The Best Things to Do in Kansas City, Missouri (2023)

Kansas City, MO isn’t often considered a top vacation destination, but there’s an upside to that. With others overlooking this wonderful place, there’s more tasty barbecue waiting for you. There will also be shorter lines at the city’s jazz clubs, breweries, museums, and art galleries.

If you’re planning a trip, don’t make the mistake of overlooking KC—it certainly has plenty to offer. Whether you’re a foodie, a music buff, a sports fan, or a serial shopper, you won’t be at a loss when it comes to finding fun things to do in Kansas City. We’ll get you well on your way to a fabulous time!

Explore Kansas City with a Scavenger Hunt

One way you can get to know the Heart of America is by scheduling an app-led scavenger hunt with Let’s Roam. Our planning pros are well aware of all this city has to offer, which is why we’ve put together multiple Kansas City scavenger hunts for individuals and families, including:

  • A Work of Art Scavenger Hunt
  • Kansas City Crush Bar Crawl
  • From Pop Culture to Charlie Parker

Are you going to the Jazz Capital of the World with a large group for recreation or work? Let’s Roam has you covered. We offer custom scavenger hunts and team-building activities for sizeable groups, and we’ll be happy to customize a tour for your group.


Grab a Bite

If you’re on a diet or you’re a committed calorie counter, then visiting Kansas City for the food probably isn’t a good idea. The city is widely recognized as the BBQ Capital of the World for a reason, after all. Barbecue is far from the only thing served here, so loosen your belt, unpack your stretchy pants, and dive into the food scene. Believe us, you’ll be glad you did.

Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que

Although there are plenty of places where you can get some mouth-watering food, Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que is the best of the best. Joe’s has three locations, but it’s wise to make your way over to its original storefront located at 3002 West 47th Ave. That location used to be a gas station, and there’s always a line out the door to this day, more than 20 years after Joe’s initially opened. The food Joe’s serves up is more than worth the wait, so don’t give up your place in line!

Eating at Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que is a rite of passage for area residents and tourists alike. The eatery has a generously sized menu, which can make choosing what you want a challenge. One popular combination of food is the Z-Man Sandwich, a half-rack of fall-off-the-bone ribs, and an order of fries. As is the case in nearly every KC restaurant, the portions at Joe’s are sizeable, so it’s wise to split your food with a buddy or have immediate plans to stash your leftovers in your hotel fridge.

Once you get a taste of Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que’s offerings, you’ll realize eating the restaurant’s food one time is far from enough. There’s no reason to despair because you can have the eatery’s food delivered right to your door after you return home. If your order is $75 or more, the restaurant will throw in a free pound of freshly sliced brisket!

Corvino Supper Club

Since it opened its doors a few years ago, the Corvino Supper has been racking up awards and nominations ever since, including:

  • Midwest Nominee Best Chef, James Beard Foundation 2019 and 2020
  • AAA Four Diamond Award, 2017 – 2021
  • “Food & Wine Magazine” Most Exciting Restaurant Openings of 2017
  • Thrillist Best New Restaurants of 2017
  • Eater 15 Most Beautiful Restaurants of 2017
  • “USA Today” 10 Best

The only thing that’s more impressive than that award list is the food you’ll enjoy at Corvino Supper. The restaurant is home to two disparate concepts under one roof, which each allowing visitors to experience the talents of Chef Michael Corvino in different ways.

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Take a seat in the main dining room to order shareable plates of some of Corvino’s best dishes. If you’re lucky enough to get a spot in the 18-seat tasting room, you’ll enjoy smaller portions of Corvino’s delectable creations as you watch the kitchen staff work their magic.

As you probably guessed, Corvino Supper Club fills up quickly, day in and day out. It’s one of the best restaurants in Kansas City, so it’s advisable to make reservations at this eatery well in advance.

II Lazzarone

Some places do pizza just fine, but not II Lazzarone. This Italian eatery uses strict traditional methods to make what will undoubtedly be the best pizza you’ve ever eaten. II Lazzarone is outfitted with Acunto wood-fired ovens handmade with soil sourced directly from the base of Mount Vesuvius.

