Free Things to Do in Kansas City

January 15th, 2019 by

Image of the Kansas City skyline at twilight.

If, like most of us you’re working with a tight budget, but still want to get out and enjoy yourself once in a while, have we got news for you! We’ve assembled six of the best free activities you can enjoy in Kansas City and the Kansas City area today, no matter what your interests.

Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center

Check out exhibits, displays, and even stage performances celebrating the contributions of African Americans to the establishment and growth of Kansas City. Free to tour, but donations are gladly accepted.

Children’s Peace Pavilion

A hands-on children’s museum featuring more than 25 child-centered exhibits that teach, entertain, and spark the imagination while teaching essential skills like communication and conflict resolution.

Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead

Teach your children the importance of animal stewardship and agriculture in this hands-on activity just outside the city. Designed to resemble a Independence farm, the site is home to more than 200 animals you can view and interact with. Admission is free 2:00 PM to close Monday – Thursday.

Boulevard Brewing Company

Ever wondered how your favorite Overland Park area brews are made? Take this free 40-minute tour (offered every Wednesday) and find out! The tour ends at the tasting room where you can sample a variety of different Boulevard Brewing blends and pick up some for later.

Haskell Indian Nations University Cultural Center & Museum

Explore the history of the University and the tribes that once populated this land in this sweeping cultural exhibit located on the grounds of the Haskell Indian Nations University, which was established to serve the educational needs of Olathe native residents.

Ernie Miller Nature Center

Just outside the Fenton are is a beautiful natural environment filled with hiking trails, exhibits, bird watching, gardens and much more – all free to the public to enjoy.

More on Things to do in Kansas City

Enjoy the many free things to do in Kansas City and, when you’re done, explore our other city pages to learn about holiday events to delight your little goblins, Valentine’s Day date ideas, our favorite attractions at the Kansas City Zoo, top picks for outdoor activities in Overland Park, and much more!

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