Tells the story of early airline travel, with exhibits of all phases. Extensive airline memorabilia, fully restored Super G Constellation and Martin 404, and a Douglas DC-3 being restored. Capacity: 200 ppl. (Planes may be out.) Adults $7, seniors $6, children (6-13) $3. Open 10am-4pm Mon.-Sat., noon-4pm Sun.
Experience the rich history of African-American baseball through multi-media displays, hundreds of photographs and artifacts dating from the 1800s through the 1960s. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum shares the new 18th and Vine musuem complex with the American Jazz Museum.
The sights and sounds of a uniquely American art form come alive at the American Jazz Museum. The Museum includes interactive exhibits and educational programs as well as the Blue Room, a working jazz club, and the Gem Theater, a modern 500-seat performing arts center.
You are invited to discover some of the 34,500 pieces in the collection of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. From ceramic objects found in ancient Chinese tombs to whimsical sculptures of badminton birdies, the Nelson-Atkins collection spans over 5,000 years of humanity.
The College Basketball Experience, a world class entertainment facility connected to Sprint Center by the Grand Lobby, is two floors and 41,500 square feet of basketball exuberance. It houses the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, where visitors can honor college basketball legends and learn about the history of the game.It is definitely not a museum. It is a high-energy, highly-interactive place where casual and hard core fans of any age can totally immerse themselves in the game of college basketball.
Part of historic Union Station, Science City provides real hands-on fun, all in the name of science. Dig for fossils or land a space shuttle in a NASA-style simulator. Science City is fun. Kids (of all ages) won't realize how much they're learning.
Kansas Speedway hosts NASCAR's premier series, the NEXTEL Cup Series. It also brings the superstars of the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series, the NASCAR Busch and Craftsman Truck Series and ARCA's RE/MAX Series to Kansas City, Kan., for an exciting season of heart-pounding motorsports action. Each race weekend, some 82,000 people sit in the speedway's distinct purple and yellow grandstand to watch their favorite drivers compete.
The premier amusement park destination in the Midwest -- offers 175 acres of excitement and fun for every member of the family. For thrill seekers, an impressive line-up of six world-class roller coasters and dozens of thrill rides offers dips and loops from big to small. Along with coasters, Worlds of Fun features dozens of other thrill rides. Guests experience the sensation of a coaster loop on ThunderHawk, a gravity defying freefall on 200-foot-tall Detonator and a river rapid adventure on Fury of the Nile.
The Kansas City Zoo offers visitors the unique experience of seeing more than 900 animals in naturalistic settings - all stretched across 200 acres in Swope Park. The Zoo's exhibits are organized by continent with major sections for Africa and Australia.
From Anthropologie to Z Gallerie, it's all right here on the Country Club Plaza. No other collection of boutiques, fashionable national stores and wonderful local discoveries, can be found in such elegant surroundings on such amenable terms. Over 120 stores fill the architecturally classic 14 block district and create the experience that makes The Plaza one of the Midwest's premier destinations.
Westport in home to eclectic shops and culinary adventures. The Harris Kearney House, built in 1855, is home to a museum and the Westport Historical Society. And, the nightlife makes it KC's premier entertainment district. But the heart and soul of this community is the people. Westport's business owners, residents and patrons are as warm and welcoming as you'll find anywhere in the country.
The Kansas City Power and Light District is a vibrant, new eight-block neighborhood in the heart of downtown Kansas City that links together the Bartle Hall Convention Center, the Sprint Center, offices, hotels, entertainment, cultural destinations and residental developments. KC Live! is an entire city block of hot spots within the Kansas City Power & Light District, featuring fourteen high energy entertainment, nightlife and dining establishments.
Located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, Crown Center is often called a city within a city. The three-level Crown Center Shops feature more than 60 shops and restaurants. Eating options range from a burger spot where meals are delivered by miniature train to the city's only Mobil Four-Star dining experience, The American Restaurant. Shopaholics are drawn to the unique specialty stores, headlined by Halls Crown Center. Theatregoers can choose from Broadway-style productions at the American Heartland Theatre, award-winning youth-oriented shows at The Coterie Theatre and innovative shows at the new Off Center Theatre.