Places to Visit Near Pet-Friendly Hotels in Kansas City, Missouri
True pet lovers would never think of leaving the four-legged members of the family behind. Pet-friendly Kansas City hotels would never want them to, and pet-friendly Kansas City, MO, wouldn't hear of it, either.
Many of Kansas City's hotels, parks, public spaces and businesses are open for visits and fun with dogs and other four-legged friends. Our data at Hotels-Rates says there are 47 pet-friendly hotels in Kansas City, Missouri. Just a few of them include:
- InterContinental Hotels KANSAS CITY AT THE PLAZA
- Drury Inn And Suites Kansas City Stadium
- Comfort Inn & Suites Kansas City
- Best Western Country Inn - North
- Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza
- Quality Inn & Suites Kansas City I-435N Near Sports Complex
- Four Points By Sheraton Kansas City - Sports Complex
- Embassy Suites By Hilton Kansas City International Airport
Kansas City's parks department - KC Parks - has three public dog parks, and dogs are welcome on leashes in any of Kansas City, Missouri's 220 other parks and 100-plus miles of trails.
Penn Valley Dog Park is at 29th and Wyandotte near the Liberty Memorial. It provides a 2.7-acre fenced off-leash area and a 1.8-acre area for small, elderly or handicapped dogs.
The Swope Park Off-Leash Area within the largest park in Kansas City's system, Swope Park, is just east of Lakeside Nature Center on Gregory Boulevard. The five-acre dog park is divided into two areas for smaller and larger dogs.
The Waggin' Trail Off-Leash Dog Park features a .98-acre area for smaller dogs and 2.68 acres for larger dogs with a walking trail, agility course, three tunnel runs, benches and two ADA water fountains. Waggin' Trail is in North Kansas City at NE 32nd and Swift streets.
No one traveling with a canine companion to KC should miss the Bar K. This bar, coffee house, restaurant and events venue located in beautiful Berkley Riverfront Park under the Heart of America bridge on the Missouri River has its own dog park. The two-acre off-leash dog park surrounds the bar and restaurant with one-of-a-kind play structures and comfortable seating areas. It is also fully staffed with trained dog-care professionals, so you can enjoy food and drinks, the game, and the atmosphere while your pooch plays. Bar K is free to human guests but requires memberships or guest passes for visits with dogs.
Three Dog Bakery, the world's first dog-treat bakery, got its start in Kansas City in 1989 and is now in about 50 locations across the country, as well as in Canada and Hong Kong. Meanwhile the Country Club Plaza location at 602 W 48th Street, Kansas City, MO, is still making tails wag.
Another fun spot for you and your Spot in KC is the giant lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at 4525 Oak Street. The lawn features walking paths, a walk-through maze and the iconic art installation of larger-than-life Shuttlecocks. Admission to the Nelson-Atkins, recognized nationally and internationally as one of America's finest art museums, is always free, though limited to humans. The 3.86-acre Southmoreland Park is across Oak Street from the Nelson-Atkins for more room for roaming with your pet.
Many shops and restaurants in Kansas City's artsy neighborhoods are pet-friendly. One to check out is the West Bottoms historic district, immediately west of Downtown KC at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers. West Bottoms is home to the largest vintage and antique market in the U.S., as well as restaurants, cafes, bars and breweries, almost all of which are dog-friendly. First Weekends each month in West Bottoms is a three-day event during which the neighborhood brings in food trucks and offers special events as antique dealers open their shops to the masses.
Another neighborhood to stroll with your furry friend is Westport entertainment and shopping district, known as the "Williamsburg of Kansas City,” and for its laid back, pet-friendly and fun atmosphere of its many restaurants and pubs.
A trip to KC means no need for kennels. Book a pet-friendly hotel through Hotels-Rates.com to enjoy all Kansas City has to offer animal lovers and their pets.