Best places in Kansas City

Discover the best places in Kansas City, curated using our unique algorithm blending 'Top Rated' and 'Most Reviewed' establishments. Uncover the city's gems and must-visit locales for an unforgettable experience. Please note that certain places categories are intentionally excluded to ensure a refined selection. Ratings are based from 1.7K places in the city.

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National WWI Museum and Memorial image
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National WWI Museum and Memorial
War museum
The nation's only public museum dedicated to WWI, with a large collection of photos, weapons & more.
4.90 (7.6K reviews)
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Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que
Barbecue restaurant
Relaxed BBQ pit stop for slabs of ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, meat by the pound & sides.
$$ $$
4.80 (13.9K reviews)
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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Art museum
Art collection spanning 5,000 years in neoclassical & modern galleries, plus a sculpture garden.
4.80 (12.8K reviews)
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Jacob L. Loose Park
Park
Site of a Civil War battle, this 75-acre green space features a pond, tennis courts & a rose garden.
4.80 (5.5K reviews)
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Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Performing arts theater
2 performance halls joined together under a glass dome, hosting music, opera, theater & dance.
4.80 (4.7K reviews)
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Children's Mercy Park
Stadium
Stadium home of the city's Major League Soccer team, Sporting Kansas City.
4.80 (3.4K reviews)
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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
History museum
Exhibits on segregated league's 1920 founding to Jackie Robinson's 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers debut.
4.80 (2.8K reviews)
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Betty Rae's Ice Cream
Ice cream shop
Trendy outfit dishing up homemade scoops on scratch-made waffle cones, plus spiked floats & shakes.
$ $$$
4.80 (2.3K reviews)
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Hawaiian Bros Island Grill
Hawaiian restaurant
👍👍 I went to Hawaiian Bros Island and Grill expecting to find a hidden tropical paradise in the middle of Kansas City, but instead I found myself in a landlocked state eating delicious Hawaiian food. The only thing missing was the ocean view and palm trees swaying in the breeze. However, the friendly s...
$$ $$
4.80 (1.7K reviews)
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Cafe Corazon
Coffee shop
👍👍 My wife and I stopped in while visiting KC and we’re glad we did. Great experience, environment, and most importantly great coffee!! Will be going back tomorrow before we go home!
$ $$$
4.90 (549 reviews)
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The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden
Garden
Spacious burial site of the namesake philanthropists landscaped with fountains, sculptures & paths.
4.80 (1.3K reviews)
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MAMBA®
Roller coaster
👍👍 What a great ride, especially when it is running trimless. Those airtime hills at the end of the ride when it's trimless are amazing! Can't believe how good such an old ride can be when the trims are off.
4.80 (1.2K reviews)
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André's Chocolates Kansas City
Restaurant
👍👍 The waitress was so friendly and went above and beyond to help us out and make our experience fantastic. Every single thing we ate was magnificent. We particularly liked the stuffed tomato and the squash salad. The Matterhorn dessert was very rich, but delicious as well. Even the pretzel bread, ham...
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4.80 (1.1K reviews)
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Boulevard Brewing Tours & Recreation Center
Brewery
👍👍 We took the Smokestack Tour, and it did not disappoint! Kaylie and Greta were both hilarious and really made it a good time! Very informative, and it’s a beautiful brewery (can’t say the same for the surrounding area). I would recommend this tour to anyone who appreciates beer.
4.80 (1.1K reviews)
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Martin City Pizza And Taproom
Pizza restaurant
👍👍 Pros: 1) Good pizza 2) Lunch option on weekdays with $10 for a small 8 inch pizza plus a salad Cons: 1) Small amount of group seating area 2) Seating choices slightly eclectic (park benches, high tables, low tables, patio tables, bar, etc…) 3) Bathrooms are weird (men’s is just urinal, and the wome...
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4.80 (1.1K reviews)
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The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures
Museum
Eclectic array of collectible toys, antique marbles & miniature reproductions of fine furnishings.
4.80 (999 reviews)
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Cafe Cà Phê
Coffee shop
👍👍 Joy is the initial emotion that I felt upon arriving to this destination. This place was SO WELL THOUGHT OUT! Pops of color surrounded this place with everything being so coordinated and FUN! You can see that they put in immense amount of effort into this cafe. I’m sure you can see from my photos on...
4.90 (448 reviews)
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Le Fou Frog
French restaurant
Unpretentious eatery for elevated French dining in cozy quarters with a sometimes-serenading chef.
$$$ $
4.80 (917 reviews)
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Kauffman Stadium
Stadium
Pro-baseball complex including the Royals Hall of Fame & a themed kids' play/practice area.
4.70 (14.3K reviews)
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Baba's Pantry
Deli
👍👍 Amazing food, amazing flavors...a must when in KC. Experience Palestinian food/pantry right in KC. The falafel was great esp with the pickled veggies and tatziki. The show stopper was the Palestinian hummus with in house made Shatta (spicy pepper) dang I could eat that daily. I want to go back with...
4.90 (407 reviews)
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