With spring in the air and summer quickly approaching, it’s time to plan your trip to Kansas City for the 2014 Reliv International Conference! A gem of the Midwest, Kansas City offers a rich history of music, culture and of delicious barbeque. Whether you are bringing the entire family to conference or are riding solo, Kansas City has something for you. Check out these awesome ways to spend your time in KC when you’re not having the time of your life at Conference. Kansas City, here you come!
Fun with the Kiddos
Your kids will love visiting Moon Marble Company in nearby Bonner Springs. Moon Marble is the only store in the entire country where you can buy marbles and watch them being made, too. The store is filled with different marble and vintage games that the entire family can play together, offering a great opportunity for a fun family game night to remember.
The Crown Center has plenty to offer the kids on your visit. The Kaleidoscope offers Family Art Sessions throughout the day, allowing kids to use their creativity to make their very own creations with left-over materials from Hallmark’s manufacturing process. And the best part? It’s free! Crown Center also includes the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center and SEA LIFE Aquarium for a small fee to keep the whole family happy and entertained. Take your tikes to the Crayola store and test out some of their newest innovations.
A Taste of Culture
Kansas City is world-renowned for their outstanding museums, including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Current exhibits comprise the work of artists such as Rembrandt, Monet and Van Gogh. The museum also offers a beautiful sculpture garden stretching across an open field leading to its doors, the perfect setting for a summer picnic.
The National World War I Museum has been consistently ranked as one of Kansas City’s top attractions. Filled with interactive displays, educational films and testimonies, you definitely don’t want to miss your opportunity to visit. Make sure to take a ride up to the top of the Liberty Memorial as well to get the best view Kansas City has to offer.
Kansas City barbeque can arguably be called some of the best in the country. To indulge in the full KC experience, try visiting Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbeque. With four locations around the city, this popular BBQ joint is readily accessible from almost anywhere. Jack Stack is famous for its sophisticated flair compared to the average barbeque restaurant, so you’ll be in for quite the unique and delicious treat on your visit.
Looking for a more traditional take on BBQ? Then you’ll love Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque. Founded in the early 1920s, Arthur Bryant’s was founded by the legend himself, Arthur Bryant. Known as “The King of Ribs,” Bryant quickly became one of the most well-known barbeque connoisseurs in the country. Celebrities such as Steven Spielberg and Jack Nicholson have ever praised its eats, so you know Arthur Bryant’s will leave you more than satisfied.
Shop ‘Til You Drop
One of the hottest spots in KC in terms of entertainment and shopping is the Country Club Plaza. With an amazing 15 blocks worth of stores, restaurants and shopping, the Plaza is a must-see while in Kansas City. The Plaza also features Courtyard Concerts almost every weekend, including the weekend of Conference on July 24-26, so if live music suits your fancy, make sure to check it out.
If the weather doesn’t cooperate, Kansas City also offers plenty of great indoor shopping as well. One example in particular includes Oak Park Mall located in Overland Park, KS. Boasting a total of 187 stores, there is sure to be something for everyone.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up for International Conference today and pack those bags for an incredible weekend with your Reliv family in beautiful Kansas City!