Things To Do

Lots of Fun Things to Do in Our Own Backyard

One of the big advantages of attending the University of Saint Mary is that you're close to all the shopping and entertainment venues in the Kansas City area.

A quick 30-minute drive, and you can be at a wide variety of new restaurants, entertainment and shopping districts, movie theatres, sports stadiums, water parks, and festivals offering plenty of fun things to do with your friends.

In Our Own Back Yard
Leavenworth, the first city of Kansas, has its own special charm with restaurants, bars, movie theaters, a shopping mall, and museums.

Kansas City Northland - To the Northeast - 25 minutes from campus
Zona Rosa
Shops at the Boardwalk


Kansas City, KS and Bonner Springs Area - To the Southeast - 25 minutes from campus
The Legends at Village West
Kansas Speedway
Dave and Buster's
Great Wolf Lodge
Kansas City T-Bones Baseball
Capital Federal Park at Sandstone
Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas

Downtown KC & Crown Center Area - To the Southeast - 35 minutes from campus 

Sprint Center
Power and Light District
Crown Center
Union Station
Kansas City Ballet
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Plaza Area - 40 minutes from campus
Country Club Plaza
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Kansas City Repertory Theatre

Overland Park, KS - 35-45 minutes from campus
Oak Park Mall
Town Center Plaza

East Kansas City & Independence, MO - 50 minutes to 1 hour from campus
Worlds of Fun
Royals Baseball
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Zoo
Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

To the Southwest - 45 minutes from campus

Annual Events and Festivals You Don't Want to Miss
American Royal - Summer and Fall Events
Renaissance Festival - Weekends from August 30-October 13
Plaza Art Fair - 3rd Weekend in September
Celebration at the Station - Memorial Day Weekend

To learn more about things to do in the Kansas City area visit

Click here for the University of Saint Mary Calendar of Events.

Photos Courtesy of the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association.