Visitor Information

shuttle services from kc international airport

Agenda: USA
Reservations Only
(913) 268-4466Kansas & Missouri
AERO Shuttle Express
Reservations Only
(816) 839-1148Kansas & Missouri
Elite Shuttle of Kansas City
Dedicated Shuttle Service Res. Only
(816) 912-2023Kansas & Missouri
5 Guys Transportation
Dedicated⁄Private Car Service Res. Only
(913) 748-5423KS, MO, NE, OK & IA
Quicksilver Airport Service
Shared Ride Van (with 6 hr. notice)
(913) 262-0905Kansas City & surrounding area
Roundabout Transportation
Scheduled Shuttle Service (Carseats⁄ Boosters available)
(913) 488-4224Kansas & Missouri
StarFleet Shuttles
Reservations Only
(913) 499-1035Kansas City metro area
Scheduled Shuttle Service, No Reservations Req'd.; Offices & kiosks near bag claims
(800) 258-3826Kansas City & surrounding areas
V.I.P. Transportation Services, Inc.
Airport Shuttle Service
(816) 916-4267Kansas & Missouri

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things to do:


Plaza Shopping District
4750 Broadway ST (Plaza Customer Service) • Kansas City, MO 64112

15 blocks – endless possibilities for shopping. Without a doubt, the most internationally recognized Kansas City neighborhood, the Country Club Plaza, with its Spanish architecture, numerous sculptures and fountains, is as much an outdoor museum as it is a shopping and dining destination. The Country Club Plaza offers more than 140 shops and dining spots.

Village West/Legends
1843 Village West Pkwy • Kansas City, KS 66111

Shopping, restaurants, sports venues... Village West began as home to Nebraska Furniture Mart, Cabela's and the Kansas Speedway-- but with the addition of the Legends it has transformed into a Kansas City shopping, dining and entertaining destination. Legend’s at Village West is now a 750,000 square-foot outdoor retailing district with stores and restaurants you won’t find many places in the Midwest.

Power and Light District
13th & Walnut STs • Kansas City, MO 64106

Downtown night life, restaurants, clubs, etc. Offering over a half million square feet The Kansas City Power & Light District is the Midwest’s premier entertainment epicenter. With more than 50 unique and captivating shops, restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues, the district offers something for everyone.

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Nelson-Adkins Art Museum
4525 Oak Street • Kansas City, MO 64111 • Phone: 816-751-1278

This is one of the top art museums in the United States. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is internationally recognized for its outstanding collection of more than 33,500 objects. From ancient times to modern day, this encyclopedic museum is one of the best in the country, offering visitors the opportunity to explore civilization through the eyes of painters, sculptors, craftsmen, and many other artists. The Nelson-Atkins is FREE to all visitors, everyday… come discover the best of Kansas City.

Steamboat Arabia Museum
400 Grand Blvd. • Kansas City, MO 64106 • Phone: 816-471-1856

Steamboat Arabia Museum
The spouse and family tour will be going here on Monday, June 10. The Arabia Steamboat Museum relives the story of Arabia, the steamboat which sank due to a snag in the Missouri River.

The Arabia Steamboat Museum is home to a true time capsule of frontier life in the 1800s. The Arabia was headed up the Missouri River in the fall of 1856 when she struck a tree snag and sank just north of Kansas City. Her cargo hold was full of 200 tons of supplies bound for general stores and pioneer settlements. As the years passed, the river changed course and left the Arabia buried beneath a Kansas cornfield.

Finally, in 1988 a group of modern-day adventurers uncovered the lost Arabia and her magnificent cargo. They were amazed to find fine dishware, clothing, and even bottled food all preserved in remarkable condition. Their find has been called the King Tut's Tomb of the Missouri River. So, if you're looking for an adventure your whole family will enjoy, discover the treasures of the steamboat Arabia.

Liberty Memorial/WWI Museum
1 Memorial Drive • Kansas City, MO 64108 • Phone: 816-888-8100

(This will be one of our tours that you can select for Wednesday, June 12, 2013.) The Museum presents a comprehensive interpretation of World War I (1914-1919) and its lasting consequences, providing a vivid and memorable experience for all.

The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial provides an extraordinary experience. The state-of-the-art Museum gives you the chance to explore and discover the nation’s most extensive assembly of artifacts, photography, art and narratives of the Great War ever presented in a single collection. The Museum introduces the war in unprecedented ways – through visual and audio sensory stimulation to mold an unforgettable experience in the minds of all visitors – young and old.

