Take a Museum Tour With a Kansas City Limousine

Kansas City is known by many names. While the city calls itself the 'Heart of America,' it is also famously known as the home of swing and bebop musicians such as Charlie Parker. Still others exalt Kansas City as the 'City of Fountains.' One of the lesser known but equally beloved treasures of this city is its wonderful assortment of museums, ranging from World War I to American Jazz and baseball. Indeed, there is no better way to spend a day in Kansas City than visiting some of its best and most popular museums.

Taking a limo trip in Kansas City

Kansas City boasts historic backyards, vibrant boulevards and more fountains than any city in the world besides Rome. Taking a limousine trip through Kansas City can be a great way to sit back and enjoy the sights of this city, soak in its musical and cultural history and explore the reasons why KC is one of the most popular relocation destinations for families across America. A limousine trip can offer unmatched convenience and style, and the rates are relatively affordable, especially for those traveling in groups.

If you are considering taking a limousine trip through Kansas City, one of the best and most memorable ways of spending your time is to take a tour of the city's museums. Kansas City's museums are as eclectic and diverse as its history, and taking a limousine trip can be a great way to visit many museums in a short period of time. With a limousine, visitors don't have to worry about traffic, parking or finding public transport, and can make use of their chauffeur's experience and guidance to boot.

A limo trip through or any city requires detailed planning. Tourists are often surprised at the variety and richness of Kansas City's museums, and may find it challenging to choose the best ones to visit. The following are four museums that deserve a place on any KC visitor's itinerary, and will enable you to make the most of your Kansas City limo travel:

National World War I Museum

Without a doubt the most well-known KC museum, the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial is unique in all of America for its dedication to the preservation of World War I history and artifacts. This Kansas City gem is one of the world's greatest WWI museums, combining an extensive collection with state-of-the-art interactive technology that will fascinate even the most disinterested traveler. The personal objects of World War I nurses and soldiers are particularly effective in bringing history to life, and the top of the museum offers a wonderful view of the Kansas City skyline.

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

This museum should be on the itinerary of any visitor interested in American culture, history, baseball or the Civil Rights movement. Dedicated to preserving the history of African-American baseball, this museum is a relatively recent but already highly popular spot due to its collection, organization and interactive technology. The museum is housed with the American Jazz Museum, which is not on this list but is a great place to visit for music lovers and jazz aficionados. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum also has a website, where visitors can find out more about ongoing exhibits. A limousine will seem especially convenient here since the neighborhood can be a little confusing for visitors.

Arabia Steamboat Museum

On Grand Boulevard visitors can step into the mythic history of Kansas City frontier life at the Arabia Steamboat Museum. This museum is a labor of love by blue-collar Kansas Families who dug up the Arabia Steamboat which sank in 1856, and made it famous for that very reason. The history of this endeavor is as compelling as the relics recovered from the wrecks of the boat, and provide a rich and fascinating account of life in the nineteenth century and the spirit of Kansas City. The fact that the collection has been created and maintained painstakingly by ordinary families gives it heart and warmth that are rarely found in most museums. The museum also has a website.

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is famous not only for its extensive art collection but also incredible architecture, which earned it the top rank on Time Magazine's 2007 list of the "10 Best (New and Upcoming) Architectural Marvels" across the globe. The museum boasts highly prized collections of European and Asian art, and is home to the entire Hallmark photography collection, dating back to 1839. The most famous and appealing part of the museum may be its sculpture park, which contains a wonderful collection of works by many luminary sculptors. Of particular note is the Shuttlecocks collection, a large sculpture exhibit of oversized shuttlecocks. Entry to the museum is free. Visitors can take their time walking around in the museum's galleries and then relax and reflect in the comfort of their limousine.

Visitors should consult their limousine rental company to ask about packages, discounts and day tours. Museum tickets are invariably cheap, and families and groups looking to spend a reasonably priced and memorable time in Kansas City will find it hard to beat the convenience of limousines and the richness of KC's museums.