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Kansas City, MO, USA

Come visit The Show Me State: Missouri

 

Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House on the Prairie series grew up in Missouri. She loved her state and chances are you will too! Check out these excellent options for inexpensive and relaxing fun. From beer to a house that is futuristic yet frozen in time, Missouri has a lot to offer.

 

Arrowhead Stadium

The opening game at this stadium was played in August 1972, when the home team, the Kansas City Chiefs, played the St. Louis Cardinals. The Chiefs were initially called the Kansas City Texans as they were a merger between The Texans and Kansas City teams. Jack Steadman, the general manager, convinced the two teams' owners to change the name to the Chiefs. Steadman went on to become executive vice president and general manager before becoming president of the Chiefs, and eventually the teams' chairman of the board as well as a member of the Chiefs Hall of Fame. He has since retired but the legacy of this stadium, which was his idea, lives on.

The 1950s All-Electric House

If you love the 1950s, drive your Kansas City rental car just 20 minutes southwest to stop by this blast from the past. Built in 1954 by Kansas City Power & Light Company, this model home was constructed to show futuristic gadgets to those searching for the American Dream of moving to the suburbs. Inside you'll find electric curtain openers, a hidden television, a garage opener and many more inventions that were Jetson-esque for the more than 62,000 people that came to visit in 1954. Think of what those visitors would have thought of your home today! Tickets are $2 for adults and $1for kids.

Boulevard Brewing Company

Want to visit the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest? Look no further. Known for their full flavor, excellent quality and distinctive character, this brewery's beers range from pale ale to the Unfiltered Wheat Beer, a light-bodied, slightly cloudy straw colored brew with low hop bitterness, a sweet, bready malt flavor and a hint of citrus. If these flavor keys mean nothing to you take the Smokestack tour - where you'll have a tasting session and pairing. You'll become the beer connoisseur you've always dreamed of!