Harry S. Truman Library/Historical Sight
500 West U.S. Highway 24 • Independence, MO 64050 • Phone: 816-268-8200

Home to a People’s President, President Harry S. Truman took America from its traditional isolationism into the age of international involvement. Despite his power, he never forgot where he came from. Today, visitors can experience the surroundings Truman knew as a young man of modest ambition through his political career and final years as a former president.

Negro League Baseball Museum
1616 East 18th Street • Kansas City, MO 64108 • Phone: 816-221-1920

A repository of photographs, letters, and artifacts documenting the history of African Americans in baseball. Founded in 1990, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NFBM) is a privately funded, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the rich history of African-American Baseball.

Experience a tour of multi-media displays, museum store, hundreds of photographs, & artifacts dating from the late 1800s through the 1960s. The NLBM opened its permanent 10,000 square foot facility in 1997 sharing the new 18th & Vine museum complex with the American Jazz Museum.

American Jazz Museum
1616 East 18th Street • Kansas City, MO 64108 • Phone: 816-474-8463

The sights and sounds of a uniquely American art form come alive at the American Jazz Museum. The Museum includes interactive exhibits and educational programs as well as the Blue Room, a working jazz club, and the Gem Theater, a modern 500-seat performing arts center.

Additional Museum Highlights: Celebrating the artistic, historical, and cultural contributions of jazz, the American Jazz Museum includes: Rare photos, album covers, memorabilia, and personal items telling the stories of jazz legends Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Charlie Parker.

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union station

Union Station
30 West Pershing Road • Kansas City, MO 64108 • Phone: 816-460-2020

Union Station is a historical train station with restaurants and attractions. Built in 1914, Union Station encompasses 850,000 square feet and originally featured 900 rooms. In its prime as a working train station, Union Station accommodated tens of thousands of passengers every year. The Station is once again a popular destination for the surrounding community just stopping by for lunch or to mail a letter from the post office in the west end of the Grand Hall. The station also draws tourists from all over the world who marvel at the Grand Hall's 95-foot ceiling, three 3,500-pound chandeliers and the six-foot wide clock hanging in the Station's central arch.

Science City
30 West Pershing Road • Kansas City, MO 64108 • Phone: 816-460-2020

This thoroughly modern science center in Kansas City's restored Union Station features interactive exhibits and offers a hands-on experience. The children’s science museum is located at Union Station. Named one of the country's 25 best science centers by Parents Magazine, Science City provides over 200,000 visitors annually with an engaging environment ripe for exploration, experimentation and discovery. Science City is a place of wonder, where kids and adults can find something new with each visit.

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crown center

2475 Grand Blvd. • Kansas City, MO 64108 • Phone: 816-471-4386

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center - it's like you've just jumped into the biggest box of LEGO® bricks ever! At LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City you can reach out and touch the stars in the 4D cinema, learn top LEGO® building secrets from the Master Model Builder, see iconic landmarks in MINILAND®, make a celebration even more memorable in one of our special party rooms, and much, much more! It's the ultimate place for all LEGO® fans - young and old.

Sea Life Aquarium
2475 Grand Blvd. • Kansas City, MO 64108 • Phone: 816-471-4386

Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium transports you into an amazing underwater world. Come nose to nose with sharks and prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays. To get any closer you’d have to get wet!

2500 Grand Blvd. • Kansas City, MO 64108 • Phone: 816-274-8300

Designing and cutting your own puzzle has been a Kaleidoscope favorite for generations! This is a Hallmark children’s fun center. Kaleidoscope nourishes the creative spirit. It is a place where children are invited to be creative, have fun, and feel good about their own special ideas. Provided by Hallmark Cards, Kaleidoscope is FREE!

At Kaleidoscope, children use their imaginations to make art with left-over materials from Hallmark’s manufacturing processes. Some materials are cut into shapes, while others are left just as Hallmark sends them. And Hallmark provides different materials so the projects are ever-changing!

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fun for everyone

Deanna Rose Farmstead
13800 Switzer Road • Overland Park, KS 66221 • Phone: 913-897-2360

A children’s petting zoo, low cost and fun for younger kids. Designed to depict a turn-of-the-century family farm, the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead has almost 200 animals and birds of prey, vegetable and flower gardens, a one-room country schoolhouse, an old-time fishing pond, pony rides and more.

