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3/13/24

Kansas City, MO

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Located in Kansas City Missouri

Below is a list of the best places I would visit on a trip to this location. My picks fit my personality and interest. Everyone has a different interest so you may not like everything I listed which is fine.  If you like a place, I recommend saving it to Google Maps for a future trip down the road. I made sure to include the address or GPS to make it easier to find.  You can find out more about me in the "About Me" section to see if we share common interests.

Breakfast

Kate's Kitchen, Breakfast Place Located in Kansas City Missouri

Kate's Kitchen

8002 N Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64118

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Chicken Fried Chicken & Eggs: Served with Sausage Gravy, Potatoes, and Biscuit $10.95


Brisket Omelette: Smoked Brisket, Onions, Mushrooms, and Jack Cheese $10.75


The King Waffles: Topped with Warm Peanut Butter, Bananas, Powdered Sugar, and Butter $8.25


Caramel Nut French Toast: French Toast Topped with Warm Caramel Sauce, Fresh Bananas, and Pecans $8.75


Country Scramble: Bacon, Sausage, Ham, and Three Cheese Blend. Topped with Gravy $10.25

Hours

Mon to Fri 6:30 am - 2 pm

Sat & Sun 7 am - 2 pm

Order Online: No

LaMar's Donuts and Coffee Located in Kansas City Missouri

LaMar's Donuts and Coffee

3395 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111

Sample of the Donut Flavors

  • Ray's Double Chocolate


  • Cherry Iced with Coconut


  • Lemon Cake


  • Red Velvet Cake


  • Banana Fritter


  • Chocolate Cherry Fritter


  • Apple Filled Bizmark


  • Snicker John Bar

Hours

Daily 5:30 am - 2 pm

Order Online: Yes

Activities

Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium

Short Summary


The Kansas City Zoo is a sprawling 202-acre zoological park that houses over 1,700 animals from around the world. It features a variety of exhibits showcasing diverse habitats, including African savannas, tropical rainforests, and polar bear environments. The zoo is renowned for its conservation efforts, educational programs, and interactive experiences for visitors of all ages. Highlights include the African Sky Safari, Helzberg Penguin Plaza, and the Australian Outback exhibit.


Admission Cost


Adult: $20/22

Child (3-11): $19/20

Senior (55+): $19/20

Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium

6800 Zoo Dr, Kansas City, MO 64132

Hours (3.2.24)

Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 4 pm

Sat & Sun 9:30 am - 5 pm


Worlds of Fun

Short Summary


Worlds of Fun is a popular amusement park located in Kansas City, Missouri. Spanning over 235 acres, the park offers a variety of thrilling rides, family-friendly attractions, and live entertainment. It features several themed areas, including Americana, Scandinavia, and Africa, each with its own unique attractions and dining options. Worlds of Fun is known for its roller coasters, including the iconic Mamba and the adrenaline-pumping Patriot. Additionally, the park hosts seasonal events such as Halloween Haunt and WinterFest, providing year-round entertainment for visitors of all ages.


Top Three Rides on My List


  • Prowler


  • Timber Wolf


  • Fury of the Nile


Admission Cost (Buy Online Cheaper)


2024 GOOD Any Day: $36.99

Parking: $30.00

Fast Line Pass: $55.00




Worlds of Fun, Theme Park Located in Kansas City Missouri

4545 Worlds of Fun Ave, Kansas City, MO 64161

Season

May to Sept

Check Website

For Hours

Kauffman Stadium

Short Summary


Kauffman Stadium is a Major League Baseball stadium, it serves as the home ballpark for the Kansas City Royals. The stadium, which opened in 1973, has a seating capacity of over 37,000 spectators and is renowned for its iconic fountain display beyond the outfield fence. Kauffman Stadium has hosted numerous memorable baseball events, including the MLB All-Star Game and playoff games. It underwent significant renovations in the 2000s to enhance fan experience and amenities while preserving its classic design.


Tour Info


Three Tour Types Offered


Classic Tour (75 minutes): Adults $15, Seniors and Children $12


All-Star Tour (90 minutes): Adults $25, Seniors and Children $22


MVP Tour (120 minutes): Adults $35, Seniors and Children $30



Kauffman Stadium, The Home of the Kansas City Royals

1 Royal Way, Kansas City, MO 64129

Tour Times

Check Website Link

For Updated Tour Times

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Short Summary


The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is renowned for its extensive collection spanning over 5,000 years of art history. Founded in 1933, the museum features diverse exhibits ranging from ancient Egyptian artifacts to contemporary artworks. Highlights include European and American paintings, Asian art, decorative arts, and photography. The museum is also famous for its iconic neoclassical building and the expansive sculpture garden, which showcases both classical and contemporary sculptures. With free admission and a commitment to education and community engagement, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art attracts visitors from around the world.


