Monday Madness: Enter to Win a Kid Friendly Kansas City Family Getaway

Last fall, this California girl fell in love with Kansas City.  I was so surprised by the big city feel, beautiful scenery, exceptional lodging, and kid friendly Kansas City attractions.   We are so certain that your family will fall in love with this Midwestern Metropolis that we have partnered with our friends at Visit KC to offer this fabulous family friendly giveaway to explore the best of Kansas City.

Kid Friendly Kansas City Activities

Kid Friendly Kansas City Activities

Crown Center

Crown Center is a goldmine of kid-friendly fun.  Little ones can explore the diversity of underwater life at the SEA LIFE Aquarium as they encounter sharks, octopi, rays, and thousands of other sea flora and fauna.  Next door, get ready to build at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center.  In addition to brick building fun, kids can ride LEGO themed rides, learn exclusive tips and tricks from LEGO masters, get their energy out in themed play areas, and even learn how LEGOs are made.  While visiting Crown Center, dine at the Crayola Cafe or Fritz’s Railroad Cafe for kid-friendly themed dining.

Budget Friendly Fun:  Crown Center’s outdoor fountain is a mecca for kids on a hot day.  No matter what the season, be sure to get creative at the ingenious Kaleidoscope Art Center and Hallmark Visitor Center, both are completely free to visit.

Union Station

Just around the corner from Crown Plaza, be sure to visit Union Station.  Built in 1914, Union Station features impressive architecture, restaurants, and kid friendly fun at Science City and the KC Rail Experience (included with admission to Science City).  Science City, as one would expect, is a creative “city” full of scientific and interactive exploration, just perfect for school-age kids.  Walk through a giant artery, climb and slide your way through a model of a modern sewer system, land a space shuttle, or dig for dinosaur bones. Your family could spend hours inside and not do everything.

Historic Landmarks

KC is home to numerous famous historic landmarks.  History buffs (and their budding children) will find a plethora of material to study from Civil War battlefields, to the National World War I Museum, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, and the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum all of which feature numerous interactive kid-friendly exhibits.

Budget Friendly Fun:  If your family loves art history, be sure to check out KC’s free art museums including the massive & diverse Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

Family Friendly Lodging in the City of Fountains

Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza Kid Friendly Kansas City Lodging

KC is the City of Fountains, boasting more than any city outside of Rome!  Country Club Plaza, a beautiful outdoor shopping and restaurant district, is an amazing hub for fountain discovery featuring 19 fountains.  Set amidst the backdrop of stunning Spanish architecture, world-class shops, and a diverse selection of fine restaurants, Country Club Plaza is home to KC’s most iconic fountain: the J.C. Nichols.

Budget Friendly Fun:  If your little ones fall in love with Country Club Plaza’s fountains, check out this free fountain scavenger hunt across KC.

Just steps from the shopping scene, located within the Plaza, the Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza offers families a convenient and newly renovated  all-suite place to rest their heads.  Parents will love the indulgent Sheraton Sweet SleeperTM bed and enjoy the family friendly perks like two room suites equipped with two flat screen TV’s, a refrigerator , microwave, and a pull out sofa.   Upgrade to the Sheraton Club Lounge to take advantage of complimentary breakfasts, hors d’oeuvres hours, fitness center, and convenient business center amenities.


To explore more kid friendly Kansas City fun, check out my coverage of KC in these articles:

Metropolitan Culture in the Midwest | Kansas City’s Kid Friendly Attractions


Trekaroo Birthday Rewards for family travelBeen to any of these fabulous KC destinations?  We’d love to hear your reviews.  And for a limited time, you can earn amazon gift cards for sharing your reviews with our Trekaroo community!

Many thanks to our friends at Visit KC for sponsoring this getaway.  When traveling to Kansas City, Visit KC is a fantastic resource for travel planning, trip advice, and kid-friendly iteneraries. 




The Steal: Win a Kansas City Family Getaway


Total value – $634

Enter today and every day for the next 2 weeks to be eligible to win this amazing vacation by filling out the rafflecopter widget below:
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  • Reservation and stay subject to availability
  • No cash value
  • Does not include airfare or airport transfer

Value: $634

Rules and Guidelines:

  • No purchase necessary
  • One raffle winner will be selected
  • Winners will be selected randomly and your chances of winning are based on the number of entry points you acquired against the total number of entries for this giveaway.
  • 18 years of age and older
  • US and Canada residents only
  • Winner will be notified via the email provided and must respond to the notification to confirm their prize within the time specified in the email.  (Usually 3 days)
  • After the winner has been confirmed, the winner will be announced on this blog post.

Entry Period: January 28, 2013 at 12:01 AM PST to February 10, 2013 11:59 PM PST.

Thanks to Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association for this amazing giveaway

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What is Monday Madness?

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About the author

Katie Bodell is Trekaroo’s Blog Editor, a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. She loves the Bible, learning & research, musical theater, indy music, artsy films, languages, and diverse cultural encounters. Her husband is thankful that google can now answer all of her perpetual random questions.
29 Responses
  1. We took our kids to Science City many years ago and they STILL beg to go back. It was the highlight of our trip to KC! Great museum.

  2. Stephanie Sheaffer

    I would love, love, LOVE to visit the Kansas City Public Library. I’ve seen pictures and the architecture is stunning.

    Our three daughters (ages 6, 3, and 9 months) would go absolutely wild with excitement if we won this.

    P.S. I promise to write reviews on Trekaroo if we do! 😉



  4. Caryn

    We went to the Lego Discovery Center in Dallas, TX last year and my son LOVED it! He is completely obsessed with Legos and we can’t wait to go to the Discovery Center in KC!

  5. Sara

    It will be fun for my family and want to take my kids to legoland and sea life. Staying at that hotel would be fun to get out of the house!

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