City, KS 66112   Directions

(913) 312-3110

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Bring the whole family out for a great time at the Schlitterbahn Vacation Village, the fourth Schlitterbahn water park to be opened outside of Texas. Recently constructed in 2009, this water park resort will be a sprawling 370 acres once complete. The current Village offers eighteen water attractions, four restaurants and three shops.

Science City
Science City

30 W Pershing Rd
Kansas City, MO 64108   Directions

(816) 460-2020

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Bring the whole family over to Science City at Union Station for an unforgettable experience. This family-friendly interactive science center hosts over 50 hands-on displays and attractions that are sure to educate as they entertain. You will have a blast as you explore the exhibitions, planetarium and City Extreme Screen theater.

Strawberry Hill Museum
Strawberry Hill Museum

720 N 4th St
Kansas City, KS 66101   Directions

(913) 371-3264

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Learn about Kansas City’s past at the historical Strawberry Hill Museum. This ethnic museum hosts a number of early Kansas City artifacts and features several displays and attractions about the people and cultures that influenced the city’s development. Visit this Victorian home for a slice of early immigrant life.

The Beast Haunted House
The Beast Haunted House

1401 W 13th St
Kansas City, MO 64102   Directions

(816) 842-0320

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Get your adrenaline flowing when you enter The Beast Haunted House, Kansas City’s realm of fear and terror during September, October and November. If you enjoy being frightened, check out one of the best haunted houses in the country for 45 minutes of heart-pounding scares. In addition to the Beast, you can also check out the nearby Edge of Hell, Macabre Cinema and Chambers of Edgar Allen Poe.

The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden
The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden

4800 Rockhill Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110   Directions

(816) 932-1200

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Stroll through the Kauffman Memorial Garden when you need a piece of nature in the midst of the bustling cityscape. Located in the heart of Kansas City, this 2-acre garden attraction features meandering brick pathways, tranquil water displays and fountains, bronze sculptures mixed in amongst the lush and colorful floral life and more than 300 varieties of plant life.

The Moon Marble Company
The Moon Marble Company

600 E Front St
Bonner Springs, KS 66012   Directions

(913) 441-1432

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Don’t worry about losing your marbles at The Moon Marble Company. This unique toy store is specialized in glass marbles of every size, shape, color and design imaginable. You can even see a glass blowing demonstration on site between 10:30 AM and 4:00 PM! Get gifts for your favorite people of all ages, including glassware, jewelry, and traditional, old-fashioned toys and games.

Ward Parkway Lanes
Ward Parkway Lanes

1523 W 89th St
Kansas City, MO 64114   Directions

(816) 363-2700

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Lace up your bowling shoes or rent a pair at the Ward Parkway Lanes for an hour or more of classic leisurely fun. Open until 1:00 in the morning, this bowling alley is the perfect spot for casual and competitive bowlers to practice and show off their skills.

Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City
Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City

5700 King St
Shawnee, KS 66203   Directions

(913) 287-8888

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Head to the western suburbs for a day to Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City. Discover the wonders of education in this converted elementary school. Every room has a different theme, from space to physics to arts and crafts and more! Children of all ages (and children at heart) will love the exhibits and attractions at this fun, entertaining museum.

Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun
Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun

4545 Worlds of Fun Ave
Kansas City, MO 64161   Directions

(816) 454-4545

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Prepare yourself for Worlds of Fun at this amusement park! Worlds of Fun lives up to its name, providing guests with different culture-themed rides, shows and attractions. Designed around Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days, you can visit Scandinavia, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americans in a single, local resort that easily competes with the local Schlitterbahn.

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