Kansas City Zoo
Located in the heart of historic Swope Park at 6800 Zoo Drive • Kansas City, MO 64132 • Phone: 816-513-5800

More than 200 acres of adventure filled with more than 1,000 animals, the Zoo is divided into several sections: Australia; Tiger Trail (Asia); Tropics, an indoor rainforest; KidZone, which includes the Discovery Barn, Peek-A-Boo Tree and an Endangered Species Carousel; and a 100 acre-African Plains. The new Tropics, an indoor rainforest, opened in 2009 in the original Zoo building and polar bears have returned.

Worlds of Fun
4545 Worlds of Fun Avenue • Kansas City, MO 64161 • Phone: 816-454-4545

An amusement park located with Oceans of Fun. At Worlds of Fun, there are rides for everyone from thrill-seekers to families. If speed and adventure are for you, there's our THRILL RIDES like Patriot, Mamba, and Prowler. If slower speeds are for you, the FAMILY RIDES like the Grand Carrousel or Worlds of Fun Railroad will be perfect.

Oceans of Fun
4545 Worlds of Fun Avenue • Kansas City, MO 64161 • Phone: 816-454-4545

A waterpark located with Worlds of Fun, Oceans of Fun has been keeping Kansas Citians cool with their rides, waterslides and attractions for over 2 decades. This tropical themed waterpark is located next to Worlds of Fun amusement park in Kansas City. This is one of the largest waterparks in the Midwest.

Schlitterbahn’s Waterpark
9400 State Avenue • Kansas City, KS 66112 • Phone: 913-312-3110

A waterpark with attractions including an uphill water coaster, 3 rivers including the world's longest "tidal wave" river, a surfing ride, 6 slides, 2 tub chutes, 13 slides for smaller children, lounging areas and hot tub with swim-up refreshment bar.

Moon Marble Company
600 East Front Street • Bonner Springs, KS 66012 • Phone: 913-441-1432

Located near Ag Hall of Fame, you can find bulk marbles, handmade marbles, traditional toys and games, gifts, and watch glassworking demonstrations. Artisan and owner Bruce Breslow frequently demonstrates his marble making. During demonstrations, Bruce will explain the process of glass working, marble history, and other fascinating areas of marble interest. They also exhibit and sell the work of several dozen prominent glassworkers from across the country.

Visitors to the store will enjoy perusing the displays of antique marble toys or maybe "knuckling down", if they remember how!! Shoppers are sure to find something special for everyone on their list among our selection of special and unusual items.

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sports venues

Kansas City Chiefs Football Stadium Tours
One Arrowhead Drive • Kansas City, MO 64129 • Phone: 816-920-9300

Arrowhead Stadium is the home of the Kansas City Chiefs football. Arrowhead Stadium has been a destination for football fans since it opened in 1972. In addition to serving as the “Home of the Chiefs,” Arrowhead hosts college football, concerts, international soccer, motor sports, and much more. Arrowhead is also host to over 100 private events each year. Go behind the scenes at Kansas City’s premier sports and entertainment venue.

Kansas City Royals Baseball Stadium Tours
One Royal Way • Kansas City, MO 64129 &bull Phone: 816-504-4222

Kauffman Stadium is the home of the Kansas City Royals baseball. Get a behind the scenes look at Kauffman Stadium! In addition to having the largest hi-definition video board in the game, 'The K' features a the unique Outfield Plaza, Royals Hall of Fame, and interactive Kids Area. A tour of this "Crown Jewel" of ballparks will take you to areas not normally open to the public including the Royals Dugout, Crown Club and visitor's clubhouse.

Kansas City Royals Baseball
One Royal Way • Kansas City, MO 64129 • Phone: 800-676-9257

Kauffman Stadium is the home of the Kansas City Royals baseball. During the conference, the Royals are playing at the following times:

Saturday, June 86:15 p.m.Houston Astros
Sunday, June 91:10 p.m.Houston Astros
Monday, June 107:10 p.m.Detroit Tigers
Tuesday, June 117:10 p.m.Detroit Tigers
Wednesday, June 121:10 p.m.Detroit Tigers

The Kansas City Royals will celebrate their 40th anniversary season at Kauffman Stadium in 2013. Kauffman has always been one of the crown jewel ballparks of Major League Baseball. Having hosted 70,638,469 fans since 1973, "The K", with its signature look, has proudly stood the test of time.

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before you head home …

For those who may want to extend their stay, Kenny Chesney will be in concert Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM at Arrowhead Football Stadium. Go to for more information.

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