Tradition requires that pizzas must cook in 90 seconds or less. II Lazzarone usually cooks theirs in less than 60 seconds. The result is a slightly charred crust and a scrumptious soupiness where the cheese and sauce collide to form irresistible bites you won’t want to share with even your best friends or family members.

Country Club Plaza

Occupying 15 blocks of city real estate, County Club Plaza is a popular destination for people who love good food, great shopping, and wonderful entertainment. Boasting eye-catching European architecture, mesmerizing fountains, and breathtaking statues, mosaics, and murals, Country Club Plaza is almost its own city.

Here are some of the dining options that will be available to you when you visit Country Club Plaza:

  • Brio Italian Grille
  • Bruu Café
  • Buca Di Beppo
  • Chuy’s Mexican Food
  • Cooper’s Hawk Winery
  • Gram & Dun
  • O’Dowd’s Gastrobar
  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop
  • Rye
  • True Food Kitchen

After you grab a bite to eat, you’ll be able to shop to your heart’s content as you make your way through Country Club Plaza. Depending on when you visit, you may even be able to catch a live music performance that’s part of the plaza’s ongoing Courtyard Concert Series.

Arrowhead Stadium

Home to the Kansas City Chiefs, Arrowhead Stadium is one of the most boisterous stadiums in all sports, not just the NFL. Chiefs’ fans take their football quite seriously, and every home game celebration begins hours before kickoff regardless of what the weather might be doing.

While it’s certainly possible to buy food inside Arrowhead, you’ll find even better fare in the parking lot. Tailgating is an art that Chiefs’ fans have perfected, with most more than willing to share what they’re munching on. Brats, barbecue, and beer are all standard fare and none of them get any better than how they’re served up while tailgating. Even if you don’t have tickets for the game, it’s still worth going to tailgate with some of the most dedicated fans in the NFL.

Kauffman Stadium

Just like you can nab some good, hearty eats outside Arrowhead Stadium, you can do the same with a visit to Kauffman Stadium. The Kansas City Royals have called Kauffman Stadium home since 1973. In the years that have passed, the stadium has hosted more than 84,977,000 fans who’ve cheered the Royals to a countless number of victories.

As they do for football, loyal fans gather long before the National Anthem is sung. Great food and drinks are shared by fans as they tailgate and get ready to cheer the Royals on. Not hungry? No worries! You’ll still enjoy the frivolity of tailgating and the lush aroma of grilled food wafting throughout the parking lot.

Check Out Some Popular Attractions

If you’re not content eating your way through Kansas City, you may want to check out some of the city’s popular attractions. When it comes to KC, there’s plenty to do and see and the locals are always happy to recommend their favorite spots and activities.

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art should sit at the top of your must-visit list if you enjoy art. This museum is widely regarded as one of the best in the United States, and its collection of close to 40,000 pieces of art supports that claim. The museum’s exhibits are diverse, and they show off ancient works, Asian art, contemporary art, and a whole lot more.

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Admission to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is free, making it an affordable stop if you’re on a budget. If you can’t make it to the museum, you can register for a free virtual tour. The topics covered during the museum’s virtual guided tours change frequently, so you may want to register for several tours.

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is easy to spot thanks to its pyramid-like building and the giant spider statue that welcomes visitors out front. Opened in 1994, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is constantly adding to its growing collection of modern and contemporary art sourced from locations across the globe.

Visitors can tour the exhibits and park at the museum for free. You can also register for some of the museum’s programs, which are also free for kids of all ages. The museum hosts lectures, workshops, and other creative programs that can enhance your knowledge of and appreciation for contemporary art, so sign up for one or two while you’re there!

The American Jazz Museum and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Although the American Jazz Museum and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum are individual destinations in their own right, we’re discussing them together because they share a building in a historic KC district. The American Jazz Museum allows you to learn about the origins of Jazz in Kansas City through interactive exhibits that include listening stations and cool mixing boards.

