If you are in Kansas City for work or pleasure, you should definitely consider having a couple of days off to explore around. There are more than a few things that you check try here, including the option of touring KC’s famous barbecue. Here’s a quick list that will come in handy.
- National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. If you are a fan of dollhouses and mini things, this place is a nice visit, although not super huge. You can check online to find more details.
- Try the local food. BBQ in KC is more than just the brisket. Among the newer and better places, Q39 stands out for their pork belly, salads, and of course, burgers and sandwiches. You should also try their incredible salon filet and burnt ends. Talk of classic options, and you have Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que and Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque. The latter serves the best ribs in town.
- Check Kaleidoscope and WWI museum. This is a nice place for the entire family and is sponsored by Hallmark. If your child is into crafts, this could be a great pick. The only WWI museum in America is located here, so check that out, as well.
- Don’t miss Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and River Market. You don’t have to be a fan of baseball to like this place. The River Market is a great place to try new restaurants, and if you are here on a Saturday, you will love the local vibe.
Other things to know
If you are new here, consider renting a car. That allows you to explore KC and beyond. Don’t shy away from trying new shops, to pick up a few souvenirs. When in hurry, do try sandwiches, which are great in most eateries. The BBQ ones, of course, serve more than your standard variants. For those who are a fan of mountain biking, this is something that you don’t want to miss in Kansas City. Make sure that you check for good bike rentals to make the most of the experience. You can also make time for West Bottoms, which is a great place to explore old buildings that now are home to some antique shops.
As you may have guessed, there’s a lot to explore in Kansas City¸ and we recommend that you try everything on this list. The food is alone enough to make you hop from one restaurant to another. Get a bike to burn off those calories!