The Ultimate List of Father’s Day Ideas in Kansas City

Whether you’re with your dad, son, husband, or sibling, we’ve got you covered.

There are a ton of ways to celebrate Father’s Day this year for any personality type. What does you father like to do?

Laid-Back Dad


Sporty Dad


Just-one-of-the-kids Dad


The Food Lover Dad<br />

Distance in miles is listed from the venue to the Best Western Plus Seville Plaza hotel: 4309 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111

Laid-back Dad

Kansas City Zoo (5.9 miles)

Spend Father’s Day at the Kansas City Zoo! The best news is…dads will have FREE admission all day long! Stop lion on your bed and get on over to the zoo! 6800 Zoo Dr., Kansas City, MO 64132 (816) 595-1234

Union Station Kansas City (2.8 miles)

Looking for culture, education, and entertainment all in one place? The Union Station is over 100 years old homing national exhibits, 3D movies, a science city and even more! The building has something for every age in the family to enjoy! The Union Station Ticket Office, Father’s Day: 11:45AM – 4PM. 30 W Pershing Rd Kansas City MO 64108

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (0.4 miles)

The home of the greatest creations of humankind. Your dad and family will have the opportunity to appreciate, enjoy and take in the finest visual arts. FREE admission! 4525 Oak Street Kansas City, MO 64111. Father’s Day Hours: 10 am – 5 pm

Lakeside Nature Center (6.5 miles)

If your dad love to be outdoors, this is the place for him! Lakeside Nature Center is a great place to learn about local native wildlife, including snakes, turtles, fish and more! Your family can explore on their own or sign up for a wildlife program. Make sure to bring your camera! 4701 East Gregory Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri’s Swope Park. Father’s Day Hours: 9 am – 4pm

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (3.6 miles)

Does your Dad have an appreciation for the Fine Arts? Performing on Father’s Day is Kansas City’s “Symphony Classical Series Mendelssohn’s “Italian” and Haydn”. This is a show you won’t want miss! Line Up: Michael Stern, conductor, Augustin Hadelich, violin, Rautavaara Cantus arcticus, F.J. Haydn Violin Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Thomas Ades Violin Concerto “Concentric Paths”, Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4, “Italian”. To get tickets go to: Father’s Day: Sunday, June 17 at 2 p.m.

Sporty Dad

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (4.1 miles)

From the average player to the superstars, the NLBM acts as a museum to tell the stories of Negro Leagues Baseball. This is a great place for a dad who is interested in sports history and players. Admission only $10.00 for adults, $9.00 for seniors (65+ years) and $6.00 for kids (5-12 years). Father’s Day: 12 pm – 6pm

The College Basketball Experience (3.5 miles)

Is your dad a fan of college basketball? Want to take him to a high-energy interactive facility? The College Basketball experience provides the opportunity to learn about all the legends who contributed to making basketball what it is today. Check out the College Basketball Hall of Fame or immerse yourself into a game. All ages are welcomed! Father’s Day: 11 am – 6pm

Kauffman Stadium (7.1 miles)

“Take me out to the ballgame” is what most dad’s say, but does yours? This year the Kansas City Royals are celebrating their 46th season at Kauffman Stadium. On Father’s Day the Astros will be playing at Royals. Father’s Day Game: 1:15PM. Purchase Tickets here: 

Martin City Sports Complex (11.7 miles)

Does your dad enjoy a nice round of Golf? Rated as the Top 100 New facilities in Golf Digest, the Martin City Golf Center is the Recreation Supercenter place to be this Father’s Day. They offer Golf Instruction, Equipment Sales, Driving range, Batting cages, and Miniature golf! In case that isn’t enough, the Martin City Golf Center has a Double Decker Enclosed Driving Range! Father’s Day: 9 am – 8pm

Just-one-of-the-kids Dad

For dads that have never gown up or are always acting like one-of-the-kids, here a some places to have a great time on Father’s Day in Kansas City.

Worlds of Fun

LegoLand Discovery Center Kansas City

Breakout KC | River Market Location

Arabia Steamboat Museum

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

Sea Life Kansas City


Science City

PowerPlay Family Entertainment Center

The Food Lover Dad

If your dad is a real food lover in Kansas City, you can not miss out on taking him to KC’s well-known BBQ.
Not a fan of BBQ? Don’t worry we have other options too!

Best BBQ

Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque

Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que

Jack Stack Barbecue – Martin City

B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ

Q39 – Midtown

Jack Stack Barbecue – Freight House

Slap’s BBQ

Best American

Cafe Trio

RC’s Restaurant & Lounge

Kona Grill – Kansas City

Stroud’s Oak Ridge Manor

Best Italian

Lidia’s Kansas City


Trezo Mare Restaurant & Lounge

V’s Italiano Ristorante

Best Mexican

Manny’s Mexican Restaurant

Ponak’s Mexican Kitchen & Bar


Rudy’s Tenampa Taqueria

Best Sushi


Friends Sushi & Bento Place

Bob Wasabi Kitchen

Blue Sushi Sake Grill



Happy Father’s Day, from the Best Western Plus Seville Plaza!