Comfort Inn I-70 Near Kansas Speedway
234 N. 78th St.
Kansas City, KS 66112-2902
Phone: (913) 299-5555
Fax: (913) 299-5505
234 N. 78th St., Kansas City, KS, US, 66112-2902
- Phone: (913) 299-5555
- Fax: (913) 299-5505
Arts & Museums
Hands-on interactive children's museum near historic district.
The Wonderscope Children's Museum of Kansas City is a community resource that promotes imagination and creative thinking in young children by providing art, cultural, educational and interactive exhibits and programs
Chartered by Congress to honor America's farmers, this unique 172 acre complex offers an educational tour of the history and importance of agriculture as well as celebrating the important achievements by farmers. Admission is charged. Hours vary seasonally, so call ahead. It is closed on major holidays.
This museum has a variety of award-winning exhibits, artifacts, and historical photographs on Johnson County's past from the 1820's to the present.
Historical artifacts, displays, research library, County History Museum.
Historic 1887 Victorian mansion, ethnic museum, and cultural center.
This interactive museum is great for children and adults. Geared toward the agriculture and livestock industries, this museum provides exhibits and displays that keep guests entertained for an hour or more. The museum, which opened in 1992, centers around the American Royal, a Kansas City fall tradition that celebrates agribusiness and the cowboy experience. It also features a general store, Big Barnyard and a history section on the Royal and stockyards.
Take a trip back in flight-time with a visit to this museum that celebrates aviation history. It is located inside a hanger at the old Downtown Airport and visitors can see airplanes, photos, audio/video productions, artifacts, logbooks, uniforms and other items that illustrate the grace of propeller-driven travel. Individuals who lived and worked among the aircraft during their glory days sometimes lead informative and entertaining tours. Groups of ten or more must call ahead to reserve one. Check website for details on events and other information.
Home and studio of local artist, Thomas Hart Benton, this site is a must-visit for those interested in the 'Regionalist' art movement. The house is now a museum that contains artifacts and other objects from Benton's daily life. The chief exhibits are his famed mural " A Social History of the State of Missouri" as well as a stretched canvas that the artist never touched. If you enjoy the art of Grant Wood or John Steuart Curry, then you will enjoy one of their brethren at the Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio.
This institution is one of 13 different archival centers that house Federal documents in-perpetuity for the United States. Here, visitors can come for free and peruse the exhibits, learn about how documents are archived, you can even come and find long-lost relatives in their genealogy record archive. However, this particular center holds the documents from the following states only: Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota and Nebraska. So if you live in any one of these states and are so inclined, take some time to learn a little about your particular state from the federal perspective.
Located within the Liberty Memorial, this museum is a memorial to the Great War (1914-1918). It was constructed at a whopping price of over a 100 million dollars and it stands on the former grounds of the old Liberty Memorial Museum. Some of the exhibits display field equipment, artillery, helmets, body armor and uniforms, as well as a somber field of 9,000 red poppy flowers; each one represents 1,000 dead soldiers. This is an excellent place to come and understand the scope and realities of the war, as well as the tragedy.
From its humble origin in the small Bohemian town of Joachimsthal to its omnipotent omnipresence in everyday life, the American dollar has certainly come a long way. In fact, the word 'dollar' derives from this original coin fashioned in the 16th Century, as it was called 'Tolar' in Czech and 'Thaler' in German. Nonetheless, this museum located in downtown K.C. tells the public everything they need to know about the Federal Reserve System of banking in the U.S. and the museum itself is located inside a federal branch. Some of the highlights include visits to the massive cash vault, the Truman coin collection, interactive displays and they even give you a free bag of shredded money to take home as a souvenir! Admission is free and it's open during normal working hours.