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National WWI Museum and Memorial
#1 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
This remarkable museum is on a par with the marvelous Smithsonian museums in DC The astonishing early American Art Deco architecture presents an awesome image that includes two sphinx structures viewing the tragic...
Kansas City is blessed to have any number of great museums, ranging from memorials to the often great Negro baseball league stars, jazz, barbecue, steamboats on the Mississippi and on and on but all of them, as ex...
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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
#2 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
The Nelson-Atkins is one of the best art museums in the world!! Its exhibitions are organized into two general areas: ancient and classical art, and more modern art (not necessarily modern art per se but art creat...
I have visited almost every major art museum in the United States and the Nelson-Atkins belongs on the the top 20 national art museums list for USA!! Superb collection with an amazing Caravaggio masterpiece!! Trul...
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Arabia Steamboat Museum
#3 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
It is the best put-together museum I've ever visited, and I've visited museums all over the world!
The Steamboat Arabia Museum in KC has got to be one of the most unique museums in the world.
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures
#4 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
The museum is really 2 museums - the lower floor has a tremendous collection of miniatures, very high quality built by skilled enthusaists.
Fantastic Museum & Hidden Gem! Will bring back so many childhood memories!
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
#5 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
If you go to either of these museums 9 in the afternoon),on the first Friday of the month, you can also enjoy shopping, food, and free music in the street in front of the museums.
One of the great museums I've seen.
Kaleidoscope
#6 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
My only suggestions is to either make reservations in advance or visit the place early and then visit the Hallmark Museum as you are awaiting your crafting session.
You do need to get tickets, they are free but stop here to get your free timed tickets, head next door to the hallmark museum which is also free and then arrive at your ticket ticket time.
Science City at Union Station
#7 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
One last tip, if you live in KC, a season pass with Science City will get you into many science museums in cities within a day's drive from KC (Chicago, Minneapolis, St Louis, Dallas, Witchita, etc.)
We have taken our young daughters to several hands on museums and this is one of the better places.
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
#8 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
The exhibit I saw was so illuminating and long over-due - abstract art created by women of color, dating back to the early 1900's, Bravo! to the curator who conceived the show, and Bravo! to this museum for mounti...
This small, manageable museum, on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis, is a must visit, especially if you're in the area visiting the park or the St Louis Museum of Art.
The College Basketball Experience
#9 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
There's a full size basketball court a place where you can pretend to be a sports broadcaster a great museum and memorabilia area and places to eat and drink on all different floors.
Well done museum!! Definite quick do in KC!!
The Money Museum
#10 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
... and collector, but this place was AWESOME!! Free admission, free parking, some good perks (they give you a free bag of shredded $$$$ per person, discounts for the shop, buy-1-get-1 admission to WWI museum, etc.).
The money museum is an outstanding informative & educational tool for adults as well as children.
TWA Museum
#11 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
The TWA Museum is a real gem and added to the wide range of museums I tend to visit.
The dedication of the x TWA employees who volunteer their time o showcase this small but very informative museum was amazing.
American Jazz Museum
#12 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
Buy a pass for both museums...the jazz music starts the minute you walk in the door and are greeeted by a nice gentleman in a snazzy suit.
This was a great exploration into the origins and world of Jazz, and even though it was inactive during our visit, there was a great performance space included in the museum that would bear a return!
Airline History Museum
#13 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
I usually try to see if there are any aviation museums before I visit a new city, but I forgot to check before going to Kansas City.
I've been to several 'flight' museums and this has to be one of my favorites.
Shoal Creek Living History Museum
#14 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
Shoal creek living history museum is a park like setting where historic houses and buildings have been relocated in western town like setting.
The Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium at Union Station
#15 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
Fun for kids and great being near the science museum.
Museum of Illusions
#16 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
Best interactive museum ever!
Most fun museum ever!
The John Wornall House
#17 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
Royals Hall of Fame
#18 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
The rest of the museum is packed with pictures, displays and memorabilia.
Kansas City Museum
#19 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
All from the museums own collection.
Belger Arts Center
#20 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
The Alexander Majors House Museum & Barn
#21 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
Dinosaurs Revealed
#22 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
Red Star Studios
#23 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
Garment District Museum
#24 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
Bella Patina
#25 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
The Irish Center at Union Station
#26 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
American Royal Museum
#27 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
Black Archives of Mid-America
#28 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
Brandon Jacobs Fine Art Gallery
#29 of 31 Museums in Kansas City
Leopold Gallery
#30 of 31 Museums in Kansas City