Things to Do in Kansas City: Museums, Shopping & Entertainment

Explore an amazing array of things to do in this Midwestern metropolis, including world-class museums and shopping centers, professional sports competitions, family activities and performing arts. No matter what you’re interested in, you’ll find plenty of Kansas City attractions. Visit historic Union Station, dine at Crown Center, and tour the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Spend an afternoon with the family at the Kansas City Zoo, or enjoy a night out on the town at Country Club Plaza. VisitKC to discover more of what Kansas City visitors like best about our city or read what a visiting blogger loves about it..
  Shop at over 150 stores at this at this breezy, open-air shopping center with fountains, murals, tile mosaics and a European atmosphere.
4750 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri 64112
Category: Activities
Country Club Plaza at Kansas City, Missouri
With a grand neoclassical façade, playful sculpture garden and free admission, this major art museum showcases ancient to modern artwork from all over the world.
4525 Oak Street Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Category: Family / Kids
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at Kansas City, Missouri
Peruse a colorful collection of artwork created since 1913 in this free museum, which features avant-garde exhibitions and an airy, atrium design.
4420 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Category: Attractions
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art at Kansas City, Missouri
Honor the fallen and learn about the Great War at this immense museum. Explore war relics, propaganda posters, replicas of trenches and the massive Liberty Monument.
100 W. 26th St., Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Category: Attractions
Spend a day at this major entertainment complex, which is home to an ice skating rink, giant-screen cinema, and family attractions including the aquarium and LEGOLand Discovery Center.
2405 Grand Blvd., Ste 200, Kansas City 64108
Category: Family / Kids
This huge indoor arena welcomes large-scale music concerts, family shows and sporting events like wrestling, ice hockey and college basketball tournaments.
1407 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri 64106
Category: Attractions
Sprint Center at Kansas City, Missouri
Learn about the birth of Jazz, and discover the best spots for to hear the greatest artists of our time play their craft.
325 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri 64132
Category: Entertainment
Kansas City Jazz: The Backstory
Enjoy exciting animal exhibits at this award-winning zoo, which also features numerous animal feedings, shows and keeper talks.
6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64132
Category: Family / Kids
Kansas City Zoo at Missouri
Visit the historic train station to find a wide range of attractions and family fun, including shopping, dining, live entertainment and the hands-on museum Science City.
30 W. Pershing Rd., Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Category: Entertainment
Immerse yourself in America’s pastime and catch a Major League Baseball game at Kauffman Stadium, a classic ballpark that has been recently renovated.
One Royal Way Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri 64129
Category: Attractions
Kansas City Royals at Missouri
Attend an exciting National Football League game at Arrowhead Stadium when the city’s professional athletes take to the gridiron every fall and winter.
One Arrowhead Drive , Kansas City, Missouri 64129
Category: Entertainment
Kansas City Chiefs at Missouri
Find more high-stakes sports action with Sporting Kansas City, the local Major League Soccer team, and with auto racing and NASCAR at the Kansas City Speedway.
1 Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66111
Category: Entertainment
Experience an inspiring selection of live entertainment at this groundbreaking performance center, which features two halls that host ballets, operas, symphonies and music concerts.
1601 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Category: Entertainment