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   Recently I had the opportunity to set off for a night of fun and adventure to Chateau Avalon and the Legends Outlets Kansas City. We arrived at the hotel around 5:30 pm where we were greeted with a friendly welcome and great service. After receiving the room keys, we headed to our “adventure-themed” room. Our room was labeled the Castaway Room so we weren't totally sure what to expect.

It’s said over and over today that kids just don’t understand the meaning of play like they used to. The good old days where toys seldom required batteries, and exploration and creativity reached far past the limits of the World Wide Web. While it may seem like the whimsical memories of younger days are a thing of the past, I often find myself finding things that allow me to experience a blast from the past. At Marble Crazy, however, I had the rare opportunity to bring my entire family along for the ride! 

Kansas City, Kansas has the distinction of being known as "The Melting Pot of the Midwest". My wife and I traveled to the far eastern edge to learn the history of the Strawberry Hill area. Originally named Splitlog Hill after the wealthy mill owner, Mathias Splitlog. He parceled out the land to emigrant families from Eastern Europe.

With the blink of an eye the sun is out, the weather is warming up, and everyone seems to be catching that familiar spring fever. Visitors getting away for a few days and locals looking to occupy their young ones will be pleased to discover all of the kid friendly sites, restaurants and activities found in Kansas City, KS. Here are a few free, fun and even (shhh...) educational ideas for you to include in your spring break plans!

As we welcome the New Year we also welcome a sense of curiosity to see and try new things. Kansas City, KS is a place that’s full of opportunity to do just this. Here are four unique experiences you can have this winter in Kansas City, KS.

Another year has come and gone. The holiday season in full force, which means your mind is filled to the brim with thoughts of gift wrapping, family parties and "Jingle Bell Rock" playing over and over and over. With all this hustle and bustle you probably are nowhere near thinking about what you’ll do to welcome in 2017. Don’t sweat your plans on how to make this year the greatest one yet. Kick back with your cup of hot cocoa or mulled wine and check out the exciting plans Kansas City, KS has

This holiday season, why not share some Midwest love with your friends and family? From locally crafted jewelry and artwork to delicious sauces, sausage and sodas, these gifts can only be found right here in the Kansas City!