What to do: Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark Pack up your family for your first summer weekend in the sun. Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark opens for its 2016 season May 27th! The park features thrilling water rides like the Storm Blaster and the Black Knight Tube Slide, and fun splash-aroundactivity pools like the Pirate Ship at Henry’s Hideout (connected to the heated pool and swim up bar). Tip: Arrive early to get in line for Verruckt to experience the world’s tallest waterslide!
Where to grub: T-Rex Café Schlitterbahn allows outside food and coolers, so feel free to pack a picnic! But, if you’re looking for someone else to make lunch, the perfect family spot is just a few minutes away. T-Rex Café is a must-see for all ages in Kansas City, KS. Step back into prehistoric times and eat your meal inside an ice cave, under a jellyfish, or next to a gigantic Tyrannosaurus!
What to do: Sporting KC vs. DC United The 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup winning team, Sporting Kansas City is ingrained in Kansas City culture. Find out why when you check out Sporting Kansas City take on DC United on Friday, May 27th at 6:00 pm. The team’s home is the state-of-the-art, Children’s Mercy Park, which can host up to 18,500 fans. Get ready to experience the roar of the KC Cauldron and a sporting event that is truly unique to Kansas City!
Where to grub: Chiusano’s Brick Oven Pizzeria From one Kansas City original to the next! Before or after the game, grab something that’s hot, fresh and right across the street from Children’s Mercy Park. Chiusano’s Brick Oven Pizzeria is locally-owned, and serves artisan-style brick oven pizzas inspired by family recipes from the coast of Southwest Italy. The restaurant features unique toppings like Brie and Elk Sausage, and is the place to be for game day beer specials. Tip: Save room for dessert. The zeppoli are a denser, Italian version of beignets that are covered and powdered sugar and served up with hot bourbon caramel and chocolate sauce. Try one and you will be back for more.
What to do: Pay tribute Kansas City, KS is filled with historical sites throughout the city. Here are a few that pay tribute to those who have served our country.
N.A.A. Bomber Builders Memorial: Located outside of the Wyandotte County Historical Museum, this monument is in honor of those employees who built 6,608 B-25 bombers in the Fairfax district during World War II.
Korean-Vietman War Memorial: The nation's first dual-war memorial is dedicated to veterans of the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. This marble memorial with two life-size bronze statues was formally dedicated on Veterans Day 1988.
Rosedale Memorial Arch: The Rosedale Memorial Arch pays tribute to soldiers who served our country in World War I. The Arch, based on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, was designed by Rosedale resident John LeRoy Marshall and dedicated in 1923. In 1993, a monument was added under the Arch to honor the soldiers of World War II, Korea and Vietnam conflicts.
Where to grub: Driving around from memorial to memorial might cause you to work up an appetite. Tip: Start at the N.A.A. Bomber Builders Monument and then move on to the Korean-Vietnam War Memorial. Before you hit the Rosedale Memorial Arch stop in downtown Kansas City, KS and fill up on the barbecue ribs that have created a tasty buzz throughout the Midwest at S.L.A.P.S BBQ.
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