Things to Do in Kansas City


Gates is a unique environment. Don’t be scared when you walk in and they immediately shout at you asking what you want. The food is worth it.

200W 103rd Terrace, Leawood, KS 66206

+1 913-383-1752

Our #1 recommendation for getting BBQ in Kansas City. This is the original Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ that is in the gas station. Try to get there early because the restaurant fills up fast.

3002 W 47th Ave, Kansas City, KS 66103

+1 913-722-3366

Our recommendation for Q39 would be to get the brisket. This is more fancy, so be prepared to spend more money.

11051 Antioch Rd, Overland Park, KS 66210

+1 913-951-4500

This restaurant is owned by a French chef! Not only do they serve BBQ, but you can also stop in for breakfast. We recommend burnt ends here!

5835 Lamar Ave, Mission, KS 66202

+1 913-262-7300

A unique spot right off the highway. In the summer they have a great outdoor atmosphere. You’ll order at the front and they make it fresh everyday!

3001 Merriam Ln, Kansas City, KS 66106

+1 913-362-8000

A ‘go-to’ for all KC natives. Classic, delicious, and easy bbq joint for families and parties.

9520 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66212

+1 913-385-7427

A great family owned restaurant in Mission, KS!

5959 Broadmoor St, Mission, KS 66202

+1 913-432-0777

A local BBQ joint that has a variety of BBQ choices.

4050 Pennsylvania Ave #150, Kansas City, MO 64111

+1 816-389-8600


A great outdoor atmosphere. During the summer months you can sit at the roof top bar.

6601 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66223

+1 913-897-5500

Be prepared to get messy! The Peanut is known for the wings. If you decide to go, make sure you go to the original downtown location, and be ready to hang out there for awhile!

418 W 9th St, Kansas City, MO 64105

+1 816-221-7470

A 3 story brick building-great place for brunch or dinner. 

400 E 31st St, Kansas City, MO 64108

+1 816-255-3912

Relaxed eatery serving homestyle American eats for breakfast & lunch, with brunch offered daily.

4059 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111

(816) 931-4401

Quaint farm-to-fork restaurant featuring a seasonal menu of elevated American eats & patio seating.

300 Delaware St, Kansas City, MO 64105

(816) 569-6032

Classic Italian eats & an extensive wine list offered in an intimate setting with a bar & fireplace.

4301 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111

(816) 960-4744


You can either visit the museum or walk to the top of the steps to get a beautiful view of the city.

2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108

+1 816-888-8100

Memorial Garden
Tranquil place with greenery and a pool. Enjoy a nice afternoon surrounded by nature.

4800 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, MO 64110

+1 816-932-1200

Contemporary world art. You can sit outside in the park in summer months for a nice picnic!

4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111

+1 816-751-1278

An outdoor shopping center with a fun and interactive history museum and wetlands area.

5661 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66223

+1 913-647-5160

An outdoor shopping center built in the 20’s, known for it’s architectural design and big fountains! Lots of food options and clothing stores.

Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64112

Weekend mornings you can attend the local farmers market. You can buy local produce and enjoy the many restaurants in the area.

River Market, Kansas City, MO

A museum in honor of the Steamboat that sunk in 1856, but was recovered in 1988 in the Missouri River.

400 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106

+1 816-471-1856


An outoor area that has multiple bars and restaurants. During the warmer, summer months you can attend ‘Hot Country Nights’, outdoor concerts and much more!

50 E 13th St #200, Kansas City, MO 64106

Outdoor area with lots of different bars and restaurants all in walking distance of each other.

Offkey is connected to another bar in Westport called Throwback, so grab a group of friends and let out your inner popstar!

510 Westport Rd #100, Kansas City, MO 64111

+1 816-531-7464

Live jazz music at night.

1809 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

+1 816-215-2954

The oldest bar in Kansas City that has been open for more than 100 years! People of all ages go to drink and enjoy the welcoming atmosphere.

500 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111

+1 816-561-5800

Live music, from Rock to Elvis tributes to gospel; plus burgers & beer in biker-bar digs.

2715 Rochester Ave, Kansas City, MO 64120

(816) 483-1456

Both places have nightly entertainment with local Drag Shows.

Missie B’s

805 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111

+1 816-561-0625

Hamburger Mary’s

3700 Broadway Blvd #110, Kansas City, MO 64111

+1 816-842-1919


An indoor/outdoor golfing range. Get a group together to rent out a bay and enjoy the day or night.

10611 Nall Ave, Overland Park, KS 66207

+1 913-562-9713

Grab a group of people and throw axes. This is a fun atmosphere for any event!

7105 W 105th St, Overland Park, KS 66212

+1 913-218-0945

A fun and exciting atmosphere to play arcade games, eat, and enjoy a nice drink.

6811 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66223

+1 913-249-3900

An outdoor theatre with local plays and shows.

4600 Starlight Rd, Kansas City, MO 64132

+1 816-363-7827

Enjoy the thrill of skydiving without the fear of jumping out of a plane. Great for groups and individuals.

W 110th St, Overland Park, KS 66211

(913) 305-4359

A hidden, hole in the wall theatre in Overland Park. Local shows and plays, with some surprise celebrity appearances.

9229 Foster St, Overland Park, KS 66212

+1 913-649-7469

A local outdoor paintball facility. Get a group of friends together and go crazy.

1 E 135th St, Kansas City, MO 64145

+1 816-885-2134

A strategic mystery game to get out of the room in under an hour! Great for groups of people.

114 W 3rd St #102, Kansas City, MO 64105

+1 816-945-2633


originally a stop along the Oregon and California Trails. It frequently hosts American Civil War reenactments & there is also an in-house blacksmith and other various era-specific artisans.

1200 E Kansas City Rd, Olathe, KS 66061

(913) 971-5111

12-acre complex of 19th-century buildings with Native American exhibits, plus living history events..

3403 W 53rd St, Fairway, KS 66205

(913) 262-0867

A building constructed in 1859 to serve as a county jail for Jackson County, Missouri. It served in this capacity until 1933, when it was decommissioned, and now has been restored and opened to the public as a museum.

217 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050

(816) 252-1892

It’s exactly what it sounds like-a museum of toys and miniatures. Opened in 1982, the museum today boasts the world’s largest collection of fine-scale miniatures and one of the nation’s largest collections of antique toys on public display.

5235 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64112

(816) 235-8000

In 1954, Kansas City Power & Light created this ranch-style house as a model home. It was gussied up with all of the latest and greatest technological advancements, which now amuse and delight the nostalgic visitors passing through.

8788 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66212

(913) 826-2787