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KC Attractions & Discounts

Explore all that Kansas City has to offer! There are lots of Kid-Centric and FREE attractions in Kansas City. Special “DI-only” promotional deals will be posted in the coming months. Stay tuned.


Special Discounts for Destination Imagination Attendees

Arabia Steamboat

Address: 400 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO

More than 200 tons of treasure recovered from the sunken 1856 Steamboat Arabia, including china, jewelry, hardware and food. Open Mon.-Sat. from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (last tour 3:30); Sunday from noon-5 p.m. (last tour 3:30). Discount $12.50 for adults, $5.50 kids ages 4-14 admission with DI Credential.

Website1856.com
Phone: 816-471-1856

The College Basketball Experience

Address: 1401 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO

The CBE at Sprint Center is a state-of-the-art entertainment facility that contains hands-on, interactive basketball activities and houses the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.
Discount $2 off admission with DI Credential.

Website: collegebasketballexperience.com
Phone: 816-949-7500

Crown Center

Address: 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO

Entertainment complex surrounding headquarters of Hallmark Cards. Specialty shops, restaurants, live theaters, movies, exhibits, summer outdoor entertainment. Open Mon.-Wed. from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.;  Thu.-Fri. from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. FREE

Website: crowncenter.com
Phone: 816-274-8444

Extreme Screen Theatre at Union Station

Address: 30 W. Pershing Rd., Kansas City, MO

Five stories tall and more than 75 feet wide, this giant silver screen shows 2-D and 3-D films, using state-of-the-art technology to let you not just watch a movie, but experience it. The extreme screen has pre-set public showings Mon.-Sun at 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Discount for these shows only are $5/person with DI Credential.

Website: unionstation.org
Phone: 816-460-2020

Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center

Address: 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS

Home to The Johnson County Museum including the 1950’s All-Electric House, KidScape, Black Box Theatre, Fine & Performing Arts programs and more. Discount 20% off admission to the museum with DI Credential. 

Website: jcprd.com
Phone: 913-826-2787

Kaleidoscope

Address: 2500 Grand St., Kansas City, MO

Hands-on, creative art experience where children use their imaginations and feel good about their own special ideas while making art with paper, ribbon, cardboard and other jazzy junk. Independent art sessions for children ages 5-12. FREE

Website: hallmarkkaleidoscope.com
Phone: 816-274-8300

Kansas City Zoo

Address: 6800 Zoo Dr., Kansas City, MO

More than 1,700 animals on 202 acres. Penguins, great apes, big cats, giraffes, and so much more! One of the largest zoos in the country, it’s fun for all ages. Open 9:30 a.m. -4 p.m. daily. Discount $10 admission with DI Credential.

Website: kansascityzoo.org
Phone: 816-595-1234

Lakeside Nature Center

Address: 4701 E. Gregory Blvd., Kansas City, MO

Wildlife-education programs with live animals for all ages. Nature Center has a hiking trail, picnic pavilion and native-Missouri wildlife exhibit. FREE

Website: lakesidenaturecenter.org
Phone: 816-513-8960

LegoLand Discovery Center Kansas City

Address: 25th & Grand, Crown Center Square, Kansas City, MO

Step inside and you’ll feel as though you’ve just jumped in to the world’s biggest box of LEGO bricks! With over 2 million LEGO bricks under one roof, what will you discover? Discount $10 admission with code IMAGINE20

Website: legolanddiscoverycenter.com
Phone: 816-471-4FUN (4386)

The Money Museum at Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Address: 1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO

Free and open to the public, the Money Museum offers guests the opportunity to watch millions of dollars in currency be processed, lift a gold bar worth nearly $400,000 and enjoy fun, interactive exhibits while learning about the economy. FREE

Website: kansascityfed.org/moneymuseum
Phone: 816-881-2683

Moon Marble Company

Address: 600 E. Front St., Bonner Springs, KS

A unique store featuring handmade and machine-made marbles, unusual toys and just plain fun stuff. Marble- making demonstrations are offered Mon.-Sat. between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. FREE