Photographs, original sheet music, and posters are all on display at the American Jazz Museum. If you’re going to a jazz club later in the day, a visit to the American Jazz Museum will get you in just the right mood to enjoy some live jazz music.

The 18th & Vine district was a hub for black culture from the late 1800s through the 1960s. With that in mind, it’s only natural that the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum occupies real estate there right next to the American Jazz Museum.

The NLBM’s fascinating displays include pictures, films, and artifacts. You can view 12 beautifully crafted bronze statues as you learn the true history of Negro Leagues Baseball. Don’t forget to stop by the museum’s gift shop to pick up mementos of your visit.

Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun

While Worlds of Fun might not be as big as amusement parks like Disney or Six Flags, it’s still a ton of fun to visit. In fact, visiting is kind of like getting a two-for-one because admission to Oceans of Fun is included when you purchase passes to Worlds of Fun. This amusement park occupies 236 acres, so you’ll get a workout when you visit. Remember, that’s not a bad thing since you’ll be eating plenty of great food during your stay in Kansas City.

Worlds of Fun is home to rides like roller coasters and water slides. The park’s rides have varying levels of thrills, which means excitement seekers and more reserved guests will all find rides that they’ll be able to tolerate and enjoy.

If you’re familiar with the amusement park, then you know Worlds of Fun has more to offer than “just” rides. The park has multiple entertainment venues where you can catch a live performance. Shows range from concerts to dance parties, sing-alongs, dog tricks, and more. Worlds of Fun also hosts events that attract a lot of attention, such as Grand Carnivale and Halloween Hunt. Check the park’s calendar to see what’s happening at Worlds of Fun during an upcoming visit to KC.

Union Station

Do you want to see some of KC’s best attractions all in one place? If that idea appeals to you, Union Station should be your chosen destination. Union Station is home to Science City, a planetarium, Extreme Screen, and the KC Rail Experience.

Before you dive into the other attractions at Union Station, take a few minutes to appreciate its building. The station was built way back in 1914 and it’s something to behold. Make your way to Grand Hall to see its 95-foot ceiling and a clock that’s six feet wide. Look up, and you’ll see three chandeliers that weigh 3,500 pounds apiece.

When you’re done marveling at the masterpiece that is Grand Hall, head over to Harvey’s. This eatery is renowned for its boozy brunches and welcoming nature. Whether you’re a resident or a tourist, you’ll feel right at home in Harvey’s. Once you’ve settled in with a round of mimosas, check out the pictures that dot the restaurant’s walls. You’ll see plenty of familiar faces as a lot of celebrities have visited Union Station over the years.

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The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

Regardless of your age, you’ll find yourself embracing your childhood when you visit the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures at 5235 Oak Street. This museum has more than 300,000 pieces on display, including historic and nostalgic artifacts and newer items. In addition to its permanent exhibits, the museum hosts traveling exhibits throughout the year so there’s always something new to see.

Arabia Steamboat Museum

Dubbed Favorite Kansas City Hidden Gem by “Visit KC,” the Arabia Steamboat Museum is one of KC’s most sought-after attractions. The Arabia Steamboat Museum gives people a look at what life was like on the American frontier in the mid-1800s. As you probably suspect, the museum also tells the story of the Steamboat Arabia.

The Arabia Steamboat Museum has the largest collection of pre-Civil War artifacts in the world. It’s also home to the recovered cargo the Steamboat Arabia was carrying when she sank in the Missouri River in September 1856. In 1991, the steamer’s cargo was used to create the basis for what is now the Arabia Steamboat Museum. The steamer’s recovered cargo includes fine china, toys, tools, and the world’s oldest pickles, and you can see them all when you visit the Arabia Steamboat Museum.

While it may seem too incredible to believe, preservationists have an estimated 60 more tons of artifacts to go through. You can watch the preservationists in action in the museum’s preservation lab. With so many artifacts yet to be discovered, you’re sure to see something newly displayed no matter how many times you visit this time capsule of a museum.

