Kansas City, Missouri
If you read my last article, you will recall that I spoke of the many attractions in the city. A prospective customer recently asked me to recommend a city-wide tour, and keep it at two hours. I found that to be mind boggling, but I am a real trooper, and a travel advisor, so I will share with you some of the many things to do in Kansas City.
ART TO SEE
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Arts - The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is dedicated to the enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts and the varied cultures they represent. The Nelson-Atkins strives to achieve this goal by adherence to the highest professional standards in the collection, preservation, exhibition and interpretation of works of art. This visit alone could take up two hours.
FEEL THE HISTORY
The National World War I Museum - The Museum collections and exhibitions tell more than an American story. They cover the entire war from the first shots in 1914 to the last attempts at peace in 1919. All the belligerent nations involved, reflecting both the battlefield and the home front, are represented. Again, viewing the vast exhibits contained in the museum requires lots of time.
HOW ABOUT SOME CULTURAL FARE
The Negro League Baseball Museum - The NLBM is a self-guided tour experience. There are several text panels to read, hundreds of photographs, and a number of film exhibits, laid out on a time line of baseball and black history. It is recommended that you plan at least 1 hour to fully enjoy the exhibit, but you could very easily spend 2 hours reading all the material.
ALL ABOUT REFRESHMENT OF A CERTAIN KIND
Boulevard Brewing Company - Boulevard Brewing Company has grown to be the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest, with full or partial distribution currently in 19 states.A selection of fine ales and lagers include the Midwest's best-selling craft beer, Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer, our flagship Boulevard Pale Ale, and The Smokestack Series line of artisanal beers. Proud to be Kansas City's Beer, and Missouri's Largest Independent Brewery.
HOW ABOUT ADVENTURE
The Steamboat Arabia Museum - The Arabia Steamboat Museum is home to a true time capsule of frontier life in the 1800s.The Arabia was headed up the Missouri River in the fall of 1856 when she struck a tree snag and sank just north of Kansas City. Her cargo hold was full of 200 tons of supplies bound for general stores and pioneer settlements. In 1988 a group of modern-day adventurers uncovered the lost Arabia and her magnificent cargo. Their find has been called the King Tut's Tomb of the Missouri River. Plan at least an hour and a half for a visit.