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Ranked #1 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: ; History Museums; Military Museums; Museums
Owner description: The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial is the only American museum solely dedicated to preserving the objects,... more » Owner description: The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial is the only American museum solely dedicated to preserving the objects, history and personal experiences of a war whose impact still echoes today. With one of the greatest collections of World War I artifacts anywhere in the world, the new state-of-the-art complex uses highly-interactive technology to bring history to life. The Museum is located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, at the corner of Pershing and Main. « less
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Ranked #2 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: Art Museums; Museums
This museum has a collection of life-like sculptures.
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Ranked #3 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: History Museums; Military Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums

The Steamboat Arabia Museum is in the AAA guide.  It isn't the easiest place to find, but do persevere, it's worth seeing.  The admission price may seem a bit steep, but after you... more »

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Ranked #4 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #5 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
Owner description: This 2-acre garden is part of the Kauffman Legacy Park in the heart of Kansas City. Powell Gardens, in partnership with the... more » Owner description: This 2-acre garden is part of the Kauffman Legacy Park in the heart of Kansas City. Powell Gardens, in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation, manages and maintains the garden. « less
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Ranked #6 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: Children's Museums; Museums
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Ranked #7 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: Fountains; Landmarks
"The City of Fountains" boasts more than 40 public water works, ranging from classical to modern, minimalist to ornate.
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Ranked #8 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #9 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: Neighborhoods; Malls; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: This ritzy marketplace features an outdoor plaza adorned with romantic European fountains and sculptures, plus designer shops... more » Owner description: This ritzy marketplace features an outdoor plaza adorned with romantic European fountains and sculptures, plus designer shops and great restaurants. « less
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Ranked #10 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: Battlefields; Fountains; Gardens; Parks
Owner description: This peaceful 74-acre retreat offers the fragrant Rose Garden, scenic walking paths and a small lake for those restful... more » Owner description: This peaceful 74-acre retreat offers the fragrant Rose Garden, scenic walking paths and a small lake for those restful moments. « less
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Ranked #11 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: Fountains; Landmarks
Owner description: Dedicated to the memory of J.C. Nichols, the developer of Kansas City's Country Club Plaza, this is one of the most treasured... more » Owner description: Dedicated to the memory of J.C. Nichols, the developer of Kansas City's Country Club Plaza, this is one of the most treasured water fountains in town. « less
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Ranked #12 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Opened in 1991, this museum is a tribute to some of baseball's best unknown players.
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Ranked #13 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #14 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: Libraries; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #15 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
Offering scenic and fragrant delights, the Laura Conyers Smith Municipal Rose Garden is located in Kansas City's Loose Park.
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Ranked #16 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, formerly the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City, is currently closed for... more » Owner description: The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, formerly the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City, is currently closed for renovations until early 2015. The Toy and Miniature Museum features the Midwest's largest collection of antique toys and the nation's largest collection of contemporary, fine-scale miniatures. Soon to become the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, the Museum exhibits the art of imagination. « less
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Ranked #17 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #19 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Airline history museum at Kansas City airport devoted to saving and preserving old aircraft, including "connies".
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Ranked #20 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: Science Museums; Museums
Owner description: See how astronauts train for space missions or discover the chemistry behind some of your favorite beverages. Kids and adults... more » Owner description: See how astronauts train for space missions or discover the chemistry behind some of your favorite beverages. Kids and adults alike will be entertained for hours at this center dedicated to showing how science is a part of our everyday lives. « less
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Ranked #21 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: Zoos
Owner description: You need at least a day to explore this expansive zoo that features a 95-acre African environment where more than 400 animals... more » Owner description: You need at least a day to explore this expansive zoo that features a 95-acre African environment where more than 400 animals roam. « less
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Ranked #22 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: Established in 1885 as Kansas City's first cultural institution, this art museum houses a rich collection of modern and... more » Owner description: Established in 1885 as Kansas City's first cultural institution, this art museum houses a rich collection of modern and contemporary art. « less
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Ranked #23 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
See everything behind the world's most popular greeting card at the company's factory headquarters.
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Ranked #24 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: History Museums; Museums
Replica of an early Missouri town.
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Ranked #25 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: Museums
Owner description: The College Basketball Experience (CBE) and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame is the nation's celebration for men's... more » Owner description: The College Basketball Experience (CBE) and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame is the nation's celebration for men's collegiate basketball. The CBE is one of the most highly interactive sports facilities in the nation and was awarded a top-5 interactive museum designation by Wired Magazine in 2008. The CBE is the anti sports hall of fame. You may sweat here! Fun for the entire family as well as one of the most in-demand special event venues in the region. The CBE and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame was established in October 2007 and founded by The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). It is owned and operated by the NABC Foundation, Inc. « less
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Ranked #26 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: ; History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #27 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
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Ranked #28 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
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Ranked #29 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: Historic Sites; Parks
Owner description: Thomas Hart Benton's life is present in both his home and his paintings, and both are preserved at Thomas Hart Benton Home... more » Owner description: Thomas Hart Benton's life is present in both his home and his paintings, and both are preserved at Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site. A trip to the home and studio of the renowned painter, sculptor, lecturer and writer offers a glimpse into how the talented Benton lived and worked. Benton converted half of the carriage house into his art studio, which remains as he left it. Visitors can still see coffee cans full of paintbrushes, numerous paints, and a stretched canvas waiting to be transformed into another of his masterpieces. Thomas Hart Benton died in his studio in 1975. « less
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Ranked #30 of 75 attractions in Kansas City
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: As a testament to Kansas City, the mother of swing and Bebop, this museum evokes the living spirit of jazz legends and... more » Owner description: As a testament to Kansas City, the mother of swing and Bebop, this museum evokes the living spirit of jazz legends and chronicles the history of jazz and its greatest performers. « less
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