Head Outdoors in Kansas City, Kansas

Our family lived in rural Kansas when my two kids were young and their summers were spent playing in the woods behind our house. They built forts with sticks, swam in the creek and climbed trees that their imaginations transformed into everything from pirate ships to the jungles of Africa. Family…

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Where to take your family in Kansas City, KS for Spring Break 2021

Spring Break has arrived for kids and families around the country this month. Parents may find themselves looking for something fun and exciting to do with their family during this much-deserved break. Kansas City, KS has a variety of kid-friendly things to do that are sure to keep the whole gang entertained. We have taken the guesswork out of planning and put together an itinerary of KCK activities that will keep the kids busy and stress-free for mom and dad. Morning We recommend…

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Affordable Family Fun in Kansas City, KS

Kansas City, Kan. is the perfect destination for a family looking to maximize fun and minimize cost. My girls, Sarah and Ashley, play just about every sport imaginable, but softball is their favorite. A few weeks ago, my husband, Will, and I took the whole family, including their little brother Sam, to a tournament in Kansas City, Kan. We had come to town for the games, but in our downtime the kids weren’t interested in just chilling at the hotel. After the third complaint of “Mom, I’m…

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It’s Race Day in Kansas City, KS

Nothing quite prepared me for an actual day at the track. “Can you feel it, yet?” asked Dave as we pulled into the parking lot of Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, KS. I finally understood what he had been talking about—that palpable buzzing of excitement that surrounds race day. Dave is the big car racing fan in our family, and we were bringing our 7-year-old twin boys to their first race. It was my first race, too. Don’t get me wrong. I’m a big sports fan. I’ve been to more Royals and Chiefs…

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A War Memorial Tour in Kansas City, KS

When I think of my dad, I think of a lot of different things. I think of his hands steadying the seat of my bike as I pedaled my way down the sidewalk. I remember his wink as we both snuck a second popsicle on a hot summer evening. I think of my horror in finding that I’d been placed in his history class in ninth grade, and I think of the sheer joy and pride that shone on his face when I was accepted to college. There are other memories in there too—the furrow in his brow when he grounded me…

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Guide by Cell Audio Tour

During a time where social distancing is encouraged, our free Guide by Cell Audio Tour is the perfect way to get out and explore Kansas City, KS. Whether you are a history buff or looking for an afternoon activity for your family, the Guide by Cell program allows you to tour Kansas City, KS at your own pace. Learn about the fascinating details of sites and attractions that form the history of Kansas City, KS. From stadiums to historic sites, the audio tours allow you to customize and categorize…

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Discover Classic Family Fun

Planning a vacation that appeals to everyone in the family is no easy feat. When my husband, Troy, and I decided to plan a family vacation, we had our work cut out for us. We have three daughters under the age of six—Cyanne, Caelyn and Callie—and we wanted to ensure we planned activities that were fun for them and would allow us to have some fun ourselves. We decided a trip to Kansas City, Kan. sounded like the best getaway for our family—looking at photos and doing our research showed us that…

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Support Local KCK: Joe’s Kansas City Offers Curbside Pickup to Meet Quarantine Demands

We began our first week of quarantine with a meal plan, but by the end of the week I was faltering under the weight of working-from-home, homeschooling and feeding my son 22 snacks a day. By Friday, it was restaurant curbside pickup to the rescue! My kids were begging to go somewhere, anywhere, in the car so we decided to celebrate the weekend with Joe’s Kansas City Barbecue at their original Kansas City, Kansas gas station location. Like many restaurants, Joe’s has stepped up to the…

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5 Reasons to Plan Your Vacation to Kansas City, KS

Why is taking a vacation so important you may ask? Studies show planning and taking time to get away can strengthen personal relationships, improve professional performance and promote our health and wellness. Basically, taking a vacation is just plain good for our overall wellbeing. So why did more than 55% of Americans report not using all of their vacation days in 2018 – a number that totals up to 768 million unused vacation days? For the health of our nation, we in Kansas City, KS think it’s time to change that. If you need some nudging, here are five reasons to plan for a vacation to Kansas City, KS this year…

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