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These things to do in Clay County offer nonstop fun
There’s never a dull moment in Clay County’s unique communities. If you’re looking for attractions, entertainment, and maybe even a little nightlife, then Clay has what you’re looking for! Planning a girls’ night out or a long-awaited romantic getaway? Or maybe a weekend of family fun or some active time outside in the sun? Perhaps a place to learn a new skill or get creative? Look no further—Clay has just the right attractions and entertainment options to make your plans memorable.

Linden Square

A fun spot for live entertainment year-round, Linden Square is a picturesque open-air venue in Downtown Gladstone. With free concerts during the summer and outdoor ice-skating in the winter, Linden Square boasts many fun opportunities and events. Grab some popcorn and cozy up for movie showings under the stars during the Drive-In at the Square series.


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Pinot's Palette

Tap into your artsy side at Pinot's Palette, which hosts paint-and-sip classes and parties taught by professional painters. Bring along your drink of choice, or hit up the full bar, which is open during public events. Visit their website to view their class schedule. The lineup includes classes for families, so feel free to bring your little Picasso along for a creative activity you can enjoy together.


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The Sandbox

The Sandbox at PowerPlay features six sand volleyball courts, five pickleball courts, and a variety of yard games, plus a two-story pavilion with the largest rooftop patio in the Northland as well as a full kitchen and bar. The courts are open to Kansas City sand volleyball leagues, tournaments, and free play, so visitors of all levels are welcome to join in on the fun.


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Ameristar Hotel & Casino

Ameristar Kansas City has one of the largest casino floors in Missouri, along with entertainment for all ages. While the casino offers 2,000-plus slot and video poker machines and 75 table games, the Hi-Vi Arcade is a unique attraction with more than 60 of the latest video games. Ameristar is also home to a luxury hotel, nine restaurants, 18 movie screens, supervised childcare, and more.


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Excelsior Springs Chamber Trolley

Boasting the ideal vantage point to see this storied town, the Excelsior Springs Chamber Trolley offers a collection of exciting tours. Wine lovers will enjoy the All-Inclusive Wine Tours and Wine & Dine Dinner Tours. Fantastic family fun awaits on the Easter Bunny Tours and Holiday Lights Tours. For history buffs, the Historic Mineral Water Tours and Paranormal History Tours are can’t-miss activities.


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Harrah's North Kansas City

Home to one of the top nightclubs in Kansas City, Harrah's North Kansas City also offers delicious dining, exciting gaming, and nonstop entertainment. Try your luck at more than 1,500 slot machines, and once you’ve worked up an appetite, choose from five top-notch restaurants. Don’t miss VooDoo Lounge, the on-site bar and nightclub, which hosts regular concerts and events.


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Liberty B&B Theater 12

Catch a movie at the B&B Liberty Cinema for a state-of-the-art 4D movie-going experience, reclining heated seats, a Screen Play theatre for kids, and more! In addition to all these great amenities, B&B Liberty is home to a full restaurant, Johnnie’s Jazz Bar & Grille , where you can catch a meal and drinks before your show—they even have live music on scheduled nights!


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Worlds of Fun

Worlds of Fun offers their guests thrilling entertainment around every corner. Bring the whole family for a full day of fun and adventure, with more than a dozen exciting coasters and rides. If you’re brave enough, ride the adrenaline-pumping Mamba, the gravity-defying SteelHawk, and the classic wooden coaster, Timber Wolf. No one will miss out on the fun thanks to a variety of rides for all ages.


Phone: 816-454-4545

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Chicken N Pickle

Chicken N Pickle combines the fun of pickleball courts and yard games with a delicious, scratch-made menu. This two-acre food and entertainment venue offers a unique experience in a place that feels like it could be your own backyard. When you’re not battling it out on the pickleball courts, hang out in the shaded beer gardens while snacking on wood-fired chicken and pub snacks.


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Kearney Amphitheatre

Located 25 minutes north of Kansas City in Jesse James Park, the Kearney Amphitheater is an ideal spot to catch outdoor concerts and entertainment with views of a shimmering spring-fed lake. Make sure to check out their schedule for upcoming events with big-name artists and local up-and-comers, as well as special holiday shows featuring fireworks.


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Lost Arts

If arts and crafts are your style, then Lost Arts is the place for you, with a schedule of hands-on workshops for individuals or groups. From stone etching and string art to origami and hand lettering, the courses will allow you to make a unique, handmade item to be treasured for years to come. No matter the skill level, Lost Arts welcomes all those looking for a creative outlet.

Phone: 816-637-3728

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Sip & Salvage

Bored with the usual after-work happy hour? Then head to Sip & Salvage to experience an interactive crafting class with your friends! Participants are supplied with the woods and tools to distress, stain, and assemble their own signs. Create a new piece of home decor to liven up any room as you sip on your drink of choice at this BYOB-friendly hot spot.


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Driftwood Ceramics

Driftwood Ceramics welcomes students with a variety of clay workshops, including classes for private groups, walk-ins, kids, and company events. Work on a clay creation in an encouraging environment, with BYOB events every weekend. Sign up to learn how to use a wheel or mold clay by hand under the guidance of experts in the medium.


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Slightly Off Broadway

Catch live shows at this community theater, housed in a historic building in downtown Excelsior Springs. Formerly a church that was built in 1903, the theater now features comedies, musicals, and plays with local talent. Check the schedule to plan a cultural outing that’s great for families or date night, with options for dinner or lunch shows.


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Screenland Armour Theater

This historic theater is a uniquely Clay destination for movie-lovers. One of the first movie theaters in Kansas City, Screenland Armour Theatre showcases top blockbusters as well as regular screenings of cult classics. Sit back and enjoy the show with a drink and a made-to-order meal. With two annual festivals, this theatre is a must-visit for film buffs and casual movie-watchers alike.


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WoodChux Axe Throwing In KC

Check out Liberty's first indoor axe-throwing range, the perfect place to plan a night out for every occasion. Head to Woodchux for bachelor and bachelorette parties, team building, and date nights with just the right amount of friendly competition. Learn from an axe master before you take turns aiming for the target. Then, relax with your choice of beer or hard cider. A second location is now open in Downtown Excelsior Springs, located next door to Dubious Claims Brewery!

Excelsior Springs Phone: 816-900-2489

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