Fall for free museum admission in Kansas City

Though there have been days of drought in Kansas City, color will depend on the autumn weather. Photo by Patsy Bell Hobson.

What better way to kick off fall in the colorful state of Missouri than a fall drive and a visit to one of Kansas City’s extraordinary museums? On Museum Day enjoy Free Museum Admission on Saturday, September 29th, 2012 at these Kansas City Missouri metropolitan museums.

All participating museums are free for anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket.

Kansas City
American Jazz Museum  Located in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District in Kansas City, MO, the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of jazz. Address 1616 East 18th Street  Kansas City, MO 64108, phone (816) 474-2929

Nicole Awai, Go Go Green Compression Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

The Kemper Museum Of Contemporary Art, is the largest collection of contemporary art in Kansas City, Missouri. The Café Sebastienne restaurant combines the worlds of contemporary art and contemporary cuisine. Address 4420 Warwick Boulevard  Kansas City, MO 64111, phone (816) 753-5784

National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial  is an interactive tourist destination. OverThere Café offers both lunch and snacks. Also, see the Walk of Honor, the Museum Store and Research Center. Of note is the Beaux-Arts architecture and Egyptian Revival architecture. Address 100 West 26 Street  Kansas City, MO 64108, phone (816) 888-8100

Toy and Miniature Museum Toy & Miniature Museum of Kansas City exhibits antique toys, games, dolls, dollhouses and scale miniatures. Remember gyroscope,15-puzzle, jacks, Tiddly Winks, marbles, and paper dolls? Visit the Museum Store. Address 5235 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64112, phone (816) 235-8000

Independence
Bingham-Waggoner Estate, Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, National Frontier Trails Museum,Vaile Mansion. For information about day trips or weekend getawys VisitIndependence.com™

Marble Hill
Bollinger County Museum of Natural History
For more information about Bollinger County Contact the Chamber of Commerce

St. Joseph

Glore Psychiatric Museum & the St. Joseph Museum
Pony Express National Museum – See where the Pony Express began & Jesse James ended.
Official St. Joseph Travel and Tourism Site

The National Churchill Museum in Fulton MO is a daytrip from St Louis or Kansas City. Photo by Patsy Bell Hobson

Fulton

National Churchill Museum
Voted one of the “Top 10 Destinations for Midwest Charm” by USA Today. Go to Fulton and Callaway County.

Columbia
Museum of Anthropology
Museum of Art and Archaeology
A busy little city in the middle of the state, Columbia has an eclectic mix of restaurants, art galleries, music venues, sporting events, B&Bs, wineries and coffee houses. For more details, go to Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau

To receive your free Museum Day Live! Tickets for two people, print the free admission ticket from Smithsonian magazine.

View the nationwide list of all 2012 participating museums. Read more about Museum Day

Make it a day or a weekend in Kansas City. VisitKC.com™ the official travel resource for Kansas City. Click for information about Kansas City hotels, attractions, restaurants, shops and entertainment.

If you have a fall foliage tour in mind make a reservations soon as possible. September and October fill fast. The busiest time for most B&Bs, wineries, and cozy getaways, peaks with the fall colors.

Timber watchers and leaf peepers have the advantage of knowing autumn colors are consistent year after year. Plan for Missouri color peaks in mid October. Fall getaways are a tradition with some couples and families. Check with the Missouri Department of Conservation for fall color driving tours.

Truman’s home, where Harry and Bess lived after returning from the White House. Photo Patsy Bell Hobson

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