Explore. Try. Repeat
KC Destinations is a membership organization of cities located in the Kansas City metro region. Each community offers visitors the opportunity to adventure beyond the big city lights and truly experience the area in a meaningful way through the eyes, ears, and stomachs of the locals. With KC Destinations, you can request visitor information, explore the metro, take a themed trip using the Otocast app, or learn more about our member destinations!
Kansas City Auto Museum
The Kansas City Automotive Museum is a classic for a family of all ages! With monthly rotating exhibits, you will always see something new when you visit. Visit their website for specific hours and event details, as they could potentially change.
Gardner, Kansas, the southwestern gateway to the KC metro area, is a perfect place to getaway for the day or a weekend. Visitors come by car or plane with two airports to choose from. Enjoy the wineries, brewery, and local restaurants or take in some of KC history, visiting the location where the Santa Fe and Oregon Trail divides, Gardner Junction Park. With six unique wedding venues around town, Gardner has become a popular location for saying “I Do”. Getting married or not, we hope to see you soon!
Visit www.gardnerchamber.com for more information!
OP's Mr. Bones
Overland Park may not be Jurassic Park (whew!) but there is a strong tie between Kansas and the Tyrannosaurus rex. A man named Mr. Bones.
Mr. Bones, also known as Barnum Brown, was a paleontologist born in Carbondale, Kansas. He graduated from the University of Kansas in 1897 and went on to become one of the most famous paleontologists in history. He is the first person to discover the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton while working in Montana. Brown then shipped his discovery to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
A full-scale cast of Brown's Tyrannosaurus rex welcomes you as you walk into the Museum at Prairiefire’s Great Hall. The replica stands only 70 miles from its discoverer's birthplace. And, lucky for us, 66 million years too late. Learn more!