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Kansas City: SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium General Admission

1. Kansas City: SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium General Admission

Come take part in an immersive environment that is SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium. Explore 11 different interactive zones and meet a wave of sea animals from around the globe.  Come nose to nose with local species in the Freshwater Exhibit and meet the residents of the local streams, rivers, and lakes. Gaze at the Harbor Exhibit and see if you can spot the baby stingrays.  Head towards the interactive Rockpool Exhibit and touch one of many amazing rockpool creatures such as the chocolate chip sea star, pencil sea urchins, cowrie snails, and more.  Watch as hundreds of lookdowns swim around you at the Shoaling Exhibit or go to the Seahorse Exhibit and see these mythical creatures up close. Watch them grip at seagrass with their curly tails and suck up tiny shrimp with their straw-like snouts.  Explore the Stingray Bay Exhibit and be mesmerized by the happy and smiley rays. Then visit the Tropical Ocean Exhibit and take a stroll under the sea as you pass through the awe-inspiring underwater Ocean Tunnel.  At the Jellies Exhibit is where you can watch these enchanting sea creatures dance through the water. Then enter a kaleidoscope of color at the Coral Reef Exhibit.  Whatever you desire to see, SEA LIFE Kansas City will surely provide a fun journey for all ages while teaching its guests the diversity of marine life and how to play an active role in educational and conservation efforts.

The Escape Game Kansas City: 60 Minute Adventures

2. The Escape Game Kansas City: 60 Minute Adventures

Enter 1 of 5 different escape rooms, and test your wits with your friends and family as you solve puzzles. You and your group must work together to find clues and crack codes to complete your mission. Play "Prison Break", "Gold Rush", "Special Ops: Mysterious Market", "Timeliner: Train Through Time", or "The Depths". With 5 thrilling adventures to choose from, you may find yourself as a prospector hunting for a lost cache of gold, a spy sent to recover a stolen painting, or a falsely accused prisoner determined to break out of jail. No matter your choice, keep your wits about you and focus– you’ve got one hour to escape. You might escape, you will have fun!

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City

3. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City

Discover and explore the many LEGO attractions at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City. Hop aboard a royal chariot to save the princess on the interactive Kingdom Quest adventure ride. See famous LEGO characters on the big screen, like The LEGO Movie™ A New Adventure, at the 4D LEGO Cinema. Go faster and higher on Merlin’s Apprentice Ride where families control an enchanted cart to conjure the sorcerer’s spell and soar into the sky. Explore MINILAND, a Kansas City cityscape made entirely out of LEGO Bricks – over 1.5 million to be exact. Create a LEGO racing car at the LEGO Build & Test and race vehicles on the test track for the quickest time. Join Sensei Wu in this action-packed play zone. Challenge friends and family to a laser maze adventure in The Ultimate LEGO NINJAGO Experience. Build friendship in LEGO Friends Heartlake City and create new colorful additions to add to their growing town. Get a selfie with a LEGO Friend during the visit, too.

Kansas City: Scavenger Hunt and Interactive Tour

4. Kansas City: Scavenger Hunt and Interactive Tour

Welcome to Kansas City, Missouri, a city known for its amazing barbecue and for having a twin city in a different state across the river. Play a smartphone scavenger hunt game, see the sights, and experience Kansas City in a whole new way. Begin your scavenger hunt adventure in the historic Country Club Plaza area at one of the city's most famous fountains. Go on an exciting journey through the Plaza's Spanish architecture, passing numerous sculptures, and other cool cultural locations. Enjoy solving challenges and unraveling clues with your team as you walk the riverwalk area. Find hidden gems among the many great restaurants, retails shops, and other scenic areas of Kansas City.  So put down the BBQ ribs and burnt ends, lace up your shoes, and get ready to discover one of the best things to do in Kansas City, Missouri.

Kansas City: Midwest Spirits Haunted Walking Tour

5. Kansas City: Midwest Spirits Haunted Walking Tour

Famous attractions like The Beast and Macabre Cinema have made Kansas City the “Haunted House Capital of the World,” but locals know where the real spirits lurk… Join Kansas City Ghosts for a chilling journey through the most haunted corners of downtown. Visit the infamous Coates Hotel, where a massive fire claimed 20 souls — souls that never left. Stand in the shadow of the famous Power and Light Building, and listen to all the tea about the city’s theater district. Are you brave enough to visit Kansas City’s real haunted attractions? Book a tour today.

