In the Patee House Museum, you can climb aboard an 1860 train and ride a vintage carousel. The museum houses an 1877 railroad depot, a stagecoach, automobiles, wagons, buggies and countless other exhibits.Constructed in 1858 as a luxury hotel, the building has been a hotel three times, a girls college twice, the Union Army Provost Marshal's office during the Civil War, the headquarters for the Pony Express and a shirt factory. One block away, visit the home where the infamous outlaw Jesse James was shot and killed on April 3, 1882.
Located in the historic 18th and Vine District, the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of a uniquely American art form. Activities include interactive exhibits; films; the Changing Gallery; the Blue Room Jazz Club; and the Gem Theater, a 500-seat performing arts center. The museum is in the same complex as the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum; combo ticket packs are available.
This is the only American museum dedicated solely to preserving the objects, history and personal experiences of a war whose impact still echoes today: World War I. The museum is located beneath the iconic Liberty Memorial Tower. Housing more than 55,000 objects, the museum uses interactive technology, along with its world-class collection, to tell the story of the war through the eyes of those who lived it.
Continue your museum trip with a visit to one of the top fine art museums in the United States. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art features one of America's finest collections of Asian art, as well as extensive collections of American, American Indian, Egyptian, and European art.