Goin' to Kansas City #visitus
Kauffman Stadium is one of Goin' to Kansas City #visitus.

1. Kauffman Stadium

9.2
1 Royal Way, Kansas City, MO
Baseball Stadium · 221 tips and reviews

Kelsey H.Kelsey Hayes: Home of the Kansas City Royals. Great atmosphere (and fireworks) even when the team's in the AL Central's basement.

Children's Mercy Park is one of Goin' to Kansas City #visitus.

2. Children's Mercy Park

9.3
1 Sporting Way (btwn Village W Pkwy & State Ave), Kansas City, KS
Soccer Stadium · Village West · 135 tips and reviews

Kelsey H.Kelsey Hayes: Gorgeous new soccer park for Sporting Kansas City. Cheap tickets, great views and a lot of promotions. It's usually at or near capacity for every home game.

Arthur Bryant's Barbeque is one of Goin' to Kansas City #visitus.

3. Arthur Bryant's Barbeque

8.2
1727 Brooklyn Ave (at E 18th St), Kansas City, MO
BBQ Joint · 145 tips and reviews

Kelsey H.Kelsey Hayes: Arguably the best barbecue in the country, loved by presidents and plebs alike. I recommend the burnt ends with fries, served wrapped in butcher paper. Like pickles? Good, you'll get a bunch of them.

Country Club Plaza is one of Goin' to Kansas City #visitus.

4. Country Club Plaza

9.0
235 Ward Pkwy (at 47th St), Kansas City, MO
Shopping Plaza · 64 tips and reviews

Kelsey H.Kelsey Hayes: Outdoor shopping center filled with flowers and fountains. Lots of new shops, from H&M to Burberry. Home to numerous restaurants, Halls department store, shops and bars. Spanish-inspired architecture.

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is one of Goin' to Kansas City #visitus.

5. Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

8.8
1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO
History Museum · 24 tips and reviews

Kelsey H.Kelsey Hayes: A must-visit museum for any baseball enthusiasts. Doubles as a sports museum and a social history museum. You can visit the jazz museum at the same time.

City Market is one of Goin' to Kansas City #visitus.

6. City Market

9.4
20 E 5th St (at Main St), Kansas City, MO
Farmers Market · 64 tips and reviews

Kelsey H.Kelsey Hayes: Sprawling farmers market on weekend mornings, with a great selection of produces, crafts and baked goods. Also check out the restaurants and cafes, including Bloom Bakery and Blue Nile.

Liberty Memorial is one of Goin' to Kansas City #visitus.

7. Liberty Memorial

9.3
2 Memorial Dr (at Liberty Memorial Mall), Kansas City, MO
Monument · 44 tips and reviews

Kelsey H.Kelsey Hayes: The only dedicated World War I monument in the United States. The new museum is full of informative displays and information. President Obama gave a stump speech at Liberty Memorial in 2008.

18th & Vine District is one of Goin' to Kansas City #visitus.

8. 18th & Vine District

Kansas City, MO
Neighborhood · 5 tips and reviews

Kelsey H.Kelsey Hayes: Jazz, jazz and more jazz. Live music, food and museums. Think outside New Orleans.

Union Station is one of Goin' to Kansas City #visitus.

9. Union Station

9.1
30 W Pershing Rd (at Main St), Kansas City, MO
Rail Station · 92 tips and reviews

Kelsey H.Kelsey Hayes: It's still a working train station with a lot of rotating exhibits, Science City, restaurants and the city's largest cinema screen. It was the site of a shootout between officers and mobsters in 1933.

Kansas City Power & Light District is one of Goin' to Kansas City #visitus.

10. Kansas City Power & Light District

7.9
(btwn 13th-Truman Rd., Baltimore Ave. - Grand Blvd), Kansas City, MO
Bar · 39 tips and reviews

Kelsey H.Kelsey Hayes: The city's playground for grownups. Featuring an AMC 6 with cinema suites, a huge variety of restaurants, live music, bars and an outdoor pavilion (where soccer fans gather to watch World Cup games).

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is one of Goin' to Kansas City #visitus.

11. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

9.5
4525 Oak St (at E 45th St), Kansas City, MO
Art Museum · 133 tips and reviews

Kelsey H.Kelsey Hayes: Known for its collection of Egyption, Asian and Native American art. It also has a Caravaggio, Impressionist works, giant shuttlecocks on the law and the new Bloch Building, an "architectural marvel."

Grinders is one of Goin' to Kansas City #visitus.

12. Grinders

8.8
417 E 18th St (btwn Oak & Locust St), Kansas City, MO
Pizzeria · Crossroads · 161 tips and reviews

Kelsey H.Kelsey Hayes: They serve a pizza here with a mountain of chili and tater tots in the middle of it. I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions.

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is one of Goin' to Kansas City #visitus.

13. Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

9.3
1601 Broadway Blvd (at W 16th St), Kansas City, MO
Performing Arts Venue · 58 tips and reviews

Kelsey H.Kelsey Hayes: Brand new arts center and an architectural treasure. The lead architect for it has designed buildings in Jerusalem and Singapore. Seats 1,800 and 1,600 in two halls and has a custom-built organ.

T-Mobile Center is one of Goin' to Kansas City #visitus.

14. T-Mobile Center

8.7
1407 Grand Blvd (btwn E 13th St & Truman Rd), Kansas City, MO
Stadium · Financial District · 63 tips and reviews

Kelsey H.Kelsey Hayes: The place in the city to see sporting events (including the Big 12 basketball tournament) and big concerts. Right down the street from Power & Light, so you can grab food before or after.

