The Truman Presidential Library is closing July 23 for a year-long renovation. The Truman Home is still open for tours.SingleMalt12 wrote: ↑Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:46 pmHi,
My 17 year old son is a huge history nut. His junior year in high school last year he did 2 semesters of AP History and he'll do 2 more his senior year. Anyway, he and I have talked about going to KC to the Liberty Memorial for a weekend or a couple of days during the week this fall. When I showed him the web site he was all about it.
So my questions are:
Nearby hotels? Best suggestions?
Restaurants nearby, the Plaza, Crown Center, downtown?
Since he's 17 I don't think we'll hit any bars but maybe KCLive? It will be a quick trip & most of the time we'll be at the museum, but when it closes for the day how about some tips? As I say we're probably going to come in in Sept or Oct.
By the way, he's on the Autism Spectrum. He has Asperger's Syndrome, high functioning, so he can deal with most issues that life throws at him. He doesn't do particularly great with noise but can deal. He's been to Tigers games (yeah, I know, Why?), Lions games (same), and recently a Lansing Lugnut game.
We've been to KC numerous times but it's been a few years. I was just wondering about food & other sightseeing options nearby.
P.S. Recently Spirit has been having $25 each way $9 fare club tickets between Detroit & KC. A warning. If you come it expecting to pay a lot for Tigers tickets, you'll be disappointed. Stubhub has them cheap & if you wait til Sept they might pay you to go to a game. Just saying.
You son might enjoy the Arabia Steamboat Museum in the River Market neighborhood. You can take the streetcar there from the Westin at Crown Center. There is also a Sheraton at Crown Center.
Arabia Steamboat Museum website:
Union Station (across the street) has a railroad museum, and there is a special Stonehenge exhibit running until Sept. 29. The Stonehenge artifacts exhibit has never been seen in North or South America. It's the second largest train station in the USA (after NYC's Grand Central), and it's renovated.
https://fox4kc.com/2019/05/24/new-union ... s-weekend/
Crown Center also has the SeaLife Aquarium which anyone would enjoy.
Within walking distance is the Federal Reserve Bank's Money Museum.
If you and you son enjoy collections, then you might enjoy The National Toys and Miniatures Museum. It's further south near the Country Club Plaza. You can take a Main Street MAX bus to E. 52nd and Brookside Boulevard, and it's just a block and a half from there.
Outside of the Power & Light District, there are several good restaurants in the area around Union Station.
Pierpont's is inside Union Station.
Jack Stack Barbeque, Lydia's, and Grünauer are accessible from Union Station using the bridge connecting to the Freighthouse District. Manny's Mexican restaurant is another couple of blocks, and Lulu's Thai Noodles, Boulevard Tavern, Farina, and Extra Virgin are also close. The Rockhill Grille and Affare are within walking distance of the Westin and Sheraton. Anton's on Main is a streetcar ride away.
https://www.jackstackbbq.com/freight-ho ... ght-house/