We recommend spending your morning getting to know a local bakery or coffee shop to power up for a day full of fun. Places like Mema’s Bakery on Leavenworth Road is a great place to start. They offer sweet and savory options you can enjoy before heading to some outdoor fun. Kansas weather can be unpredictable so always keep an indoor option in mind.
Cabela’s offers outdoor exploration inside and includes a freshwater aquarium, safari diorama, and large Mule Deer Country Museum at no cost! If the day is beautiful, you can head to Wyandotte County Lake Park and enjoy lake views and hiking trails.
The afternoon is the perfect time to explore the Village West area that is home to a variety of shopping, entertainment, and dining options with a big portion of shopping located at the Legends Outlets Kansas City. One of the premiere family experiences available in Village West is the Great Wolf Lodge. Even if you don’t stay there, you can still spend your afternoon splashing around their indoor waterpark complete with slides and pools by purchasing a Day Pass.
If you’re looking for a more adventurous experience, check out Zip KC the ultimate Kansas City zip line adventure. Soar high above the bluffs of the Kansas River on nine zip lines stretching over 5,800 feet! Afraid of heights? No problem! Try out their obstacle course.
Once the sun sets, the Legends has a variety of family-friendly entertainment experiences that include food. Dave & Busters is a great place to get food and drinks while the family plays hundreds of awesome arcade games. Or catch your favorite teams on one of their several big screens.
If your family enjoys making trips to the movies, AMC 14 DINE-IN theater offers 14-screens, recliner seating, IMAX, RealD 3D, food & drink bar, reserved seating, and an immersive experience. Don't forget to stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory to take home some yummy chocolates and confections with you.
Tasty Food Spots
Kansas City offers a plethora of great food and dining including a robust barbecue and taco scene. With plenty of restaurants to explore, you won't run out of options for even the pickiest eaters. Here are a few recommendations to stop at while you're visiting.
Cold Stone Creamery offers the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience. Ice cream, ice cream cakes, shakes, and smoothies the way you want it.
Fill your family’s bellies at one of KCK Taco Trail spots, El Toro Loco Mexican Bar & Grill. This restaurant offers sizzling fajitas, tacos, margaritas, and other classic authentic Mexican staples made from scratch.
For the tastiest treats this side of the Northwoods, bring the family to Great Wolf Lodge. Open for lunch and dinner, Camp Critter offers a rustic bar and grill experience that’s sure to bring the whole pack together.
Looking for somewhere to stay?
If you're looking for an awesome place to stay, look no further than Great Wolf Lodge. Great Wolf Lodge is Kansas City's premier indoor waterpark resort and hotel, featuring 8 waterslides, 4 activity pools, a 1,000-gallon tipping bucket, and 2 large whirlpools. There are a ton of fun family activities to be found at this Northwoods-style lodge.
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