5 Things To Do In & Around Kansas

Kansas is situated in an easily reachable place. It is located in the middle of the Midwest and is the ultimate home to four main interstates. If you are exploring various plains, remember that Kansas City is not to be missed as it is underrated.

The thought of Kansas brings blues and barbeque to your mind, doesn’t it? But, there is so much in addition to this to know. The arts-come-cowtown destination is perfection.

The city has world-class theaters, music centers, museums, opera, cultural offerings, a fantastic iFly experience, and many more eye-catching destinations. Kansas also has one of the best legal online sports betting systems.

Kansas Museums

This can be a bit confusing for travelers, but Kansas City is only a few minutes away from Kansas Missouri. Competing as a mid-size city, Kansas has plenty of world-class museums that keep the visitors in a state of awe.

You can avail of free admission to the Nelson Atkins Museum of Arts to visit the giant sculptures presented on the front lawn. Also, the atmosphere presents rich Asian art with centuries-old furniture and ceramic photographs.

You can also spend your day at the popular National World War I Museum and Memorial. This is one of the most sentimental museums in the city. The only American museum dedicated to understanding the phases of the war, remembering and interpreting the impacts of the Great World War.

Other renowned institutions are the American Jazz Museum in the 18th and Vine District, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum which is constructed to celebrate the affluent history of African-American baseball and also reflects the Social advancements happening in America.

Kansas City Casinos

There are plenty of betting options open to you in Kansas City as it is home to many sports activities, and features the Kansas Speedway. Right next door to the Speedway is the Hollywood Casino.

As mentioned above sports betting is very popular in the province. With the official announcement of legalizing sports betting this year, many operators have started expanding their operations in the city and online. BetKansas has a  great list of apps for betting wherever you are, whether you are driving to new places or relaxing at your hotel.

At this moment, there are no online legal casinos in the city. Once the betting operations become active throughout the city, online or retail casinos whatsoever can partner up with three distinct operators each. The downlow is that the casinos should launch by the opening of the NFL season.


Fountains in the City

The City of Fountains Foundation, founded in 1973, started with its beautiful love liaison with its fountains even before. As time passed by, the unstructured fountains started being installed as a memorial, demonstrating the beautification of the city. Kansas is home to more than 20,000 fountains today that are explicitly open to the public.

The oldest fountain in the city, The Women’s Leadership Fountain is situated in Paseo, West Neighborhood, and dates back to 1899.

There are more such celebrated examples in the city like the Country Plaza shopping center and Kessler Park. For Fountain hopping, you can start from Mill Creek Fountain, one of the most recognizable ones in the city.

Omaha, Nebraska

While in Kansas, one can take an exciting day trip to Omaha. The drive from Omaha to Kansas City is 183 miles (295 km).

Nebraska’s largest city features one of the most popular and must-visit sites, the Henry Doorly Zoo. It is one of the largest and the best zoos in the nation.

The largest indoor rainforest in North America and the world’s biggest indoor desert is also located here. One can also walk across the Missouri River over the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge. This city is also great for foodies.

Ozarks, Missouri

If you are fond of outdoor traveling and are keen to visit lakes, you might want to also take a day trip to visit the Lakes of Ozarks, situated in Missouri. The driving distance from Ozark to Kansas City is 184 miles (296 kilometers).

More than 80 miles of shoreline cover the Lake, it can be the most suitable place for tubing, fishing, exploring other activities, and spending a day outdoors with water.

If you are seeking a bit of an underground adventure, then head to Bridal Cave. It sits to the south of Lake Camdenton and brings some of the most magnificent underground views.

Take an off-road adventure in the Ozarks!



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