Local Attractions

Sites for Friends to Visit in and Around Kansas City

Note that there are no formal trips being organized by FWCC, and we are not endorsing any of these sites.  This is for your information only and should not be received as recommendations. 

Museums and Attractions include:

Kansas City Royals
Kauffman Stadium
One Royal Way
Kansas City, MO 64129
Game schedule available at www.mlb.com/royals/schedule/2019-03/list

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO
Free admission
Open Wed., Sat., Sun 10:00-5:00, Thu.-Fri. 10:00-9:00

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
4420 Warwick Boulevard, Kansas City. MO
Free admission and parking
Open Tues., Wed., Sat., Sun. 10:00-4:00, Thu., Fri. 10:00-9:00

American Jazz Museum
1616 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO
$10 adult, $9 senior
Open Sun. Noon-6:00, Tues.–Sat. 9:00-6:00

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
1616 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO
$10 adult, $9 senior
(discounted joint tickets with Jazz Museum next door)
Open similar hours to Jazz Museum.

Kansas City Zoo
200-acre park featuring 1,300 animals.
6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, MO
$16 adults, $15 seniors
Open 9:30-4:00 weekdays, 9:30-5:00 weekends

National Museum of Toys and Miniatures
5235 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO
$5 all ages over 4
Open Wed.-Mon. 10:00-4:00

Crown Center, Home of Hallmark Cards
2405 Grand Boulevard and nearby streets
Open Mon.-Sat. 9:30-4:00
Free admission


Historic Sites:

The Kansas City/Independence area served as the gateway to the American West for the 30 years when Missouri was the western-most state. Its strategic location on the Missouri River at the mouth of the Kansas River witnessed a procession of Native American groups, French fur trappers, the explorers Lewis and Clark, Daniel Boone, and later served as the starting point for major routes to Mexico (the Santa Fe Trail), Oregon (the Oregon Trail), and the California gold fields.

Fort Osage National Historic Landmark
(A western frontier fort featuring a Napoleonic War encampment March 23-24, 2019.)
107 Osage Street, Sibley, MO
$8 adults, $4 seniors
Open Tues.-Sun. 9:00-4:30

National Frontier Trails Center
(In one location learn how Independence served as the gateway to the American West.)
318 West Pacific Avenue, Independence, MO
$6 adults, $5 seniors
Open Mon.-Sat. 9:00-4:30, Sun. 12:30-4:30.

Arabia Steamboat Museum
(Explore the beautifully salvaged 1856 wreck of a magnificent paddlewheel steamboat.)
400 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO
$14.50 adults, $13.50 seniors.
Open Mon.-Sat. 10:00-5:00, Sun. Noon-5:00

National World War I Museum and Memorial
(Largest collection of WW I artifacts in the U.S.)
2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO
$18 adults, $14 seniors
Open Tues-Sun. 10:00-5:00

Harry S Truman Home
219 N. Delaware Street, Independence, MO
Open Tues.-Sun. 9:00-4:30
$7 tour ticket, obtain at nearby visitor center