Great Picnic Spots in Kansas City
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:
Local Craft Breweries
If you're in town during summer or fall, be sure to check out the Kansas City Tap Tour to explore even more locally brewed beer.
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 yard in Kansas City.
And be sure not to miss the institution’s Big Picnic, an annual summer event held in conjunction with Kansas City Parks & Recreation department that invites the entire city out for one big lawn party featuring food trucks, musical performances, activities and more.
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Take in one of the best sights in KC by picnicking outside the National WWI 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 Elephant Expedition and Helzberg Penguin Plaza by dining at one of the many outdoor picnic areas in Kansas City Zoo, a perennial family favorite.
Worlds of Fun
In between turns on thrilling roller coasters and lazy river cruises in the sun, Worlds of Fun guests can take a break and refuel at shaded picnic areas just outside the gates, between parking lots D and F.
Then, once you've had your time to recharge, it's time to finish the day strong with more rides (and more adventures).