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This theater is run by the independent Screenland cinemas and it is one of a dying breed, with its old-fashioned marquee and plush interiors. The movie house screens favorites like "Ghost World", "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", "Gummo" as well as contemporary films. The Armour Theatre also has one of the best craft beer selections served while you watch your flick. In addition to this theater, Screenland has three other locations in Kansas City, check website for more details and show times.
This is a must-see for children and the young-at-heart. Located near the Country Club Plaza on the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus, this museum features a collection of antique toys, built-to-scale miniatures, antique dolls, doll houses, farm toys and teaching kitchens. They recently added a new room to feature the worlds most complete marble collection, donated by Larry and Cathy Runyan-Svacina. The museum was founded in 1982 by two women who wanted to share their toy collections with the general public. Adults will especially enjoy the miniature displays, which fascinate and inspire.
Blackjack, Craps, Let It Ride, Slots... more than a 1,000 gaming options make this a popular riverboat casino for both travelers and Kansas City denizens. Open around the clock on Fridays and Saturdays, there is no end to the gambling and dining opportunities that await guests. And, unlike many of the other casinos, this is actually a functioning riverboat. Located in Riverside, Missouri, it is a short drive from KC International Airport and downtown. The casino also offers facilities for events and parties, with the options of catering and audio/visual equipment.
As you walk in through the doors of Leila's Hair Museum, you will be surrounded by nothing but hair. Styling of hair has been an aspect of beauty since ancient times; this museum, established by Leila Cohoon, aims at cherishing this art form. Exhibits on display include broaches comprising hair, paintings made with powdered hair, hair wreaths and hair accessories. Popular artifacts on display include locks from celebrities, presidents, Queen Victoria, St. Anne and Mother Mary.
Step inside this museum and try not to cry out when you're greeted by a huge Tyrannosaurus rex casting. And that's just the beginning! Buy a ticket to the Discovery Room and your kids can become archeologists for the day as they dig for fossils. If you want to see the temporary exhibit, such as the interactive Water: H2O = Life, then make sure you purchase an exhibitions ticket as well. When you get tired stop by the cafe for a bite to eat. After seeing all the indoor exhibits step outside and explore the Wetlands Interpretive Trail, a one and a half hour hike that lets you explore the world around you.