Kansas City: A Quick Weekend Getaway


Looking for a quick getaway before school starts or over an upcoming long weekend?
Kansas City is the place to go!


Check out our toddler-approved Kansas City list:

Science City
Union Station: 30 W Pershing Rd
This was our favorite spot, hands down! From water play, train exploration, creation corner, dino lab, engineering, and more … Science City is filled with hours of hands-on, educational fun.




Penguin Park
4124 NE Vivion Rd
Have you ever climbed on a 23-foot penguin or rode a slide within a 26-foot kangaroo? Make sure to check out this whimsical park on a warm day! As a special education teacher, my favorite was the inclusive communication board! Way to go KC Parks and Recreation!





LEGOLAND Discovery Center
Crown Center: 2475 Grand Blvd
Everything is awesome at LegoLand! From hands-on lego building exhibits to an indoor playground, 4D movie, two rides, and jaw-dropping displays, LegoLand is a must!





Sea Life Aquarium
Crown Center: 2475 Grand Blvd
Have a fin-tastic time exploring stingrays, turtles, sharks, jellyfish, seahorses, and more! This interactive aquarium is right next door to LegoLand. Grab your combo tickets for a loaded day of fun!




Fritz Railroad Restaurant
Crown Center: 2450 Grand Blvd
Where else can you get a train to deliver an old fashion hamburger? Fritz! Make sure to check out this one-of-a-kind diner.



Deanna Rose Farmstead
13800 Switzer Rd
Pack snacks and sunscreen! You can spend hours exploring the farmstead– farm animals, feed goats, fishing, mining, playgrounds, and even learn a little history. This inexpensive spot is a great day trip.




Wonderscope Children’s Museum
433 E Red Bridge Rd
Make sure to visit this fully accessible museum to learn while playing. Explore dramatic play setups, railroads, waterworks, a creation station, and the wonder climber!




Superkidz Club
6753 Johnson Dr
Remember and miss Tumble Drum? Make sure you visit Superkidz Club to relive your childhood!




Need more local ideas for your next Kansas City trip? Make sure to visit our sister site: Kansas City Mom Collective!


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Danielle Sawyer
Danielle resides in O’Fallon with her husband Devon, two boys Harrison and Nolan, and three dogs! Danielle is a local Autism Teacher, who advocates for all abilities. Danielle and her son are both deaf/ hard of hearing— they’re a hearing aid/ cochlear implant household. Danielle’s hobbies include baking, riding four wheelers, exploring their property, sitting around a campfire, board games, and pinteresting crafts she most likely will never do! You can find The Sawyers at some of their favorite spots: Magic House, Big Joel’s Safari, and Indian Camp Creek!