Family Attractions in Kansas City
Wondering what to do with the kids during your downtime? Turn your free time into family time. Bring the entire family together at some of the best family-friendly attractions in Kansas City. No matter what your age is, you can have a good time as you experience some educational fun at one of the many museums or just blow off some steam at an amusement park.
Prepare yourself for Worlds of Fun
at this amusement park! Worlds of Fun lives up to its name, providing guests with different culture-themed rides, shows and attractions. Designed around Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days, you can visit Scandinavia, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americans in a single, local resort that easily competes with the local Schlitterbahn.
Address: 4545 Worlds of Fun Ave., Kansas City, MO 64161 - MAP
Phone: (816) 454-4545
At LEGOLANDŽ Discovery Center Kansas City
you can reach out and touch the stars in the 4D cinema, learn top LEGOŽ building secrets from the Master Model Builder, see iconic landmarks in MINILANDŽ, make a celebration even more memorable in one of our special party rooms, and much, much more! It's the ultimate place for all LEGOŽ fans - young and old.
Address: 2475 Grand Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64108 - MAP
Phone: (816) 471-4386
If you’ve already experienced a world of fun, try spending some time at Oceans of Fun
. This separate-admission water park is adjacent to the Worlds of Fun amusement park. Your family will have a blast at this tropically themed water park, the largest of its kind when it was originally opened. With dozens of rides, slides, pools, attractions and a special area for children, the whole family can get wet and wild.
Address: 4545 NE Worlds of Fun Dr., Kansas City, MO 64161 - MAP
Phone: (816) 454-4545
Don’t worry about losing your marbles at The Moon Marble Company
. This unique toy store is specialized in glass marbles of every size, shape, color and design imaginable. You can even see a glass blowing demonstration on site between 10:30 AM and 4:00 PM! Get gifts for your favorite people of all ages, including glassware, jewelry, and traditional, old-fashioned toys and games.
Address: 600 E Front St., Bonner Springs, KS 66012 - MAP
Phone: (913) 441-1432
Head to the western suburbs for a day to Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City
. Discover the wonders of education in this converted elementary school. Every room has a different theme, from space to physics to arts and crafts and more! Children of all ages (and children at heart) will love the exhibits and attractions at this fun, entertaining museum.
Address: 5705 Flint St., Shawnee, KS 66203 - MAP
Phone: (913) 268-8130
Bring the kids to the Hallmark Headquarters for a magical experience. Located in these headquarters, Kaleidoscope
offers children (and adults) the opportunity to unleash their creativity. See your imagination come to life through art at this attraction. Make paintings, collages, puzzles, jewelry and more. Each themed area provides leftover materials from Hallmark’s manufacturing process for your use.
Address: 2500 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108 - MAP
Phone: (816) 274-8300
Let your wild things meet the wild things at the Kansas City Zoo
. Located in Swope Park, this zoo features five main sections—Africa, Australia, Tiger Trail, KidZone and The Valley—as well as several special exhibitions and attractions, rides and shows. See the new polar bear exhibit in the front plaza, ride a camel in the KidZone, ride a ski-lift over the African Plains and more!
Address: 6800 Zoo Dr., Kansas City, MO 64132 - MAP
Phone: (816) 513-5800
Enjoy some time at the Great Wolf Lodge
, part of the world’s largest chain of indoor water parks. KC’s Great Wolf Lodge is excellent for a family looking to get wet and wild any time of the year. This resort has five slides, two hot tubs, an activity pool, a lazy river, a children’s splash area and many other attractions.
Address: 10401 Cabela Dr., Kansas City, KS 66111 - MAP
Phone: (913) 299-7001
Get close to nature through the floral attractions at the Powell Gardens
, where the whole family can get active as well as educated. Learn about the different plants, trees, vegetables, fruits and herbs as you walk through the gatehouse, perennial garden, harvest garden and more. Sneak in some exercise along the scenic Nature Trail or relax as the kids play in the interactive Fountain Garden.
Address: 1609 N.W. U.S. Highway 50, Kingsville, MO 64061 - MAP
Phone: (816) 697-2600
Bring the whole family out for a great time at the Schlitterbahn Vacation Village
, the fourth Schlitterbahn water park to be opened outside of Texas. Recently constructed in 2009, this water park resort will be a sprawling 370 acres once complete. The current Village offers eighteen water attractions, four restaurants and three shops.
Address: 9400 State Ave., Kansas City, KS 66112 - MAP
Phone: (913) 312-3110