Springtime in Kansas City
It’s easy to think spring when the weather has been more than spring-like recently. With temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s, it’s got everyone ready for warmer weather and most of all, outdoor activities! There is a multitude of things to do in the Kansas City area and we’ve got the perfect list to get you started.
Springtime sports in Kansas City are in abundance. From the lovable Kansas City Royals, to the Missouri Mavericks Hockey League, professional sporting games are fun and exciting for those who enjoy watching them. The Kansas City Royals regular season starts in April and runs through October. Come watch them take on their rivals on the race to be division champions. Regular season tickets can be purchased here.
Missouri Mavericks are Kansas City’s East Coast Hockey League and draw hundreds of visitors to the Independence Events Center every season. Come watch some fast action and high energy hockey before the season ends in April. Tickets and game information can be found at www.missourimavericks.com
Although not a sports team, the College Basketball Experience gives you the opportunity to act like a pro for the day. The Sprint Center is the home of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Here you get a hands-on experience where you can put yourself in game-like situations and even act like a sports announcer for ESPNU broadcast. They are open Wednesdays-Saturdays from 10am-6pm, Sundays 11am-6pm. Information and tickets can be purchased at www.collegebasketballexperience.com
If you’ve ever wanted to try sky diving but you just don’t have the guts to plunge from thousands of feet in the air from a plane, then iFly Kansas City is the place for you. It is an indoor sky diving facility that gives you the feel of skydiving without the height. After a brief training session, you’ll suit up and learn to fly in a two story wind tunnel. After your session you get to watch the pros do some high-flying flips and tricks of their own. The iFly experience is open for anyone 3 years of age and up. Visit www.iflyworld.com/kansas-city/ for information and to book your sky diving experience.
GoApe! is another fun-filled outdoor adventure facility. You get to act like a monkey and traverse through the tree-tops on zip lines, Tarzan swings, and a ropes course. There are different levels of difficulty and you can even go on a 2-3 hour tour of the Kansas City tree-line. They will be opening April 1st, 2017 so mark your calendars.
Shawnee Mission Park in Shawnee, KS is one of the most scenic spots in downtown Kansas City, you won’t event feel like you are in the heart of downtown. There is a lake, archery range, hiking and biking trails, disc golf course, and a beach (open May 30). Visitors can also bring their four-legged friends to the dog park and have a picnic on a warm sunny day.
There are plenty of options for camping in and around Kansas City. Walnut Grove RV Park in Merriam, KS is a 54 site RV park that is close to area attractions and offers a variety of amenities. Hot showers, laundry facilities, community room and cable and Wi-Fi are available for use. Each campsite has full hookups with 30/50 amp electrical. Pets are welcome. Call 913-262-3023 for reservations and more information.
Kansas City East KOA/Oak Grove KOA is just 15 minutes from the Kansas City Royals stadium. Located right off 1-70 this is a highly rated campground. There is a swimming pool (during season), mini golf course, pavilion, volleyball courts, and has a dog park. Each campsite is Wi-Fi and cable ready with 30/50 amp electrical and full hookups. A dump station is available on site and it is also close to local attractions. For booking and rate information visit www.koa.com/campgrounds/kansas-city/