What to do in Kansas City
There are two Kansas Cities in the United States of America, but today we are only going to talk about one. Kansas City, Missouri, is also known as the City of Fountains.
Although Kansas City is landlocked, I managed to find some dive shops in the city and a nearby lake for those scuba fanatics such as me. But first, let’s look at what you can see and do in the city.
Where to Stay in Kansas City
Before you venture out to explore the city, snag a Kansas City hotel deal and find a great hotel that best suits your needs. No matter if you are travelling with a pet or you are looking for a nice rooftop terrace for your morning exercises, you’ll find something perfect for you.
When I checked last, one of the most affordable rates was at the Candlewood Suites: Kansas City Northeast. Some of the other big chains are booked many months in advance, so be sure to reserve your room as early as possible.
Sightseeing in Kansas City
If you are into small rooms, tension, and riddles, make sure to sign up for an escape-the-room game and challenge yourself and other teams to get out alive. If you are on a tighter budget and still want to see what the city has to offer, download one of these three free self-guided walking tours and explore Kansas City at your own pace. You can also visit the free Money Museum on 1 Memorial Drive or walk around the City Market.
Do you prefer more action and adrenaline? Then you might want to check out the Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun theme parks. Here you’ll find roller coasters that wind themselves into the sky like snakes on a tree.
Want to build your own tiny world? Visit Legoland, where you can go on the Merlin’s Apprentice ride and Kingdom Quest or discover Miniland, where more than 1.5 million Lego bricks create a miniature world.
Diving Close to Kansas City: Stockton Lake & Beaver Lake
If you are into freshwater diving, then you might want to check out Stockton Lake, which is about 2.5 hours from downtown Kansas City. It’s not going to be clear water like in the Caribbean, but divers will be happy to get in some dives without having to board a plane. Sometimes visibility can be close to nothing after a recent rain or when algae are in bloom. Make sure to bring a compass to navigate and find your way underwater.
Another dive site that might be a bit more interesting is Beaver Lake in Arkansas. Several dive sites are located in the lake, where sunken ships, cars, and statues make the sites more fun. Here’s a useful map that shows the local dive spots.
Have you already been to Kansas City, Missouri, or its neighbor in Kansas? What have you experienced there?
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