10 Free Things To Do in Kansas City
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.
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.
8. Harley Davidson Tour
Update: The Kansas City Harley plant is closed in the summer of 2019.
10. Penguin Park
If you’re looking for a fun park for the kids to play, Penguin Park is the best. It’s been entertaining kids since 1957! 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.