Westport Kansas City – 86/100

Westport Kansas City

#86 – Westport Kansas City
Midtown, Kansas City

Cost: Free – $$
Good for: Getting a taste of Kansas City life and its bar scene.
Tip: Visit in the afternoon, the area can be less safe at night.

Westport Kansas City is a restaurant and bar district with a long history dating to the mid-1800s and located in Midtown, Kansas City between 39th Street and the Country Club Plaza. 


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Betty Rae’s Ice Cream – 85/100

Betty Rae's Ice Cream

#85 – Betty Rae’s Ice Cream
7140 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114

Cost: $
Good for: Satisfying a sweet tooth.
Tip: Expect a line. It’s almost always out the door.

Betty Rae’s is an ice cream shop in Kansas City, Missouri that creates unique, tasty ice cream concoctions. With one location in Waldo, a traveling ice cream truck and a new location coming, Kansas City cannot get enough.

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Brookside Shopping District – 84/100

Brookside Shopping District

#84 – Brookside Shopping District
Brookside Area, Kansas City

Cost: Free – $$
Good for: Everything you need in a 6-block radius.
Tip: Take a Kansas City B-Cycle along Trolley Trail – it goes right through the Brookside Shopping District.

Brookside Shopping District

The Brookside Shopping District is nestled in the beautiful, historic Brookside neighborhood. Explore the district on foot and peruse more than 80 shops and restaurants. You’ll find delightful restaurants, well-curated boutiques and neighborhood hangouts. Continue reading “Brookside Shopping District – 84/100”

Shawnee Indian Mission Museum – 83/100

Shawnee Indian Mission Museum

#83 – Shawnee Indian Mission Museum
3403 W 53rd St, Fairway, KS 66205

Cost: $5 – Adults, $1 – Kids.
Good for: Learning the history of Kansas City.
Tip: Visit during special events, like the Fall Festival, to see living history demonstrations.

The Shawnee Indian Mission Museum is a local museum that preserves the history of the growth of the United States, its impact on the Native Americans and the area’s own Indian Mission. Kansas City. The 12-acre complex has multiple 19th-century buildings with Native American exhibits, and living history events throughout the year.

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Martin City Brewery – 82/100

Martin City Brewery

#82 – Martin City Brewery
500 E 135th St, Kansas City, MO 64145

Cost: $$
Good for: Craft beer lovers, pizza lovers.
Features: Great food, unique beers, patio.
Tip:  Expect a wait, this is a hotspot for locals.

As the Kansas City craft beer scene grows, there seems to be two mainstays – Boulevard and Martin City Brewery. Martin City Brewery, located in South KCMO, has been around since 2010. It has outgrown one space, allowing the Pizza & Tap Room space to open.

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