Q39 – 65/100


#65 – Q39
1000 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111 and
11051 Antioch Rd, Overland Park, KS 66210

Cost: $$
Cuisine: BBQ
Good for: Meat sweats.
Tip: Always, always make reservations. The wait without can take hours.

Q39 is (another) hot spot for Kansas City BBQ. The successful restaurant opened in 2014 after owner, Rob Magee, won numerous awards at BBQ competitions around the country.

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American Jazz Museum – 64/100

American Jazz Museum

#64 – American Jazz Museum
1616 E 18th St. Kansas City, MO 64108

Cost: $
Good for: Jazz lovers.
Tip:  Get almost half price tickets on Groupon.

The American Jazz Museum preserves the history of American jazz and its impact on Kansas City. The museum features exhibits on Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and more, and also has a functioning jazz club on site, The Blue Room.

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Nerman Museum – 63/100

Nerman Museum

#63 – Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210

Cost: Free
Features: Two levels and 11 galleries of contemporary art.
Good for: Having a Ferris Bueller art museum moment.
Tip: Grab lunch next door at the charming Café Tempo.

The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art is one of Kansas City’s contemporary art museums. Thanks to the Nerman Museum, the Johnson County Community College campus has been hailed as one of the best college campuses for public art.

Nerman Museum

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The Roasterie Tour – 62/100

Roasterie Tour

#62 – Roasterie Coffee Tour
1204 W 27th St, Kansas City, MO 64108

Cost: Free
Atmosphere: Energized, loud
Features: Cafe, free samples, Insta worthy views.
Good for: Getting your caffeine fix.
Tip: Book your tour in advance to ensure your spot.

The Roasterie is a favorite Kansas City coffee roaster with a handful of locations around the metro. Enjoy The Roasterie’s $5 public tours daily at their Southwest Boulevard location, near the Boulevard Beer Hall.

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Garozzo’s – 61/100



#61 – Garozzo’s Ristorante
Multiple locations

Cost: $$
Cuisine: Italian
Good for: Overindulging in carbs.
Tip: Try their signature dish, Chicken Spiedini, at lunch. It’s nearly half the price of the dinner portion.


Despite being known primarily for BBQ, Kansas City has many other notable restaurants varying in cuisine types. Garozzo’s Ristorante has been a staple to the Kansas City Italian scene since its opening in 1989 and invention of Chicken Spiedini.

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