- 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 Patee House Museum was built in 1858 as a luxury hotel and it is best known as the temporary residence of Jesse James's family after he was gunned down. It functions as a museum dedicated to the transportation system in America, housing an 1860 steam locomotive among other exhibits.
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P.O. Box 4143, St. Joseph, MO 64504 MoreLess Info
Missouri River Rafting, Outfitting, Canoe & Kayak offers guided raft tours on the river including personalized trips and overnight camping. They also provide canoe and kayak rental and shuttle service for paddlers.
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Jesse James Home Museum
12th & Penn, St. Joseph, MO 64501 MoreLess Info
Visitors can view the home where outlaw Jesse James was shot and killed by fellow gang member Bob Ford at the Jesse James Home Museum. The house features artifacts from Jesse's grave.
The historically renowned Pony Express Museum is a museum that stands as a tribute to the heritage of the Pony Express. The museum holds special tours including group tours, corporate tours, group catering, and educational field trips.
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1901 Messanie Street, St. Joseph, MO 64507 MoreLess Info
Housed in the St. Joseph Museum Complex, Knea-Von Black Archive and Museum features exhibits celebrating the contributions of African-Americans to the growth and advancement of the community. Displays include information relative to the Underground Railroad, education, government and sports.
The National Military Heritage Museum has tens of thousands of artifacts, archives and other items inside of its four buildings. Items include 2.5 ton military trucks, a Huey helicopter and a Cobra helicopter.
Designed in 1879 in the Gothic architectural style, the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion has 43 rooms and features a turret which resembles a castle tower. It displays exhibits from the Civil War period and depicting the life and death of Jesse James, among others.
Located behind City Hall, Civic Center Park features a Veterans Memorial and a small statue of liberty and is nearby the Pony Express Monument. The park has paved paths for walking and open fields for playing or picnics.