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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

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“Garden of the Gods is beautiful and may be unlike anything you’ve seen before. After walking around the beautiful landscapes at the main entrance of the park, drive to Balanced Rock for a short visit and then hike a short distance to visit the Siamese Twins rock formations. You’ll discover stunning, mountainous views along the whole way.”
  • 331 locals recommend
Bike Rental / Bike Share
“Whether you are exploring the collection for the first time or the hundredth time, there's always something new.”
  • 227 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Free museum with the option of art exhibits and different scenic walking trails. Check out their event calendar!”
  • 165 locals recommend
History Museum
“The WW1 war museum which is ranked 5th in the US as a destination to visit. It sits atop a hill overlooking the grand UNION STATION and is the only monument in the United States honoring the First World War. (Admission is half price on Wednesday - $8 for a two-day pass - great deal!!)”
  • 132 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“The Original Joe's KC (Previously called Oklahoma Joe's.. but that story if for another day). Z-Man sandwich is a KC staple and must try. Get burnt end sandwich while you can (they run out everyday / first come first served). Lines can be long on the weekend. Non BBQ lovers can hit up Taco Republic / Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken next door. *****CLOSED ON SUNDAYS***** ”
  • 122 locals recommend
Mountain
“Pikes Peak is the highest summit of the southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, in North America.”
  • 166 locals recommend
Museum
“Home of the Conoco Phillips family rich in art, with beautiful surroundings, and restaurant on site. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Office
“Busy place with lots of opportunity to see people and try out bars and restaurants. A KC favorite. ”
  • 129 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“An immersive interactive art installation with a story line. Wildly successful project that is now being expanded to major cities around the country.”
  • 152 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“One of our top 3 BBQ joints in Kansas City. Our favorite items are combo plat (brisket / pulled pork), Mr. Burns sandwich (burnt ends sandwich), smoked beef brisket poutine. Watch out lines can be long so plan accordingly. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Zoo
“Spend a day at America's only mountainside zoo. The zoo features endangered species in mountain exhibits that resemble their natural habitat. You can walk the hilly terrain or catch the tram at one of seven stops. Hands-on contact with animals is permitted in front of the Aquatics building - giraffes will literally eat from your hand, and zoo crackers can be purchased at the entrance. Mountain weather changes rapidly, so bring a light jacket.”
  • 133 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“The Country Club Plaza is a must see when visiting KC! The historic Spanish architecture, famous fountains, blocks of shopping, and unique restaurants are simply too amazing to miss! ”
  • 112 locals recommend
Museum
“The Outdoor Symbolic Memorial is a place of quiet reflection. This Memorial honors those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever on April 19, 1995. It encompasses the now-sacred soil where the Murrah Building once stood, as well as the surrounding area devastated during the attack. The Memorial Museum will take you on a chronological, self-guided interactive tour through the story of April 19, 1995, and the days, weeks, months and years that followed the bombing of Oklahoma City’s Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Trail
“This is a great place for an easy hike. There are multiple trails that vary in length so you can pick how far you would like to go.”
  • 133 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“First outdoor shopping district in the country. Great shopping and dining experience at your doorstep.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Fabulous restraints.river boats .dinner cruises .softball games.concerts.cariage rides.!!”
  • 61 locals recommend