Providence Medical Center Amphitheater – 27/100

Providence Medical Center

#26 – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
633 N 130th St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012

Cost: $$
Features: Concessions, GA pit, reserved seating, lawn seating.
Good for: Big artists on summer nights.
Tip: Get dinner before the concert at the Legends Outlets.

This 18,000-seat open-air amphitheater is a located just outside of Kansas City – near the Legends Outlet Mall. In addition to the 75 designer stores, Legends is home to many Kansas City attractions, including Great Wolf Lodge, Sporting Kansas City stadium and the Kansas Speedway.

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Weston, Missouri – 25/100

Weston, Missouri

#25 – Weston, Missouri
Weston, Missouri 64098

Cost: $$
Features: Wineries, breweries, shops, restaurants, parks.
Good for: A day trip away from Kansas City.
Tip: Take a day or weekend to explore this quaint town.

This charming, historic town is just a quick 45-minute drive from Kansas City. The 22-block historic district is filled with shops, restaurants, adorable houses and wineries – making Weston the perfect day or weekend trip.

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KC Fountain Tour – 24/100

KC Fountain Tour

#24 – KC Fountain Tour
Kansas City Metro Area

Cost: Free
Good for: Spending the day exploring different areas of the city
Tip: Use this Google Map for the main KC Fountains, or rent a KC BCycle and cruise around from fountain to fountain.

Kansas City is said to have the most working fountains in the world – more even, than Rome, Italy. In 1992, the city even added the “City of Fountains” to its official corporate seal. The City of Fountains Foundation has its own KC Fountain Tour, but I modified mine a little.

I love the fountains because there is just something so serene about them. They’re a place in the city to relax and reflect. They’re a happy place. In my KC Fountain Tour, I made it to 25 fountains over the course of a week, going to them randomly, as I felt. You could easily make a day of it, and try and find them all.

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Cliff Drive – 23/100

Cliff Drive

#23 – Kansas City Cliff Drive
3500 Gladstone Blvd Kansas City, MO 64123

Cost: Free
Features: Biking/Running Path, Disc Golf Course, Rock Climbing, Scenic Views
Good for: “Getting out” of the city.
Tip: Explore Cliff Drive by bicycle or on foot to get the best experience.

Cliff Drive is State Scenic Byway in historic Northeast Kansas City. The winding, paved drive throughout the heavily wooded area overlooks the Missouri River and Kansas City Industrial parks. It’s the perfect spot for runners, bikers, rock climbers, disc golfers and view seekers.

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