I've really been looking forward to this insider post on Kansas City because I actually spent my Senior Year of college interning in Kansas City, and I somehow managed to miss these gigantic 17-foot tall shuttlecocks. I love seeing Turk and Rufus's insider's view of Kansas City complete with a picnic, experiencing art with your pooch, and gourmet snowcones served from a retro seafoam green trailer--now I really want a pineapple- serrano pepper snowcone.
We live in the Waldo area of Kansas City, Missouri.
While we love our neighborhood, we really enjoy exploring other areas of our beautiful city – especially when we can bring our dogs Turk (a pit bull mix) and Rufus (a Chihuahua/Jack Russell mix) with us.
A wonderful place to walk our dogs is the Sculpture Garden at the Nelson-Atkins Museum. Located just east of the Country Club Plaza, this 22-acre park is where city-dwellers come to soak up the sun, play games, and have picnics. The gardens surrounding the museum are filled with beautiful sculptures from 20th & 21st century artists, most notably the two shuttlecock statues by Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen.
While we really enjoy the ability to view the art with our dogs, Turk and Rufus prefer to find a nice patch of grass to lie down and catch bugs.
After wandering the grounds at the Nelson, we like to get a yummy snack, such as Fresher Than Fresh snow cones.
The westside location where the Fresher Than Fresh trailer resides every Sunday is situated next to a cute little park – perfect for enjoying snow cones on a hot summer day.
While they are always up for an adventure, after a long day of exploring Turk and Rufus are just ready to go home.
I love seeing insiders views and I wish I had known this back when I lived near Kansas City. You can read more about Turk and Rufus's adventures as they make their bungalow a home on their blog here.We do love hearing everyone's tips on traveling with dogs, and you can click here to see how to share your tips. And you can check at past posts including insider's tips on Traveling with 4 Large Dogs, Nashville, Alaska, and Chicago.