10 Things to Do Next Time You Think, “There’s Nothing to Do in Kansas”


Graffiti in the Kansas City Workhouse

An opinion piece by Ellie Anderson

  1. Go to a drive in movie theater. The Boulevard Drive-In Theatre is known to provide entertainment without costing too much money.
  2. Take a helicopter ride around the city. If you’re willing to spend a little more money this could be the experience of a lifetime for you and your significant other (or friends). Prices range from $80-$200 depending on the type of tour you’d like to take. (Check Groupon)
  3. Take a painting class. Businesses such as Pinot’s Palette and Thirsty Palette offer different paintings for you to replicate and add your own twist to. The best part? You have something to take home to remember the day for years to come.
  4. Go paintballing. It can be a fun bonding experience as well as a place to access your competitive side. Whether teaming up with your friends or battling against each other, you’re sure to have a good time. (Try Jaegers Paintball Complex)
  5. Visit the Glore Psychiatric Museum in St. Joseph, Missouri. Learn spooky and interesting stories about the horrors of past mental asylums.
  6. Visit Kaleidoscope. It’s 100% free and you can literally create your own puzzles. Who wouldn’t want to do that?
  7. Go to Fritz’s. Remember that place where a train brings you your meal? Yeah, we know you do.
  8. Visit an Escape Room. Grab a group of friends and head to Escape Kansas City to test your problem solving skills while having a good time.
  9. Go to the Nelson Atkins. Also, if you check their website, the museum often hosts fun events to partake in.
  10. Visit the Kansas City Workhouse. It’s an abandoned prison castle near the West Bottoms covered in unique graffiti and rife with memories.