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10 Places You Need to Visit in Kansas City


If you enjoy convenience, you will be happy to know that Regency North Apartments are minutes away from a variety of interests around the Greater Kansas City metro. Spend a night out on the town, enjoy some fine-dining or exciting live entertainment; or perhaps, stay closer to home and enjoy the afternoon at one of the many shopping centers or eateries located nearby. There are plenty of things to do in the area and living at Regency North puts you in the best place to experience it all!

 

Top 5 Things To Do In Kansas City

 

1. Kansas City Zoo 

  

The Kansas City Zoo is one of the most popular places to visit in Kansas City! This zoo has world-class exhibits and amazing programs that attract visitors from around the world! The zoo first opened in 1909 with only four lions, three monkeys, a wolf, fox, coyote, badger, lynx, eagle, and other birds. Over the years, the Zoo has now expanded to a 202-acre nature sanctuary and in 2008 won the awards "America's Best Zoo" and was ranked #1 in the nation for "African Animals and Exhibits". They also ranked top 10 in the nations for "Australian Animals and Exhibits" and for "Pachyderms: Elephants, Rhinos, Hippos." 

Some of the most popular animals at the Kansas City Zoo are the African Elephant, Amur Leopard, Asian Small-Clawed Otter, and Blue Monkey. The zoo also offers several educational programs such as day camps, Keeper for a Day, overnight trips, and guided tours! Visit their website today to sign up! 

The zoo is open 9:30 AM to 4 PM Mondays-Fridays and 9:30 AM to 5 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. Hours and pricing can always change, so be sure to call ahead to check! 

6800 Zoo DR 
Kansas City, MO 64132
(816) 595-1234
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2. Tom's Town Distilling Company 

Tom's Town Distilling Co. is named after Tom Pendergast, one of the country's most corrupt political bosses. Pendergast was originally a saloon keeper and founder of a wholesale liquor company and under his leadership, Kansas City ignored the Prohibition and his one reasoning was, "People are thirsty." And to this day, people are still "thirsty" and when you need a drink, you can always stop into Tom's Town Distilling Co. 

You can take a distillery tour in person or virtually! On the tour, you will see how their spirits are made, learn the history behind Tom's Town and even taste some samples! The distillery also has food in-house such as charcuterie boards, sandwiches, and deviled eggs. When visiting, we recommend trying the Pendergast's Royal Gold Bourbon or Tom's Town Double Grain Vodka in any of your cocktails.

Stop in today! 


1701 Main ST
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 541-2400
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3. KC Barbecue Tours 

  

Kansas City is known for many things, but one of the most popular is its BBQ. The BBQ Tours were started by Karl and Bethanie Schemel who just wanted to help visitors get a taste of the amazing BBQ around Kansas City. On your tour, each restaurant will provide you with a large sample of their best BBQ meat and side dish. 

They have two tour types, a public and private tour. Now whether you choose a public or private tour, you have 3 options of what type of tour you want! They have the Original BBQ Tour, which will take you to 4 BBQ restaurants around KC. The Original tour costs $75 per person and takes about 4 hours. The 'Cue and Brew Tour will take you to 3 BBQ restaurants and you will get to sample BBQ and enjoy a local beer. This tour takes about 3 hours and is $75 a person. The last tour is the KC Double Decker Tours and takes about 90 minutes. Keep in mind, this one does not stop at BBQ restaurants, this is more for sightseeing! 


1727 Brooklyn AVE 
Kansas City, MO 64127
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4. Sea Life Kansas City

  

Looking for a family fun event? Check out the Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium! This aquarium has over 11 zones to explore and learn such as the Freshwater Exhibit, the Interactive Rockpool Exhibit, Stingray Bay Exhibit and more! 

They also have Wild Encounters, where you can meet creatures of all species! This is FREE to all visitors and you will join the animal experts to meet reptilians and insects. This is only offered at certain times during the day, so be sure to call ahead to see when this is available! 

The aquarium is home to over 100 different species such as sharks, seahorses, clownfish, and more! Online tickets are discounted, but if you purchase at the aquarium it is $21.95 for adults for saver admission, $34.95 for the Combo Experience, and $60 for the Ultimate Annual Pass. Visit their website today for more information! 

2475 Grand BLVD
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 471-4386
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5. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City


LEGOLAND is an indoor entertainment facility for families! They have 12 attractions such as the Train Station Adventure, Lego 4D Cinema, Meet Your Favorite Lego Characters, and more! 

LEGOLAND is open from 10 AM to 5 PM Thursdays-Mondays, but the last admission is 3 PM. Keep in mind, adults must have a child to enter LEGOLAND but they do offer adult-only nights throughout the year. Check their events page for more information! LEGOLAND is wheelchair and stroller accessible. You can also reserve group events such as field trips, birthdays, and more! 

 

2475 Grand BLVD
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 471-4386
Website

 

Top 5 Amazing Places To Eat In Kansas City

Kansas City is home to the Kansas City Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs and has become a driving force in culture, community events, and entertainment. This has attracted citizens from many different cultures. As a result, the city's dining scene is an eclectic fusion of local tradition and international flavor. These five must-try restaurants define Kansas City's culinary culture, from laid-back bistros and cafes to innovative food served in luxury settings. 

 

Q39 Midtown

BBQ, Wood Fired Meats $$

Since its opening in 2014, Q39 has become known as one of the best BBQ places in Kansas City by locals and visitors alike. The restaurant has a 12 person team led by Chef Rob Mafee who has won many awards for his BBQ recipes. Don't just take our word for it, read all the rave reviews on Yelp, Tripadvisor and Google! We recommend starting out with Bacon Wrapped Shrimp and then ordering the Mr. Burns sandwich for your entree! 

1000 W 39th St
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816)255-3753

 

Garozzo's Downtown

Italian, Tavern $$

Garozzo's is owned and operated by Michael Garozzo and has been open for over 30 years. Since its opening, the restaurant has won many awards such as Best Ethnic Restaurant Gold Award 17 times, Best Italian Restaurant in 2017, One of America's Top Italian Restaurants by Zagat, and Region's Best Italian Restaurant from Where the Locals Eat. With a large menu with many options, you are sure to find something to satisfy your hunger. We recommend starting with the Calamari Fritti and then ordering the Penne Victoria for your entree. Check them out today! 

526 Harrison St
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816)221-2455

 

Cafe Gratitude Kansas City

Vegetarian, Vegan, Smoothies $$

Cafe Gratitude serves 100% organic plant-based foods. Their goal is to support local farmers and agriculture while being environmentally friendly. Their restaurant is also powered by solar panels. We recommend starting with the I Am Pure and then ordering the I Am Grateful. They also have baked goods and smoothies to order as well. 

333 Southwest Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64018
(816)474-5683

 

Grunauer

Austrian-German, European Beer $$

In the market for Austrian food and good beer? Check out Grunauer. We recommend starting out with the Wammerl and then ordering the Jager Schnitzel Vom Schwein for your entree. Also make sure to check out the Wunderbar for craft beer, cocktails, and spirits. 

101 W 22nd St 
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816)283-3234

 

Seasons 52

New American, International Wines $$

Seasons 52 is located at Country Club Plaza and offers seasonal cooking along with 52 wines to choose from. The menu is constantly changing depending on the time of the year to make sure they are serving the freshest produce. Some of their most popular dishes are the Wild Alaskan Salmon in the summer and Florida Stone Crabs in the winter. Pair any meal with one of their soups or salads. Make sure to order one of their delicious wines as well! 

340 Ward Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64112

 

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