Truman Presidential Museum and Library
Independence, Missouri – www.trumanlibrary.org
Harry S. Truman is recognized by historians, authors, world leaders and citizens across the country as one of the greatest American presidents ever. During your Independence visit, you can learn about the life behind this incredible man. Don’t miss the Truman Presidential Museum and Library, Truman Home and the little known but very surprising Truman Courtroom and Office. It’s all in historic Independence, Missouri.
American Jazz Museum
Kansas City, Missouri – www.americanjazzmuseum.com
Experience the rich history of African-American contributions to American culture. The story of jazz and some of its greatest performers is told through dozens of exhibits and interactive stations.
Jesse James Farm and Museum
St. Joseph, Missouri
Tour the authentically preserved home of famed outlaw Jesse James. A museum provides background of James’ life and times, and displays period relics.
The Elms Resort and Hotel
Excelsior Springs, Missouri
This first class resort and spa has been restored to its original grandeur, with an Italian tile floor and a one-of-a-kind art deco European swim track. The updated facility provides all the services and amenities of a contemporary four-star hotel, including business meeting accomodations.
Kansas City Zoo
Kansas City, Missouri – www.kansascityzoo.org
There’s a wealth of unique and exciting learning adventures awaiting everyone at the zoo. Adults and children alike can observe exotic and native wildlife, participate in hands-on zoo activities, enroll in a zoo education class, experience an overnight zoo campout and learn through interactive programs.
Country Club Plaza
Kansas City, Missouri – www.countryclubplaza.com
The Plaza is Kansas City’s premier retail, restaurant and entertainment center. Here, more than 180 of the world’s most outstanding shops and restaurants are nestled within old world architecture.
Worlds of Fun
Kansas City, Missouri – www.worldsoffun.com
Patterned after Jules Verne’s adventurous tale, “Around the World in Eighty Days,” the park features five-themed continent areas: Americana, Africa, Europa, the Orient and Scandinavia. The park covers more than 175 acres with a wide variety of wild to mild rides and outstanding live entertainment, including daily shows.
Kansas City, Missouri
Go “Rollin’ on the River” at one of the area’s riverboat casino’s. Argosy, Harrah’s North Kansas City, Isle of Capri, the Flamingo, or the Ameristar Station Casino have something to offer every level of player. In addition to gambling, casinos offer excellent restaurants and live entertainment.
Science City at Union Station
Kansas City, Missouri – www.sciencecity.com
The magnificently restored station now features restaurants, theaters, shops and Science City, an educational and entertaining learning experience. Science City combines the best of museums, science centers, theme parks and theaters.
Kansas City, Missouri – www.kc-citymarket.com
Thousands of pioneers disembarked from riverboats at this point to begin their overland journey, passing first through a lively market area, known today as the City Market. Farmers and vendors still offer home-grown produce in Missouri’s largest open-air farmers market. Unique gift and antique shops, popular restaurants, a comedy club, and the Arabia Steamboat Museum are in this area.
Kansas City, Kansas – www.kansasspeedwaycorp.com
The Kansas Speedway is a 1.5 mile tri-oval track. Racing fans can see NASCAR, Indy Racing and Truck series events here. The Kansas Speedway’s Hospitality Village features high-peaked, pristine-white chalets and well manicured avenues that offer live music and delicious food prepared by award-winning caterers.
Oceans of Fun
Kansas City, Missouri
The Midwest’s largest tropically-themed water park, Oceans of Fun features more than 35 attractions, including a million-gallon wave pool, adults-only pool with swim-up refreshment cabana, children’s water playgrounds, and giant water slides.
Kansas City Professional Sports
Kansas City, Missouri
The Kansas City Royals baseball team play from April through late September. The Kansas City Chiefs American football team play from September through January. The Kansas City Wizards of Major League Soccer play from April through September and were the champions in the year 2000.