Tourist Attractions in Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri, is a place with a lot to offer its visitors and we have listed a few of them in this article. There is something to do for everyone in this city no matter how long you are visiting for or what your interests are.

SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium General Admission

Discover what it might be like in the underwater world at SEA LIFE Kansas City where you can meet around 5,000 different species of fish, rays, sharks, sea turtles and more in an immerse environment.

There are 11 different interactive zones for children of all ages to explore and the awe-inspiring 180-degree Ocean Tunnel under the sea to stroll through.

The different exhibits will introduce you to a variety of species including local species, the residents of the local streams, rivers and lakes, in the Freshwater Exhibit. If you want to see baby stingrays the Harbor Exhibit is the place to explore, while the interactive Rockpool Exhibit gives you the opportunity to not only see, but also touch, creatures such as the chocolate chip sea star or the cowrie snails, and more. You may get to watch hundreds of lookdowns swim around you in the Shoaling Exhibit, while the Seahorse Exhibit gives you the opportunity to see seahorses, a creature often considered mythical.

See all of it or come more than once. The choice is yours.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City

One of the many attractions in Kansas City is LEGOLAND Discovery Center and its many LEGO attractions. Whether you choose to save the princess on the interactive Kingdom Quest adventure ride, see famous LEGO characters on the big screen in the 4D LEGO Cinema, explore MINILAND, or create a LEGO racing car, or do all of it, is up to you, but the options are there.

MINILAND is a Kansas City skyscape made entirely out of 1.5 million LEGO bricks. The LEGO Build and Test is where you can build a race car and race other vehicles on the test track for the quickest time. The Ultimate LEGO NINJAGO Experience is a laser maze adventure where you can challenge friends and family, while LEGO Friends Heartlake City is the place to create colorful friendships to add to the growing.

The Money Museum – Learn about the history of currency, from gold bars to the evolution of paper currency, at the Money Museum. The admission is free and you can simply walk in during normal business hours when the Museum is open. The audio tours are very educational for learning more, but there is also artistry to be found in money and the creative process of making it, especially throughout history. 

The Kansas City Zoo - Kansas City Zoo has more than 1,700 animals living there, representing more than 200 different species. The zoo organizes activities and events such as Chats where visitors will spend around 15 minutes learning about the animal and maybe even help give them treats or food. Different days and different times offer chats with different animals. Some of the animals available for the chats are the gorillas, the koalas, the chimpanzees, the rhinoceros, the camels, the elephants and the hippos. Visitors to the Zoo’s website can see animals on their live cameras that are on even when the Zoo is closed.

The American Jazz Museum – The museum is located in the legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker’s old Kansas City neighborhood and the exhibits here are focused on the sensory and are interactive so you can really experience jazz, because jazz is an experience. The museum celebrates the rich musical diversity of jazz covering many eras and instruments, helping visitors to understand jazz better.

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures – The museum displays large collections of dollhouses, miniatures, figurines and board games along with other variations of historic toys. The craftsmanship that went into many of the items displayed is astonishing and the history of some of the toys is very interesting.

Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden – This beautiful garden with free admission is a place of tranquility and features bronze sculptures by Tom Corbin set in a surrounding of lush and colorful annual and perennial plants and flowers, brick walkways, stone walls and playful fountains inspired by the Kauffman’s world travels.

Worlds of Fun – Worlds of Fun is the largest amusement park complex in the American Midwest and it is, as the name says, full of fun. With hundreds of acres full of thrills and giggles, roller coasters, water slides, rides and more for all ages, in and out of the water, a visit here is almost a must when in Kansas City.

The City Market – The City Market is located in the heart of downtown Kansas City and it is well worth a visit. It is the region's largest Farmer’s Market, dating back to 1857, where local producers offer their fresh produce and goods on the weekends. It is part of the overall River Market so there are also many businesses located inside the City Market.

Boulevard Brewing Co. – This is for the adult beer lovers, no matter where the palate falls on the beer spectrum. The brewery tour includes the tasting of all kinds of beer, where you get to see and learn how they make beer from high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients. Make sure to note the different aspects of the beer you taste, its color, taste, smell and aftertaste to truly appreciate the experience.

The Starlight Theatre Kansas City – The Starlight Theatre dates back to 1950 and it is one of two self-producing outdoor theatres in the U.S. The theatre has almost 8,000 seats and it hosts traveling/touring Broadway shows as well as concerts with musical artists/acts with the vision to enrich the region and the mission to provide exceptional arts experiences for all audiences.

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