I live in the Kansas City area, and I love the Midwest! If you’re coming through, here are some great, free things to check out in Kansas City.
10 Free Things To Do in Kansas City
The kids love Deanna Rose Farmstead. The 12-acre park has farm animals, beautiful gardens, apple orchards, a country schoolhouse, fishing pond, horse drawn wagon rides and pony rides and much more. There are parks within the farm too, just in case you need a play break. Admission to the farm is free, but riding the animals will cost extra.
I have yet to take my kids to the Nelson-Atkins, but it’s on my to-do list, and I want to use their Shuttlecocks as a backdrop for my next family pictures. Those young and old love to play on the lawn among the Shuttlecocks and the huge sculpture garden at the Nelson-Atkins. Head inside to enjoy a blast of cool air and explore the miles of galleries, collections and exhibits. Closed on Mondays, and admission is always free.
6. Train Ride
I discovered this when we went for a birthday party, and while it is not free it only costs .75 cents to ride. The restored miniature train take you along a half mile track and operate from the 1st weekend in May until the last weekend in September from 10am-6pm on Saturday and on Sunday from 12-6pm.
10. Penguin Park
If you just need a park around town, Penguin Park is the best. It was there when I was a kid and is still fabulous! This fun and playful park has everything from a 26-foot kangaroo slide to a 23-foot penguin to play inside. Lakewood Greenway Trail is 1.88-mile and runs through the park.