The Adventurers Guide to Kansas City

As Kansas City natives we wanted to make a video about some of the not so ordinary gems for adventurers like ourselves. Sure, we could make an episode about the "normal" Kansas City attractions: Barbecue, Royals, Chiefs, Jazz, Crown Center, and the Plaza. But we are No Ordinary Path after all. If you are outdoorsy like us, whether you live in the metro or are just passing through, we hope this fun little guide will help you get out and explore. Each place listed below is a place our family has been and enjoyed - kid tested and parent approved.

*Disclaimer - this list is not exaustive and is biased to the Kansas side as that is where we were born and raised. We think you'll enjoy the list anyway and if you have explored more of the Missouri side, we would LOVE for you to leave us a comment and let us know your favorite spots to adventure.

Watch our video here!

Longview Lake
Indian Creek Streamway
Mill Creek Streamway
Kill Creek Streamway
Black Hoof Park, Lake Lenexa
Shawnee Mission Park
Single Track - Earth Riders

Hillsdale Lake
Ernie Miller Park and Nature Center
Overland Park Arboretum
Kill Creek Park
Shawnee Mission Park
Heritage Park
KCPL Prairie Wetlands

almost every city has amazing pools but these are our favorites
Gardner Aquatic Center - outdoor
Black Bob Bay - outdoor
Oceans of Fun - outdoor (included with Worlds of Fun tickets!)
Olathe Community Center - Indoor
Matt Ross Community Center - Indoor
Great Wolf Lodge - Indoor

While we didn't get to go, we have heard great things about this company
Kansas City Kayak and Canoe
Kaw Point Park
Riverfront Park

Our favorite is hands down RoKC
Apex Climbing Gym
Emerald City - Monster Mountain
Lifetime Fitness

Other Awesome Adventure Places to Visit
Worlds of Fun (Amusement Park)
Blade and Timber (Axe Throwing!)
Urban Air Overland Park (Trampoline Park)
Overland Park Skate Park
Olathe Two Trails Skate Park