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!
KC HOLIDAY TRIP: Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays across Kansas City. From holiday lights to gifts and delights, the KC Holiday Trip is sure to make your holidays merry and bright.
SHOP SMALL KC: From clothing to accessories, trinkets to foodie items, Kansas City has no shortage of small businesses you can support over the holidays. Read our latest blog to find all the best gifts in every community across the region.
Tim Murphy Art Gallery
The Tim Murphy Art Gallery features rotating exhibits each month in the brand new Merriam Community Center, located at 6040 Slater St.
Free to the public, this gallery boasts beautiful works in a well-lit space which includes seating so you can enjoy a perfect afternoon of perusing the collections or relaxing among the art that surrounds you.
Veterans Day Facts
Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day on November 11, 1919 marking the one-year anniversary of Germany's signing of the armistice to formally end WWI.
In 1938, Armistice Day became a national holiday, and in 1954, Kansas native and U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation to change the name of the holiday to Veterans Day, to honor all those who served in American Wars.
The National WWI Museum & Memorial is located at Two Memorial Drive in the Crown Center district. Join Kansas City in honoring veterans with special activities, free public ceremonies on the grounds and free general admission for veterans and active duty military to the Museum and Memorial, Saturday, Nov. 7 through Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. In addition, general admission is half price for the public on Wednesday, Nov. 11. learn more at: https://www.theworldwar.org/