Reasons You’ll Love Kansas City, Kansas
Kansas City, Kansas is a shopper’s and sports-lover’s paradise. Located just west of its larger sister, Kansas City, Missouri, folks travel here from all over the U.S. to browse their 400 acres of shopping, watch a NASCAR race, stay at the Great Wolf Lodge, or see a live professional Sporting KC soccer game.
1.2 million sq. ft. of shopping—at the Legends Outlet.
The Legends Outlet is a 1.2 million sq. ft. open air shopping center with more than 100 designer outlets, retail, dining, and entertainment destinations—such as Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Nike Factory, Chico’s Outlet, and Coach. Be sure to drop by Cabela’s, the 180,000 sq. ft. hunting, fishing, and outdoor gear store with the free Mule Deer Country Museum inside.
The 1.5-mile track at Kansas Speedway.
Right next to Legends Outlet is the Kansas Speedway, which seats 72,000 people on a 1.5-mile tri-oval track for several major race weekends every year. Fans enjoy the Toyota Tundra 250, GoBowling.com 400, and Kansas Lottery 300. It’s also home to The Richard Petty Driving Experience and the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, which sits directly on Turn #2.
Sporting KC world-class soccer.
Kansas City, Kansas is home to the Sporting Kansas City, the 2013 MLS Cup champs. The state-of-the-art Children’s Mercy Park stadium was built in 2011 for $180 million, with a seating capacity of 18,467 seats, and offers plenty of amenities for enjoying a game—or one of the many concerts hosted in the location.
Endless dining and entertainment options.
This town hosts every kind of entertainment—from live jazz, to sports, comedy, fight nights, and casino games. Try the 403 Club, a unique pinball bar with weekly tournaments, or the AMC Legends 14 Theater, which boasts a 4-story screen with a VIP Balcony Lounge. The 7th Street Casino has 600 different slots and 2 bars to try 24 hours a day, while Dave & Buster’s is more family-friendly, with a modern twist on the old-time arcade—including a gourmet restaurant, bar, and pool tables alongside the video games. At T-Rex Café, the dinosaurs come to life in waterfalls and ice caves in a 20,000 sq. ft. family dining experience.
The Great Wolf Lodge indoor water park and hotel.
The unique, indoor waterpark at Great Wolf Lodge is kept at a constant 84 degrees year-round, and it’s the perfect place to stay on a visit to Kansas City, Kansas. Frequently used by local families for a “staycation,” the guests enjoy free indoor waterpark passes with their overnight visit, along with access to an arcade, restaurant, and nightly bedtime story. Many of the rooms are outfitted with KidCabins and Wolf Dens, perfect for families with young children.