Top Attractions in Kansas City
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
The acclaimed new Bloch Building houses contemporary and African art and photography, while the original, stately Nelson-Atkins Building shows other popular exhibits, including the new Egyptian galleries.
Outside, the 22-acre Kansas City Sculpture Park includes 12 Henry Moore sculptures. Make sure to pose for a photo with any of the four 18-foot shuttlecocks, designed by Claes Oldenburg, that dot the lawn. Free guided tours and audio guided tours offer visitors different ways to explore the museum (816/751-1278; nelson-atkins.org).