Kansas City Sports and Recreation

Kansas City Sports and RecreationDon’t let your weekend turn into a snoozefest! There is always plenty to do when you visit Kansas City. This bi-state city provides tons of sports and recreation activities for all lifestyles. So whether you want to sit in the stands and cheer on a favorite team or you want to get out and be active, you’ll find something to do all year long.


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Pro Sports

Kansas City Chiefs
Watch the Kansas City Chiefs take the field and tackle their opponents in Arrowhead Stadium. Part of the NFL, this professional football team has a rich past including more than one Super Bowl appearance as well as a healthy history of championships titles. Come cheer them on to victory!

Address: 1 Arrowhead Dr., Kansas City, MO 64129 - MAP
Phone: (816) 920-4237
Web: www.kcchiefs.com

Kansas City T-Bones
See the Kansas City T-Bones wreck the field as they face off in the CommunityAmerica Ballpark. This lesser-known sports team is a best-kept secret due to being part of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, not associated with Major League Baseball. You can come by for a game expecting fierce competition, loyal fans and a great show.

Address: 1800 Village West Pkwy, Kansas City, KS 66111 - MAP
Phone: (913) 328-2255
Web: www.tbonesbaseball.com

Kansas City Royals
Sports fans, take yourself and your family and friends out to the ballgame with the Kansas City Royals. This Major League Baseball team has participated in two World Series, winning one, and has six division titles under their belts. Stop by the Kauffman Stadium decked out in Royal Blue to show your support for these royal-class players.

Address: 1 Royal Way, Kansas City, MO 64129 - MAP
Phone: (816) 504-4040
Web: www.kansascity.royals.mlb.com

Cheer for the former Kansas City Wizards, now known as Sporting Kansas City, as they face their rivals with a new team name in a newly built stadium. For about 15 years, the sports franchise has served as KC’s main soccer club. As part of the top professional soccer league in the USA, Major League Soccer, Sporting Kansas City has competed in and won major soccer tournaments and championships.

Address: 1600 Village W Pkwy, KS 66111 - MAP
Phone: (913) 387-3400
Web: www.sportingkc.com

UMKC Kangaroos
Support the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s athletics teams, known collectively as the UMKC Kangaroos. Kasey Kangaroo, originally designed and drawn by Walt Disney, has brought luck to her Roos in all 16 sports for both men and women. Wear old gold and royal blue when you show up to a basketball, soccer, softball, baseball, tennis, golf, volleyball, track and field or cross-country event.

Address: 5100 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, MO 64110 - MAP
Phone: (816) 235-1000
Web: www.umkckangaroos.com


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Hiking, Biking & Trails

Riverfront Heritage Trail
See some of the best architecture and historical sites of the bi-state Kansas City as you walk, jog or bike along the Riverfront Heritage Trail. This fully accessible 10-mile recreational trail system is open to pedestrians and bicyclists looking for a fun way to exercise in the heart of downtown KC. Riverfront Heritage Trail snakes through and connects many communities, parks and exciting urban destinations.

Address: 10448 Caenen Dr, Lenexa, KS 66215 - MAP
Phone: (816) 896-3772
Web: www.kcrivertrails.org

Trolley Track Trail
Walkers, runners and cyclists unite! The historic Trolley Track Trail was built on the site of Kansas City’s last streetcar line. Paved with crushed, compacted limestone, this recreational trail runs for six miles straight from Volker to 85th & Prospect with a streetcar right of way for an additional seven miles from Westport Road to 85th Street.

Address: Kansas City, MO 64114 - MAP
Phone: (816) 346-0356
Web: Website

Byron Shutz Nature Trail
Get in touch with Mother Nature’s wild side at the Byron Shutz Nature Trail in Powell Gardens. This 3.25-mile nature and recreational trail winds underneath a wooded canopy filled with native plant life, past lotus and frog-filled ponds, through a wild meadow filled with flowers and up the Powell Garden’s north and eastern ridges. See all sorts of wildlife, horticulture and waterscapes as you follow this trail.

Address: 1609 N.W. U.S. Highway 50, Kingsville, MO 64061 - MAP
Phone: (816) 697-2600
Web: powellgardens.org


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Schlitterbahn Vacation Village
Visit Schlitterbahn Vacation Village for a wet ‘n wild time! This recently opened water park offers 18 major water recreation attractions, such as the Storm Blaster water roller coaster, two wave rivers, three tube slides, three tube chutes, two mat slides and a surfing simulation for major water thrills. Looking to chill instead of thrill? Head to one of the hot tubs, wave pool, lazy river or kids’ play area for relaxing fun.

