Summer Fun in Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri skyline over a lake during summer

Looking for Something Fun to Do This Summer?

Grab a friend (or two) and check out the one-of-a-kind Art Course at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art! Open through Labor Day, this unique mini-golf course features 9 holes, each with a “fresh interpretation” of works in the museum’s permanent collection. Nine artists’ visions were selected from 75 proposals to create this exciting entertainment opportunity within the sprawling beauty of the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park.

After you “hit the links,” stop by the Terrace Snack Bar for ice cream or a cold beverage. Another option is to order a picnic dinner from the museum’s restaurant and enjoy the complimentary live, outdoor music to start your weekend off right. The museum also offers free, guided tours of the collection’s featured works.

But Wait, That’s Not All!

While you’re there, be sure to check out the entire Sculpture Park, featuring over 80 pieces. Favorites include the iconic Shuttlecocks (perfect for an Instagram shot!) as well as the recent exhibition Andy Goldsworthy’s Walking WallGoldsworthy’s site-specific installation is a hand-built stone wall that will “walk” in five successive sessions. The next “walking” phase for the sculpture is scheduled for July. Walking Wall is to be completed in November and will become part of the museum’s permanent collection. 

Hungry for More?

Kansas City’s Big Picnic is a scheduled event for July 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. and is free. There will be food trucks, lawn games, live music, interactive art activities, and other performances. Indeed, there’s definitely something for everyone at this local party. 

Ready to Live Like a Local?

There’s so much to see and do year-round in Kansas City, so contact us today to schedule a tour of City Place at Westport. We’d love to give you a tour and show you how to enjoy the “epitome of the urban lifestyle.”

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