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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.

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
Shopping Centre
“Great place for everyone! Shopping, food, Science City, Lego land, Union station ww1 museum. Tons of stuff to do here!”
  • 52 locals recommend
Bar
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“Local BBQ in a great space. Located in the Freight House District / Crossroads.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“One of the staples of the KC skyline. The memorial lies directly on top of the World War 1 museum.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Premise
“Inside Union Station there are shops, restaurants, events, rotating exhibits, Science City for kids and more. One of our family favorite activities is walking the sky walk between The Westin Crown Center to Union Station, looking at the model trains there and then hopping on the KC Street Car to ride to the city market and back. We call it "Urban Exploring." It's a fun outing and the best part is that those things are free!”
  • 31 locals recommend
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General Entertainment
“Price: $17 plus tax, toddlers 2 and under are free Step inside LEGOLAND Discovery Center and you'll feel as though you've just jumped in to the world's biggest box of LEGO bricks!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Transit Station
“Always something new. Local favorite. Ride the streetcar (free) from Union Station to City Market and back with stupid along the way. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Healthy and delicious, this place will make your belly smile! You can tell they truly care about their guests and are compassionate about the food they are creating. If you are looking for a one of a kind menu and experience then check this hot spot out!”
  • 25 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“German / Austrian cuisine located in a wonderful space in the Freight House District.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Price: $19 adults ages 13 and over, $15 for kids ages 3-12, toddlers 2 and under free Hours: Open daily at 10am-7pm”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
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“A little slower paced than Messenger, but still serves their coffee. Smoothies are great here a well. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“Expensive, but very memorable. Creative dishes in small plate format makes for tasting lots of fun dishes.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“Everything they serve is amazing! If you like Thai food, there is a really nice selection to choose from. The restaurant is small and has a quaint feel to it.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Historic landmark greasy spoon, open 24 hrs. Secret menu item: The Haystack (a breakfast sandwich with hashbrowns *in the sandwich*). Plus shakes, pies and combination pie-shakes, if you just can't decide. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Celeb Chef Lidia Bastianach’s local branch of her Northern Italian empire. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Premise
“An iconic Kansas City monument to "the war to end all wars", Liberty Memorial is situated in the midst of a wonderful park, with loops of walking/running trails, and some of the best views of the city. If it is nearing dusk, and you notice it is clear with scattered clouds, especially in the west, head up there for a spectacular sunset.”
  • 11 locals recommend