So you want to get out and about but you don’t want to spend a lot of money? Or maybe you don’t want to spend any at all. Did you know there are amazing places in Kansas City that offer free admission? Did someone say free?! Yes, yes, we did. Read on and start planning your FREE day out.
1. Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
This art museum is located on the campus of Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. They are celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2017 and have many new pieces of art to showcase.
Nerman Museum is located at 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210.
2. Legler Barn Museum
The Legler barn was built in 1864 and now houses the Lenexa History Museum. They are open on Wednesdays and Saturdays for free admission.
Legler Barn is located at 14907 W 87th St Pkwy., Lenexa, KS 66215.
3. Federal Reserve Bank and Money Museum
Learn all about money and how the economy works at this hands-on museum.
Money Museum is located at 1 Memorial Dr., Kansas City, MO 64198.
4. Central Kansas City Public Library
Why not spend an afternoon sifting through books at the downtown Kansas City Public Library? There they house special collections to preserve Kansas City's history.
Central Public Library is located at 14 W 10th St., Kansas City, MO 64105.
5. Kauffman Memorial Garden
No matter the season, this beautiful memorial garden is open year-round. Although it's located near the bustling Plaza, it maintains a stillness and makes for a wonderful place for an afternoon stroll.
Kauffman Memorial Garden is located at 4800 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, MO 64110.
6. Shoal Creek Living History Museum
Go back in time at this living museum, where it is built to look like Missouri of the past. Learn about history while walking in the beautiful park setting.
Shoal Creek Living History Museum is located at 7000 NE Barry Rd., Kansas City, MO 64156.
7. Hallmark Visitors Center
Hallmark has been around for more than 100 years and you can witness the awesome journey of this company here. Visitors will learn all about their timeline from Hallmark's beginning to present day.
The Hallmark Visitors Center is located at 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108.
8. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Nelson-Atkins is a Kansas City favorite and if you haven't been yet, what's stopping you! Free admission means everyone can enjoy the beauty of art in many forms.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum is located at 4525 Oak St., Kansas City, MO 64111.
9. Kansas City Streetcar
Hop on and let's ride! The Kansas City Streetcar is free and runs two miles in the heart of downtown. This is an especially fun experience for the kiddos!
10. Ernie Miller Nature Center
Located in Olathe, Kansas, this is a great place to learn about the great outdoors. With live animals and interactive displays, there will be plenty to keep you busy!
Ernie Miller Nature Center is located at 909 KS-7, Olathe, KS 66061.
11. The Roasterie Cafe's Factory
Book a free tour at The Roasterie Cafe's Factory location and learn all about how they air-roast this delicious, flavorful coffee in Kansas City.
The Roasterie Factory is located at 1204 W 27th St., Kansas City, MO 64108.
These days, it’s hard to find places that will let you come for free. So which one would you like to visit first?