Comfort Inn I-70 Near Kansas Speedway
234 N. 78th St.
Kansas City, KS 66112-2902
Phone: (913) 299-5555
Fax: (913) 299-5505
The greater Kansas City metro area which includes both Kansas and Missouri is filled with water parks. The Schlitterbahn happens to be in Kansas, but is popular throughout both states for fun in the sun during the sweltering, humid Midwest summers. The newest feature here is the aptly named Verrückt (roughly translated from German as "Insane"), it is a 600ft. slide that extends over two breathtaking drops while carrying four, very scared passengers on a raft! Despite this fearful ride, there are plenty of other rides for kids like 'Kinderhaven', great for small toddlers and 'Banzai Pipeline' for older, more experienced swimmers. Check website for more details on events, party packages, birthdays, etc.
To let the kids splash water or giggle getting wet with floor geysers visit the Bear Track Landing water park. Located in the Great Wolf Lodge, 38,000 square-foot water park tempts the kids and the parents to splash and play in water. The Fort Mackenzie, the interactive tree fort, comprising of bridges and suspension nets keep the kiddos busy for hours. A huge basket atop the fort dumps 1000 gallons of waters over it. The Thunder Bay, has zero-depth entry pool to relax and soak under the sun. Security and safety are given top priority with life guards and routine drills and Vigilance Awareness Training in place. Check out the website for hours of operation.
Earlier known as the J.C Harmon Stadium, it was renamed Art Lawrence Stadium in the honor of the former coach of Rosedale High School. Home to the JC Harmon Hawks, the stadium hosts many local and national sports events. Equipped with all the necessary facilities, the stadium is used by the school as well as the local community.
Tomahawk Hills Golf Course is an 18-hole course and features a club house and picturesque greens all over. This beautiful golf course is ranked amongst the most challenging golf courses in the region. Perfect your golf swing as you practice at this huge public golf course.
A massive stadium with excellent seating arrangement, with a capacity of over 19,000—Welcome to Kemper Arena American Royal Center, a stadium where every event is a sheer delight to watch. The Arena is quite popular sporting and concert venue and has hosted a hoard of them. What sets this stadium apart is the absence of view-obstructing interior beams. Besides this place also offers one of its kind arrangement for suites. Now you and your family can enjoy any event complete with luxury !
Equestrian enthusiasts, giddyup! A part of the 14 acre American Royal Center, the arena plays host to horse and livestock shows that delight many a farmer and trainer alike. Other guests can get acquainted with these gentle animals at the various family shows that are open to all. Nuzzle a soft nose or get tips on how to saddle up and care for your steed at the rodeo extravaganzas. Check the site for tickets and schedules and get ready to take a few lessons in horse-whispering.
Primarily Shawnee Native American children attended this school from 1839-1862. It was also a frontier trail supply and camp for Union soldiers during the Civil War. Learn about the turbulent history of Kansas with a guided tour and workshops. Three buildings exhibit photographs, furniture and other period displays. Admission prices are affordable; adults $3 and students just $1.
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?"
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.
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.
This park does it all - from hosting music concerts to AIDS walks. Better known for its sports events, the park is visited by sports fanatics frequently. When the park is not playing host to adrenaline-pumped events, it hosts theater and music festivals. During such festivals, the park turns into a great social hangout and you can meet some interesting people.
Polish your golfing skills and hone newer ones at the Brookridge Golf & Fitness Driving Range. This place boasts of state-of-the-art facilities, and their trainers are some of the best in the city.