Kansas City, Missouri: What to See and Do

Take a tour of Kansas City, MO. Visit the Sea Life Aquarium, Union Station, Penn Valley Park, Kansas Speedway, the Liberty Memorial and more.

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A pond with harp-playing angels at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. 960 1280

Missouri Botanical Garden  

An 18-foot model of the Titanic at the Titanic Museum in Branson. 960 1280

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Stingrays at the St. Louis Zoo. The 90-acre zoo is home to over 5,000 animals. 960 1280

St. Louis Zoo  

The American Jazz Museum located in Kansas City. This is the only museum in the world solely focused on the preservation, exhibition and advancement of jazz music. 960 1280

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The GIANT Swing at Silver Dollar City theme park in Branson. 960 1280

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Lurking on the front lawn of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, this giant bronze spider was designed by Louise Bourgeois. 960 1280

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Arts  

This 300,000-square-feet Bass Pro Shop is the largest store in Springfield. 960 1280

Bass Pro Shops  

The Anheuser Busch Brewery bottling plant at in St Louis. 960 1280

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An antique horse carriage at the Museum of Westward Expansion in St. Louis. 960 1280

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A night view of the Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. 960 1280

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The Showboat Branson Belle, on beautiful Table Rock Lake in Branson, offers 3-course dinners and a variety show. 960 1280

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The St. Louis skyline along the Mississippi River. St Louis is also known as "Gateway City" because it was located at the end of the first leg of the Oregon Trail and considered the dividing mark between the Eastern and Western US in the 1800s. 960 1280

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The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, MO. 960 1280

Truman Library Institute  

Located near Van Buren, MO, Big Spring is one of the largest springs in the US. It originates at the base of a bluff on the west side of the Current River Valley in the Missouri Ozarks. 960 1280

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Mount Rushmore
Mount Rushmore (Keystone, SD)

Mount Rushmore (Keystone, SD)

You can't get more presidential than Mount Rushmore. This national memorial in South Dakota features the heads of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. 960 1280

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State Capitol Rotunda (Denver, CO)

State Capitol Rotunda (Denver, CO)

The rotunda of the state capitol building in Denver features portraits of all the US presidents. 960 1280

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Greenbrier Resort (White Sulpher Springs, WV)

Greenbrier Resort (White Sulpher Springs, WV)

The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia has played host to 26 US presidents. The last president to stay at the resort during his presidency was Dwight Eisenhower. 960 1280

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Mount Vernon (Mt. Vernon, VA)

Mount Vernon (Mt. Vernon, VA)

'Visitors watch as "America's smallest parade" takes place at historic Mount Vernon, Virginia near Washington, D.C., February 20, 2006. The U.S. is celebrating President's Day with parades and pageantry throughout the country. REUTERS/Mannie Garcia' 960 1280

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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum (Springfield, IL)

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum (Springfield, IL)

Visitors look at a depiction of President Abraham Lincoln meeting with his cabinet, while touring the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, IL. 960 1280

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial (Washington, DC)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial (Washington, DC)

President Clinton touches the statue of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's dog, Fala, as he and first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton, view the FDR Memorial. The memorial places Roosevelt, the country's 32nd president, alongside giants of US history, Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson with monuments in the heart of the capital. 960 1280

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Harry S. Truman's Farmhouse Sitting Room (Independence, MO)

Harry S. Truman's Farmhouse Sitting Room (Independence, MO)

This humble sitting room is from the farmhouse of President Harry S. Truman, located in Independence, MO. 960 1280

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Dwight D. Eisenhower Childhood Home (Denison,TX)

Dwight D. Eisenhower Childhood Home (Denison,TX)

Dwight D. Eisenhower, born in this house in Denison, TX, rose from modest roots to become Supreme Commander of all Allied forces during World War II and US president from 1953 to 1961. 960 1280

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Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (Simi Valley, CA)

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (Simi Valley, CA)

Nancy Reagan touches the grave marker of her husband, Ronald Reagan, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, CA, on June 5, 2005, the one-year anniversary of his death. 960 1280

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Monticello (Charlottesville, VA)

Monticello (Charlottesville, VA)

Monticello, near Charlottesville, VA, was designed by Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States. 960 1280

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Adams Tomb (Quincy, MA)

Adams Tomb (Quincy, MA)

The tomb of John Adams (left), second president of the US, is located at the same site as his son, John Quincy Adams (right), sixth president of the US, and their wives, at the United First Parish Church in Quincy, MA. 960 1280

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John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum (Boston, MA)

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum (Boston, MA)

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, dedicated in 1979, is located on Columbia Point in Boston, MA. The building is the official repository for the original papers and correspondence of the Kennedy Administration. 960 1280

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Montpelier (Orange, VA)

Montpelier (Orange, VA)

Montpelier, located near Orange, VA, was a large tobacco plantation and estate of the prominent Madison family of Virginia planters, including James Madison, fourth president of the United States.
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George H.W. Bush Library (College Station, TX)

George H.W. Bush Library (College Station, TX)

Four US presidents pose inside the George H.W. Bush Library in College Station, TX, on November 6, 1997. Shown (L-R) are Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Gerald Ford. 960 1280

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William J. Clinton Presidential Library (Little Rock, AR)

William J. Clinton Presidential Library (Little Rock, AR)

Exhibit area featuring an exact replica of the Oval Office in the White House at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, AR, November 17, 2004. 960 1280

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