The Missouri and Kansas rivers meet at this sports and shopping destination.
Children's Mercy Park
| Credit: Courtesy of Sporting KC


Children's Mercy Park 

When Sporting KC is in town, soccer fans snag tickets to a lively match here.

NASCAR visits the track in the spring and fall. Photo courtesy VisitKC
Kansas Speedway
| Credit: Courtesy VisitKC

Kansas Speedway 

If NASCAR is your speed, take in a race at Kansas Speedway in spring and fall, or try a test drive on the track at speeds up to 155 mph with the Richard Petty Driving Experience.

Legends Outlets/Kansas City

You'll find upscale chain stores and restaurants at an open-air shopping mecca.

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.

Eat and Drink 

Arthur Bryant's Barbeque

Made world-famous by a master of smoke, the tasty burnt ends are legendary.

Fritz's Railroad Restaurant

A little train delivers food; try the great burgers and onion rings.

Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

The restaurant has a reputation for some of the best brisket, pulled pork, ribs and barbecue sandwiches. Go for a Z-Man brisket sandwich.

Leawood, Kansas: Rye
Rye Leawood

Rye Leawood

Check out craft cocktails and seasonal fare.


Great Wolf Lodge

At the North Woods-theme hotel, kids can splash in the indoor water park.

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