Top Summer Outdoor Activities in Kansas City

Discover 8 ways to enjoy the outdoors in Kansas City, MO

Fresh Air Fun

A woman carries a bouquet of flowers at The City Market in Kansas City, MO
The City Market
  1. Walk, bike or picnic through KC’s beautifully manicured Loose Park. The centerpiece of the 75-acre park is the Laura Conyers Smith Municipal Rose Garden, which features 3,000 roses of 150 varieties.

  2. Located in the heart of the River Market neighborhood, the farmers market at The City Market is open every Saturday and Sunday, along with several restaurants and unique vendors open every day.

  3. Soar through the trees at Zip KC. Exhilarating for thrill seekers, the 143-acre zip-lining park features a 65-foot tower and nine lines, some reaching speeds up to 50 mph.

  4. For an entirely new outdoor experience, make a trip to Yaya’s Alpaca Farm and enjoy an up-close encounter with the farm’s 30 friendly, furry creatures.

  5. Take on a challenge of balance and bravery at Go Ape Treetop Adventure. The course features zip lines, rope ladders and plenty of other thrilling obstacles reaching heights of 40 to 50 feet.

  6. Go out on a limb with Treeclimbing Kansas City. Complete with harnesses and other safety equipment, this group leads adventurers of all skill levels on two-hour climbs at various Kansas City parks.

  7. Tee off at T-Shotz. No normal driving range, this homegrown sports experience in the Northland features a fun twist on the ole “day at the links.”

  8. If “all the world’s a stage,” Starlight Theatre might be the best seat under the stars. The landmark theater is back in a big way in 2021 with a full run of Broadway shows, concerts and more.

An audience watches a live show at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, MO
Starlight Theatre

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