Kansas City, Missouri Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Kansas City and the surrounding area. Which Kansas City would you like: the one where you can have your meals delivered by model train (Kansas), or the one where you can get lost inside an outdoor maze made of glass (Missouri)? No need to choose; the cities are next to each other!

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Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • The Hall of Waters

    The Hall of Waters

    Excelsior Springs, Missouri

    Elaborate Art Deco temple devoted to the curative power of mineral water. Site of the World's Longest Water Bar, high windows, futurist chandeliers, and polished terrazzo floors.

  • Leila's Hair Museum

    Leila's Hair Museum

    Independence, Missouri

    At Leila's Hair Museum, former hairdresser Leila Cohoon displays her impressive collection of human hair art, as well as hair samples from Presidents Lincoln and (maybe) Truman.

  • Jesse James' Feather Duster of Death

    Jesse James' Feather Duster of Death

    Kearney, Missouri

    Among Jesse artifacts exhibited at the James Farm is the household duster that may have contributed to his demise.

  • Largest Ball Of String, Not Twine

    Largest Ball Of String, Not Twine

    Weston, Missouri

    A big bruiser of a sphere, 19 feet around, from a time when people mailed packages tied with thin postal string.

  • Gates BBQ Tuxedo Man

    Gates BBQ Tuxedo Man

    Kansas City, Missouri

    A top-hatted gentleman briskly struts with a bag of fresh Gates barbecue in one hand. There are other Gates BBQ restaurants around the region, but this may be the only one with a statue of the Tuxedo Man.

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September 21, 2017

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