Worlds of Fun: (816) 454-4545 — 4545 Worlds of Fun Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64161
Over 170 rides, shows and attractions on 175 acres, open from mid-April through October, in an internationally themed park. Includes the Timber Wolf, one of the world’s top-ranked wooden roller coasters, and the Mamba, one of the world’s tallest and fastest steel coasters. Closing times vary. Season passes and single-day passports available.
Oceans of Fun: (816) 454-4545 — 4545 Worlds of Fun Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64161
The midwest’s tropically themed water park featuring surf, sun and sand activities on more than 60 acres. Among more than 35 attractions are the million-gallon Surf City wave pool, adults-only pool with swim-up refreshment cabana, children’s water playgrounds and seven giant water slides. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Season passports and single-day tickets available.
The Kanas City Zoo: (816) 595-1234 — 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, MO 64132
Kansas City Zoo is a 202 acres zoo founded in 1909, located in Swope Park. The zoo has a Friends Of The Zoo program. It is home to more than 1,300 animals and is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). In 2008, the Kansas City Zoo was voted one of America’s best zoos. It was ranked number one in the nation for “African Animals and Exhibits.”