Address: 9400 State Ave., Kansas City, KS 66112 - MAP
Phone: (913) 312-3110
Web: www.schlitterbahn.com

Springs Aquatic Center
Whether you want to swim, splash or just doze by the poolside, the Springs Aquatic Center is the perfect place for single people or entire families to have some fun in the sun. This aquatic recreation hot spot holds almost one million gallons of water in its pools, slides and playgrounds.

Address: 9400 NW Congress Ave., Kansas City, MO 64153 - MAP
Phone: (816) 880-0279
Web: www.thespringskc.com

CoCo Key Water Resort
Be enchanted at the CoCo Key Water Resort. This tropical themed oasis offers a heated indoor water park for Kansas City residents and visitors year-round. Ride down a waterslide, relax at the spa and whirlpool, play at one of the interactive rivers or let the kids loose in the specially-designed Kiddie Pool. Here you can experience water recreation, no matter the weather!

Address: 9103 E 39th St., Kansas City, MO 64133 - MAP
Phone: (816) 737-0200
Web: www.cocokeykansascity.com

Oceans of Fun
See the oceans of the world at Oceans of Fun. Once the largest water recreation park in the world, Oceans of Fun is conveniently located next to the Worlds of Fun amusement park and share a similar global theme. Sail and swim the different seas on many of the mild, moderate and high thrill slides and rides.

Address: 4545 NE Worlds of Fun Dr., Kansas City, MO 64161 - MAP
Phone: (816) 454-4545
Web: www.worldsoffun.com

Great Wolf Lodge
Head indoors for a water recreation wonderland in the middle of winter at the Great Wolf Lodge. Part of a popular chain, this water park resort offers great deals for day visitors as well as lodge guests. Enjoy heated water rides, hot tubs, pools and even an arcade for the landlubbers out there.

Address: 10401 Cabela Dr., Kansas City, KS 66111 - MAP
Phone: (800) 608-9653
Web: www.greatwolf.com


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Plenty Of Thrills

The Beast Haunted House
Get your adrenaline flowing when you enter The Beast Haunted House, Kansas City’s realm of fear and terror during September, October and November. If you enjoy being frightened, check out one of the best haunted houses in the country for 45 minutes of heart-pounding scares. In addition to the Beast, you can also check out the nearby Edge of Hell, Macabre Cinema and Chambers of Edgar Allen Poe.

Address: 1401 W 13th St., Kansas City, MO 64102 - MAP
Phone: (816) 842-0320
Web: www.kcbeast.com

Power Play Family Entertainment Center
If you prefer fun-based adrenaline rushes over fear-based, check out the Power Play Family Entertainment Center where people of all ages can have a great time experiencing all kinds of recreational fun. Climb a rock wall, race in the go-karts, get dizzy in a tilt-a-whirl, take out your aggression in bumper cars, compete in laser tag and much, much more.

Address: 13110 W 62nd Terr., Shawnee, KS 66216 - MAP
Phone: (913) 268-4386
Web: www.powerplaykc.com


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Ward Parkway Lanes
Lace up your bowling shoes or rent a pair at the Ward Parkway Lanes for an hour or more of classic leisurely fun. Open until 1:00 in the morning, this bowling alley is the perfect spot for casual and competitive bowlers to practice and show off their skills.

Address: 1523 W 89th St., Kansas City, MO 64114 - MAP
Phone: (816) 363-2700
Web: www.wardparkwaylanes.com

Brass Rail
Spend a relaxing midday, afternoon or evening at the Brass Rail Restaurant, Sports Bar and Pool Hall. Enjoy free pool daily with a $5 dollar purchase from 11am till 4pm or take advantage of the 20 pool tables, 8 dartboards and shuffleboard as you watch some of your favorite sporting events on the huge big screen TVs.

Address: 4940 NE 81st St., Kansas City, MO 64119 - MAP
Phone: (816) 468-6100
Web: www.brassrailkc.com

Cool Crest Family Fun Center
Spend some time with family and friends at the Cool Crest Family Fun Center. Putt your way around at the mini-golf course, challenge each other to a go-kart race, sneak in a few hits at the batting cages or spend some time in one of the finest gaming arcades in the nation.

Address: 10735 E US Hwy 40, Independence, MO 64055 - MAP
Phone: (816) 358-0088
Web: coolcrest.com