Taking Your Little Girl To KCMO?

October 8, 2014 at 3:15 pm

kansas_railroadYou will find endless opportunities for fun and learning geared towards children when you visit Kansas City, Missouri. Whether you are taking your little girl to the many museums and historic destinations in the downtown area, or exploring the other attractions in nearby towns and suburbs, you and your daughter will have plenty of fun memories and lessons to take with you as you visit Kansas City. Here are some ideas on where to go and what to bring when you travel to the city:


          • For animal lovers, Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead is a must. This is a large farm with a nature trail and a feeding/petting area for goats. You can explore the beautiful butterfly garden or go fishing in the pond. Your young girl will enjoy the farm setting and the trails, as well as pony rides or horsedrawn wagons, but make sure to bring lots of water for hydration. Admission is free.
  •  Artistic kids will enjoy Kaleidoscope. This facility is located at the Crown Center, and was the idea of Don Hall of Hallmark Cards. At Kaleidoscope, your little girl will be able to use Hallmark materials to create paintings, scuptures, and other arts and crafts. Independent and family sessions are available. You can also bring some arts and crafts supplies of your own. Tickets to the Kaleidoscope are free.
  • Money Museum for your young entrepreneur.Does your little girl have the makings of a successful entrepreneur or business woman? Set her on the right path by taking her to the Federal Reserve’s Money Museum. She will enjoy watching how money is made, and seeing the massive collection of coins at the Money Museum. Click here to learn more about the Money Museum exhibits.
  •  Cave Spring Historic Site and Nature Center. Downtown Kansas City is home to the 36-acre Cave Spring Historic Site and Nature Center. Your daughter will especially enjoy the exploration cave and the habitat pond. When you are at Cave Spring, you won’t feel like you are in downtown at all. The wildlife and plant life along the walking trails will make you feel like you are elsewhere in Missouri’s natural scenic spots.
  • Kansas City Northern Railroad for train lovers.Kids love train rides, and the miniature trains of Kansas City Northern Railroad will be a treat for your little girl. The train is free and open most weekends, and your girl can bring her favorite American Girl doll along for the ride (grab some American Girl coupons here if you are planning to buy dolls or accessories). If you are a train enthusiast, you would love to get the chance to see all the railroads operating in Kansas, they are all listed here.
  • The ultimate playroom: Wonderscope.The Wonderscope facility is at the Children’s Museum in Kansas City. Here, children can play, imagine, and explore to their heart’s content. Activities include golfing, gardening, and play areas for banking, grocery shopping, schoolteaching, and more. All your daughter will need to bring is her imagination and loads of energy.
  • Bring your skates to the Crown Center. Kansas City residents wait every year for the Christmas tree lighting and ice skating rink at the Crown Center. Lace up your ice skates (or you can rent a pair for your little girl) and skate while enjoying the Christmas atmosphere at the Center. If you find yourself at Kansas City on Thanksgiving night, you and your daughter will love the Christmas lighting ceremony at the Country Club Plaza also.