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Harrah's Kansas City Local Attractions

At Harrah's Kansas City, you have easy access to all the fantastic Kansas City attractions that this this action-packed city has to offer.

Spend an afternoon visiting one of the area's many exciting attractions including the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City Zoological Park, Truman Sports Complex and Truman Presidential Library.

Things to do in Kansas City also include the Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun amusement and water parks, Crown Center, American Royal Museum, Hallmark Visitors Center and the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art.

Be sure to save time for a stop at the Country Club Plaza, a trip to Historic 18 & Vine District and the Country Club Plaza. Or catch a Broadway-style musical or concert at the Starlight Theater.

Embark on an action-packed adventure today by making your reservations at Harrah's Kansas City.

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The American Royal Museum helps show the significance of agriculture in the history of Kansas City. Many exhibits are available to see, including one that compares a visitor's weight with those of a chicken, market hog and feeder steer. The museum is open year-round.

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Designed in the early 1920s, the Country Club Plaza is billed as the nation's first suburban shopping district. But the Plaza is much more than wonderful stores and unique shops; it's a work of art that showcases breath taking fountains, sculptures and murals. The turning on of the Plaza Lights every Thanksgiving is an annual holiday tradition in Kansas City.

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Crown Center is alive with things to do in Kansas City. Whether you're a visitor from just around the corner, another city or a faraway land, this Kansas City attraction has something special for you. You'll discover world-class shopping, extraordinary restaurant options, theater, movies, special exhibits and much, much more. It's the perfect place for families to laugh, share, learn something new and just be together. Crown Center: more colorful, more fun, more exciting than ever. Entertain the possibilities.

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Located in Crown Center, the Hallmark Visitors Center showcases the exploits of the world's largest greeting card company. The center features many historical artifacts that chronicle not only the company's success, but also the rise in popularity of the greeting card and how trends have changed throughout time.

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Two Kansas City trademarks come together at the historic 18th and Vine District. The American Jazz Museum pays homage to Kansas City's strong history in swing and bebop. The Kansas City attraction also celebrates the achievements from such legendary artists as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker. For more information on the museum, call (816) 474-8463. The 18th and Vine District is also home to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. The museum covers the historical contributions players made to not only baseball, but also to the Civil Rights movement. The fantastic careers of players such as Satchel Page, Josh Gibson, "Cool Papa" Bell and many others are highlighted.

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The Kansas City Zoo features many exhibits, attractions and all kinds of animals, including the exotic and domestic. A popular feature is the Sprint IMAX Theatre, the first IMAX Theatre in a zoo. The zoo is open daily year-round, except Christmas and New Year's Day.

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The 1.5-mile track will play host to events from racing's top sanctioning bodies, such as NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, GRAND-AM Road Racing and ARCA

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One of the premier art institutions in the United States, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is known for its tremendous collection of Asian, European and American art. However, the museum features a little bit of everything that can be enjoyed by those who appreciate the spirit of imagination. The museum is open Tuesday–Thursday, 10:00am to 4:00pm; Friday, 10:00am to 9:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm.; and Sunday, noon to 5:00pm (closed Mondays).

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Starlight Theater is Kansas City's premiere outdoor venue for Broadway-style musicals and concerts.

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Located in the City Market District, the Steamboat Arabia Museum chronicles the excavation, restoration and preservation of the contents of a sunken steamboat in 1856. Visitors can walk on an actual size version of the boat's deck and witness the actual paddle wheel and boiler room. The museum also features the largest collection of pre-Civil War artifacts anywhere. Tours are available from 10:00am to 4:30pm Monday–Saturday and Noon–3:30pm on Sunday.

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The life and history of the "no-frills" 33rd president of the United States, who was the epitome of Midwest demeanor, is honored at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum. With ever-changing exhibits and displays, the museum is a must for American history enthusiasts or fans of the late "buck stops here" common man who eventually became President.

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Located in Jackson County, Truman Sports Complex is home to Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals, and Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Once an important link in the cross-continental railroad system, Union Station has recently been restored to its original luster and is now a Kansas City attraction and houses restaurants, specialty theaters, shops and Science City. Science City is a state-of-the-art interactive learning experience for young and old alike that explores life and inventions of the past and also the future. Union Station is located at 30 W. Pershing Road in Kansas City.

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Worlds of Fun is over 175 acres of amusement park excitement! Rides range from traditional to extreme. Enjoy the Mamba, a roller coaster of mega proportions. The Mamba features at 205 foot plunge and speeds of up to 75 MPH. Located next to Worlds of Fun is Oceans of Fun, a 60-acre water park. Oceans of Fun is a Kansas City attraction perfect for beating the heat during the summer months.