USA: Discover the Culture in Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Skyline

The winter months in Kansas City can be bitterly cold, but as long as you are dressed accordingly, it should not stop you enjoying all the outdoor attractions that the city has to offer, such as the National World War I Memorial, Arrowhead Stadium (home of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League), the Country Club Plaza, and much more.

However, if the cold weather is just too much, there’s no need to worry. There are plenty of indoor attractions in and around the city. For example, there’s an incredible range of diverse and unique museums in the area. So book yourself a hotel in Kansas City and get ready to discover the local culture.

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum was founded in 1990 and is dedicated to preserving the history of Negro league baseball in America. It’s a not-for-profit museum and can be found in the historic 18th & Vine district. Admission is only $10.00 for adults, $9.00 for seniors (65+ years old), and $6.00 for children (5-12 years old), as at November 2017, making it not only an interesting museum to visit but also a great value for the money.

American Jazz Museum

Jazz Music
Image via Flickr by Sachitha Obeysekara

In the same district, you’ll find the American Jazz Museum, which is dedicated to preserving the history of jazz. The museum features exhibits on some of America’s most famous jazz musicians and holds regular live music sessions for both established musicians and those who simply want to jam. Jazz is a big thing in Kansas City, so if you want to learn more about this genre of music, you now know where to head.

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

This museum welcomes about 25,000 visitors a year, making it one of the most popular in the city. It’s located on the University of Missouri Kansas City campus. The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures was opened in 1982 and is now home to more than 300,000 items. This museum isn’t just for children; it offers fun for the whole family.

The Money Museum

if you’re on a budget and looking for free things to do in Kansas City, then look no further than The Money Museum, which is open from 9:30 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Don’t forget a photo ID and your camera, as there are lots of things you’ll want to take snaps of. You’ll get the chance to watch millions of dollars in currency be processed and get to lift a gold bar worth nearly $400,000.

With all the culture on offer in Kansas City, it really is a cool and interesting place to visit even if you don’t consider yourself to be a “culture vulture.” Oh, and did I mention that the food here is fantastic? If you’re a meat lover, you can enjoy a selection of over 100 barbecue restaurants! Culture and BBQ – what a great combination!

  • Feature image via Flickr by brent flanders
  • We were happy to write this post in collaboration with IHG.
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