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Free Things To Do in Kansas City

If you have extra time, Boulevard Brewing Company is worthwhile.
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    Things to do in Kansas City
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    Museums, Free
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    Museums, Free
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art appeals to many kinds of visitors, such as little kids who appreciate the giant badminton birdie installations (four 18-foot shuttlecocks, to be exact) on the 22-acre lawn, or adults who enjoy the play of light in Caravaggio's "Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness." The

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    Westport
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Entertainment and Nightlife, Shopping, Free, Neighborhood/Area
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Just north of theCountry Club Plaza, Westport is a popular neighborhood where people flock to enjoy shopping, dining and a night out on the town. It's known for being the oldest established community in Kansas City and, fun fact,Westport was where pioneers began their trek along the Oregon Trail in

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    Boulevard Brewing Company
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    Wineries/Breweries, Free
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Wineries/Breweries, Free
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Kansas City residents are a little bit prideful about the Boulevard Brewing Company, as if to say: "So what if St. Louishas Anheuser-Busch, we have Boulevard." Among its many beers, this brewery offers its fans everything from unfiltered wheat (a favorite) to pale ale to pilsner. The brewery has become the

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    Country Club Plaza
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Shopping, Free, Neighborhood/Area
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    1 to 2 hours
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    One of Kansas City's most popular places to dine, shop, movie watch or simply just walk around is the Country Club Plaza. This outdoor shopping district offers mostly chain stores (Anthropologie, Gap and the like),hotelsand eateries, but also a handful of high-end shops like Michael Kors and Coach. The biggest

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    Power & Light District
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    Entertainment and Nightlife, Free
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Entertainment and Nightlife, Free
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    This district (right next to downtown's Sprint Center) consists of more than 50 shops, restaurants and nightlife venues – and it's one of Kansas City's newer and most popular areas. One of its coolest features is its two-floor KC Live entertainment venue, which hosts about 150 concerts and other performances

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    Hallmark Visitors Center
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    #12 in Kansas City
    Museums, Free
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    Less than 1 hour
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    Museums, Free
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    Less than 1 hour
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    Chances are you've given or received a Hallmark greeting card at some point in your life. What you may not know is that Hallmark originated in Kansas City. In 1910, 18-year-old Joyce C. Hall of Nebraska gathered two shoeboxes filled with postcards and set out to create a greeting card

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