- The list below includes 194 free or cheap things to do in or near Kansas City, Missouri, including 71 different types of inexpensive activities like Music Venue, Art Museum, History Museums and Malls.
- From Loose Park to Westport, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Kansas City and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Shawnee, Independence, Olathe and Kansas City.
The Atchison County Historical Society Museum is a historical museum focused on preserving the history of Atchison County. Attractions include a variety of exhibits such as a display of Amelia Earhart's belongings and a collection of Revolutionary War guns.
Located along Clinton Lake, Clinton State Park provides boat launch areas and can be used for fishing and swimming. The park features campsites, cabins, hiking and biking trails, picnic facilities, a playground and volleyball, archery and disc golf areas.
The Evah C. Cray Historical Home is a restored Victorian-era mansion with 25 rooms. The mansion features a castle-style tower, and features a gift shop in its carriage house. Built in 1882, it features lavish decor.
Visitors can explore and learn the history of the Cray Mansion originally built in 1882 at the Cray Historical Home Museum. The 25 room mansion features a 3 story castle-like tower and is a remnant of the Victorian era.
Celebrating Kansas History, Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum offers a diverse collection of state memorabilia. Well-organized, some exhibits relate to the Underground Railroad and local abolitionists, while others touch on religion and baseball history.
Included in the National Register of Historic Places, the Jesse James Home Museum is the house where the famous outlaw was shot by Robert Ford. It contains items belonging to him and his family. The north interior wall has a bullet hole in it.