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  • Day trippin': 16 free things to do in KC

  • Kansas City was founded in 1838 as the "Town of Kansas" at the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas rivers and was incorporated in its present form in 1850. Situated opposite Kansas City, Kan., the city was the location of several battles during the Civil War, including the Battle of Westport.
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  • Kansas City was founded in 1838 as the "Town of Kansas" at the confluence of the  Missouri and  Kansas rivers and was incorporated in its present form in 1850. Situated opposite Kansas City, Kan., the city was the location of several battles during the Civil War, including the  Battle of Westport.
    The city is well known for its contributions to the musical styles of  jazz and  blues as well as to cuisine, notably Kansas City-style barbecue.
    In March 2012, Downtown Kansas City was selected as one of America's Best downtowns by Forbes magazine for its rich culture in arts, numerous fountains, upscale shopping and various local cuisines — most notably barbecue. Kansas City is a dynamic city backed by a vibrant arts scene, world-class attractions and an eclectic mix of shops.
    Everything you want to do — you can do in Kansas City.
    1827 Log Courthouse
    ADDRESS: 107 W Kansas Ave. Independence, MO 64050
    PHONE: 816-325-7111. Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mon-Fri.
    Boulevard Brewing Co: Crown Center Area
    ADDRESS: 2501 Southwest Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64108
    PHONE: 816-474-7095. Tour Times 3 p.m. Wed.., 1 and 3 p.m. Thurs., 1 and 3 p.m. Fri., 10 and 11 a.m., noon, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m., Sat., 1pm & 3pm Sun.
     
    Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center
    ADDRESS: 3700 Blue Pkwy. Kansas City, MO 64130
    PHONE: 816-513-0700. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
    Kansas City Hall Observation Deck
    ADDRESS: 414 E 12th St. Kansas City, MO 64106
    PHONE: 816-513-2778. Open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Closed during high winds.
    City of Fountains Foundation, Country Club Plaza Area
    ADDRESS: PO Box 9193 Shawnee Mission, KS 66201
    PHONE: 816-842-2299. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri  
     
    Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial
    ADDRESS: 4800 Rockhill Rd. Kansas City, MO 64110
    PHONE: 816-932-1260. Open daily 8a.m. to dusk. Call to confirm hours.
    Historic Liberty Jail
    ADDRESS: 216 N Main St. Liberty, MO 64068
    PHONE: 816-781-3188. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sun.
    Johnson County Museum of History     
    ADDRESS: 6305 Lackman Rd. Shawnee, KS 66217
    PHONE: 913-715-2550. Open 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Mon.–Sat.
    Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art                           
    ADDRESS: 4420 Warwick Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64111
    PHONE: 816-753-5784. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuse.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.
     
    Loose Park, Country Club Plaza Area
    Page 2 of 2 - ADDRESS: 5100 Wornall Rd. Kansas City, MO 64112
    PHONE: 816-513-7500
                    Penguin Park for Kids
    ADDRESS: N Vivion Rd. & N Norton Ave. Kansas City, MO 64118
    PHONE: 816-513-7500
     
     Pioneer Spring Cabin
    ADDRESS: 111 E Maple Ave. Independence, MO 64050
    PHONE: 816-325-7111. Open Apr.-Oct., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
    Shoal Creek Museum
    ADDRESS: 7000 NE Barry Rd. Kansas City, MO 64156
    PHONE: 816-792-2655. Call ahead.
    City Market, since 1857    
    ADDRESS: 20 E 5th St., Ste. 201 Kansas City, MO 64106
    PHONE: 816-842-1271. Open every day.
    Money Museum at Federal Reserve Bank: Crown Center Area
    ADDRESS: 1 Memorial Drive Kansas City, MO 64198
    PHONE: 816-881-2683. Open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
    Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Country Club Plaza Area
    ADDRESS: 4525 Oak St. Kansas City, MO 64111
    PHONE: 816-751-1ART. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs.-Fri.,  10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun.

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