Kansas City is a great place to visit this summer for many reasons!
Sports fans will have a ball at a Kansas City Royals Game. While the Royals have not had a star season thus far, there is evidence that they may just be turning their game around!
So buy some peanuts and cracker jacks and head on over to the Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. Tickets can be as low as $8 and as high as $225 for crown seats, and there are often give away at the games to keep the fans happy.
The Royals season for 2007 has been pretty split. Their current standing for home games is 24 wins and 31 losses, which is comparable to their road game overall wins and losses. However, rooting for the home team in Kansas City is a great way to spend the evening.
Another fun activity in Kansas City is to visit one of their many great art museums!
The Nelson Atkins art museum is FREE and has a wide variety of beautiful art to gaze at and ponder. The museum hosts a large amount of thought provoking contemporary art as well as a large variety of Asian, African and European art.
The Nelson Atkins museum is always free, and typically has at least one special exhibit that is available for a price. The art collections include American, American Indian, Ancient, Chinese, Decorative Arts, European, Japanese, Modern & Contemporary, Photography, Print and South & Southeast Asian.
The museum also has a beautiful sculpture garden with gigantic badminton bird sculptures which make a perfect setting for a picnic.
The Nelson Atkins museum also offers adult classes, teacher programs, school tours, studio workshops and much more. So if you are planning a longer stay in Kansas City, or you are within a few hours, suggest to your child’s classroom teacher to take a field trip to the art museum.
There are also plenty of Theatres in Kansas City. One in particular is located at Union Station and is showing “Dinosaurs Alive 3D” this summer. Admission is $5.95 per person and includes an extensive guide by some of the leading paleontologists around the globe.
Another show held at the Crown Center in Kansas City is “Ride Around the World”. This show is also running throughout the summer and into the fall on the City Extreme Screen at 30 W. Pershing Rd in Kansas City Missouri. The film invites its audience to experience the life and history of cowboys from Spain to the U.S.
The Kansas City Zoo is also a great place to visit while in Kansas City. The zoo features cuddly Koala bears this summer and much more. The Koalas are being rented from the San Diego Zoo through Labor Day weekend.
The Kansas City Zoo also has an Endangered Species Carousel. The Carousel ride costs $2 per person.
The Kansas City Zoo is also featuring Kangaroos this summer. The Kangaroos are included in the Australia visit. You will get to see mothers with joeys, as well as wallabies and tree kangaroos. The Australia exhibit also includes New Guinea Singing dogs, camels, sheep, black swans and many beautiful and rare birds.
Kansas City is also a great place to shop. Legends is an outdoor outlet mall with great brands for low prices. You’ll find Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, Gap, Forever 21, Eddie Bauer and much more at Legends.
There is also plenty of shopping at the Crown Center plaza. The Crown Center includes three levels of great shopping and many fine restaurants.
Whether you are shopping, watching a ball game, eating great BBQ or visiting a museum or zoo, the fun in Kansas City is limitless, so plan a mini vacation today!