Day or Weekend Trips from Kansas City

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Photo by Daniel M. Hendricks

By Lexi Myer

Are you and your family looking for a short day or weekend trip from Kansas City as we start to enjoy this fantastic warmer weather? Check out the following cities and attractions to see what would best fit your family:

Omaha, NE: Omaha is around 2 ½ to 3 hours away from the Kansas City metro, depending on where you are coming from. They have several family friendly activities to choose from, but the most popular is the Henry Doorly Zoo. It is a highly rated zoo with lots of different unique attractions to please everyone. Other popular destinations in Omaha are the Omaha Children’s Museum, Old Market Shopping Center, and the Lauritzen Gardens.

St. Louis, MO: St. Louis is around 3 ½ to 4 hours away from the Kansas City metro, depending on where you are coming from. A nice benefit of spending the day in St. Louis is that many of their popular attractions are free. You can visit the St. Louis Zoo, many of the museums, and the botanical gardens (during select hours) for no admission fee. They also have attractions like Cardinal Village by Busch Stadium and the Arch downtown that are very popular to visit.

Branson, MO: Branson is around 3 to 3 ½ hours away from the Kansas City metro, depending on where you are coming from. Branson is known around the Midwest for its family friendly attractions. They have Silver Dollar City, many museums, and numerous shows year round. According to TripAdvisor.com, the most popular attraction in Branson is the Sight and Sound Theatre, the nation’s largest Christian theatre company.

Do you have destinations close to Kansas City that you enjoy? Share below!


LexiAbout Lexi Myer

St. Louis Cardinals fan, Mom of one daughter, and Insurance Agent!
Direct Phone – 913-754-3836
lmyer@maxinsurance.com

Lexi started at MAX in June of 2016, and has 2 years of experience in the insurance industry. Lexi enjoys spending time with her husband, newborn baby girl, and Chihuahua/Beagle mix Ted. Lexi and her family are big St. Louis Cardinals baseball fans and travel to see them whenever they can. She also works with students of the University of Kansas (KU) as her husband is a campus pastor there.

Photo by Daniel M. Hendricks