Quality Inn & Suites Kansas City - Independence I-70 East
4200 South Noland Rd
Independence, MO 64055
Phone: (816) 373-8856
Fax: (816) 373-3312
One of the most ancient of human performing art forms, puppetry is believed to have origins tracing back over 30,000 years. It is a legacy that has been passed down through generations of humans, and is still celebrated vibrantly today through institutions like the Puppetry Arts Institute. Located in Independence, MO, this place is dedicated to preserving and promoting this intriguing art form through workshops, performances, and a range of other programs. The institute also has a museum on-site, which showcases various exhibits on puppetry. See the website or call to know more.
This stadium is home to MLB's Royals, a team that entered the league in 1969 and won the World Series in 1985. Since that series, the team has not had much success, but has had several popular players, most notably, George Brett. The stadium opened in 1973 and was named after the team's founder, Ewing Kauffman. The seating capacity holds 27,000 spectators and one of the interesting features that surrounds the outfield is the "Waterfall Spectacular". The water falls from a high 322ft and it is one of the largest artificial waterfalls in the country.
This multiplex, operated by Globe Cinemas, has 4 screens for your viewing pleasure. Considered to be the largest drive-in theater in Missouri, the theater keeps up with the emergence of multiplexes with improved audio technology as well as infrastructure. This cinema is currently open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only, however, is closed during winters. For film times, ticket prices and further information, please call or see their website.
Construction on Arrowhead Stadium finished on August 12, 1972, and since then, the Kansas City Chiefs have had one of the best home records in the NFL. The stadium is equipped to handle nearly 80,000 spectators, and when the seats are that full, you can feel the energy in the air. In fact, the crowds at Arrowhead are among the loudest recorded in any outdoor sports venue - in other words, don't forget the earplugs at home. Single game tickets start at USD65, and season ticket packages start at USD690.
Truman Sports Complex has become a major landmark in the city of Kansas, thus making The Pavilion at Arrowhead—housed within the complex—an easy access venue. Right next to the famous Arrowhead Stadium, this pavilion can be rented for various event. Both for business and social events, this place is well equipped to accommodate a fairly large crowd. Divided into three different areas, each having a capacity of around 700. High-tech projection system makes for an ideal conference facility.
The crack of the bat never sounded so good. If you're an avid baseball fan who's ever dreamed of visiting that historic stadium, or desired to watch that favorite childhood team you never got to see, Big League Tours will set you up with an exclusive baseball package that not only gets you a ticket to the ballgame, but also offers one-of-a-kind baseball opportunities. When you go on a Big League Tour, you might find yourself dining with a Hall of Famer or taking batting practice with an All-Star. With tours available in all 30 stadiums, you can customize your own memorable trip, or join a group on one of Big League Tours regional excursions. Whether your plan is to bond with the family at the ballpark or to spend a weekend with the guys, this unique tour company will provide an unforgettable experience that gets you up-close and personal with the Big Leagues. These tours are available during the regular baseball season. Call +1 866 619 1748 (Toll Free).
This theater, known as one of the finest outdoor theaters in the country, hosts an entire season of shows. Celebrating its 52nd anniversary season, this magnificent theater boasts a newly constructed 10-story, fully enclosed community stage, as well as "Garden of the Stars" and "Starlight Square." Most of the shows begin after 8:30p. The box office is located at 6601 Swope Parkway.
3 Trails Expo Center is one of the most sought after venues in Kansas City. It is known for having hosted popular shows like the 'Cool Bike Show' or the 'Guns show' in the past. With fabulous parking and other facilities, this place has been venue to grand events organised by big banners. Check out the website for upcoming events.
This establishment is part of the Regal Cinemas chain of theatres. Come by to watch the latest flicks on any of the 18 screens. Grab some cold drinks, pop corn and bring along some friends for an evening of fun. Children aged 11 or below get a discount. Disabled access is available, as are listening devices. Stadium seating ensures a great view of the wide screen. A game room ensures that you have other modes of entertainment while you are here. Call for further details.
Located on the edge of the historic Hyde Park District of Kansas city, the enormous façade of the Scottish Rite Temple is captivating. The building boasts of the beautiful Greek style of architecture of the 1900's. Belonging to the Scottish Rite association and headed by various experienced Masonic dignitaries, the Scottish Rite Temple has been involved in a number of philanthropic activities since its inception. The Grand Entrance Hall and the Lodge Meeting Room of the Temple are used for private gatherings and meetings. The vast auditorium of the temple is one of the best in Kansas City, with a 3 leveled seating arrangement accommodating up to 1800 people with excellent acoustics.
The Gem was constructed in 1912 using a Baroque-style motif in its architecture and was originally planned as a movie house in the historic 18th & Vine District. Today, it is a live music, dance and theater stage that hosts various acts, from musicals to live jazz, the Gem is always abuzz with activity. The theater is run under the benevolent auspices of the American Jazz Museum (located a few doors down on 18th) and is most notably known for its "Jammin' at the Gem" series which features some of the best musicians in the world.
If you are looking to see how Kansas City appeared back when Charlie Parker roamed the streets, stop by the Blue Room. Although the original Blue Room, where the 'Bird' blew saxophone is long gone, this jazz joint is a fine replica of the 1930's club. Located in the historic 18th & Vine district, it is a bit of a museum, with pictures of greats that cover the walls and relics of Kansas City's jazz era adorn the tables. Live music still gets the place swinging four nights a week. No food is available and smoking is not allowed, but there is a fully stocked bar.