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  • Arts & Museums

    »Leila's Hair Museum

    As you walk in through the doors of Leila's Hair Museum, you will be surrounded by nothing but hair. Styling of hair has been an aspect of beauty since ancient times; this museum, established by Leila Cohoon, aims at cherishing this art form. Exhibits on display include broaches comprising hair, paintings made with powdered hair, hair wreaths and hair accessories. Popular artifacts on display include locks from celebrities, presidents, Queen Victoria, St. Anne and Mother Mary.

    1333 South Noland Road
    Independence, MO 64055

    »National Frontier Trails Museum

    The National Frontier Trails Museum reflects centuries of history. This museum features a number of exhibits that highlight the life and times of a pioneer, including quotes and narratives from the brave souls that made their way out West.

    318 West Pacific Avenue
    Independence, MO 64050

    »Mormon Visitors Center

    Learn about the key role the Mormons played in the early and tempestuous history of Independence. See rare artifacts, exhibits and artwork documenting the history and beliefs of the Saints.

    937 West Walnut
    Independence, Missouri 64050

    »1859 Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum

    Built in 1859, this historic frontier jail located in Independence Square is where Frank James, Jesse's bank-robbing brother, was imprisoned. With bars on the windows, the jail looks like something out of an old western movie. Visitors can tour the Marshall's home, the jail cells, a schoolhouse and the surrounding grounds. An exhibit of handmade weapons is also on display. Admission: $5 adults, $4.50 seniors, $2 children/students, children younger than 6 are free.

    217 N Main St
    Independence, MO 64050

    »Main Street Motor Museum, The

    You will travel back in time when stepping into the showroom floor of the 1940's Lincoln Mercury Dealership.

    315 North Main Street
    Independence, Missouri 64050

    »Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

    Located in nearby Independence, this library is one of only ten presidential libraries in the country run by the National Archives and Records Administration. It houses 15 million pages of documents and 35,000 objects that are all associated with the life and presidency of Harry Truman. This populist president was born in Independence and he is buried in the courtyard alongside his wife Bess on the grounds of this impressive library.

    500 W US Hwy 24
    Independence, MO 64050

    »The National Museum of Toys / Miniatures

    This is a must-see for children and the young-at-heart. Located near the Country Club Plaza on the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus, this museum features a collection of antique toys, built-to-scale miniatures, antique dolls, doll houses, farm toys and teaching kitchens. They recently added a new room to feature the worlds most complete marble collection, donated by Larry and Cathy Runyan-Svacina. The museum was founded in 1982 by two women who wanted to share their toy collections with the general public. Adults will especially enjoy the miniature displays, which fascinate and inspire. *One added note, the museum is closed for renovations until 2015, check website for details.

    5235 Oak St
    Kansas City, MO 64112

    »Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

    This artistic wonderland is housed in a splendid neoclassical structure that looks like it is a piece of work in itself. The collections of American and European art contain masterpieces from the most prominent schools and periods, from artists such as Homer, Caravaggio, Monet, Titian, Rodin, Renoir and hundreds of others. Popular displays at the museum include the Chinese Temple Room, a sealed Egyptian tomb and an outdoor sculpture garden. A cafe and gift shop are also on-site. Admission is free.

    4525 Oak Street
    Kansas City, MO 64111

    »Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

    Since its opening in the Fall of 1994, over the last two decades the Kemper Museum has become one of the most respected galleries in the region. The permanent collection donated by Bebe and Crosby Kemper features contemporary artwork and some of the artists include the famous glassblower Dale Chihuly, Georgia O'Keefe, Andrew Wyeth and Robert Mapplethorpe, just to name a few.  Some temporary exhibits have featured a complete retrospective by fashion photographer, Herb Ritts and a moving AIDS tribute by Robert Juarez. The building merits attention also, it has plenty of nooks and crannies that are interspersed alongside two elongated wings, which makes the structure appear like a bird in flight.

    4420 Warwick Blvd
    Kansas City, MO 64111

    »Museum at Prairiefire

    Step inside this museum and try not to cry out when you're greeted by a huge Tyrannosaurus rex casting. And that's just the beginning! Buy a ticket to the Discovery Room and your kids can become archeologists for the day as they dig for fossils. If you want to see the temporary exhibit, such as the interactive Water: H2O = Life, then make sure you purchase an exhibitions ticket as well. When you get tired stop by the cafe for a bite to eat. After seeing all the indoor exhibits step outside and explore the Wetlands Interpretive Trail, a one and a half hour hike that lets you explore the world around you.

    5801 West 135th Street
    Overland Park, KS 66223

    »Black Archives of Mid-America

    A visit to the Black Archives makes the perfect addition to a day of discovery in the downtown area. This one-of-a-kind attraction, located just one block west of the 18th and Vine District, boasts one of the largest collections of African-American art, memorabilia and historical materials in the region. You will also explore the histories and lifestyles of many of the most respected African-American leaders in the area.

    2033 Vine St
    Kansas City, MO 64108

    »Thomas Hart Benton Home & Studio State Historic Site

    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.

    3616 Belleview
    Kansas City, MO 64111
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