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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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mural: Superman of Kansas City

    Mural: Superman of Kansas City

    Kansas City, Missouri

    Michael Wheeler, senior citizen, dresses in a home-made super-suit and runs all over Kansas City.

  • 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.

  • 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, but this may be the only one with a statue of the Tuxedo Man.

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