Kansas City, Kansas, Trip Guide | Midwest Living

Kansas City, Kansas, Trip Guide

The Missouri and Kansas rivers meet at this shopping and racing destination (population: 146,000).
NASCAR visits the track in the spring and fall. Photo courtesy VisitKC
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An audio tour leads visitors through Kansas history at Legends Outlets/Kansas City.
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What to do

Kansas Speedway NASCAR visits the track in spring and fall. Call to schedule a tour. (866) 460-7223; kansasspeedway.com

Legends Outlets/Kansas City You’ll find upscale chain stores and restaurants at an open-air shopping mecca. (913) 788-3700; legendsshopping.com

Strawberry Hill Museum and Cultural Center An eclectic museum, housed in an opulent 1887 home, covers the house’s history and the cultures of regional immigrants. See reviews and ratings. (913) 371-3264; strawberryhillmuseum.org

Where to eat 

Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque Made world-famous by a master of smoke, the tasty burnt ends are legendary. (913) 788-7500; arthurbryantsbbq.com

Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant A little train delivers food; try the great burgers and onion rings. (913) 281-2777; fritzskc.com 

Oklahoma Joe’s Bar-B-Que It’s nothing fancy, but the restaurant has a reputation for some of the best brisket, pulled pork, ribs and barbecue sandwiches. See reviews and ratings. (913) 722-3366; oklahomajoesbbq.com

Where to stay

Great Wolf Lodge Families flock to the huge indoor water park resort in the Village West complex. From $169. See reviews and ratings. (800) 608-9653; greatwolf.com

For information: Kansas City, Kansas, Convention and Visitors Bureau (800) 264-1563; visitkansascityks.com


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