Kansas City Zoo

Do you like animals? If you’re an animal lover, you should take a trip to the 202-acre Kansas City Zoo located in Swope Park. The Kansas City Zoo features an aquarium and captivating exhibits, such as Helzberg Penguin Plaza, Stingray Bay, and Orangutan Canopy.

There are several available options for navigating the zoo’s grounds, including walking trails, trams, trains, boats, and a sky safari. The Kansas City Zoo is the award-winning home to more than 1,700 animals from over 200 species. Amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles are all well represented on the zoo’s grounds.

The zoo has regular programs for visitors, such as Orangutan Chats. It also offers day camps and overnights for kids. Guided tours of the zoo are offered, and you can make arrangements to have an encounter with select animals, including giraffes, an Aldabra tortoise, penguins, or a rhino. The zoo is also available to rent if you have a special event like a birthday or corporate meeting on the horizon and you’re looking for a unique spot to host the function.

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City Market

Since it started in 1857, City Market has been one of the country’s biggest and most popular farmer’s markets in the Midwest. Unlike many other farmer’s markets, City Market is open year-round. City Market makes it a breeze for both long-time residents and tourists to find locally grown produce and proteins, handcrafted gifts, specialty goods, fragrant herbs, pretty bouquets, and more.

Enticing events are hosted by the market throughout the year. Wine tastings, movie nights, cooking classes, book sales, and festivals are just samples of the events you’ll often find on City Market’s calendar.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top things to do in Kansas City?

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Kansas City attractions include history museums, waterparks, city markets, and some of the best restaurants you’ll find anywhere in the US!

What’s a good spot for a date night in Kansas City, MO?

There are many romantic things to do in Kansas City. One of the best date destinations is the Starlight Theater. Get tickets to a show and then enjoy a romantic dinner in the theater’s Applause Club.

Where can I catch some live jazz music?

Jazz aficionados can find tons of things to do in Kansas City but should put the Blue Room Jazz Club at the top of the list! The club offers live music and is located next to the American Jazz Museum.

Does Kansas City have any bar arcades?

Yes. Up/Down KC, 403 Club, and Pawn & Pint are just three of the city’s popular bar arcades. It’s a great way to spend a day in Kansas City, with many games to play and the drinks flowing freely!

What’s are the best ways to see Kansas City?

Some of the best ways to explore Kansas City include going on a scavenger hunt that highlights landmarks, taking a tour of public art and cultural attractions, and experiencing the nightlife on a bar crawl.

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What is the number 1 attraction in Kansas? ›

1: Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center

Located in Hutchinson, it's one of the best things to do in Kansas for all ages. The Kansas Cosmosphere is an interactive museum experience designed for fun and education. You'll get to see actual artifacts and objects collected from space.

How do I spend a day in Kansas City? ›

Top Attractions in Kansas City
  1. National WWI Museum and Memorial. 5,583. Military Museums • History Museums. ...
  2. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. 3,297. Art Museums. ...
  3. Arabia Steamboat Museum. 2,206. ...
  4. Union Station. 2,533. ...
  5. Kauffman Stadium. 2,574. ...
  6. Kansas City Zoo. 1,542. ...
  7. Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. 1,078. ...
  8. Country Club Plaza. 1,890.

What is Kansas City MO best known for? ›

Since the early 20th century, Kansas City has been synonymous with jazz. Today, those roots still run deep—the genre is as vibrant as ever, fueling more than 40 jazz and fine-dining venues every night of the week.

Is Kansas City Missouri worth visiting? ›

Kansas City is known for a great many things—the world's best barbecue, stellar museums and thrilling baseball all immediately come to mind—but the live music scene is not-so-quietly working its way up the list.

What food is famous in Kansas City? ›

But when it comes to Kansas City's famous foods, there really are four that stand out above all the others: burnt ends, our signature cut of steak, cheesy corn and chicken spiedini. These four creations are both unique to the city and pretty much ubiquitous.

What part of Kansas City should I stay in? ›

The best areas to stay in Kansas City for first-timers are the neighborhoods of Downtown, Country Club District, Midtown-Westport, Independence, Village West, and Worlds of Fun.

