The Best of the Best: Kansas City Entertainment

Rainy day adventures, axe throwing therapy, hipster hangs and finding your place of Zen because the best entertainment is never one size fits all.




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Best Bookstore

 

Prospero’s Books  
Walking into Prospero’s is like getting a hug from your grandmother. It feels good and smells a little musty with an overlay of Joy perfume and whatever is cooking in her kitchen. All of this makes you want to linger and enjoy the books and the company because Prospero’s is equal parts bookstore, café and a place to recharge your 21st-century soul through the community of the written word. prosperosbookstore.com


Best Museum You’re Not Going To

 

National Museum of 
 

Toys/Miniatures 

This museum is not just about toys, it’s also a look into how we used to live. Since getting an eight-million-dollar makeover in 2015, this museum is ready for lots of play dates. toyandminiaturemuseum.org


Best Sleepover

 

Kansas City Zoo There are sleepovers and then there are s-l-e-e-p-o-v-e-r-s, and the Kansas City Zoo is the place to upgrade your overnight experience. From spending the night with stingrays to chilling with the polar bears, the Zoo’s nocturnal offerings are an upgrade from the ordinary overnight. kansascityzoo.org

 

Kansas City Zoo

kansas city zoo, photo courtesy kansas city zoo


Best Indoor Pool

 

Lenexa Rec Center 

14,000-square feet of indoor swimming space make it summer all year long at the Lenexa Rec Center. Add in two 40-foot-tall water slides, a climbing wall where you can “fall” back into the pool, a lazy river and a “warm water wellness pool,” and you’ve got something for everyone. lenexa.com


Best Museum That Will Make You Ask How Come I Never Learned This In School?

 

National World War I

 

 

Museum 

This museum tells the story of World War I in such a way that you’ll be mesmerized and astonished at what you didn’t know about the “Great War.” Continually ranked as one of the best museum’s in the country, it’s an experience not to be missed. theworldwar.org