What to See in Kansas City in One Day

If you’re looking to explore all that Kansas City has to offer in a single day, our list of must-see attractions has you covered! From world-class museums to historic landmarks and more, there’s plenty to keep you busy in this vibrant Midwestern city.

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is a must-see for art lovers visiting Kansas City. The museum houses an impressive collection of art from all over the world, including paintings, sculptures, and more. The museum is also home to a cafe and a gift shop.

The Bloch Building

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is an art museum in Kansas City, Missouri. The museum, which opened in 1933, is located on a 55-acre (22 ha) site at 4525 Oak Street in the city’s Roanoke Park neighborhood. It contains an eclectic collection of more than 33,500 works of art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary pieces.

The Bloch Building is the main building of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster, it opened to the public in 2007 and is named for H&R Block co-founder Henry W. Bloch, who was a major donor to the museum. The building consists of five stories and 148,000 square feet (13,700 m2) of gallery space, making it the largest portion of the museum’s expansion project.

The Nelson Gallery of Art is a fine arts museum in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Its collection consists of over 33,500 works of art, making it one of the largest public art collections in the country. The museum’s completed expansion project, the Bloch Building, doubled its size with the addition of five new galleries and increased public space.

The Atkins Museum of Fine Arts

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is an art museum in Kansas City, Missouri, known for its collection of Asian art, as well as American art and contemporary art. The museum is part of the city’s Country Club Plaza shopping district.

The museum was founded in 1933 by Kansas City philanthropists Mary McAfee Atkins and Elizabeth Price Nelson. The original building was designed by New York architect Edward Larrabee Barnes, and the museum opened to the public on December 11, 1933. A second expansion designed by David Chipperfield was completed in 2007.

The museum has a collection of over 35,000 works of art, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, ceramics, jades, bronzes, and prints. The Asian art collection includes works from China, Japan, Korea, India, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. The American collection includes works by John Singleton Copley, George Caleb Bingham, Frederic Remington, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Andrew Wyeth, and justified text Lionel Trains engineers. The contemporary art collection includes works by Andy Warhol , Roy Lichtenstein ,sol LeWitt , Robert Rauschenberg , Adolph Gottlieb , Joan Miró Mark Rothko , Wayne Thiebaud Alex Katz George Segal Richard Diebenkorn Ralston Crawford Paul Klee Joseph Albers Chuck Close Jim Dine Philip Guston Barnett Newman Clyfford Still Arshile Gorky Willem de Kooning Franz Kline Ad Reinhardt Joan Mitchell Clyfford Still Mark Rothko Barnett Newman black Mountain College Willem de Kooning Franz Kline Hans Hofmann Bay Area Figurative MovementColor Field Neo-Expressionism Abstract Expressionism Second generation New York School Lyrical Abstraction

The Kansas City Zoo

One of the best things to see in Kansas City is the Kansas City Zoo. The zoo has over 200 acres and is home to more than 1,000 animals. The zoo is a great place to learn about different animals and their habitats. The zoo also has a variety of exhibits, including a children’s zoo, an aquarium, and a botanical garden.

The African Plains Exhibit

One of the largest and most popular exhibits at the Kansas City Zoo is the African Plains Exhibit, which is home to a variety of animals that are native to Africa. The exhibit includes lions, giraffes, zebras, and more. Visitors can learn about the different animals through educational displays, and there are also opportunities to feed some of the animals.

The Australian Outback Exhibit

The Australian Outback Exhibit is one of the most popular exhibits at the Kansas City Zoo. The exhibit features a variety of unique Australian animals, including kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, and more. Visitors can learn about the unique ecology of the Outback and see how these animals have adapted to life in this harsh environment.

The Children’s Zoo

The Kansas City Zoo is home to over 1,800 animals and is one of the city’s most beloved attractions. The zoo is located in Swope Park, just south of downtown Kansas City.

The Children’s Zoo is a great place to start your visit. This section of the zoo is designed specifically for kids, with interactive exhibits and hands-on opportunities to learn about animals. Highlights of the Children’s Zoo include the Farmyard, where kids can pet and feed goats, chickens, and rabbits; the Australian Outback, where they can see koalas and kangaroos; and the Reptile House, where they can learn about snakes, turtles, and lizards.

After exploring the Children’s Zoo, be sure to check out some of the other critters at the Kansas City Zoo. The African Plains exhibit is home to lions, zebras, giraffes, and more; the Tropics exhibit features monkeys, chimpanzees, tigers, and other tropical animals; and the Polar Bear Passage lets you get up close to one of the world’s largest land predators.

Union Station

Union station is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kansas City. The historic train station was built in 1914 and is now home to shops, restaurants, and a science museum. Union station is a great place to start your Kansas City adventure.

The Grand Hall

The Grand Hall is the heart of Union Station. With a soaring 65-foot-tall ceiling, the hall is illuminated by a skylight. The space features several shops and restaurants, as well as a ticketing area for Amtrak. The Grand Hall is also home to several famous Kansas City landmarks, including a 12-foot tall statue of President Harry S. Truman and a 10,000-pound chandelier.

The Amtrak Station

Union Station is a historic train station in Kansas City, Missouri. Opened in 1914, it replaced a previous union station that had been destroyed by a fire. Today, Union Station is a multi-modal transportation hub that serves the city of Kansas City and the surrounding area. It is served by Amtrak, Greyhound, Megabus, and the Kansas City Streetcar. The station is also home to a number of restaurants, shops, and other businesses.

The Science City

Science City is one of the most popular areas in Union Station. It’s a hands-on, interactive science museum that’s perfect for kids of all ages. Science City has permanent exhibits on human anatomy, space science, fossils, and more. There are also often special temporary exhibits that are worth checking out. In addition to the hands-on exhibits, Science City also has a planetarium and an IMAX theater.

The Kansas City Royals Stadium

if you’re a baseball fan, you’ll want to make sure to include a visit to the Kansas City Royals Stadium. The stadium is home to the Kansas City Royals, and it’s a great place to catch a game. Even if you’re not a baseball fan, the stadium is still worth a visit. It’s a beautiful facility, and it’s located in the heart of the city.

The Field

The field at the Kansas City Royals Stadium is one of the most unique in all of baseball. The infield is made up of real dirt, while the outfield is artificial turf. The combination creates a fast playing surface that is perfect for the speed game that the Royals like to play.

The Dugout

The dugout is the area where the players and coaches of a baseball team sit during the game. It is also where they store their equipment. The term “dugout” originally referred to the area under the stands where the players and coaches would sit. The term was first used in 1883.

The Crown Club

The Crown Club is the exclusive club located on the Club Level of Kauffman Stadium. The 6,000-square-foot facility features panoramic views of the field, high-definition televisions, and a full-service bar. The members-only club is available to season ticket holders in select seating areas.

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