City Market – 7/100

City Market Kansas City

KC Activity #7 – City Market
20 E. 5th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105

Cost: Free
Atmosphere: Energetic, busy
Good for: Families, locals, tourists
Pro Tip: Don’t forget your reusable bags!

City Market produce

The City Market began in 1857 as a location for commerce, horse trading, political rallies, shows and circuses. In the late 1980s and 1990s, it was restored, becoming the open square market it is today. The square is surrounded by buildings that house restaurants, shops and produce stands, including Dutch Flowers, City Market Coffee House and Beignet. The Arabia Steamboat Museum (another thing on my list of 100 things to do) is also a tenet in the City Market.

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Boulevard Beer Hall – 6/100

Boulevard Beer Hall Sign

KC Activity #6 – Boulevard Beer Hall
2534 Madison Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108

Cost: $
Atmosphere: Spacious, friendly, relaxed
Good for: Beer snobs, parties, happy hour
Features: Patio, photo booth, gift shop, foosball table.
Pro Tip: With a patio, board games, snacks and tasty beer, the Beer Hall is perfect for a Sunday Funday.

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Miami Ice – 5/100


Miami Ice

KC Activity #5 – Miami Ice
1624 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111

Cost: $
Atmosphere: Small town ice cream shoppe
Good for: Ice cream lovers, aka everyone
Pro Tip: Get custard at the bottom of your shaved ice

Miami Ice

Kansas City has a crazy amount of little districts, earning the nickname, “the city of cities”. Miami Ice is in one of my favorite areas – 39th Street. The few blocks of local shops, bars and restaurants have just about everything you could want. A kinda-sketchy, but awesome dive bar? Hi Dive Lounge. Shelves and shelves of secondhand books? Prospero’s. Surprisingly fresh Midwest sushi? Bob’s Wasabi. Tasty frozen treats year round? Miami Ice.

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Tom’s Town – 4/100

Tom's Town

KC Activity #4 – Tom’s Town
1701 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108

Cost: $$
Atmosphere: Gatsby-esque, Intimate
Cuisine:  New American
Good for: Date night, history buffs, booze lovers
Pro Tip: Belly up to the bar to watch the bartenders work their magic.

Tom's TownTom’s Town Distilling Co. is the first legal distillery in Kansas City since the prohibition.  We took the $10 tour, which is the perfect mix of distillery information and Kansas City history. You also get to sample each of the three spirits Tom’s Town distills – vodka, bourbon and gin. Their gin has 14 herbs and flavors, and was my favorite of the three.

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Loose Park – 3/100

Loose ParkKC Activity #3 – Loose Park
5200 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112

Cost: Free
Features: Tennis courts, running path, playground, rose garden
Good for: Families, runners, history buffs, dog lovers
Pro Tip: Bring a hammock. Loose has tons of trees, perfect for a relaxing day.

By the numbers:

  • 75 acres
  • 2.5 mile running/walking path
  • 4 tennis courts
  • 4,000 roses

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