1840 N. Church Road, Liberty, MO, US, 64068
- Phone: (816) 335-4402
- Fax: (816) 407-1264
Freight House District is on the edge of the downtown district and was known as a railroad area then became known as an artist area. However the area is becoming more popular as a nightlife spot.
Yet another fun destination in Union Station, this collection of live action and motion picture theaters offers something for everyone. The H&R Block City Stage features live action musical and historic shows. The Vic and Helen Regnier City Extreme Screen amazes audiences with its five-story tall movie screen and a 5.1 stereo surround sound system. The Arvin Gottlieb City Dome puts viewers in the middle of the action with its 360-degree screen.
In the heart of downtown, lies the Penn Valley Park, a park that was carved out of an urban setting of houses and buildings in an attempt to try and retain the land's history as an historic ravine. This ravine, known as the 'Penn Street ravine', a part of the route which was used by the pioneers to traverse west on the land, via the Santa Fe Trail. The park was completed in the early 1900s, and today occupies a prime position in the city's landscape. Among the amenities available here are a dog park, a skate park, tennis courts, picnic areas, softball fields, and the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial. Do call to know more.
Cradled in the arms of three major interstates, this 18,000 seat arena is located in Downtown Kansas City. After two years of construction, Elton John inaugurated the arena with a sold-out concert on October 13th, 2007. The Sprint Center hosts concerts, sporting events and is also home to the College Basketball Experience. Prices vary depending on event from reasonable to outrageous. Check their website for a calendar of events and ticketing information.
The Kansas City Power and Light Building was constructed in 1931 and is a recognized skyscraper in Downtown Kansas. For nearly 40 years, it stood as Missouri’s tallest structure towering at 30 stories. It is hugely significant and there have been multiple proposals regarding its sale. The building is bestowed with an Art Deco lantern that quickly catches the eye. The lighting acts as a great enhancement to the already beautiful building.
Sea Life Kansas City lets you get up close and personal with over 5,000 sea creatures! Head to the Touchpool Experience where you get to interact with sealife and touch some creatures, such as starfish. Then get face to face with sharks in the Underwater Tunnel where it will feel like you're actually underwater. With fantastic shows and exhibits, the Sea Life Kansas City is fun for the whole family.
Step into a world of creativity and fun at Legoland Discovery Center. This amusement park is especially made for children and the child friendly attractions reflect just that! Go on the interactive Kingdom Quest ride or build whatever type of vehicle you can imagine at the Lego Racers: Build & Test attraction. You can even watch a show in the 4D cinema. No trip is complete without seeing important landmarks made miniature at Miniland.
Founded in 1919, the Liberty Memorial was established to honor those who fought and lost their lives during World War I. The City of Kansas after the war wanted a medium through which they could pay their respects and showcase the cruelty of the same. In a two week public drive, it raised over USD 2.5 million and built the Liberty Memorial. The Memorial is divided into a North Wall, Exhibit and Memory Halls, a Sphinx and a 217 feet Memorial Tower. Carvings across the walls depict the story of the war and its various transitional phases. The list of sculptures increases as there is also a Pantheon replica which was donated to the Memorial.
Located between the Municipal Auditorium and Marriott Hotel, Barney Allis Plaza has a colorful history. As a park, the Plaza was a congregation point for festivals, street fairs, and carnivals like the 'Elvis Parade' every August. Barney Allis Plaza has since been remodeled into a tennis court. Though not all of Kansas City agrees with this change in landscape, the Barney Allis Plaza Fountains nevertheless create a picturesque backdrop to the sporting spectacles. The question begs to be asked, "Wonder what the Cows On Parade will make of it?"
More than 150,000 people come to this interactive museum and informational center each year. Here, you will learn about how Hallmark Cards started, meet some of the talented artists, writers and designers, view the massive collection of Keepsake ornaments and make your own gift bow to take home. Located in downtown's Crown Center, the Hallmark Visitors Center is a must-see for anyone interested in learning about the greeting card industry and the people behind it. Admission is free.
Kansas City's popular symphony offers stirring classical music. The symphony gives moving performances and also has educational concerts. Founded in 1982, the symphony has 80 full-time musicians and is an important part of Kansas City's cultural landscape. The symphony performances in a variety of venues, so check their website to make sure you can enjoy their next concert.