Category Archives: Museums

Arabia Steamboat Museum

  What does Kansas City and Arabian steamboats have in common? Much more than you think! In 1856, the Steamboat Arabia sank close to KCMO, full of 200 tons of “mystery cargo.” The treasures were missing for 132 years, finally found in 1988. For researchers and historians, this was a huge treasure hunt success of…

Leila’s Hair Museum

  Just 12 miles away in Independence, Missouri, is one of those roadside attractions you can’t help but visit. Leila’s Hair Museum is, unsurprisingly, the only hair museum in the world. What is surprising is just how fascinating the visit is and what a blast you’ll have. Here, there are hundreds of jewelry pieces, wreaths…

Thomas Hart Benton Historic Home

  Visit the estate and art studio site of Thomas Hart Benton, Missouri’s most famed artist of the 20th century. Known for creating realistic American scenery, showcasing “culture on canvas” led to Benton’s work being featured at the Missouri State Capitol. Born in Neosho in 1889 to a Congressman and a descendent of the state’s…

Wornall Majors House Museums

  Visit the John Wornall House and Alexander Majors House and Barn where history is brought to life and you’re whisked back to the Wild West. Wornall’s house features Greek columns and layers of brick, which to him was a sign of wealth and prestige, but it was quickly dubbed the “most pretentious house in…

Things to Do Memorial Day Weekend

UPDATED 2017 Summer is around the corner, and KCMO is packed with exciting Memorial Day weekend events. Whether you’re in the mood for a the best jazz in the country or you’re on the hunt for family-friendly fun to keep cool, there’s something for everyone. Check out these weekend events: Free Kansas City Symphony concert….

National Airline History Museum

Enjoy an afternoon at the National Airline History Museum here in Kansas City. Founded in 1986 this expansive wealth of aviation history and knowledge is located in Hangar 9at the Kansas City Downtown Airport. Filled with TWA history, artifacts, and memorabilia from their glory days it is a fun and educational experience. There are currently…

American Jazz Museum

When you think of Kansas City there is a good chance that Jazz music does not come to mind first. While most default to New Orleans when it comes to Jazz, we have an extensive and enlightening Jazz Museum right here in Kansas City. The American Jazz Museum, located in the historic 18th & Vine…

The “Discovery of King Tut” in Kansas City, Missouri

What better way to celebrate the 100th birthday of Kansas Cityʼs beloved Union Station than a Premier Exhibit of King Tutʼs Tomb. The original artifacts are no longer allowed out of Egypt, so local artisans from the region have painstakingly recreated them with every detail. The 20,000 sq. ft. Tut Exhibit will transport visitors to…

Quirky Must Stops in KC

Missouri’s largest city has much to offer in terms of family fun, entertainment, dining and nightlife. But if you’re looking for, well, odd Kansas City things to do, you’re in luck as there are some pretty quirky must stops in Kansas City. Check out the following for a list of places to go that are…

Top 5 Places to Cool Off During the Summer

If you live in the Kansas City area then you are no stranger to high heat and humidity that descend upon the summer months. When the mercury rises and you’re looking for Kansas City things to do, think about cooling off at one of these top five places. Spraygrounds If affordable tops your list for…