YJ's Snack Bar is one of Goin' to Kansas City #visitus.

15. YJ's Snack Bar

128 W 18th St (btwn Wyandotte St & Baltimore Ave), Kansas City, MO
Café · 43 tips and reviews

Kelsey H.Kelsey Hayes: Good luck finding it, but it has the best coffee in the city and some of the best food. Menu changes every day and depends on what's on hand. Eclectic clientele and it's open late.

Boulevard Brewing Company is one of Goin' to Kansas City #visitus.

16. Boulevard Brewing Company

9.2
2501 Southwest Blvd (at W 25th St), Kansas City, MO
Brewery · 102 tips and reviews

Kelsey H.Kelsey Hayes: Go on a brewery tour and stock up on samples. Delicious, locally produced beer that you won't be able to find if you stray too far from the midwest.

Kansas City Zoo is one of Goin' to Kansas City #visitus.

17. Kansas City Zoo

9.1
6800 Zoo Dr, Kansas City, MO
Zoo · Swope Park - Kansas City Zoo · 84 tips and reviews

Kelsey H.Kelsey Hayes: Come see Nikita, the new polar bear. Located in Swope Park, the zoo features a number of large exhibits and an IMAX theater. A lot has been invested in it and the city gets excited about new animals.

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is one of Goin' to Kansas City #visitus.

18. Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

8.3
4420 Warwick Blvd, Kansas City, MO
Art Museum · 19 tips and reviews

Kelsey H.Kelsey Hayes: A small (and free!) gem of a modern art gallery. It has pieces from big names (Warhol and O'Keefe), excellent photography and sculpture collections and a very good on-site cafe.

Gates Bar-B-Q is one of Goin' to Kansas City #visitus.

19. Gates Bar-B-Q

7.9
3205 Main St (at Linwood Blvd), Kansas City, MO
BBQ Joint · 78 tips and reviews

Kelsey H.Kelsey Hayes: From the time a server yells, "HI MAY I HELP YOU?!" to the second you finish your sammich, Gates is an experience. An essential pit stop on a KC barbecue tour.

American Royal Museum & Visitors Center is one of Goin' to Kansas City #visitus.

20. American Royal Museum & Visitors Center

1701 American Royal Ct, Kansas City, MO
History Museum · 1 tip

Kelsey H.Kelsey Hayes: A temple to agriculture, livestock and rodeos. There are horse shows, educational tours, barbecue contests and numerous other events that pay homage to the city's livestock history.

The American is one of Goin' to Kansas City #visitus.

21. The American

8.3
200 E 25th St Ste 400, Kansas City, MO
New American Restaurant · 19 tips and reviews

Kelsey H.Kelsey Hayes: Perhaps the best restaurant in Kansas City. Numerous chefs have gotten their starts or experience here. The menu is frequently changing and priced to be a special event.

Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue is one of Goin' to Kansas City #visitus.

22. Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue

9.0
101 W 22nd St (btwn Baltimore Ave & Wyandotte St), Kansas City, MO
BBQ Joint · 224 tips and reviews

Kelsey H.Kelsey Hayes: Jack Stack is barbecue for sit-down types, but it's still barbecue. Known for its ribs, cheesy corn bake, classy atmosphere and beans. Priced a little higher than other places, but it will impress.

Blue Room is one of Goin' to Kansas City #visitus.

23. Blue Room

8.4
1616 E 18th St (at Vine St), Kansas City, MO
Jazz and Blues Venue · 14 tips and reviews

Kelsey H.Kelsey Hayes: Located in the 18th and Vine jazz district, this is a must-see live-music venue for jazz fans. Located with the city's jazz museum.

GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium is one of Goin' to Kansas City #visitus.

24. GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium

9.0
1 Arrowhead Dr, Kansas City, MO
Football Stadium · 105 tips and reviews

Kelsey H.Kelsey Hayes: Home of the Kansas City Chiefs and their fans. These are the loudest (seriously, I think this was proved), craziest, loyalest and at the same time most fatalist fans in football. Go for the food, too.

The Beaumont Club is one of Goin' to Kansas City #visitus.

25. The Beaumont Club

4050 Pennsylvania Ave #150 (btwn 40th St. & Westport Rd.), Kansas City, MO
Bar · 24 tips and reviews

Kelsey H.Kelsey Hayes: Small, intimate place to see great live shows in the Westport district. Draws fairly big-name alt-rock acts in a more manageable setting.

Michael Smith is one of Goin' to Kansas City #visitus.

26. Michael Smith

1900 Main St (at W 19th St), Kansas City, MO
American Restaurant · 15 tips and reviews

Kelsey H.Kelsey Hayes: Flagship restaurant of Michael Smith, a James Beard award-winning chef. If you're into tapas or want a more casual experience, you can eat at Extra Virgin, his "side" project.

Crown Center is one of Goin' to Kansas City #visitus.

27. Crown Center

7.9
2450 Grand Blvd (at E Pershing Rd), Kansas City, MO
Shopping Mall · 56 tips and reviews

Kelsey H.Kelsey Hayes: Ground zero for holiday-season shopping. Full of specialty shops and restaurants, an ice-skating rink, rotating exhibits and the delightful Coterie children's theater.

Kelly's Westport Inn is one of Goin' to Kansas City #visitus.

28. Kelly's Westport Inn

7.4
500 Westport Rd (at Pennsylvania Ave), Kansas City, MO
Dive Bar · 50 tips and reviews

Kelsey H.Kelsey Hayes: The epitome of a dive bar in the epitome of dive-bar central, Old Westport. Embrace it. Housed in supposedly the oldest building in Kansas City, built in 1850.