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Things to do in North Kansas City

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Antique Shop
“The River Market is home to the City Market, lots of delicious restaurants, old architecture, and the KC Streetcar. ”
  • 82 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Live music venue that attracts a unique mix of artists, tribute bands, etc. Biker bar vibe, but so much more.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Such a fun family friendly atmosphere! You can rent every night you need to play pickle ball, or just enjoy yard games! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Entertainment
“This is another iconic KC museum! This one is KC's original museum and is only a 4 minute drive away! We're so excited for spring of 2019 when the $19 million dollar renovation will is complete! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Food
“If craft beer is your thing, make sure to visit one of our cities best microbreweries! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“We love to take the Lime or Bird scooters along the riverfront. The streets are very bike or scooter friendly. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“It's a butcher shop that has a food truck attached to it with outdoor seating (pet friendly). Definitely go here. It's such a hidden gem in KC. Their meats are very well priced and absolutely delicious. The guy running the food truck can cook something fierce.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Butcher
“Amazing butcher shop to snag some local bacon or burgers. Also serves great burgers and sandwiches during the day.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Wonderful fresh seafood restaurant with wood burning grill! Great drinks and outdoor patio!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Traveling with your family and need a space for kids to run out energy? Traveling and wanting a place for a nice morning walk or jog? Macken Park has a 1 mile paved track lined with gorgeous trees! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
“If you head to the River Market for the farmers market, get some breakfast here. Light pastries. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
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“Monday is 1/2 price pizza (wood fired and ohhh so good). Tuesday is 1/2 price bottles of wine. Locally owned by an Italian family, they also have a small grocery section. Please give this place a try.....nice patio to sit on when weather permits.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Night Club
“For the Casino crowd there are several casinos to choose from, all are less than 10 miles.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Trail
“Riverfront Heritage Trail (start at the beginning near 2nd and Main for a great overlook point before starting the trail down the stairs). This overlook and trail go along the river for spectacular views, especially during sunset.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Authentic Brazilian restaurant at the River Market. Also owned by a friend.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Route
“cool. just so very cool. great for hiking and bike riding. This is our Historic Scenic Byway that has been here for over 100 years. We are proud of it. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Such a fun family friendly atmosphere! You can rent every night you need to play pickle ball, or just enjoy yard games! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“It's a butcher shop that has a food truck attached to it with outdoor seating (pet friendly). Definitely go here. It's such a hidden gem in KC. Their meats are very well priced and absolutely delicious. The guy running the food truck can cook something fierce.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Wonderful fresh seafood restaurant with wood burning grill! Great drinks and outdoor patio!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Night Club
“For the Casino crowd there are several casinos to choose from, all are less than 10 miles.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“If you head to the River Market for the farmers market, get some breakfast here. Light pastries. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Authentic Brazilian restaurant at the River Market. Also owned by a friend.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Monday is 1/2 price pizza (wood fired and ohhh so good). Tuesday is 1/2 price bottles of wine. Locally owned by an Italian family, they also have a small grocery section. Please give this place a try.....nice patio to sit on when weather permits.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Awesome breakfast and brunch and lunch spot! TONS of healthy eating options on a friendly budget! Great atmosphere and the food is DELICIOUS. Plus it's just right up the street!!”
  • 3 locals recommend

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