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10 Things To Do in Kansas City

Kansas City offers some of the most amazing sights and activities in Missouri, and lucky for you NoRi Apartments offers you easy access to it all! Spend a day exploring all of the amazing shops and restaurants with your friends. Or uncover hidden treasures in one of the amazing museums like the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art! There are so many activities and places to visit for every occasion, like romantic date nights, family fun days, or a quiet day spent with yourself!

Below is our complete guide to every exciting adventure that awaits you here in Kansas City, MO! Being so close to the action at NoRi, you’ll always have something fun to do while you’re in the area.

TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN KANSAS CITY

1. COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA

South of Downtown Kansas City, Country Club Plaza is a 55-acre outdoor shopping district featuring over one million square feet of dining, shopping, entertainment, and office space. The Plaza was modeled after the city of Seville, Spain, and features a variety of statues, murals, sculptures, mosaics, and other art installations throughout the district. The Plaza plays host to numerous festivals and community events, including the hallowed annual Holiday Season of Lights for more than 90 years.

The Plaza includes high-end retailers such as Gucci, Bally, Tiffany & Co., Saks Fifth Avenue, and St. John, as well as an assortment of unique local boutiques. Popular eateries include everything from The Capital Grille Steakhouse and Jack Stack Barbecue to The Melting Pot, Shake Shack, and Potbelly Sandwich Shop. The district is also replete with art galleries, spas, yoga studios, and much more! Come see why Country Club Plaza is one of Kansas City’s most beloved treasures!

4706 Broadway Blvd Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 753-0100

2. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS FOOTBALL CLUB

With home games played at raucous 75,000-seat Arrowhead Stadium, the Kansas City Chiefs are one of the NFL’s most storied franchises. Arrowhead is considered one of the most imposing venues in the league, currently holding the Guinness World Record for crowd noise at over 142 decibels. The Chiefs won Super Bowl championships in 1969 and 2019 and have welcomed legends such as Joe Montana, Marcus Allen, Derrick Thomas, Tony Gonzalez and Patrick Mahomes.

Arrowhead also hosts concerts, college football games, and other large events throughout the year. Kansas City is a haven for sports fans, with MLB’s Kansas City Royals, Major League Soccer’s Sporting Kansas City, Kansas Motor Speedway for NASCAR and IndyCar races, as well as several collegiate programs including the Kansas City Roos and The University of Kansas Jayhawks in nearby Lawrence, KS. The annual Big 12 basketball tournament at the Sprint Center is one of the city’s biggest events.

1 Arrowhead Dr Kansas City, MO 64129
(816) 920-9300

3. WORLDS OF FUN

From its 235-acre location in northeast Kansas City, Worlds of Fun amusement park has been delighting the Kansas City area for nearly 50 years. Based on Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days, the park guides patrons through five themed sections including Scandinavia, Africa, Europa, the Orient, and Americana. Popular attractions include the Patriot, the Flying Dutchman, Timber Wolf, Detonator, Boomerang, and Mamba.

Grab a snack, meal, or drink from more than two dozen concession options throughout the park, or stop by Candy Kitchen for an assortment of delectable sweets. Commemorate your visit with a souvenir from one of the park’s several gift shops. Adjacent to Worlds of Fun, 64-acre Oceans of Fun features tropical-themed water slides, wave pools, tube rides, lazy rivers, and more to escape the heat. Admission to Worlds of Fun includes complimentary access to Oceans of Fun!

4545 Worlds of Fun Ave Kansas City, MO 64141
(816) 454-4545

4. NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART

Located in the Rockhill neighborhood of Kansas City, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is known internationally for its extensive collection of works from across the globe. The magnificent six-story neoclassical museum houses more than 35,000 pieces spanning multiple centuries and mediums. In 2008, the modern Bloch Building addition opened and was immediately hailed as an architectural marvel.

Visitors to the Nelson-Atkins are immediately greeted by the Museum’s renowned Donald J. Hall outdoor sculpture garden, including Odenburg and van Bruggen’s iconic Shuttlecocks, and works by Rodin, Henry Moore, and many more. The Museum also features an impressive collection of paintings by the likes of Monet, Pizzaro, Van Gogh and Winslow Homer, as well as photography, Native American & African galleries, and one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art.

4525 Oak St Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 751-1278

5. NATIONAL WORLD WAR I MUSEUM AND MEMORIAL

America’s official World War I Museum, located south of Downtown Kansas City in sprawling Penn Valley Park, is dedicated to the remembrance and honor of those who fought and died in the Great War, as well as the War’s enduring legacy. The Museum was dedicated in 1921 just a few years after the War’s conclusion and has since undergone several extensive expansions and renovations.

Liberty Memorial Tower stands prominently over the museum and grounds at a soaring height of 265 feet. Throughout the Museum, a wide array of interactive exhibits and countless period artifacts give visitors insight into the circumstances that led to the start of the War, the combatants, impactful battles and ongoing impact. While visiting, grab a bite to eat at the Over There Café and stop by the Museum Store to take home a souvenir to commemorate your visit.

2 Memorial Dr Kansas CIty, MO 64108
(816) 888-8100

TOP CAN'T-MISS DINING DESTINATIONS IN KC

    



Q-39 MIDTOWN

Best Barbecue

Kansas City is world-famous for its barbecue, so Q39’s favored status among locals is a strong endorsement of high quality! Tucked into the historic Westport neighborhood, Q39 – Midtown serves up award-winning classic barbecue, with contemporary twists like smoked beef brisket poutine and smoked pork belly. Don’t forget to save room for carrot cake or warm apple crumble!

SEVA CUISINE OF INDIA

Best Indian Cuisine

Located on the northeastern outskirts of Kansas City, Seva Cuisine of India turns out authentic Indian cuisine with no shortage of flavor! From exotic curries, vindaloos, masalas, kormas, and saags, to tandoori oven naan and oven-roasted meats, Sava is sure to entice the taste buds. For a sweet treat, try Gulab jamun, mango lassi or kheer rice pudding!

MILWAUKEE DELICATESSEN COMPANY

Best Deli

A Kansas City institution for more than 120 years, the Milwaukee Deli turns out hand-crafted sandwiches, salads, pizza, and more. Popular items include the hot pastrami, Baltimore club, and KC corned beef. The Deli features an impressive selection of local KC brews from Boulevard, KC Bier Co, and Cinderblock, as well as unique cocktails such as the Old Milwaukee Fashion and the Sopwith.

801 CHOP HOUSE

Best Steakhouse

From their swank location in Kansas City’s chic Power and Light District, 801 Chophouse turns out the city’s best USDA Prime steaks in a variety of cuts. Not to be outdone, 801 also serves up indulgent fresh seafood and handcrafted sides like lobster mac & cheese and blue cheese potatoes. Along with your meal, order a glass or bottle from the Chophouse’s extensive, award-winning wine list.

GRÜNAUER

Austrian Cuisine

Grünauer is an Austrian and central European Cuisine offered in the heart of Kansas City. For those looking for a new dining experience, this is the place to go! They offer lunch, & dinner with a vast selection of gluten-free options, so there is something for everyone! While you are there you should also check out their Wunderbar – filled with specialty drinks that change twice a year and a selection of rotating seasonal cocktails! For a new experience and a chance to try authentic Austrian cuisine, this is the place to go!

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