Kansas City: Kansas City Tap Tour

6. Kansas City: Kansas City Tap Tour

Explore and enjoy Kansas City’s craft brewery scene with the help of KC Tap Tour, a digital passport with more than $150 in savings. Choose a 3-day pass to visit some of your favorite breweries, or select a Season Pass for more time to visit more of them. This curated collection is your ticket to enjoying the city! Your passport will act as your ticket to get deals and discounts at all of the venues included. Includes breweries and discounts are: $3 off growler fill or $3 off full pour at Border Brewing Company BOGO Full Pour at Boulevard Brewing Company $3 off to-go growler or $3 off in-brewery flight at Brew Lab $3 off flights at Calibration Brewery Buy one pint, get one free at Callsign Brewing Buy one pint, get one free at Double Shift Brewing Company Buy one pint, get one free at Martin City Brewing Company - The Pub Buy one pint, get one free at Casual Animal Brewing Co $3 off any beer or cider at Cinder Block Brewery BOGO one full pour, BOGO crowler, or BOGO 6-pack at Crane Brewing $3 off full pour at ExBEERiment Brewing $3 off any to-go crowler, growler, or buy one full pour, get one free at Grains & Taps Brewery And Taproom $3 off flights or BOGO pint or $3 off 2 to-go 4-packs at Iron Kettle Brewing $3 off year-round biers at Kansas City Bier Company Buy one pint, get one for $1 at Lost Evenings Brewing Company $3 off any full pour at Outfield Beer Company $3 off any full pour at Pathlight Brewing $3 off pint or flight at Rockcreek Brewing Company $3 off crowler or 4-Pack, or $3 off full pour at Servaes Brewing Company Buy appetizer, get a free beer at Smoke Brewing Company BOGO pint (staff Selected) at Strange Days Brewing Co. Buy one full pour, get one free or $3 off beer flights at The Goat Brewing Co. Buy one pint, get one free at Torn Label Brewing Co. $10 crowlers or buy one pint, get one free at Transport Brewery

iFLY Kansas City First Time Flyer Experience

7. iFLY Kansas City First Time Flyer Experience

Defy gravity with skill, style, and courage at iFLY Kansas City. If you have dreamt of flying since you were young, live your dreams within a skydiving simulator. Bringing you state-of-the-art technologies, flying has never been this easy. Enjoy an unforgettable experience at the iFLY wind tunnel venue. Professional flight instructors will give you one-on-one instruction on how to make different body positions to control how you fly inside the tunnel. You will receive complimentary skydive gear rental and the actual flight experience at a fraction of the cost of a tandem jump, but with much longer freefall time. The gravity-defying flight itself lasts for 2 minutes. Each wind tunnel has multiple large fans that can blow a wind of up to 185 mph (300 kph), and a pressurized staging area that can fit up to 12 flyers at one time. Safe for kids, challenging for adults, exciting for teens, and realistic for skydivers, the iFLY experience will leave you smiling from cheek to cheek.

Kansas City: Scavenger Hunt Smartphone App

8. Kansas City: Scavenger Hunt Smartphone App

Using your smartphone, you'll be given a scavenger hunt list of items to find in the form of riddles and challenges to complete on our scavenger hunt app. You'll go look for the item described in the riddle, complete the accompanied challenge, and send in a photo to get points. Your points will show up on the app's leaderboard so you can see how you're doing compared to teams all across the country. Don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote host that will be communicating with you during your game via a chat feature on the app if you need help or have a question. They can also give you hints and additional *mystery* challenges The goal of this interactive scavenger hunt is to find all the items, earn your way to the top of the leaderboard, and more importantly, to have fun with family and friends! The games usually take about 2 hours and most teams walk around 2 miles during their scavenger hunt.

Kansas: US/ North Americas eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

9. Kansas: US/ North Americas eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

Say goodbye to the hassle of physical SIMs and finding mobile network operator stores with our e-SIM service. After purchase, you'll receive a QR code that you can scan on your compatible device to install the e-SIM wherever and whenever you need it. Choose from a range of data volumes, validity periods, and coverage options in different countries to stay connected with ease. Most iPhone models beyond XS support e-SIM, and follow our instructions in the photo session to check compatibility for other devices. Share the QR code via AirDrop or scan it to another device. Install the e-SIM by connecting to WiFi or a network, and remember to turn on roaming for the e-SIM. If you have trouble connecting to the network, consult our self-troubleshooting guide. lf you have a connected trip in North America, just simply select the 3 North America countries option, which covers:United States, Canada, Mexico. If your data is used-up? Simple, just buy another e-SIM to top-up. APN (Access Point Name): iboots Local Network:AT&T/T-Mobile

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What people are saying about Kansas City

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 43 reviews

Took a train to and from Jefferson City to see the Aquarium in Kansas City. Grandson loved both the train ride and the aquarium. Also had a snack in the shops in the shopping center. This was a great day trip. He went back to touch the star fish a second time.

Do not expect a “tour”- it is more a maze of fantastic water creatures that you peruse through at your own pace.

The process of ordering and retrieving the scavenger hunt was easy. A few of the clues were idly worded, but fun

Got there early and we were able to go in early too