Trip Ideas: Wine, Dine and Tour KC
Kansas City, also known as The City of Fountains, is home to a large downtown and metropolitan area that features a variety of things to do and places to see. You will feel at home when you stay at a bed and breakfast. Kansas City features some of the country’s best barbecue restaurants and plenty of historical museums and sites that peek curiosity. See all the Heart of America has to offer in Kansas City.
Morning
This museum recreates the look, sounds and feel of the game's storied past. The Negro Leagues were established in 1920. Video presentations and memorabilia in the 10,000 square-foot multimedia exhibit chronicle the history and heroes of the Negro Leagues, from the origin to the 1960s. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is Co-located with another of Missouri’s best historical museums, the American Jazz Museum in the Historic 18th and Vine District.
1616 E. 18th Street, Kansas City MO 64108, 816-221-1920
Hours: Tue.-Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Located in the historic 18th and Vine Jazz District, the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of a uniquely American art form. The American Jazz Museum is co-located with another of Kansas City’s best historical museums, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
1616 E. 18th St., Kansas City MO 64108, 816-474-8463
Hours: Tue.-Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Tour the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, a mega-modern, state-of-the-art facility encompassing two awe-inspiring performance venues: The Muriel Kauffman Theatre and the Helzberg Hall.
1601 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City MO 64108, 816-994-7200
Hours: Tour times vary; admission is $5. See the Kauffman Center website for details.
Afternoon
From Kansas City, head north to Platte City and Jowler Creek, which produces wines that are fun to drink and easy to pair with foods. Due to its sustainable practices, Jowler Creek is considered Missouri's first "green" winery. After your day at the winery, enjoy one of the Kansas City area’s best barbeque restaurants, Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue.
16905 Jowler Creek Road, Platte City MO 64079, 816-858-5528
Hours: Wed.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Award-winning barbecue and the historic Freight House make for one of the best barbecue restaurants in the Kansas City area. Jack Stack serves quality hickory-smoked meats, fresh seafood and sides.
101 W. 22nd St., Kansas City MO 64108, 816-472-7427
Hours: Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Evening

This one of a kind boutique hotel is patterned after Europe's fine small hotels. The Raphael is designed to offer a uniquely Kansas City experience, combining the intimacy and charm of a locally significant landmark with highly individualized service.

Built in 1927 as apartments, the building was transformed into the Raphael Hotel in 1975. A total renovation was concluded in 2009.

Part of the exclusive Marriott Autograph Collection of independent hotels, The Raphael offers Marriott Rewards. Special packages are offered. Meeting space is available.

The hotel features 88 suites and 38 guestrooms. Amenities include: room service; valet service; refreshment cabinet; two telephones; flat screen HDTV; granite sink and vanity. A few suites feature a dining table that seats twelve.

The hotel's signature restaurant, Chaz on the Plaza, is known for its romantic atmosphere, uniquely Kansas City cuisine, and live music.

Located less than a block from the famed Country Club Plaza shopping, dining and entertainment district.

325 Ward Parkway, Kansas City MO 64112, 816-756-3800
Hours: Front desk: 24 hours.
Chef Peter Grnauer, along with members of his Kansas City and Vienna-based family, serves Germanic cuisine in the historic Freight House in the Crossroads Arts District. The menu focuses on authentic representations of classic Austrian and Continental European cuisine.
101 West 22nd Street, Kansas City MO 64108, 816-283-3234
Hours: Mon.-Thur., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Before relaxing away at a bed and breakfast, Kansas City offers a place that rivals the fun and excitement of Las Vegas in Argosy Casino Hotel and Spa. Along with a full gaming floor, it features a hotel with luxurious amenities, five dining choices, and an indulgently rejuvenating spa.
777 N.W. Argosy Parkway, Riverside MO 64150, 800-270-7711
Hours: Open 24 hours
After a long day touring Historical Museums and eating some of the best Barbeque restaurants in the country, A circa 1913 Colonial, two blocks from The Plaza, greats you with 12 guestrooms, plus a carriage-house suite. Accommodations at this Bed and Breakfast, Kansas City’s best, include, among other amenities: private baths; sherry in your room; a full breakfast; complimentary afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres; evening hot beverages with sweets; and 24-hour innkeeper services.
116 E. 46th Street, Kansas City MO 64112, 816-531-7979
Hours: Office: 24 hours