#55 – Kansas City Chiefs
1 Arrowhead Dr, Kansas City, MO 64129
Atmosphere: Rowdy, loud.
Good for: Experiencing some of the best tailgating in the country.
Tip: Order parking passes online. It will save you $25.
The Kansas City Chiefs have been the NFL team of Kansas City since 1963. Founded by Lamar Hunt, American Football League founder, the Chiefs have been a welcomed and successful addition to Kansas City’s professional sports teams.
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#55 – The Midland
1228 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64105
Atmosphere: Fancy, Ornate, Magical.
Good for: Feeling like you are seeing a concert at the Palace of Versailles.
Tip: Explore throughout the building – it’s full of surprises.
Near the Power & Light District, the Arvest Bank Theater at the Midland is the largest historic theater within 250 miles of Kansas City. Built in 1927, the theater has undergone many renovations, but its style remains true to the original Italian and French Baroque (think gold, domes and chandeliers).
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#54 – Kansas City Zoo
6800 Zoo Dr, Kansas City, MO 64132
Features: Gift shop, multiple concession stands, carousel, playground and learning center.
Good for: Seeing adorable animals and meeting your daily steps goal by noon.
Tip: If you live in Jackson or Clay County, show your ID for a ticket discount.
The Kansas City Zoo is a 202-acre complex located in Swope Park near the Starlight Theater. With more than 1,300 animals from penguins to pythons, everyone can find their favorite animal at the Kansas City Zoo.
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#53 – Kansas City Ballet
Kauffman Center for Performing Arts
1601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108
Features: Gift shop, concessions, valet, box office, coat check.
Good for: Getting fancy and feeling an uncommon sense of astonishment.
Tip: Get there early. You’ll want to admire the Kauffman Center. Plus, if you’re late, you can’t sit down until after intermission.
Head to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts to witness the magic of the Kansas City Ballet. The 30-person company stuns, as does the gorgeous architecture of the building.
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#52 – Grinders Kansas City
417 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
Atmosphere: Laid-back, grungy.
Good for: A quick slice and a pint of beer.
Pro tip: If it’s nice, sit on the patio.
Grinders Kansas City is an eccentric bar and restaurant, known for pizza, wings and beer. With CrossroadsKC in the back yard, enjoy live music, local beer and great food in one place.
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