Hidden Treasures
in Kansas City, KS (showing 1 - 9 out of 9)

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.

Brookside Toy & Science

330 W 63rd St
Kansas City, MO 64113   Directions

(816) 523-4501


Children and children at heart will adore the Brookside Toy & Science storefront. Locally owned and operated since 1964, Brookside has been known by generations of children in Kansas City as "the best toy store ever." Come see what all the fuss is about and wander through shelves filled with unique and unusual toys and games.

City Market

20 E 5th St
Kansas City, MO 64106   Directions

(816) 842-1271


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.

Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead

13800 Switzer Rd
Overland Park, KS 66221   Directions

(913) 897-2360


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.

Donna’s Dress Shop

1410 W 39th St
Kansas City, MO 64111   Directions

(816) 931-0022


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.

Happy Gillis Café & Hangout

549 Gillis St
Kansas City, MO 64106   Directions

(816) 471-3663


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.

KC Strings

5842 Merriam Dr
Merriam, KS 66203   Directions

(913) 677-0400


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.

Powell Gardens

1609 NW US Highway 50
Kingsville, MO 64061   Directions

(816) 697-2600


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.

Prospero’s Books

1800 W 39th St
Kansas City, MO 64111   Directions

(816) 531-9673


Bibliophiles and bookworms will not want to pass up Prospero’s Books. This locally owned bookstore is brimming with new and old books, first-run and second-hand. Join in one of their many literature events or just spend some time picking out a new or old favorite to read. You can also find a selection of vinyl records, music and DVDs in this store.

Re-Runs Warehouse

4041 Broadway St
Kansas City, MO 64111   Directions

(816) 561-4425


Buy your vintage items at Re-Runs Warehouse, one of the most massive vintage and thrift stores in United States. In fact, Re-Runs is so well known that several costumers and stylists in the theatrical, motion picture, television and photographic industries purchase supplies here. Stop by for a public opening on Saturday, or look for the Re-Runs Store in Westport.

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