How much are tickets to the haunted houses in Kansas City? ›

Open: Friday and Saturday evenings September 30 – October 29, 2022. Hours vary slightly by weekend. Admission: $40 Fridays; $50 Saturdays.

How many days should I spend in Kansas City? ›

A full Kansas City experience can be had in three days if you plan an itinerary that incorporates the city's rich history, cultural sights and activities, family-friendly attractions, and renowned cuisine.

What food is Missouri most known for? ›

Missouri may be known for toasted ravioli, provel cheese, and BBQ, but the Show Me State is much more than that. Nearly 200 years of German, French, and Italian influence combined with incredible local meat and produce means award winning charcuterie, beer, and pastries.

What are 3 things Missouri is famous for? ›

These are a few things that Missouri is known for, some of the most popular being its barbecue, strong agriculture industry, and iconic landmarks like the Gateway Arch. The state is also home to many beautiful state parks, which are perfect for hiking, camping, and picnicking.

What is the safest place in Kansas City? ›

If you're moving to Kansas City, here are five safe, affordable neighborhoods to consider!
  • Armour Hills.
  • Central Business District-Downtown.
  • Lea Manor.
  • Mission Lake.
  • Volker.
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Why is it so cheap to live in Kansas City? ›

The main reason Kansas City is so affordable is attributable to one thing; housing prices. The median home cost is just over $146,000, which is incredibly low compared to the rest of the United States. The median rent here is similar (although not as inexpensive). It's $941 compared to the national average of $1062.

Is Kansas City a walkable city? ›

Kansas City has an overall Walk Score of 35, meaning that it's a Car Dependent city that requires a vehicle for most errands. However, when you drill deeper down into the data and focus on specific neighborhoods, there are some areas that have a pretty decent Walk Score, ranging from Very Walkable to Walker's Paradise.

What dessert is Kansas City known for? ›

“I don't really think there is one single, quintessential dessert that originates in or defines Kansas City,” Heirloom Bakery & Hearth co-owner Scott Meinke said. “But I do think there is at least a category. To me, that is pie.”

What sandwich is Kansas City known for? ›

Pigwich | Local Pig

Barbecue sandwiches are a dime a dozen in Kansas City, but there's something extra special about the Pigwich served at Alex Pope's top-tier sandwich shop of the same name. The sandwich feels classically Kansas City in the best way—loaded with barbecue and relatively frill-free.

Is Kansas City MO red or blue? ›

Kansas City is heavily Democratic in the south and east, but tends to be more Republican-leaning in the north.

Is Kansas City expensive to live? ›

The cost of living in Kansas City, MO is 4% higher than the state average and 6% lower than the national average. Kansas City, MO housing is 3% cheaper than the U.S average, while utilities are about 2% less pricey.

What is the oldest part of Kansas City? ›

History. Situated within fourteen blocks of the Missouri River, Quality Hill is the oldest established residential area in the Kansas City metropolitan area to remain continuously inhabited.

Is Kansas City worth living in? ›

This fast-growing Midwest metro is an excellent place to live for job opportunities, top-rated universities, pro sports events, incredible arts and culture, and—of course—some of the best barbecue in America.

Is it cheaper to live in KS or MO? ›

Cost of Living: Missouri vs. Kansas. The cost of living in Missouri and Kansas are relatively similar. In Missouri, the overall cost of living is 85.9% of the national average, while in Kansas, it is 83.1% of the average.

Is Kansas City a party town? ›

Breadcrumb. Between dancing at nightclubs in the heart of the city and bar-hopping in trendy neighborhoods, the nightlife scene in Kansas City stands out as one of the best in the Midwest.

Can they touch you in terror in the corn? ›

No. Our actors will not touch you once inside the attraction. We also ask that YOU do not touch our actors.

Is the Kansas City Museum free? ›

General admission is FREE. Check-in for general admission takes place inside Corinthian Hall at the Admissions Desk. LOCATION & PROPERTY: The Kansas City Museum is located at 3218 Gladstone Blvd.

