Expert Travel Advice to Kansas City

Top Answers To Kansas City Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user answered:
    Most of the best caves in this part of the world are a bit further to the southeast, tucked in the karst limestone of the Ozark Mountains. Some of the big guns here are Meramec Cavern near St. Louis, Devils Well near Akers, and Round Spring Cave. (The NPS offers more info about the last two at http://www.nps.gov/ozar/naturescience/cave.htm.) The kids might enjoy a trip to Cave Spring in Kansas City, which offers a small cave and butterfly garden. You could also try Lake of the Ozarks State Park, which offers guided cave tours. Please note, however, that visitors who've been in caves in Eastern states affected white-nose disease are asked not to enter caves in Missouri, which are set to see any cases of the disease that's decimating bat populations throughout the Eastern U.S. and Canada. More info at: http://www.fws.gov/northeast/white_nose.html.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Science City has a number of interactive exhibits for children, or take them to the Coterie Theater, one of the nation's top children's theaters.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    What would you like to do outside? Hiking? There are closer opportunities in Kansas than the first answer, which assumes you'll only be in Missouri. For hiking, the fabulous Flint Hills. Go to tnc.org and search on "konza". Read about the trails and these beautiful hills. 120 miles from KC. On the left of the Konza page is a link to the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, another hiking area within reach. 130 miles from KC. This location has a wonderful 3-story rock barn and smaller rock ranch house. A search online for these will bring you more photos.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    You'll find some ideas for more family attractions in KC at: http://vacation.away.com/missouri/travel-v2-cid2471-kansas-city-cid350262-family-vacations.html. Options beyond the zoo might include Science City's Dino Lab, the American Jazz Museum, and children's plays at the Coterie Theatre.

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