Things to do in Kansas City

Welcome to Kansas City... Missouri’s jewel! This city is known for its jazz, barbecue, and beautiful fountains. It also has several historical and cultural institutions that you should not miss when you’re in town. But don’t worry – Vinnie Van GO has you covered with this guide to his favorite spots in KC.

Here are just some of Vinnie Van GO's favorite places in Kansas City!



Kansas City Events

Fountain Day

KC is rumored to have more fountains than Rome, so every April, tourists and locals alike get together to recognize the city’s “opening day” of public waterworks. Traveling around to each fountain is also a great way to take in all of Kansas City — and it’s great for photo opps! Book a fountain shuttle in Kansas City today.

Kansas City Restaurant Week

Every January, more than 150 of the city’s finest restaurants open their kitchens up for unique and exclusive multi-course menus. This is a great way to taste the best of what Kansas City has to offer!


Arrowhead Stadium

Arrowhead Stadium is a massive outdoor football stadium, primarily functioning as the home to the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs.

Address:
1 Arrowhead Dr
Kansas City, MO 64129

Kauffman Stadium

Welcome to the home of the Kansas City Royals! “The K” must be a stop on your trip to Missouri during baseball season.

Address:
1 Royal Way
Kansas City, MO 64129

Spirit Center

After opening in 2007 with a concert from Elton John, this is the venue to see any major sporting or entertainment event while you’re in Kansas City.

Address:
1407 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64106


Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

This art museum in Kansas City houses more than 40,000 fine art works, and is especially known for its massive collection of Asian Art. It’s also just as beautiful on the outside — it has won awards and recognition for its neoclassical architecture, and also has two giant Shuttlecocks on its front lawn. Reserve a museum shuttle with GO.

Address:
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, Missouri, United States

American Jazz Museum

Snuggled in Kansas City’s historic 18th and Vine district, The American Jazz Museum preserves the country’s jazz history and heritage. With exhibits featuring Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong among others, there is also a fully functioning jazz club, The Blue Room, onsite. What more could you want?

Address:
1616 E 18th St
Kansas City, MO 64108

Negro League Baseball Museum

Conveniently located in the same building as the American Jazz Museum is the Negro League Baseball Museum, another of Kansas City’s gems. This institution celebrates the history of African American participation in the all American sport. This is definitely worth a visit!

Address:
1616 E 18th St
Kansas City, MO 64108


There are so many ways to see KC, and Vinnie Van GO has pulled together some of his absolute favorite. For a taste of the city’s best BBQ, check out KC Barbecue Tours. For motorcycle geeks, local Harley Davidson Factory hosts tours throughout the day – a great option for families! For a more traditional tour of Kansas City’s best sights, try out KC Double Decker Tours for an open air bus tour experience.

Fiorella’s Jack Stack BBQ

For the best barbecue of your life, look no further than Fiorella’s. This local spot was voted Kansas City’s most popular restaurant in 2012, and as the highest Zagat-rated bbq in the country. Be prepared for lines, but Vinnie promises it’s worth it!

Address:
101 W 22nd St., #300
Kansas City, MO 64108

Margarita’s

This long-time local favorite serves up delicious Mexican and exciting cocktails to huge crowds every night. It has been serving up original family recipes since 1985, so make this a stop on your trip.

Address:
2829 SW Blvd.
Kansas City, MO

Pierpont’s at Union Station

Known as “the culinary jewel” of the city, this delicious steak and seafood fine dining restaurant also has a beautiful and historic location. This is a wonderful option for a business dinner or date!

Address:
30 West Pershing
Kansas City, MO 64108


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