How much does it cost to go to the beast? ›

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What's the best month to visit Kansas? ›

The best time to visit Kansas has to be the period between mid of summer and late autumn, i.e. the months from July to October. Pleasant windy weather and more affordable prices due to lesser crowds make it perfect for outdoor explorations.

What is a good salary in Kansas City Missouri? ›

Most salaries in Kansas City range between $46,129 (25th percentile) to $79,176 (75th percentile) annually. Of course, salaries will vary depending on your occupation, experience, and many other factors.

How long does it take to walk through Kansas City Zoo? ›

With more than 200 acres of exhibits and attractions, Zoo officials recommend allotting four to six hours to view all the animals.

What is the most popular meal in Kansas? ›

Kansas is renowned for its barbecue, and when it comes to iconic spots, no place beats Joe's Kansas City (formerly Oklahoma Joe's) and its world-famous Z-Man sandwich.

Why is Kansas City so popular? ›

The top things Kansas City is famous for include art, history, BBQ and a mighty good time.

What are 3 things Kansas is known for? ›

What is Kansas Known For? Kansas is known for its vast prairies, rolling hills, and natural beauty. The state has one of the most miles of river than any other state in the Great Plains and is home to the world's largest contiguous tallgrass prairie.

What dessert is Missouri known for? ›


The ice cream cone became Missouri's official dessert in 2008. In 1904, visitors to the St. Louis World's Fair, formally the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, were invited to try a brand-new treat. Vendors were folding waffles into cones and filling them with ice cream.

What sandwich is Missouri known for? ›

The St. Paul sandwich was invented in the mid-1900s by a Chinese American chef in St. Louis, featuring an egg foo young patty in between two slices of fluffy white bread.

What is the most popular breakfast food in Missouri? ›

MISSOURI: Biscuits and Gravy

Biscuits and gravy is one dish that is passed down through generations.

What is the number 1 attraction in Missouri? ›

1: Gateway Arch

This iconic American landmark and top Missouri tourist attraction make steel and concrete look graceful and elegant. The Gateway Arch – designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen – towers 63 stories over St. Louis to celebrate the westward expansion of the United States.

Who is the most famous person from Missouri? ›

One of America's greatest writers, Mark Twain is remembered today at his boyhood home in Hannibal and at his nearby birthplace in Florida, Missouri. Walt Disney (cartoonist) (Born 1901; died 1966) - Disney, the well-known cartoonist and creator of animated films, grew up in Marceline and Kansas City.

Is there anything worth seeing in Missouri? ›

Some of the must-see sights are the state capitol building, the Governor's Mansion, the Missouri State Penitentiary, and the Missouri State Museum. The Lewis & Clark Monument at the Lewis & Clark Trailhead Plaza, located near the state capitol building, is a beautiful sculpture and a tribute to these explorers.

What city in Kansas has the lowest crime rate? ›

Andover, a modestly sized suburb of Wichita, is Kansas' #2 safest city, logging a violent crime rate less than half that of the state average.
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Where do rich people live in Kansas City? ›

Kansas City metro neighborhoods making the list included Mission Hills (Mission Hills), Hallbrook Farms-The Woods (Leawood), Waterford-Leawood South (Leawood), and the Country Club Plaza District (Kansas City).

What's the crime rate in Kansas City? ›

Kansas City reportedly has the eighth-highest violent crime rate in the U.S. It had 7,919 violent crimes in 2020, a 9.2% increase over the prior year.
FBI data: Kansas City ranks in top 10 of highest violent crime rates in U.S.
CityNumber of Violent Crimes in 2020Rate per 100,000 people
Kansas City, MO7,9191,558
Lansing, MI1,6991,508
Springfield, MO2,5451,504
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What is middle class in Kansas City? ›

For Kansas City, the median household income is $56,248, which would put anyone who makes $37,686- $112,496 a year in the middle class.

Does it snow in Kansas City? ›

Kansas City's average snowfall for each year is 18.2 inches. Here's how much snow we've recorded over the past 10 winters: 2021-2022 — 19.7 inches.

