5 Hidden Gems in Kansas City

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Kansas City is more than just prairies and Wizard of Oz jokes, and now that I’m back living here, I’m excited to dive right into the City of Fountains. There are a lot of things that make Kansas City great, but some of the more hidden gems around town include:

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Sporting Kansas City
We may be known for our World Series Champ Royals or Arrowhead Stadium, but Kansas City is actually the soccer capital of the world. Sporting KC plays its matches right over stateline at Children’s Mercy Park, and is home to some of the best players and fans in MLS.

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Q39
While famous for Joe’s KC and other mainstream BBQ joints, Kansas City also houses the best of the best at Q39. With a line out of the door that is always a couple of hours long, this restaurant is well worth the hype (and wait).

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Kansas City Public Library
I mean, just look at it. Enough said.

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Kaleidoscope
Located in Crown Center, Kaleidoscope is an interactive children’s center that encourages creativity and learning. Even though its target is a kid demographic, Kaleidoscope is a great escape for both the young and the young at heart.

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The Unicorn Theatre
Kansas City is the place to be for theatre, and The Unicorn is no exception. This intimate theatre showcases some of the best new works in the country, and is always on the leading edge of art innovation.

What are your favorite Kansas City hidden gems?

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