Kansas City Attractions
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art establishes and adheres to the highest professional standards and practices in research, scholarship, presentation, interpretation, and care of their collections. It has created an environment where people can gather, share, and contemplate the greatest collection of humankind.
American Jazz Museum
From world class performances, award-winning venues, and exceptional educational programming to striking jazz art exhibitions, stunning film collections, and one-of-a-kind exhibit spaces, the American Jazz Museum is a destination for all things jazz.
Blue GalleryThrough history, the visual arts have been humanity’s most elemental form of expression. Blue Gallery was inspired by reverence for that power. It was conceived as a sanctuary for the art experience. Today, the gallery remains dedicated to the idea that the vital, transformative power of the visual arts remain accessible to all, regardless of financial circumstance or academic background.
Home to the international headquarters of Hallmark Cards, Crown Center offers something for everyone. The three-level Crown Center Shops feature more than 50 shops and restaurants. Come to our "city within a city" and find out for yourself why five million people visit Crown Center each year!
The Arabia Steamboat Museum
The Arabia Steamboat Museum is a unique Kansas City attraction: a time capsule of life on the American frontier in the mid-nineteenth century. With the largest collection of pre-Civil Wat artifacts in the world, it offers visitors a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience the everyday objects that made life possible for pioneers in the 1800s.
Kansas City’s acclaimed, FREE contemporary art museum, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art opened in 1994 and draws more than 100,000 visitors each year. The Museum boasts three locations and a rapidly growing permanent collection of modern and contemporary works of artists from around the world.
History roars to life at the Harley-Davidson Museum. It’s the best of American design and culture – seasoned with freedom and rebellion, showcased in a landmark building. See why the Museum is one of Milwaukee’s top tourist destinations.
Buttonwood Art Space
Buttonwood Art Space is a community focused art space and gallery. The gallery is a place for local and regional artists to share their artworks and their commitment to non-profit charities. Buttonwood Art Space hosts two-month-long exhibitions and the 7,500+ square feet of space makes it a unique place to find local art.
The Kansas City MuseumEnjoy seeing remaining, original interior architecture alongside spaces in process for historic restoration and rehabilitation at the Kansas City Museum. In its current state, the Museum reveals visible and enduring traces of the past, as well as the promise of what is to come.
Tom's Town Distilling Co.
Tom’s Town Distilling Co. is downtown Kansas City’s first legal distillery since Prohibition. Drawing inspiration from the country’s most polarizing and corrupt political boss, Tom Pendergast, Tom’s Town brings to life the glamorous magnetism of the Gatsby era. Rooted in a deco optimism, Kansas City flouted Prohibition under the Pendergast machine …