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A KCMO Thanksgiving

There’s plenty to be “thankful” for if you’re spending Thanksgiving in KCMO—like endless options for your big dinner. The Oliver is a favorite for holiday occasions with a special prix fixe menu featuring four courses. At under $40 per person and with reservations available from 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., it’s the perfect pick for…

Best French Fare in KCMO

  Kansas City is a famed foodie town, but oftentimes French cuisine is overlooked in favor of BBQ and southern comfort food. Try out iPhotower Vietnamese-French Bistro for a unique fusion offering, complemented perfectly with cocktails, tea and more. Whether you’re craving pho or foie, this is the place to satisfy every craving imaginable. Le…

Indian Picks in KCMO

Kansas City is known for barbeque, but if you’re craving Indian cuisine then only the best stuffed parathas, butter chicken or saag paneer will do. Try Swagat Fine Indian Cuisine and enjoy an upscale environment and elevated dishes like tikka masala with your choice of lamb, chicken, shrimp or fish in the delicious red curry…

Day of the Dead

  Dia de los Muertos is celebrated the first weekend in November at the Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery & Center. You don’t want to miss this annual event where this colorful Mexican holiday and its traditions are celebrated. All are welcome, and there are a number of visiting artists who are helping to bring the…

Halloween Haunts

There are so many Halloween events in KCMO, it’s scary! The Haunted Bell Tower Bash, pub-hopping Crawloween, Pandemonium Halloween Party at the Firefly, and Naughty Halloween Party at Spott are always popular picks. You might also want to check out the Halloween Thirst Party Bus if you prefer someone else to drive you and your…

The Edge of Hell

  KCMO has a host of haunted houses in October, but only The Edge of Hell boasts the biggest man-eating python in existence at 25 staggering feet. It’s the oldest, biggest, most terrifying haunted house in KCMO established in 1975. Over the years, it’s turned into the inspiration for horrific entertainment and haunts around the…

Best Ice Cream in KCMO

  Everyone screams for ice cream during the witching season, and KCMO has plenty of creameries to satisfy your sweet tooth. Glace Artisan Ice Cream is small-batch only and offers classic favorite flavors along with unique innovative picks. Caramelized almond, goat cheese and wildflower honey, and lemon curd are just a few. Betty Rae’s Ice…

Christopher Columbus Park

  Nestled in northwest Tucson is a park that’s sheer magic for water lovers. Featuring massive shade trees, a well-maintained dog park and model airplane area, there’s truly something for everyone at this Arizona staple. Group ramadas are available for parties and events, there’s an expansive playground for little ones—but many come here for the…

Lakeside Nature Center

  Just southwest of downtown is a welcoming retreat and conservatory where visitors can get up close and personal with some very intriguing guests. Open Tuesday – Sunday, it’s part animal hospital, part educational center and the perfect destination for your KCMO visit. Special events such as Breakfast with the Beasts, where kids get their…

Korean BBQ for a Twist

  Everybody knows Kansas City is famous for BBQ, but there’s more than one kind of way to ‘que. Korean tabletop BBQ dining with endless sides, like the famous kimchi and addictive bean paste, is a different way to warm up during the cool autumn months while still indulging in one of KCMO’s favorite pastimes….