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Powell Gardens – 17/100

Powell Gardens

#17 – Powell Gardens
1609 N.W. US Highway 50, Kingsville, MO 64061

Cost: $
Amenities: Gardens, cafes, gift shop, nature trail.
Good for: Families, outdoorsy people, plant lovers, etc.
Tip: Pack a picnic!

Powell Gardens

Powell Gardens is a 970-acre botanical garden located east of Kansas City, Missouri. Powell Gardens includes eight display gardens, contemporary architecture, a 3-mile nature trail, cafes and a gift shop.

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Char Bar – 15

Char Bar

#15 – Char Bar
4050 Pennsylvania Ave #150, Kansas City, MO 64111

Cost: $$
Features: Beer garden with outdoor bar and yard games.
Cuisine: BBQ
Good for: Families, locals, tourists, meat lovers and vegetarians.
Tip: No matter how much food your table gets, order the mac and cheese.

Along with jazz and fountains, Kansas City is known for their BBQ. Throughout my 100 Days of Kansas City, I have a handful of BBQ restaurants to go to – new and old. There are the classics, like Kansas City Joe’s, Gates and Arthur Bryant’s. And there’s the new favorites like Q39 and Char Bar.

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The Nelson Atkins – 14

The Nelson Atkins

#15 – Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111

Cost: Free!
Features: Rozzelle Court restaurant, free group tours, interactive games, scavenger hunts, etc.
Good for: Everyone
Tip: Give yourself a few hours to wander the museum, it’s bigger than you think!

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Starlight Theater – 13/100

Starlight Theater

#13 – Starlight Theater
4600 Starlight Rd, Kansas City, MO 64132

Cost: $$-$$$
Features: Gift shop, multiple concession stands, bathrooms.
Good for: Large groups, date night, theater lovers
Tip: Splurge a little and get seats close to the stage.

Starlight Theater is a 7,598-seat outdoor amphitheater that produces Broadway shows and hosts concert artists. It is located near the Kansas City Zoo, about 15 minutes southeast of downtown Kansas City.

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