A Teen’s Guide to Kansas City

Fun ways to entertain your teen until school starts

Guys, gals, kids, parents, and TEENS; everyone needs a guide for what to do and where to go in their home town or the city they are traveling to, like Kansas City!

We’ve rounded out a compilation of ideas that are a match for teenagers to find entertainment in, whether with friends, family, a significant other, or alone, to enjoy Kansas City's culture and entertainment. If you’re looking for more, check out Mindy’s complete guide online, with even more recommendations all over the Kansas City metro area.

1. RoKC Climbing Gym

1501 Howell St, North Kansas City, MO 64116

"RoKC is a locally established, world-class, community-focused climbing gym in Kansas City. If you can climb a ladder, you can climb at our gyms. If you're looking to learn the ropes, delve into yoga, or get your child involved, we can make it happen. If you have years of experience, rest assured that our passion for climbing matches your own. We love what we do, and hope you will too." 

2. Pinot's Palette

4165 N Mulberry Dr, Kansas City, MO 64116

"Paint. Drink. Have Fun. Date Nights and Girls' Night Out welcome! We love being your go-to spot to relax, unwind, and let loose! From date nights to birthdays and bachelorette parties, our paint parties are a unique way to celebrate all of life's special moments - even if the occasion is just called "Friday."

3. Graffiti Attic

Top level of historic Union Station

"There are a lot of art galleries in Kansas City but none quite like Graffiti Attic in Union Station. It was an idea born in the middle of a pandemic that invited local artists to come paint whatever they wanted to paint on. Since then, the space has become an artist commune of street artists from all over the city sharing knowledge and techniques with one another. Graffiti Attic is only open to the public on the First Friday of each month from 2:00pm – 9:00pm and offers free admission."

4. Urban Air

Locations in Overland Park and Lenexa

"We are the ultimate indoor adventure park. People may know us for our trampolines (because they’re awesome), but that’s just the tip of the Urban Air iceberg. Once you get inside, you’ll see what we mean. With attractions that cater to any level of adventurer, there’s something fun for everyone. Here your mini warriors can conquer obstacles, show gravity who’s boss, and have a blast seven days a week."

5. Wonder Wonder

11149 West 95th St, Mall, Overland Park, KS 66214

"Wonder Wonder is a new form of experiential entertainment that intends to bring out the weird, wild, and wonderful in ways you’ve never seen before. Our mission is to create an immersive one-of-a-kind experience that is as engaging as it is inspiring. Part art exhibit, part photography opportunity — each room is meant to tap into people’s creativity and curiosity while providing a welcoming environment for all experience-goers."

6. Made in KC

4155 N Mulberry Dr, Kansas City, MO 64116

"Made in KC is Kansas City's premiere destination for local goods, gifts, apparel, and more. Shop at seven locations, including the Made in KC at Briarcliff, and online."

7. The Draftcade

7260 NW 87th St, Kansas City, MO 64153

"Play over 75 classic arcade games while you enjoy tasty food, over 75 beers, and a full-service bar!"

8. Family Tree Nursery

830 Liberty Dr, Liberty, MO 64068

"Step inside our warm greenhouses to find the perfect plant for your space. Here at Family Tree Nursery, we carry a year-round selection of classic, trending, and hard-to-find houseplants, plus pottery in a variety of sizes, that are sure to match your style." Check their calendar of events for workshops and classes. Locations in Shawnee and Overland Park, too.

9. Smash House KC

1800 Genessee St, Suite 149 KCMO 64102

"Smash House KC is a business where people can vent their rage by destroying objects within a room."

10. Voler Thieves of Flight

556 Lowell Ave, Kansas City, KS 66101

"Kansas City’s Premier Aerial Academy and Aerial Performance Collective, is an edgy and experimental collaboration of aerial dance and acrobatics, comprised of performing artists from the Kansas City area. With over 12 years of experience, we have set the bar high with our award-winning teaching, notable performance style, innovative curriculum, and supportive community. We feature performances and training in aerial silks, straps, hammock, lyra (hoop), static trapeze, corde lisse (rope), hand balancing, Acroyoga, aerial yoga, flexibility, modern dance, contemporary dance, ambient characters, and theatrical development." 

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