Being a senior doesn't mean you don't want to go out and do things. You may want to explore different attractions in Kansas City or plan a day out with a loved one in town.
The good news is that you can find many exciting things to do in Kansas City, and many are designed with seniors in mind. Here is a list of six things you may want to try while you're living at The Gardens at Barry Road.
The National WWI Museum and Memorial is the world's most comprehensive collection of WWI memorabilia and a good place to visit if you enjoy history. Memberships are just $45 with the senior, student, military or educator discount applied, or you can purchase a dual senior, student, military or educator membership for two people for $70. Family plans, supporter plans and benefactor plans are also available.
With membership, you have one year of unlimited admission to the museum and 50% off tickets for guests. You also get free or reduced admission to public programs hosted by the museum and 10% off at the cafe and museum store.
The Arabia Steamboat Museum provides information about the Arabia, a steamboat that sank in 1856. It was recovered in 1988 and is now used as a time capsule about life in the mid-19th century. For a look back on American life in the past, this museum can't be missed.
Seniors 60 and older may enter the museum for just $13.50.
If you want to head into the city with younger family members or just enjoy amusement parks, you may want to go to Worlds of Fun, Oceans of Fun. It has rides, a water park, special events and more.
Active and retired military members get a discount, and you can opt for a season pass if you plan to go to the park more than twice a season to get unlimited visits for $94 in 2023.
If you need shade during your stay, you can rent a cabana, and food and drink deals are offered to minimize out-of-pocket costs. Electric wheelchairs are available for rent for better accessibility.
For art lovers, there are few better places to visit in Kansas City than the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. It hosts rotating exhibitions, has the beautiful Rozzelle Court Restaurant and boasts a calendar of events with unique events all year. Members enter for free and receive free parking in the museum garage. The public may also enter for free, but there may be a charge for special exhibitions to consider.
In terms of accessibility, the Access Programs available through the museum are designed for people with varying needs. There is an American Sign Language tour and the Deaf Cultural Festival. Communication aid cards are available at the coat check counter. Guides may also have special tours for people in wheelchairs or who need additional support.
The majority of the museum is wheelchair accessible, including the parking garage and museum lobby. Wheelchairs may be found at the coat check and are free to use.
See cute animals and exciting exhibits at the Kansas City Zoo. People of all ages enjoy the zoo, so it could be a good option for you and your friends and family.
Child and senior admissions range between $17 and $18 depending on the day, while adult admissions are between $18 and $20. Residents of Jackson and Clay County get extra discounts to bring tickets down as low as $8.50 a person.
For accessibility, you can rent an electronic scooter for $28 or a wheelchair for $12.
A final option for a fun day out is Penguin Park. Penguin Park is a part of the Parks Department and has a penguin theme throughout. It covers 3.42 acres and is a public park that's free to visit.
Since it's a public location, you have the option of using its free and public grills and fountains. Electricity is available in the pavilions, which you can also rent if you'd like. For example, if you want to have a big family get-together, you can rent the Penguin Park shelter for $69 from Monday through Friday or $100 for the weekend.
This is a lovely place to go if you want to enjoy a low-key day out with younger children and let them play on playground equipment or if you want to have a reasonably priced get-together. The park has pavement, so it's accessible to those who may need wheelchairs or scooters.
Kansas City has plenty of things to enjoy. You have the option to select things to do that fit within your budget and are of interest to you.
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