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#1 Kristy!

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    Posted 31 July 2009 - 12:20 PM

    DH and I are going to Kansas City Labor Day weekend and I'm not sure what to do for entertainment. We're going to a Royals game on Saturday night, but I need help figuring out where else to go. Neither one of us has ever been to the area. Thanks!

    #2 Erika J

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      Posted 31 July 2009 - 12:22 PM

      Ha ha ha!! too funny that Andi is driving there right now!

      Maybe when she gets back she can give some pointers!!!

      #3 nmoreau

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        Posted 31 July 2009 - 12:34 PM

        If you are into some culutral and educational items, in the heart of Kansas City by the river area they have revived, there is a museum on a steamboat that they found. I think it is called the Arcadia? I thought it was a great museum and then all along that area they have little shops and cafes, etc.

        #4 autjo

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          Posted 31 July 2009 - 12:41 PM

          A couple of places I liked when we visited:
          Union Station Kansas City
          Jack Stack Barbecue - Official Site - First Taste of KC
          Country Club Plaza | Country Club Plaza - The Country Club Plaza: Kansas City?s Premiere Entertainment District

          Also, make sure to check out all of the cities fountains! I had no idea Kansas City was known as the city of fountains until we visited last year.
          Experience Kansas City - City of Faountains

          Enjoy your trip! KC is fab :)

          #5 Kristy!

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            Posted 31 July 2009 - 01:24 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Erika J
            Ha ha ha!! too funny that Andi is driving there right now!

            Maybe when she gets back she can give some pointers!!!
            Are you kidding me? I feel like she and I are turning into the same person. Too funny!

            Thanks to everyone so far. Jack Stack is definitely on the list, just not sure which location at this point. I'm also hoping to hop over the border to Kansas at some point to add to the number of states I've been too!

            Keep em coming. Thank you!

            #6 mrsrhbtobe

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              Posted 31 July 2009 - 01:28 PM

              I lived in KC for several years during college and hope to move back there some day:) My FI's family all lives there so we go back several times a year. Try the downtown area called the Power and Light District Power & Light District after the Royals game. There's a big courtyard with a DJ and over 10 bars in one area. All of the bars are different too so you can go as informal, or as dressy as you want. I can't remember the names of my favorite bars there, but there is a piano bar (Howl at the Moon?), a fun sports bar that plays great music and people dance on the bars, a trendy dance club (Mosiac?) and I also like the bar area at the bowling alley Lucky Strike. Our last visit there was a few months ago and the weather was nice, so the outside courtyard area was packed and people were just hanging out with their drinks listening to the band on stage.

              There's another great area in KC called The Plaza, which is on the Missouri side, Country Club Plaza | Country Club Plaza - The Country Club Plaza: Kansas City?s Premiere Entertainment District. There are some fantastic restaurants, good shopping, and fun clubs there. If you go to the Plaza, my personal favorite bars are O'Dowd's (an Irish Pub that has great bands and a good roof-top deck) and Reverse (a swanky more hip nightclub).

              You'll love KC. If you're into BBQ, you must have some while in KC....they're famous for their BBQ. We used to go to this dump named Gates BBQ when I was in med school a lot and it is soooo good. It's not too far from the Plaza area. Have fun!
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              #7 mrsrhbtobe

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                Posted 31 July 2009 - 01:33 PM

                Oak Park Mall is on the Kansas side and has some GREAT stores! It's at 89th st. and Quivera, about a mile east of I-35. There's also an area called Town Center Welcome to Town Center Plaza that has a bunch of upscale stores and restaurants in Leawood, KS (again, just east of 1-35 but it's on 119th). Hope this helps!
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                #8 lnf_munchkin

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                  Posted 06 August 2009 - 10:56 PM

                  Everyone's already mentioned some great things. The Steamship is the Arabia, I've done it twice with family and enjoyed both times. Oak Park mall is actually right off the corner of 95th street and Quivera in Overland Park - about a half mile off of I-35 to the east at the 95th street exit. There is also great shopping at The Legends off 435 and State Street. They've got the hot spots nailed if your looking action, Power and Light district and Country Club Plaza. If you're looking for something a little more romatic and low key one of my favorites is Wines by Jennifer in Parkville (Wines by Jennifer - A Global Wine Boutique) just north of Downtown. A husband and wife travel the world tasting and buying wine, they feature a different "flight" for tasting each month for $8 pp and offer some light snacks as well to pair if you like. Wine for purchase as well. Hope you enjoy your stay!

                  #9 tracyann

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                    Posted 12 August 2009 - 09:13 AM

                    All of the above are good choices and I will add another BBQ place- Oklahoma Joes (Oklahoma Joe's BBQ In Kansas City) and if you like museums at all, the Nelson-Atkins is just east of the Plaza area and is very nice.

                    Tracy

                    #10 Kristy!

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                      Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:15 AM

                      You guys are great! Thank you for all the suggestions. I'm looking forward to our little weekend getaway next month.




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