Website: moonmarble.com
Phone: 913-441-1432

National Museum of Toys and miniatures

Address: 10735 E. 40 Hwy., Independence, MO

Our facility boasts four full 18 hole miniature golf courses, a 7,000 square foot video game arcade, a full pizzeria and restaurant, with limit hours for the go-karts and batting cages. Open Mon.-Thu. from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. from 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; and Sun. from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Website: toyandminiaturemuseum.org
Phone: 816-358-0088

Paradise Park Family Fun & Adventure

Address: 1021 NE Colbern Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO

A premier KC family destination: 15 acres of indoor and outdoor fun, 17+ attractions including children’s discovery play, go karts, laser tag, miniature golf, batting cages, rock climbing wall, foam factory, bumper cars, game room, escape rooms and café. Discount 15% off an Escape room with coupon code VKC15 or $5 off an Adventure Day Pass, all day Go Karts, Mini Golf, Laser Tag, Rock Wall, Foam Factory and Bumper Cars with coupon code VKC5OFF
Purchase online.

Website: paradise-park.com
Phone: 816-246-5224

Planetarium at Union Station

Address: 30 W. Pershing Rd., Kansas City, MO

Combining interactive astronomy education with spectacular public shows and night sky viewing opportunities, the planetarium continues to be one of Kansas City’s greatest connections to the night sky. The planetarium has pre-set public showings Tue.-Sun at 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., & 4 p.m . Discount available for these shows only are $4/person with DI Credential.

Website: unionstation.org
Phone: 816-460-2020

Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium

Address: 25th & Grand, Crown Center Square, Kansas City, MO

SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium will transport you into the amazing underwater world. Come nose to nose with sharks and prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays. To get any closer you’d have to get wet! Discount $10 admission with code IMAGINE20

Website: sealifeus.com
Phone: 816-471-4FUN (4386)

Science City at Union Station

Address: 30 W. Pershing Rd., Kansas City, MO

Let curiosity be your guide as you explore this dynamic, hands-on science center! Kids of all ages will experience the amazing world of science first-hand through fun and engaging exhibits and programs. Start your lifelong love of science, learning and discovery at Kansas City’s Science Center. Open 10am-5pm Tue.-Sat. and 12pm-5pm Sun. Discount for Science City $8.25/person with DI Credential.

Website: unionstation.org
Phone: 816-460-2020

Union Station Kansas City

Address: 30 W. Pershing Rd., Kansas City, MO

Beautiful, restored 1914 train station features interactive science center, world-class traveling exhibitions, planetarium, 3-D extreme screen theatre, and live theatre. Union Station also houses a model railroad exhibit, restaurants, and shops. FREE

Website: unionstation.org
Phone: 816-460-2020

Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun

Address: 4545 Worlds of Fun Ave., Kansas City, MO

Midwest’s premier family-entertainment destination features fun for all ages. Experience scream machines, thrill rides, water slides and the all-new Planet Snoopy.

For discount, go to worldsoffun.com/global.
Phone: 816-454-4545


More Fun Things to do in Kansas City

1859 Jail, Marshal’s Home & Museum

Address: 217 N Main St., Independence, MO

Frontier jail where Frank James was incarcerated on Independence Square, Civil War military post where James Gang was brought to justice, historic home, jail cells, schoolhouse and museum. Open Mon.–Sat. from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sun. from 1-4 p.m.

Website: jchs.org
Phone: 816-252-1892

Chicago and Alton Depot

Address:
318 W. Pacific Ave., Independence, MO (Behind National Frontier Trails Museum)

Two-story train depot, built in 1879, restored on the grounds of the museum. Open Wed.-Sat. from 9:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.; Sun. from 12:30-4:30 p.m.; and Mon. from  9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Website: chicagoaltondepot1879.org
Phone: 816-325-7955

CoCo Key Water Resort

Address: 9103 E. 39th St., Kansas City, MO

CoCo Key Water Resort at the Adam’s Mark Hotel offers splashy family fun, overnight packages, day passes, birthday parties and group events.

