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CITY HALL OBSERVATION DECK    173         
414 E. 12th Street
Kansas City, MO
816-513-3600
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: 8:30am-4:15pm

From the Lobby take the elevator to the 28th floor. From the 28th floor you take one flight of stairs to the roof. The open air observation area follows around the entire parameter of the roof. The only aerial view of Kansas City that is better than this one is from an airplane.

CLIFF DRIVE    174         
Gladstone Blvd & Elmwood
Kansas City, MO

A winding drive on the edge of a cliff that goes for several miles. The view looks north towards the Missouri river. There are places where you can pull off the road so you can stand by the edge of the cliff and enjoy this special view.

LEWIS AND CLARK POINT    175         
8th Street & Jefferson
Kansas City, MO

On September 15, 1806 Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on a return journey from the Pacific made camp at this very place. From this bluff you can watch airplanes land at Municipal Airport, see where the Kaw and Missouri River meet and enjoy a scenic view looking North and West.

LIBERTY MEMORIAL OBSERVATION TOWER    176         
100 W. 26th Street
Kansas City, MO
816-221-1918
ADMISSION: Observatuon Deck
Children (Under 6) Free, Age (6-12) $1., 12-64) $2. (65+) $1.
HOURS: Observatuon Deck - Tuesday thru Sunday 10am to 4:15pm
ADMISSION: Museum
Children (Under 6) Free, Age (6-12) $3., (12-64) $4. (65+) $3.
HOURS: Museum - Tuesday thru Sunday 10am to 5pm

Towering 21 stories above the War Memorial court yard you can get a 360 degree view of the city. The view is especially good, looking north over down town Kansas City. You ride the tower elevator to the 20th and walk one flight of steps to the open air observation deck.


RIVER OBSERVATION TOWER    177    
End of Main Street
Kansas City, MO

From the end of Main Street walk across a long bridge to an observation area that crosses over the railroad tracks. You can take an elevator or stairs down to the river bank and waters edge.

SCOUT STATUE, THE    178           
30th & Pennsylvania
Kansas City, MO

The sculpture of the Scout by Cyrus Dallin was awarded the Gold Medal in the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in 1915. At the conclusion of the fair, Kansas City purchased the sculpture for $15,000. It has been in Penn Valley Park since 1916. From the Scout you get a panoramic view of downtown Kansas City. The Scout is located just north of the BMA Building which is located on the North East corner 31st and Southwest Trafficway.

WATER WORKS PARK     179         
3400 North Oak Trafficway
Kansas City, MO

On a clear day from a look-out point in Waterworks Park you can see from Independence to Kansas City, Kansas. You can see the city skyline looking south, the Missouri River, airplanes landing and the hustle bustle of the city. Millions of lights make this a beautiful view of the city at night




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