NASCAR races are upon us this weekend, September 9th - 11th! Whether you've grabbed your tickets to see the Hollywood Casino 400 in person, or plan on watching somewhere else nearby in Kansas City, KS, here's a roundup of things you can do just 10 minutes or less from Kansas Speedway

If you’re coming with family….

Cider Hill Family Orchard

It’s no doubt September is NASCAR season in Kansas City, KS, but it’s apple picking season too! Just 10 minutes from Kansas Speedway you’ll find Cider Hill Family Orchard – one of the most affordable places to celebrate fall in the Midwest. October also brings pumpkins to Cider Hill, meaning everyone picks out their very own souvenir to bring back home. Reservations are required during weekends - head to the Cider Hill website for more information!

Wyco Lake Family

Maybe you're just in need of a quiet place to stretch your legs, let the kids run around, and enjoy some fresh air and scenery. Wyandotte County Lake is home to several walking trails, places to picnic, play areas, and more. Bonus: Stop by the Korean-Vietnam War Memorial on your way into the park. 


Movies at the Park

Children's Mercy Park will be hosting a movie night featuring Talladaga Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby on Friday, September 9th! This is a great way to go see the home of our beloved MLS team, Sporting KC, and catch an awesome movie! If you're not first, you're last!

Other places to explore: Cabela's Kansas CityLegends Outlets Kansas City

If you’re coming with friends…

Adventure Summer 7

Discover the excitement at every turn with 2,000 sensational slot machines and 52 action-packed table games at Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. t's always game time here! Kansas officially kicks off legal sports betting this month. Barstool Sportsbook inside Hollywood Casino will have everything you need for a great experience. Featuring 16 betting kiosks, 5 betting windows, and 45 HDTVs for viewing the best games!  Call ahead to Turn 2 Sports Bar & Restaurant and dine with a view of Kansas Speedway. 

  KC Monarchs - Legends Field

Head over to Legends Field to cheer on the reigning 2021 American Association Champion Kansas City Monarchs who are back in the Playoffs playing the Lincoln Saltdogs! Legends Field is the perfect place to grab a drink and some gameday food! Join the KC Monarchs in defending their crown! 

Other places to explore: Woodyard Barb-B-Que, Danny’s Bar & Grill, Zip KC

If you’re coming with your S/O…

Rowe Ridge - Clinking Glasses

Just a few minutes from the crowds and roaring engines you’ll find serenity and a romantic environment at Rowe Ridge Vineyard & Winery. Stroll the vineyard hand and hand, wine glass in the other hand of course, and take a bottle home to remember your trip.

AMC Night Exteriror

When the day ends you can kick back and relax in the cool, dark comfort of the AMC Legends 14 at Legends Outlets Kansas City. This state-of-the-art complex features 14-screens, recliner seating, IMAX at AMC, RealD 3D, food & drink bar, reserved seating and more.

More places to explore: D’Nile Wine Bar at Chateau Avalon

Want more affordable, socially-distanced ideas you can do during race weekend? Check out more of our latest blogs for ways to enjoy the outdoors, explore free attractions, dine locally and more. 

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