DONE. 100 Days of Libbie Loves Kansas City is finally over. It has been a rewarding, but LONG experience.
Overall, I’m glad I did it. I love KC and all these activities have reinforced that 100 times. I did things I never would have done otherwise (KC Fountain Tour, Kaw Point Park, Sporting KC) and things I cannot wait to do again (Starlight Theater, Powell Gardens, Westside).
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#100 – Boulevardia
The Stockyards District
Atmosphere: Hot and crowded.
Features: Food, beer, music, crafts and more.
Tip: Bring cash, and order small bites from a variety of food stands.
Boulevardia is the ultimate summer festival. While it is always hot and always crowded, Bouevardia is the perfect way to celebrate beer, food, music and the start of summer.
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#99 – Boulevard Drive-In Theater
1051 Merriam Ln, Kansas City, KS 66103
Features: Concessions, bathrooms, playground, two-feature showings.
Good for: Nostalgia.
Tip: Bring cash for entry.
The Boulevard Drive-In Theater is a historic drive-in movie theater in the heart of Kansas City. It opened in the 1950s and has since expanded to include a swap and shop market during the weekend days.
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#98 – Winstead’s
A handful of locations throughout the metro.
Atmosphere: Old-timey diner, art deco.
Cuisine: Old school burgers and shakes.
Tip: Bring your friends to take on the Skyscraper – a 64oz milkshake.
Winstead’s is an old-timey soda fountain chain in Kansas City that has served the metro since 1940s. Known for their steak burgers, shakes and art deco-style buildings, Winsteads is a Kansas City classic.
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#97 – Shakespeare in the Park
Southmoreland Park, Oak Street, Kansas City, MO
Cost: Free! (Though donations are encouraged).
Atmosphere: Hot, crowded and
Features: Food and drink vendors,
Good for: Getting cultured af.
Tip: If you want a seat close to the stage, arrive early!
Shakespeare in the Park is part of a free, outdoor festival devoted to performing the works of Shakespeare to a diverse audience. Now in its 26th year, Shakespeare in the Park has become a Kansas City summer tradition.
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