The NFL's football theme park, the NFL Draft Experience presented by Panini Trading Cards, will take place on the south side of the National WWI Museum and Memorial during all three days of the NFL Draft. Here, fans have the chance to test their football skills, enjoy interactive exhibits and autograph sessions, and take part in photo opportunities with the Vince Lombardi Trophy and all 56 Super Bowl rings.
The NFL Draft Experience presented by Panini Trading Cards is free to attend during all three days of the event. NFL OnePass is required to enter. Register now at NFL.com/DraftAccess or by downloading the NFL OnePass app at NFL.com/OnePass.
Check out some of the KC-inspired highlights available at the NFL Draft Experience, including a destination designed especially to bring Chiefs Kingdom to the Draft, and plan your full weekend of activities.
Games & Attractions
Put your skills to the test with NFL drills that are fun for all ages, check out Super Bowl memorabilia, get autographs from NFL Legends and much more. Visit the NFL’s website for a full lineup of all the games and attractions that will be on display during the NFL Draft Experience presented by Panini Trading Cards.
Chiefs Kingdom Experience
The Chiefs invite you to explore Kansas City's rich football culture at the Chiefs Kingdom Experience. Immerse yourself in special gameday moments like running out of the tunnel to the roar of the crowd, meeting the team's cheerleaders and taking a picture with KC Wolf. Then, show off your team pride with a photo wall where you can get a photo taken to stake your claim to fandom alongside Chiefs fans from all over the world.
KC Smoke Show
Visit the KC Smoke Show on the North Lawn from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 29. Watch local barbecue pitmasters face off in various showdowns, competitions and demonstrations, with participants representing many icons of Kansas City barbecue. Competition teams and demonstrations feature Gates Bar-B-Q, Slaps BBQ, Joe's KC and Jack Stack BBQ, among many others. Host of the competition will be retired KC Chiefs player Mitchell Schwartz.
Local Food Vendors
Local tastes will be on display with some of Kansas City’s finest restaurants dishing out amazing eats during the three-day event. From legendary KC barbecue to authentic Palestinian cuisine, get excited for a stacked lineup of local food:
- Baba's Pantry
- Bloom Baking Co.
- BuckTui BBQ
- Cheesy Street
- Chef J BBQ
- Hereford House
- Jazzy B's
- KC Mac N' Co.
- Lulu's Thai Noodle Shop
- Mission Taco Joint
- Poio Mexican BBQ
- Scimeca's Italian Sausage
- Scott's Kitchen
- Smoak Craft Barbecue
- Taco Naco KC
- The Granfalloon
The National WWI Museum and Memorial
The National WWI Museum and Memorial will be open during the NFL Draft from Thursday, April 27 to Saturday, April 29. General admission tickets will be sold in-person and provide access to: Museum and Memorial exhibitions and the Museum Store, café and restrooms. Each person who purchases a general admission ticket will be given a wristband that will allow them to enter and exit the Museum and Memorial throughout that day. General Admission tickets are good for one day only.
Hours of Operation:
- Thursday, April 27, noon – 7 p.m.
- Friday, April 28, noon – 6 p.m.
- Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.