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10 Things to Do in Kansas City This Weekend

Kansas City offers some of the most amazing sights and activities in Missouri and lucky for you, The Oaks at Prairie View offers you easy access to it all! Spend a day exploring all of the amazing shops and restaurants with your friends. Or uncover hidden treasures in one of the amazing museums like the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art! There are so many activities and places to visit for every occasion, like a night out, family fun days, or a quiet day spent with yourself!

Below is our complete guide to every exciting adventure that awaits you here in Kansas City! Being so close to the action at The Oaks at Prairie View, you’ll always have something fun to do while you’re in the area.


Located in the Rockhill neighborhood of Kansas City, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is known internationally for its extensive collection of works from across the globe. The magnificent six-story neoclassical museum houses more than 35,000 pieces spanning multiple centuries and mediums. In 2008, the modern Bloch Building addition opened and was immediately hailed as an architectural marvel.

Visitors to the Nelson-Atkins are immediately greeted by the Museum’s renowned Donald J. Hall outdoor sculpture garden, including Odenburg and van Bruggen’s iconic Shuttlecocks, and works by Rodin, Henry Moore, and many more. The Museum also features an impressive collection of paintings by the likes of Monet, Pizzaro, Van Gogh and Winslow Homer, as well as photography, Native American & African galleries, and one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art.

4525 Oak St
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 751-1278

America’s official World War I Museum, located south of Downtown Kansas City in sprawling Penn Valley Park, is dedicated to the remembrance and honor of those who fought and died in the Great War, as well as the War’s enduring legacy. The Museum was dedicated in 1921 just a few years after the War’s conclusion and has since undergone several extensive expansions and renovations.

Liberty Memorial Tower stands prominently over the museum and grounds at a soaring height of 265 feet. Throughout the Museum, a wide array of interactive exhibits and countless period artifacts give visitor’s insight into the circumstances that led to the start of the War, the combatants, impactful battles and ongoing impact. While visiting, grab a bite to eat at the Over There Café and stop by the Museum Store to take home a souvenir to commemorate your visit.

2 Memorial Dr
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 888-8100

With home games played at raucous 75,000-seat Arrowhead Stadium, the Kansas City Chiefs are one of the NFL’s most storied franchises. Arrowhead is considered one of the most imposing venues in the league, currently holding the Guinness World Record for crowd noise at over 142 decibels. The Chiefs won Super Bowl championships in 1969 and 2019 and have welcomed legends such as Joe Montana, Marcus Allen, Derrick Thomas, Tony Gonzalez and Patrick Mahomes.

Arrowhead also hosts concerts, college football games, and other large events throughout the year. Kansas City is a haven for sports fans, with MLB’s Kansas City Royals, Major League Soccer’s Sporting Kansas City, Kansas Motor Speedway for NASCAR and IndyCar races, as well as several collegiate programs including the Kansas City Roos and The University of Kansas Jayhawks in nearby Lawrence, KS. The annual Big 12 basketball tournament at the Sprint Center is one of the city’s biggest events.

1 Arrowhead Dr
Kansas City, MO 64129
(816) 920-9400

South of Downtown Kansas City, Country Club Plaza is a 55-acre outdoor shopping district featuring over one million square feet of dining, shopping, entertainment, and office space. The Plaza was modeled after the city of Seville, Spain and features a variety of statues, murals, sculptures, mosaics and other art installations throughout the district. The Plaza plays host to numerous festivals and community events, including the hallowed annual holiday Season of Lights for more than 90 years.

The Plaza includes high end retailers such as Gucci, Bally, Tiffany & Co., Saks Fifth Avenue, and St. John, as well as an assortment of unique local boutiques. Popular eateries include everything from The Capital Grille Steakhouse and Jack Stack Barbecue to The Melting Pot, Shake Shack, and Potbelly Sandwich Shop. The district is also replete with art galleries, spas, yoga studios and much more! Come see why Country Club Plaza is one of Kansas City’s most beloved treasures!

4706 Broadway Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 753-0100

Founded in 1909, the 202-acre Kansas City Zoo features over 1,300 animals representing species from across the globe. Habitats range from African jungles and the Australian Outback, to the ice shelves of Antarctica and Arctic tundra. The Zoo’s collection of chimpanzees, kangaroos, hippos and rhinos are considered some of the finest in the world. The Zoo straddles the Blue River nestled into the city’s nearly 2000-acre Swope Park, with several additional recreation options nearby.

The Zebra Tram and Zoo Train Ride ferry visitors around the property, while the Lake Nakuru Boat Ride and African Sky Safari provide unique transportation experiences via water and sky. Throughout the year, the Zoo hosts a variety of festivals, community events, and conservation programs, with facilities available to rent for weddings, birthday parties and other private gatherings. Concession options can be found throughout the Zoo and a Gift Shop is available for unique mementos!

6800 Zoo Dr
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 595-1234



Located on the northeastern outskirts of Kansas City, Seva Cuisine of India turns out authentic Indian cuisine with no shortage of flavor! From an exotic curries, vindaloos, masalas, kormas, and saags, to tandoori oven naan and oven-roasted meats, Sava is sure to entice the taste buds. For a sweet treat, try Gulab jamun, mango lassi or kheer rice pudding!

8674 NE Flintlock Rd
Kansas City, MO 64517
(816) 407-9700


Kansas City is world-famous for its barbecue, so Q39’s favored status among locals is a strong endorsement of high quality! Tucked into the historic Westport neighborhood, Q39 – Midtown serves up award-winning classic barbecue, with contemporary twists like smoked beef brisket poutine and smoked pork belly. Don’t forget to save room for carrot cake or warm apple crumble!

1000 W 39th St
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 255-3753


From their elegant, upscale location near the Country Club Plaza, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood delights patrons with an assortment of hand-cut aged USDA prime steaks, incredible fresh seafood and indulgent sides like crab fried rice and truffled macaroni and cheese. Eddie V’s also features an extensive, award-winning wine list and delicious desserts.

700 W 47th St Suite 115
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 255-3753


Just south of the Country Club Plaza, Eggtc. dazzles diners with traditional, made-from-scratch diner-style breakfast and lunch. From classics like pancakes and omelets, to unique frittatas, breakfast pizza, and crepes, Eggtc. has something for everyone. Pair your meal with a fresh-squeezed orange juice, bloody mary, or choose from an array of hand-crafted coffees, teas, and espressos!

5107 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 561-0116


Grünauer is an Austrian and central European Cuisine offered in the heart of Kansas City. For those looking for a new dining experience, this is the place to go! They offer lunch, & dinner with a vast selection of gluten free options, so there is something for everyone! While you are there you should also check out their Wunderbar – filled with specialty drinks that change twice a year and a selection of rotating seasonal cocktails! For a new experience and a chance to try authentic Austrian cuisine, this is the place to go!

101 West 22nd Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 283-3234

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