Econo Lodge Airport
11300 N.W. Prairieview Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64153
Phone: (816) 464-5082
Fax: (816) 464-2816
Arts & Museums
Historical artifacts, displays, research library, County History Museum.
Historic 1887 Victorian mansion, ethnic museum, and cultural center.
Take a trip back in flight-time with a visit to this museum that celebrates aviation history. It is located inside a hanger at the old Downtown Airport and visitors can see airplanes, photos, audio/video productions, artifacts, logbooks, uniforms and other items that illustrate the grace of propeller-driven travel. Individuals who lived and worked among the aircraft during their glory days sometimes lead informative and entertaining tours. Groups of ten or more must call ahead to reserve one. Check website for details on events and other information.
Depicts history of Army, 1804 to present.
Official Orpheum and Shubert Circuit Vaudeville photographer Orval Hixon was the premier arts and crafts photographer of the 1914-1930 era. His Kansas City studio at the opulent Baltimore hotel was patronized by hundreds of stars of Vaudeville, film and theatre. His KC subjects account for over 25 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
From rare Native American moccasins to early physician instruments to vintage clothing displays; the Weston Historical Museum has preserved local artifacts to enjoy today. Discover what life was like in Platte County from prehistoric days through World War II. Favorite exhibits include Civil War relics, a newspaper office, household items, tools, glassware, china, furniture, historic documents and everyday objects from the area's past.
On exhibit on a rotating basis over 200 masterworks of French silk tapestry based on works by major artists primarily of the 19th and 20th century.
Located along Grand Boulevard in downtown Kansas City, the Arabia Steamboat Museum recounts the story of the Arabia, a steamboat that sank in 1886 when a walnut tree created a hole in the hull. When it sank, there were only parts and pieces that could be salvaged, however these remnants and artifacts are now displayed here. The museum claims to have the largest amount of pre-Civil War artifacts in the entire world and judging by the collection, we can assume its true. It is a great museum for all ages and with captivate adults as well as children alike.
Filled with period furnishings, the Jesse James Bank Museum allows visitors to step back in time to 1866 with an account of that fateful February 13 in 1866, as they "peer into the original bank vault, view photographs, and listen to the exploits attributed to the James Gang."
Open May through October on Saturday and Sunday. Life on a farm in the 1800's is preserved for all at the Herbert Bonnell Museum. Outbuildings contain rare objects and tools from a time when the farm was nearly self-supporting.
Housed in a circa 1877 drugstore on Liberty's historic square, the Clay County Museum and Historical Society features three floors of displays, which includes items from early county settlements, a completely equipped 1900 doctor's office, patented medicines, guns, dolls, toys, Civil War items, a Victorian parlor, bedroom, and a kitchen/dining room. The Clay County Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This museum is devoted to the history of Kansas City and its environs. The museum is housed in the stately Beaux-Arts mansion that once belonged to the lumber tycoon R.A. Long. The estate was given to the city in 1938 and converted into a museum shortly thereafter. Inside, visit the 50-room wing known as the Corinthian Hall or the StoryTarium, which is an interactive area that presents the history of the city as well as the people who created it. In addition to Kansas City history, the museum also focuses on community events that run the gamut, from Latino heritage exhibits to LGBT programs.