The 10 Best Things to Do in North Kansas City, United States

November 24, 2017 Jasper Kershner

North Kansas City is a city in Clay County, Missouri, United States that despite the similarity in name to its larger counterpart, Kansas City, is an independent municipality part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. The population was 4,208 at the 2010 census. Originally a northern suburb across the Missouri River from Kansas City, it is now almost completely surrounded by Kansas City, which has annexed far to the north of North Kansas City's northern city limits. North Kansas City also adjoins the small municipality of Avondale.
Restaurants in North Kansas City

1. National World War I Museum and Memorial

2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108-4616 +1 816-888-8100
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 4 reviews

National World War I Museum and Memorial

The National World War I Museum and Memorial is America's leading institution dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community. The Museum holds the most comprehensive collection of World War I objects and documents in the world and is the second-oldest public museum dedicated to preserving the objects, history and experiences of the war. The Museum takes visitors of all ages on an epic journey through a transformative period and shares deeply personal stories of courage, honor, patriotism and sacrifice. Designated by Congress as America's official World War I Museum and Memorial and located in downtown Kansas City, Mo., the National World War I Museum and Memorial inspires thought, dialogue and learning to make the experiences of the Great War era meaningful and relevant for present and future generations.

Reviewed By Windsurferguy01 - Churchville, Maryland

This is a great museum and very well curated. It really is two parts. The inside museum which is excellent and the actual outside memorial which is impressive and if you have not been to Kansas City before, the view of the city is great. This is a must see if you visit Kansas City. parking can be a little tough on the loop road in front of the museum, but it is a nice walk if you can't find a spot. Don't miss the café, great food, wonderful personal service

2. Harrah's North Kansas City Casino

1 Riverboat Dr, North Kansas City, MO 64116-3267 +1 816-472-7777
Excellent
41%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 468 reviews

Harrah's North Kansas City Casino

Reviewed By Jesse J - Houston, United States

We always try to stay here when business takes us to Kansas City. Good Food. Reasonable payouts. Great service.

3. KC Streetcar

Missouri City, MO 64106 +1 816-627-2527
Excellent
84%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

KC Streetcar

Reviewed By KV-MKE - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The streetcar is very handy for getting to sights at the north (the public market) and south (Union Station, WWI museum). And you can't beat the price.
But, it was completely jammed - even at the first stop. We traveled with an elderly aunt, and it was very difficult.

4. Cinder Block Brewery

110 E 18th Ave, North Kansas City, MO 64116-3635 +1 816-298-6555
Excellent
63%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
3%
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Cinder Block Brewery

Reviewed By nutsgoalie - Norwich, Connecticut

Stopped by here for drink and were greeted warmly by the bartender. He was quite witty and entertaining, which made it worth the stop to begin with. Decent list of beers and ciders. I went with the kolsch, which wasn't too bad and the cider was good as well. Nice space, decent size, and a guy singing in the corner, made it an overall enjoyable experience. I would stop there again and try out some of their other beers.

5. Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

1601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108-1229 +1 816-994-7222
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 520 reviews

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Reviewed By Vetskidog - Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Went here to see The Color Purple-The musical. The facility is very nice. The acoustics are good. However, it was a bit tricky to get from the parking garage to our seats but they had guides all along the way directing you. Very nice.

6. Big Rip Brewing Company

216 E 9th Ave, North Kansas City, MO 64116-4315
Excellent
60%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Big Rip Brewing Company

Reviewed By Dan A - Liberty, Missouri, United States

Really loved the beer here last Saturday night. The location makes it challenging in comparison to several other places closer to Armour road. I do intend to look into the "brewbus" which offers transport (for fee) among the breweries...sort of a hassle-free pub crawl. So, the beer here was quite good. Possible improvements: 1) despite being able to order food delivered from a couple places, it would be great to have some food options available, and 2) would be good to be open after 10pm on a Saturday. All this said, I'll likely be back at some point.

7. Arabia Steamboat Museum

400 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106-1111 +1 816-471-1856
Excellent
78%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Arabia Steamboat Museum

The Arabia Steamboat Museum is a favorite Kansas City attraction, a history museum housing 200 tons of cargo from life on the American frontier in 1856.

Reviewed By Les R - Kansas City, MO

I sometimes find museums a little boring, but I found this museum extremely interesting! Its the cargo from an 1850s steam boat that went down just north of Kansas City in the Missouri river. I was surprised by all the goods from the boat that are so well preserved. It feels like a step back in time. There is also some pieces of the boat itself. The tour guides are very knowledgeable! There is a short film near the beginning. We were amazed that two of the men from the original excavation were on site and made a point of coming by and speaking with us and answering questions. Its obvious they love the project and the museum. We spent just short of two hours here but easily could have stay longer.

8. The Firehouse on 20th Bar & Grill

220 E 20th Ave, North Kansas City, MO 64116-3402 +1 816-255-2343
Excellent
59%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

The Firehouse on 20th Bar & Grill

Reviewed By Dennie E - Independence, Missouri

Christine's Firehouse grill is hard to find, it's tucked away in North Kansas City. But it is worth finding. We had the tenderloin and beer battered fries. We ordered an extra bun and shared, I think the tenderloin. Could have served 3 people. Both the sandwich and the fries were extremely tasty. I can't wait to get back out in that area.
The service was very friendly, the tone of the place is upbeat, pleasant dining experience

9. Screenland Armour Theatre

408 Armour Rd, North Kansas City, MO 64116-3512 +1 816-421-9700
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 8 reviews

Screenland Armour Theatre

Reviewed By MidwestYankee21 - Kansas City, Missouri

They have restored this 1930's (?) movie theater. The chairs are really comfortable. They have two theaters about 75 seats a piece. There is a bar where you can get drinks for the show (alcoholic or not). They also have old video games from the 1980s like Pac Man, Galaga, etc. It seems that they show old movies and recent independent films. We had a great time. Definitely something different.

10. Macken Park

3005 Howell St, North Kansas City, MO 64116 +1 816-300-0545
Excellent
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Macken Park

Reviewed By skipsaundra - Kansas City

This park has a lot of shelters and our group of 80 had reserved one near the ball field and restrooms. Overall everything was clean and well taken care of. We had plenty of benches/tables and except for the heat it was a great afternoon.

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