The Great Outdoors

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Kansas City Sculpture Park

4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64111-1873


The Kansas City Sculpture Park is a 22-acre oasis of park land in the middle of an urban setting. It contains over 30 sculptures primarily from the 20th and 21st centuries. It is a collaboration of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, The Hall Family Foundation and The Kansas City, Missouri, Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioner with the goal of establishing the Nelson-Atkins as an international center for modern sculpture.

The Kansas City Sculpture Park is free and open to the public year-round during daylight hours. Dogs on lead are welcome. Wheelchair entrances are located at the northeast, northwest and southeast corners, at three points along Oak Street and from the Bloch Building.
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Historic Old Westport

Westport Historical Society

4000 Baltimore
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

The Westport Historical Society actively preserves the unique moment in history of the great Westward Migration by sharing the stories of how Kansas City began and by educating the greater Kansas City community of Westport's role in the shaping of the society in America.

The self-guided walking tour take you on historic of the neighborhood. There is a map on the Web site as well as a print out of the buildings on the tour with their description and historical significance.

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Kansas City Library District

Library District Walking Tour

Central Library Building
14 W. 10th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64105

The Kansas City Library District is an officially designated area roughly bounded by 9th and 11th Streets on the north and south and Main Street and Broadway on the east and west in Downtown Kansas City, MO.

The Library District has a walking-tour guide that begins at the steps of the Library's public garage on 10th Street, between Wyandotte Street and Baltimore Avenue.

There is a downloadable tour and map that gives a brief history of each of the buildings on the tour. The tour consists of twenty-two commercial buildings, dating from 1881-1950, in the vicinity of West 10th Street, Baltimore Avenue, West 9th Street and Central Street.6 The architectural vocabulary of these prominent buildings range from high style designs spanning Neo-Classicism to Modernism, and to the classic two and three-part vertical block, with conformity in articulation, size and scale.

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Independence, Missouri

Independence, Missouri Historic Walking Tours

Historic Preservation
Independence, Missouri

he city of Independence offers 5 self-guided walking tours of different historic neighborhoods:

  • Historic Landmarks of Indepenence
  • Truman Walking Tour
  • Lexington-Winner Road – Englewood Neighborhood
  • Missouri Morman Walking Tour
  • Civil War Sites of Independence Walking/Driving Tour

Each of the tours has a brief overview on their Web site. If you find a tour you’re interested in, there is a PDF map to download and a print out of the sites that includes a descriptive overview.

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