Website: cocokeykansascity.com
Phone: 816-737-0200

Cool Crest Fun Center

10735 E. 40 Hwy., Independence, MO

Our facility boasts four full 18 hole miniature golf courses, a 7,000 square foot video game arcade, a full pizzeria and restaurant, with limit hours for the go-karts and batting cages. Open Mon.-Thu. from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. from 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; and Sun. from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Website: coolcrest.com
Phone: 816-358-0088

Family Golf Park

1501 NE Hwy. 40, Blue Springs, MO

Lighted driving range; 9-hole, par-3 course; 36 holes miniature golf; bumper boats; game room. Open all year. Attractive group rates. Located one mile east of I-470/MO-291 on Hwy. 40.

Website: familygolfpark.com
Phone: 816-228-1550

Go Ape Treetop Adventure

Address: 7331 Oakwood Dr., Kansas City, MO

A two- to three-hour hour outdoor adventure course with five zip lines and 40+ treetop obstacles at heights of 40-50 feet. Open daylight hours only.

Website: goape.com
Phone: 1-800-971-8271

iFLY Kansas City

Address: 10975 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS

Experience the feeling of freefall as you float on a smooth cushion of air. There’s no parachute, no jumping and nothing attaching you to planet Earth. it’s just you FLYING in the air. Super Fun, super safe and super cool! Open Mon.-Thu. from noon-8 p.m.; Fri. from noon-9 p.m.; Sat. from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; and Sun. from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Website: iflyworld.com/kansas-city
Phone: 913-305-4359

Independence Community Ice

Address: 19100 E. Valley View Pkwy., Independence, MO

The Centerpoint Community Ice Rink strives to provide a fun, safe and educational environment for everyone learning to skate. We know you will enjoy learning to skate with us.

Website: independencecommunityice.com
Phone: 816-442-6128

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm

Address: 1200 E. Kansas City Rd., Olathe, KS

As the only working stagecoach stop left on the Santa Fe Trail, Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm offers unique experiences and opportunities that engage visitors of all ages in discovering 1860s farming, life on the Kansas frontier, and stagecoach travel. Open Mon.-Sat. from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday from noon-4 p.m.

Website: mahaffie.org
Phone: 913-971-5111

Museum at Prairiefire

Address: 5801 W. 135th St., Overland Park

Understand and celebrate natural history and culture in our region and around the world with exhibitions, programming and educational opportunities.

Website: visitthemap.org
Phone: 913-333-3500

National Airline History Museum

Address: 201 NW Lou Holland Dr., Hangar 9, Kansas City, MO

Tells the story of early airline travel. Extensive airline memorabilia, first ever fully restored Super G Constellation, a Martin 404 and a Douglas DC-3 being restored. Open Mon.-Sat. from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. from noon-4 p.m.

Website: airlinehistory.org
Phone: 816-421-3401

National Frontier Trails Museum

Address: 318 W. Pacific Ave., Independence, MO

Experience the history of the trails and personal trials and adventures of the pioneers who opened the West, through the museum’s exhibits and award-winning film on the Oregon and Santa Fe trails. Open Mon.-Sat. from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun. from noon-4:30 p.m.

Website: frontiertrailsmuseum.org
Phone: 816-325-7575

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Address: 1616 E. 18th St., Kansas City, MO

Re-creates the look, sounds and feel of Negro Leagues Baseball. Video presentations, exhibits and memorabilia chronicle the history and heroes of the leagues from their origin after the Civil War to their demise in the 1960s. Open Tue.–Sat. from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. from noon-6 p.m.

Website: nlbm.com
Phone: 816-221-1920

Powell Gardens

Address: 1609 NW Hwy. 50, Kingsville, MO

Botanical garden featuring 915 acres of beautiful, ever-changing gardens, nature trails, contemporary architecture, chapel, year-round events, classes and festivals. Open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov.-March; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. April-Oct. Admission charged.

Website: powellgardens.org
Phone: 816-697-2600

PowerPlay Entertainment Center (2 Locations)

Addresses: 13110 W. 62nd Terr., Shawnee, KS
509 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO

An 80,000-sq.-ft., state-of-the-art fun center for all ages. Upscale café, TCBY, Starbucks and a quick-serve buffet. Open Mon.-Thu. from 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. from 10am-midnight; and Sun. from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Take I-35 or I-435 to Shawnee Mission Pkwy. & Pflumm Rd.

Website: powerplaykc.com
Phone: 913-268-7200