Admission Cost


FREE FREE FREE


Parking: $14

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Located in Kansas City Missouri

4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111

Hours

Sat to Mon 10 am - 5 pm

Tue & Wed Closed

Thu & Fri 10 am - 9 pm

Food

Q9, Popular BBQ Place Located in Kansas Missouri

Q39 - Midtown

1000 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111

Hours

Sun to Thu 11 am - 9 pm

Fri & Sat 11 am - 10 pm

Order Online: Yes

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Smoked Beef Brisket Poutine (starter): Crispy Fries, Beef Brisket Gravy, Chopped Brisket, White Cheddar Cheese Curds, Classic BBQ Sauce, Chives $13


Judge's Plate (Pick 3): Q Pork Spare Ribs, Sliced Brisket, Pulled Pork, Smoked Chicken, Chipotle Sausage, Pick Two Sides $26


Triple Threat Sandwich: Chipotle Sausage Patty, Pulled Pork, Pork Belly, Zesty BBQ Sauce, Apple Slaw, Toasted Bun $13


Mr. Burns Sandwich: Cubed Burnt Ends, Chipotle BBQ Sauce, Pepper Jack Cheese, Onion Straws, Toasted Bun $14


Brisket Mac & Q: Classic From-Scratch Five Cheese Mac with Herbed Breadcrumbs with Brisket $7

Town Topic Hamburgers Located in Kansas City Missouri

Town Topic Hamburgers

2021 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Double Cheeseburger


Bigger Cheeseburger


Pork Tenderloin Sandwich


Coney with Chili & Cheese


Grilled Ham & Cheese

Hours

24 Hours

7 Days Week

Order Online: No

Betty Rae's Ice Cream Located in Kansas City Missouri

Betty Rae's Ice Cream

412 Delaware St, Kansas City, MO 64105

Sample of the Ice Cream Flavors

  • Cereal & Milk: Fruity Pebble Ice Cream with Homemade Cereal Clusters and Marshmallows Mixed In


  • S'Mores: Homemade Marshmallow Fluff Toasted and Swirled with Crushed Graham Crackers and Betty's Fudge


  • Razz & Blue: Fresh Raspberries and Blueberries Charred in Sugar, Swirled Together


  • Red Velvet Cake: Ultra Creamy Cream Cheese "Frosting" Ice Cream with Anise Fudge and Homemade Red Velvet Cake Chunks Mixed In.


  • Blackberry Sage Sorbet: Fresh Blackberries Blended with a Homemade Sage Simple Syrup

Hours

Sun to Thu Noon - 10 pm

Fri & Sat Noon - 11 pm


Order Online: No

Places to Stay

FYI: The hotel prices are estimated and will most likely fluctuate since I looked them up on their website.  I will keep them updated the best I can every three months.  I look for the cheapest available room, usually a queen bed. I typically look at book rates two months in advance and in the middle of the month to get average rates. Reminder: It is an ESTIMATE

The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection

  • Located within Walking Distance of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and Jacob L. Loose Park


  • From their Website: "Built in 1927, our landmark hotel originally served residents of Villa Serena Apartments. Its 1975 transformation made it one of the most distinct upscale Kansas City hotels and a pioneer of the boutique hotel concept."


  • Food/Drinks Options: Chaz Restaurant (French American Cuisine), Winstead's Steakburgers (nearby), and Bay Boy Specialty Sandwiches (nearby)


  • Who is this for: Early Morning Park Walkers, Patrons of the Arts, & Historic Hotel Seekers

Room View at Raphael Hotel Located in Kansas City Missouri

325 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)


King in April 24' - $289.00

Crossroads Hotel

  • Located within Walking Distance of the T-Mobile Center, National WWI Museum and Memorial, and Science City


  • From their Website: "The energy, creativity and passion that define the city and neighborhood can call this place home. Crossroads, just like Kansas City, is at its core about community and connection. At every turn, we tapped local artists, designers and purveyors to share their talent and creativity with us in places public and private."


  • Food/Drinks Options: Lazia (Italian Cuisine), Town Topic Hamburgers Broadway (nearby), and Jack Stack Barbecue (nearby)


  • Who is this for: Exhibit Explorer, Science Nerds, & Historic Hotel Seekers

Room View at Crossroads Hotel Located in Kansas City Missouri

2101 Central St, Kansas City, MO 64108

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)


King in April 24' - $223.00

21 and up fun

Boulevard Brewing Company Located in Kansas City Missouri

Boulevard Brewing Company

2534 Madison Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108

SAMPLE OF BEER MENU

Dark Truth Stout: Imperial Stout | 9.7% ABV | IBU 60


Single-Wide IPA: American India Pale Ale | 5.7% ABV | IBU 50


Dank 7: Belgian-Style IPA | 7.0% ABV | IBU 55


Joker's Wit: Belgian Double Witbier | 7.4% ABV | IBU 21


Maple Mood: Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout | 12.5% ABV | IBU 14

Hours

Sunday 10 am - 6 pm

Mon to Thu Noon - 8 pm

Fri & Sat 11 am - 9 pm

March Highlight: Try Space Camper Quantum Hop Imperial IPA ~ 9.5% ABV

Food Menu: Yes

Kansas City Bier Company

Kansas City Bier Company

310 W 79th St, Kansas City, MO 64114

SAMPLE OF BEER MENU

Barrel-Aged Eis Weiss: Barrel-Aged Dark Eisbock Wheat Ale | 9.85% ABV | IBU 37


Carolator: Pale Doppelbock Lager | 7.4% ABV | IBU 28


Hefeweizen: Bavarian-Style Wheat Ale | 5.2% ABV | IBU 13


Helles Lager: Munich-Style Golden Lager | 5.1% ABV | IBU 20


Äpfel Cider: Apple Cider (Gluten Free) | 5.0% ABV

Hours

Monday Closed

Tue to Thu 1 pm - 9 pm

Friday 1 pm - 10 pm

Saturday 11 am - 10 pm

Sunday 11 am - 9 pm

Food Menu: Yes

 Again these are just few of my picks that fit my personality and interest. If you feel that I left one-off that may interest me or other people, message me on Facebook about the location.  I value a person's opinion and never just discard the information.  Always looking forward to learning about new places to add to my Google Map. ~ Shawn

The Summary in Activities Uses OpenAI. (2024). ChatGPT (3.5) [Large language model]. https://chat.openai.com

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