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Kansas City Revelations

Sing along if you know it! “Welcome to a show about things you can see without going far, and a lot of them are free…” Just a few lines from the opening of PBS’ “Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations” say it all. Especially for folks in Kansas City—home to some of the most family-friendly, affordable attractions in the country!

Staycation - Crown Center in Kansas City, MO

Now that the weather is warm again, it’s time to get the kids buckled up for some spring and summer adventures. And as a resident of one of the Midwest’s greatest cities, you don’t have to travel miles and miles to find a variety of entertaining and educational “roadside revelations.” You have plenty of choices right in your own backyard. And the best part is that, just like the song says, a lot of them are free!

For starters, when was the last time you visited Crown Center? On hot days, you can let your kids play in the outdoor fountains while you read a book in the shade. Then, when evening rolls around, you can stay for one of the free outdoor concerts or movies they offer throughout the summer. Bring your own snacks, and the entire trip will cost you nothing!

Do your kids love animals? Try a visit to the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead in Overland Park. With a variety of activities, attractions and programs, kids and adults alike can learn about Kansas heritage, farm living and wildlife in a fun and educational atmosphere. Admission is free Monday through
Thursday, so hit the trail for a weekday of fun!

If rain is in the forecast, try indoor creativity and education at Kaleidoscope, Hallmark’s unique art studio also located in Crown Center. Here kids can create unique art pieces, make puzzles or paint with melted crayons free of charge!

With the number of available options for family fun in Kansas City, there’s no reason to either be bored at home or going broke on travel expenses. Check out the “rare visions” of your own city, and enjoy coming back to your own home at the end of the adventure.