While surrounded by and encompassing some of the most beautiful natural environments in the region, KC features a collection of picnic-friendly locations as accommodating as they are scenic.

So, grab your blanket and basket and set up at one of the best picnic spots in KC:

Crown Center Square

Bring your bites and grab a table in between Lego building, deep-sea exploration and high-end shopping while visiting Crown Center, an all-in-one destination in the heart of the city.

Hiking Trails and Parks

Nature beckons. Hiking trails and area parks are abundant in the region and make for perfect picnic occasions.

Local Craft Breweries

Many area breweries, like Big Rip Brewing Co. and Border Brewing Company, invite craft beer enthusiasts to pair their preferred meal with wide varieties of delicious brew styles.  

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Tap into your inner Picasso by posting up at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, likely the most iconic lawn in Kansas City. And check out the museum’s Big Picnic, an annual summer event.

Tailgating at Arrowhead/The K

Tailgating is basically just a picnic in a parking lot, right? Prepare for kickoff or first pitch by arriving early, with food and drink in-hand, to the lot shared by Kauffman Stadium and Arrowhead Stadium.

The National World War I Museum and Memorial

Take in one of the best sights in KC by picnicking outside the National World War I Museum and Memorial on its impressive grounds. Afterwards, head inside and discover the history of the Great War. 

Kansas City Zoo

Refuel in between visits to Polar Bear Passage and Helzberg Penguin Plaza by dining at one of the many outdoor picnic areas in Kansas City Zoo, a perennial family favorite. 

Schlitterbahn Waterpark

Pack a picnic during summer months to cool off between rides on slides and lazy river relaxation at Schlitterbahn. Coolers are always welcome here. 

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