Hidden Treasures
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If you’re looking for must-see hidden spots in the area, you’ve come to the right place. We have everything you’re looking for to enjoy the town – whether for a few, fun vacation days or as a new resident. The area is full of quaint little plazas and gardens, and gorgeous cathedrals for a fun-filled afternoon with friends and family.

Among hidden treasures, you will also find important memorials and historic buildings that you won’t want to miss during your outing. Below you’ll find a detailed description of each location, along with their address, phone number, and website, to check out more information. We also have a useful map to easily plan your visit to every spot you want to hit.
1. City Market
1. City Market

(816) 842-1271

20 E 5th St
Kansas City, MO 64106   Directions

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Visit the largest and most enduring public farmers market in the Midwest. City Market has been offering Kansas City residents the finest mix of eclectic shopping, dining, entertainment and attractions for over 150 years. Become part of this tradition and support the local growers, merchants and businesses owners.

2. Donna’s Dress Shop
2. Donna’s Dress Shop

(816) 931-0022

1410 W 39th St
Kansas City, MO 64111   Directions

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Find a new favorite outfit or accessory at Donna’s Dress Shop. Whether your preferred fashion is vintage, retro or contemporary, you’ll find something to suit your taste at this friendly local consignment and thrift store. Donna herself can help you find the perfect item as you nose through her boutique.

3. Happy Gillis Café & Hangout
3. Happy Gillis Café & Hangout

(816) 471-3663

549 Gillis St
Kansas City, MO 64106   Directions

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Get fat and happy at one of Kansas City’s best-kept culinary secrets. Happy Gillis Café & Hangout is a local favorite, serving up specials and smiles in beautiful, old Columbus Park. Enjoy a casual lunch, a leisurely brunch or a delightful dinner at one of KC’s most unique dining experiences.

4. Kansas City Crossroads Arts District
4. Kansas City Crossroads Arts District

(816) 994-7313

Kansas City, MO

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Join in the community at the Kansas City Crossroads Arts District for a true Kansas City experience. The Crossroads serves as the city’s main art gallery district and is filled with numerous galleries, restaurants, music and entertainment venues, and local shops. If you are looking for a local experience, look no further!

5. Science City
5. Science City

(816) 460-2020

30 W Pershing Rd
Kansas City, MO 64108   Directions

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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.

6. Union Station
6. Union Station

(816) 460-2020

30 W Pershing Rd
Kansas City, MO 64108   Directions

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There is no place like Union Station for an entertainment experience. This former union train station was converted in 1996 into the most popular destinations in the bi-state Kansas City. Sneak in some shopping, take in the gorgeous historical architecture, learn about its past in the museum, dine at one of the fine restaurants and much more.

7. Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead
7. Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead

(913) 897-2360

13800 Switzer Rd
Overland Park, KS 66221   Directions

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Bring the kids (and adults) out to Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead to learn about life on a turn-of-the-century farm. This unique zoo contains over 200 animals found on farms throughout the nation, many of which are featured in the Petting Zoo. Gather freshly-laid eggs, milk a cow, bottle-feed a baby goat, ride a pony and more on this fun, interactive and educational farm.

8. KC Strings
8. KC Strings

(913) 677-0400

5842 Merriam Dr
Merriam, KS 66203   Directions

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Musically inclined? Stop by KC Strings for all your instrumental needs. Specializing in stringed instruments, from cellos to violins, you can receive all kinds of services, from repairs to private lessons, at this knowledgeable shop. Stop by to meet one of the only American makers of professional-grade violas, violins, cellos and bases.

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