#42 – West Bottoms Warehouse Weekends
West Bottoms, Kansas City
Cost: Free – $$$
Good for: Joanna Gaines wannabes, finding hidden treasures.
Tip: Research a few shops before you go – the number of shops and floors (and floors) of antiques can get overwhelming fast.
The first weekend of each month, old warehouses in the Kansas City West Bottoms District open their doors, attracting antique collectors and thrift shoppers from all over the city and surrounding areas.
Continue reading “West Bottoms Warehouse Weekends – 42/100”
#41 – Joe’s Kansas City BBQ
Multiple locations throughout the metro
Features: Gas station, convenience store, tasty BBQ.
Good for: Locals, tourists and meat lovers.
Tip: Head to Joe’s about 30+ minutes before you want to eat. The line is almost always out the door.
Joe’s is a Kansas City staple. It’s a classic, like Gates and Arthur Bryant’s. Everyone knows of it, and almost everyone loves it. Famously located in a gas station, Joe’s Kansas City BBQ has won numerous accolades, including America’s Best BBQ Restaurant in 2017.
Continue reading “Joe’s Kansas City BBQ – 41/100”
#40 – Berkley Riverfront Park
Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64120
Good for: Families, runners, dog walkers.
Amenities: Picnic tables, running trail, volleyball courts.
Tip: Ride Kansas City B-Cycles along the trail.
The Berkley Riverfront Park is a small park along the Missouri River with running trails, sand volleyball courts, picnic tables and more. Just north of downtown Kansas City, the park is easy to get to with a Kansas City Streetcar stop and Kansas City B-Cycle racks close.
Continue reading “Berkley Riverfront Park – 40/100”
#39 – Town Topic
2021 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108
Atmosphere: Old-timey diner, busy, greasy.
Good for: Comfort food, drunk food.
Tip: Order your food for carry out. There’s maybe 10 seats in the whole place.
Town Topic is an old school diner that serves American comfort food at all hours of the day. The small diner is often busy, with patrons bellied-up to the counter waiting for their cheeseburgers, onion rings and shakes.
Continue reading “Town Topic – 39/100”
#38 – National Museum of Toys and Miniatures
5235 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64112
Cost: $5 per person
Features: Interactive exhibits, antique toys from Kansas City, gift shop
Good for: Adults, older children.
The Museum of Toys and Miniatures is an unexpectedly interesting Kansas City activity. Despite the rooms and rooms of artifacts, the well-curated museum is never overwhelming. Its vast collection old toys, intricate miniatures and realistic dollhouses offers something appealing to everyone.
Continue reading “Museum of Toys and Miniatures – 38/100”