AAA Editor Notes
Kansas City Museum is at 3218 Gladstone Blvd., adjacent to Cliff Drive Scenic Byway and Kessler Park. The museum is housed in Corinthian Hall, a 50-room mansion built in 1910 by industrialist Robert A. Long and named for the six Corinthian columns at its entrance. The 50-seat StoryTarium theater, in what was formerly the museum's planetarium, presents documentaries, films, lectures and other history programming. The Long Family and Corinthian Hall outdoor exhibit offers vibrantly colored panels detailing the history of the Long family and the 3-acre estate and also presents a collection of vintage Kansas City postcards.
Note: Corinthian Hall and the Natural History Hall are undergoing a restoration which continues through 2016; both are currently closed, though hard hat tours of the renovation are available. StoryTarium and the visitor center, on the north side of the estate, remain open.
Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.