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Worlds of Fun Introduction

Themed around Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days, Worlds of Fun is a 235-acre amusement park situated 9 miles northeast of Kansas City. Opened in 1976, the park welcomes visitors from April to December each year. It's divided into 5 lands - Scandinavia, Africa, Europe, the Orient, and Americana, and has dozens of thrill rides, rollercoasters, and attractions, including Planet Snoopy, which is aimed at younger children. Aside from various dining options in the park, just a 15-minute walk away there are several roadside diners, plus the Manheim Kansas City shopping mall.

Hotels near Worlds of Fun

There are several hotels and inns in the immediate area, most falling into the budget to mid-range bracket. Many of these offer bright, simply furnished rooms, plus free Wi-Fi and parking. Some also offer indoor pools, fitness rooms, and free breakfast. Some properties feature self-contained condos with kitchenettes and laundry facilities. The busiest time to visit Worlds of Fun is during school vacations and throughout the summer. The area is also busy between September and November, when the American Royal livestock show and rodeo is in town. For the best hotel deals, visit in April and May.

Where to stay near Worlds of Fun

The Worlds of Fun amusement park is close to Winnetonka, a 9-mile drive northeast of Kansas City. It's a quiet suburban neighborhood popular with families, and has several restaurants and cafes. North Kansas City is more industrial, but within easy reach of the domestic airport. Downtown Kansas City is another popular area to stay for both couples and families alike. Many head to the Power and Light District, a buzzy entertainment district with dozens of live music venues, bars, and the city's best barbeque restaurants. It's 9 miles southeast of Worlds of Fun.

Things to see near Worlds of Fun

You could cool off on the slides at the Oceans of Fun water park, an 8-minute walk from Worlds of Fun. Or delve into the history of American politics at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, a 16-minute drive south of the park. River Market, on the banks of the Missouri River, is a vibrant farmers' market and dining quarter, 8 miles southwest of Worlds of Fun. Downtown is also home to the historic National World War I Museum and Memorial, and LEGOLAND at Discovery Center Kansas City, which is a 13-minute walk from the memorial.

How to get to Worlds of Fun

Situated just off I-435, the Worlds of Fun amusement park is easy to reach by car and there's ample parking on-site. If you're arriving by Amtrak, it's an 11-mile trip north to the park, while Kansas City International Airport is 22 miles northwest. Downtown Kansas City is an easy city to explore on foot. It has an extensive bus network which reaches out to the suburbs, and there's also the free Street Car, a tram service that loops around downtown and connects sights such as River Market, the National World War I Museum, and the Kansas City Convention Center.

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