Although we have to say goodbye to some of our favorite outdoor attractions during the chillier winter months in Kansas City, now is the time to be thankful for the myriad of fun and quirky indoor museums around town. One such gem is the Toy & Miniature Museum on 52nd & Oak.
The beauty of this place is that it appeals to visitors of every age—the museum can be a magical toyland for kids but also serves as a nostalgic trip down memory lane for adults. Visitors can travel through time with generations of cherished toys including dolls, dollhouses, trains, cars and more.
The museum also houses one of the largest collections of fine-scale miniatures in the world. The tiny treasures are perfect in scale, making them working reproductions of actual pieces.
Take, for example, this pair of tiny dueling pistols. Artist Eric Pearson designed them so that all of the mechanisms are the exact proportions as those of a full size pistol.
After the turkey’s been gobbled up and cousin Suzie has finished off the last of the green bean casserole, most of the relatives will head to the couch for a little football and after-meal nap. But some of us have other plans.
If you’re like me, the moment the table is cleared after Thanksgiving dinner marks the beginning of the annual holiday shopping extravaganza, also known as BLACK FRIDAY.
Any strategic shopper knows that in order to have the most successful and cost-saving Black Friday, there must be a plan. Here are a few tips on around-town Black Friday events to keep in mind: Read more
Stumble through a foggy werewolf forest, come face to face with the world’s largest anaconda in captivity, feel what it’s like to be buried alive—it’s all possible this Halloween season in Kansas City. If you love a good old-fashioned scare (like I do), you’ll want to pay close attention to the list I’m about to share.
Fright fanatics: Did you know KC has been called the Haunted House Capital of the World? Check out these five bone-chilling adventures that will send shivers down the spines of even the bravest visitors. Read more
Shopping… partying… supporting breast cancer survivors… what’s not to like about the Back in the Swing Retail Therapy fundraiser?
Founded in 2000 by KC resident and breast cancer survivor Barbara Unell, Back in the Swing partners with local retailers to promote awareness and fund breast cancer survivorship programs.
By providing grassroots awareness, education and fundraising on behalf of the more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S., Back in the Swing works to empower them to get back in the swing of life physically, emotionally and spiritually.
This year, the program will work a little differently than in years past. From now until Nov. 5, participating retailers across the area will hold their own Back in the Swing benefits and parties—some will last a few days, others, all month. Read more
No matter what kind of plans you have in store for Labor Day weekend, they most likely involve meeting up with friends and/or family in some variety.
I am no different. It is for that reason I decided I needed to make a pre-Labor Day shopping trip. I mean, I can only wear the same summer outfits so many times in front of the same people.
But where could I go around town to find stylish garments that would also fit into my tight budget? I decided on Legends Outlets in Kansas City, Kan., after hearing buzz about a few recent new store openings. Boy, did that decision ever pay off for me!
When I first saw the sign for Saks Fifth Avenue – OFF 5th I had to remind myself that I shouldn’t expect the same designer duds as I’d gushed over at the Saks in Chicago, Orlando, Las Vegas, etc. This was, after all, the outlet version, right?
Wrong. To my surprise, fashion’s hottest labels tempted me from all sides of the store! Read more