Day 1 You’ll See:
- Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
- Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
- Union Station and Planetarium
- KC Repertory Theater
Day 2 You’ll See:
Day 3 You’ll See:
From the finest art exhibits in the area to the most fun-filled shopping centers, this 3-day tour of Kansas City will be sure to please everyone in your group. Take an African Safari at the zoo, get your hands on a 27 lb., $400,000.00 bar of solid gold at the Money Museum, and stop and smell the roses at Loose Park.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art -
This outstanding museum and world-renowned example of neoclassical architecture is one of the best places you can take your group to fully appreciate local and international art. Through careful presentation of its comprehensive collections of more than 33,500 works, Nelson-Atkins brings the excitement of art to life for your students. Wander the verdant 22-acre sculpture park showcasing 33 important modern pieces.
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum - Built to preserve the history of African-American baseball, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is an educational, informational, and fully immersive attraction based on a very important piece of social Civil Rights history. With artifacts dating back to the early 1860s leading through the 1960s, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is a wholly authentic representation of African American baseball and of the state of social segregation in the United States.
Union Station - Welcome to Kansas City's very own Union Station, the city's 'hub of culture, education, and entertainment.' This former train station stands as a giant in regional history, as well as a popular science learning center and accomplished entertainment venue. Within the massive doors of Union Station, you will find various permanent and traveling exhibits, an on-site planetarium, and even a science center.
KC Repertory Theater - End your evening with a show at the KC Repertory Theater, one of the finest performing arts centers in the area. Located on the UMKC campus, this theater puts on regular shows that are ‘compelling, passionate, and imaginative’, and they have been doing so since 1964. That’s 5 decades of fantastic entertainment that even TIME Magazine and the Wall Street Journal have recognized (Venice, Year's Best Musical TIME, The Glass Menagerie, #2 in Country’s Best Shows of 2009, Wall Street).
Kansas City Zoo - 202 acres of animal education and entertainment await you next at the Kansas City Zoo, the world-class zoological center located within Swope Park. Inside you will find over 1300 animals alongside exceptional exhibits and programs, making this the perfect spot for your group to immerse yourself into the wonderful world of wildlife. See such animals as the African Crested Porcupine, Gentoo Penguin, Masai Giraffe, Saki Monkey, and Yellow Backed Duiker while here.
Money Museum - Student groups visiting the Kansas City area won’t want to bypass an opportunity to stop by the Money Museum located in the Federal Reserve Bank for a little insight into our Nation’s financial system. See for yourself what happens inside an automated cash vault; examine the Truman Library collection of American coinage – see perfect specimens of coins produced by the U.S. Mint during every presidential administration - and get your hot hands on a 27 lb., $400,000.00 bar of solid gold.
WWI Museum and Memorial - Built to honor those who fought valiantly during the Great War, Kansas City’s WWI Museum and Memorial is one of the nation’s best and most visited war memorials. The WWI Museum works to educate the public on the Great War, interpreting history and presenting the facts as known by the greatest historians of our time and those who experienced the war firsthand. The museum contains over 75,000 items in its permanent collection with exhibits beginning with The Main Gallery displaying artifacts and personal histories moving chronologically from 1914-1919.
Missouri Town 1855 - Student groups pining for an ”old time” Heartland experience will truly enjoy a visit to Missouri Town, 1855. This wonderfully recreated progressive farming community in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, established on 30 green, sloping acres is an assemblage of more than 25 original buildings, dating from 1820 to 1860; of-the-day equipment and furnishings lend an air of authenticity to the careful depiction of a 19th-century rural lifestyle.
Crown Center - An upscale shopping and entertainment district, the Crown Center is Kansas City’s premier area for fun and style for all ages. With everything from the LEGOLAND Discovery Center to an aquarium, theater, and a number of stores, Crown Center is the perfect destination for young children and fun-loving adults.If you enjoy shopping and fine dining, Crown Center has you covered.
Loose Park Rose Garden - Welcome to Jacob L Loose Park, one of the most popular and historic parks in all of Kansas City. The rose garden within began as a dream of the Kansas City Rose Society in 1931, the society first starting here with 120 plants. Today the gorgeous garden spot has grown into a collection of over 4,000 roses of 168 varieties, it’s entirety covering 1.5 acres. Be sure to visit the Jacob L Loose Memorial, Civil War Cannon, and Marion Cronin Gillerlain Memorial before you go!
Weston - Before you leave the Kansas City area you have to make a pit stop in Weston, a small community about 45 minutes away from KC. Within the confines of this stunning little city, you will find various shops, restaurants, breweries, museums, exhibits, and attractions, with plenty of activities to keep your group busy! Eat at any of the over 14 restaurants lining the colorful streets, with everything from Missouri-classic comfort food to 4-star dining worth every penny. A couple favorites always tend to be Avalon and Bowman, so if there isn’t a long wait we’d suggest trying either one (though there really aren’t any bad choices as far as eateries go in Weston).