What is a comfortable salary in Kansas? ›

This is equivalent of $979 a week or $4,244 a month. Most salaries in Kansas range between $36,213 (25th percentile) to $64,300 (75th percentile) annually. Of course, salaries will vary depending on yor occupation, experience, and many other factors.

Is Kansas City MO worth visiting? ›

Kansas City is known for a great many things—the world's best barbecue, stellar museums and thrilling baseball all immediately come to mind—but the live music scene is not-so-quietly working its way up the list.

What is the most visited place in Kansas? ›

Visit Topeka, the capital and top vacation spot in Kansas, to see the stately Kansas State Capitol building. State capitol buildings are always a must-visit for tourists, and the building in Kansas will truly impress you both the inside and outside.

Do you need a car to get around Kansas City? ›

Don't Expect to Walk Everywhere

Kansas City is very spread out. If you don't rent a car while you're here, then plan to spend a lot of money on Uber. You will need to drive to a lot of places and there really isn't great public transportation in place.

What is Kansas best known for? ›

Wheat Production

As the top wheat-producing state in the country, Kansas is known for being the “Wheat State”. Some even call it the “Breadbasket of the World.” It is estimated that Kansas produces over 300 million bushels of wheat, which accounts for more than 18% of the country's production.

What are the seven wonders of Kansas? ›

Experience the Exciting Eight Wonders of Kansas
  • Basilica of St. Fidelis. ...
  • Big Well Museum & Visitors Center. ...
  • Dwight D. ...
  • Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center. ...
  • Monument Rocks & Castle Rock. ...
  • Kansas Wetlands Complex. ...
  • Strataca. ...
  • Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.

What is the most popular national park in Kansas? ›

Tallgrass Prairie Preserve is the top Kansas national parks site to visit.

What is Kansas favorite food? ›

Kansas is renowned for its barbecue, and when it comes to iconic spots, no place beats Joe's Kansas City (formerly Oklahoma Joe's) and its world-famous Z-Man sandwich.

What's interesting about Kansas City? ›

Walt Disney opened his first animation studio in Kansas City, Laugh-O-Gram studios, where he fed a small rodent that became the inspiration for Mickey Mouse. Hallmark, the largest greeting card maker in the world, began in KC in 1910 when Joyce C. Hall began selling postcards out of two shoeboxes at the local YMCA.

Why is Kansas City Popular? ›

What is Kansas City Most Famous For? Kansas City has everything a great American getaway could ever need, including a thriving dining scene, a stellar collection of museums, and many historical landmarks.

What is the number 1 wonder of the world? ›

1. The Great Pyramid of Giza. Of all the ancient seven wonders of the world, the Great Pyramid of Giza is the one and only wonder that has survived to stand tall through thick and thin.

What is the oldest city in Kansas? ›

Welcome to historic Leavenworth, the oldest City in Kansas. Present day Kansas was part of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.

What is the number 1 visited national park? ›

Coming in at the top spot with a whopping 12.1 million visits, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the country's most-visited national park. Crossing North Carolina and Tennessee, this park is known for its wildlife, waterfalls, and fog-covered mountains.

What is the most beautiful state park in Missouri? ›

Best state parks in Missouri
  • Castlewood State Park. #1 - Castlewood State Park. ...
  • Don Robinson State Park. #2 - Don Robinson State Park. ...
  • Taum Sauk Mountain State Park. #3 - Taum Sauk Mountain State Park. ...
  • Hawn State Park. #4 - Hawn State Park. ...
  • St. ...
  • Ha Ha Tonka State Park. ...
  • Lake of the Ozarks State Park. ...
  • Elephant Rocks State Park.

What's a fun fact for the day? ›

Fun Facts and Trivia
  • It is impossible for most people to lick their own elbow. ...
  • A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
  • A shrimp's heart is in its head.
  • It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

Is Kansas a friendly state? ›

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - It must be that Midwestern hospitality. RTA Outdoor Living says it recently conducted a survey regarding the states and territories with the friendliest neighbors, and Kansas made the top three.


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