Skip to Main Content

Kansas City, Missouri: Glass Labyrinth - Outdoor Maze of Glass

Seven-foot-high walls of one-inch-thick glass form a triangular outdoor maze -- with only one way in and out. Designed in 2014 to be permanent; let's hope bird poop and fingerprints don't ruin it.

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, Kansas City, MO
Follow these directions to nearest public parking lot: from Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, turn south onto Rockhill Rd. Drive a half-block, then turn right into the public parking lot. Drive to the back, park, then follow the walking trail back up to Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. Cross the road (be careful) then follow the trail onto the grounds of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Turn right, and you'll quickly see the Labyrinth.
Summer only. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Glass Labyrinth - Outdoor Maze of Glass

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Glass Labyrinth

Closed for season sign posted on entrance. I am bummed as it looked like it would be fun to try.

[J.R., 05/07/2023]

The outdoor Labyrinth is only open during the summer months.

Glass Labyrinth - Outdoor Maze

It's not a long maze, but we did manage to get twisted at some turns. What a cool structure! This is on the grounds of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art near the shuttlecocks. After the maze, follow the walking path to view more neat things outside.

[John K, 05/02/2017]
Glass Labyrinth - Outdoor Maze of Glass

Do not hurry through here. They keep it pretty clean, and from the outside you can hear the Bong! Bong! of people giving themselves concussions inside. Keep a hand out in front of you, and tell the kids!

[missbeckett, 07/27/2015]

Glass Labyrinth.

Glass Labyrinth - Outdoor Maze of Glass

The Glass Labyrinth is super fun, but be careful -- it's harder than you think. Move slowly, or you will run into the walls.

[Donna Dingle, 09/02/2014]

Although identical in concept to a mirror maze, this is high art, created by New York artist Robert Morris. Opened May 22, 2014.

Nearby Offbeat Places

World's Largest ShuttlecocksWorld's Largest Shuttlecocks, Kansas City, MO - < 1 mi.
Art and Mini-GolfArt and Mini-Golf, Kansas City, MO - < 1 mi.
Rows of Headless MenRows of Headless Men, Kansas City, MO - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Big Green Head of Charlie Parker, Kansas City, MO - 4 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Missouri Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Woodland Park, Colorado (Apr 15-21, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings