Best non-tourist places to visit in Kansas City

Discussion in 'Missouri' started by Vicolette, May 30, 2013.

  1. Vicolette

    Vicolette Super Moderator

    For folks looking for entertainment off the beaten track, what are some of your favorite places you'd suggest for travelers to add to their itinerary? Here are a few local spots in Kansas City to get things started.

    Kaleidoscope - great for kids
    Cave Spring Nature Center - 39 acres of scenic trails, a cave and a picnic area
    Coterie Theatre - features performances for all ages
    The City Market - fresh flowers, fruit and gift items. Nice way to peruse and relax at the same time.
     
  2. Hitchcock

    Hitchcock New Member

    Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has great collections of American and European art and it's free admission. Science City (in Union Station) is also worth stopping by if you interesting in learning about astronauts, weather phenomena and that kinda of stuff.
     
  3. lovacK

    lovacK New Member

    Union Station is so underrated...this place is just amazing because of the traveling exhibits there and the model railroad exhibit. If you have kids, the IMAX and Planetarium are great and Science City is too worth seeing (and don’t forget to walk cross the bridge behind the station and visit Jack Stack for some BBQ;)
     
  4. Bebo

    Bebo New Member

    If you're down in KC, I definitely suggest visiting the Mutual Musicians Foundation (located in the Jazz District). It's not very touristy and it's open until the early hours of the morning. As far as non-touristy places to eat or have dinner: go to either Extra Virgin, The Rieger, Westside Local, or Le Fou Frog.
     
  5. Vicolette

    Vicolette Super Moderator

    I'll add a visit to the Boulevard Brewing Co.as a great way to liven up the day and one of the all-around fun things to do. The brewery offers tours Monday through Sunday several times a day. Visitors get to see the brewing process, learn about the company history and sample a variety of brews in the Tasting Room. Best of all, tours are free!
     

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