The 7 Best Things to Do Near Harrah’s North Kansas City

Harrah's North Kansas City

Harrah’s North Kansas City is one of the Kansas City Casinos. But since it’s not completely inside Kansas City’s city limits, it’s a great casino to visit when you’re looking to get away from the big city.

And when you need a break from the gambling venue, you’re in luck, because there are plenty of hot places to visit all over the area, especially if you decide to venture into KC.

Today’s post will list the best things to do near Harrah’s North Kansas City. And as you will find below, this place has more than a few breweries. So, if local crafts are your thing, or if you’re interested in learning more about the brewing process, you’re in luck.

Ready to learn more? Keep reading.

1 – Cinder Block Brewery

Head over to 118 E. 18th Avenue in North Kansas City, Missouri, and check out one of many breweries in the region. Cinder Block Brewery is a place that you will spend little more than an hour frequenting, making it a decent quick stop if you’re looking for local crafts in North Kansas City.

But if you’re looking to embark on a brewing/distillery tour of the area, it’s within feet of Restless Spirits Distilling Company (see Section 2) if you’re instead looking for spirits, and Callsign Brewing Company (Section 6) if you’re looking to sample more brews.

Cinder Block Brewery boasts a casual atmosphere, epic outdoor space when you want to treat your eyes to some special scenery during the clear and hotter days of the year, and there’s even enough indoor space to be comfortable and warm during those cooler temperatures.

They boast a sensational selection of beers on tap, but you will also find a solid number of ciders, too. If you’re looking to mingle with locals on the weekends, many reviewers on TripAdvisor have stated it’s a great place to do so.

If it’s your first time here, they may also give you a free taste of all their beers and ciders so you can choose your favorites.

2 – Restless Spirits Distilling Company

Cinder Block Brewery is great, but it’s just one of a few of its kind in the area. Perhaps you found what you were looking for at the former and if so, more power to you. If spirits are your preference as opposed to brews, check out Restless Spirits Distilling Company, located at 108 E. 18th Street in North Kansas City.

It’s an extra special attraction if you’re looking to check out a place with an Irish flair and a pub setting. Head inside for a tasting of Irish-inspired spirits, jam out to traditional Irish/Celtic music, and unwind after a long day at Harrah’s North Kansas City.

Restless Spirits Distilling Company

Reviewers love the Irish-themed bar room, and if you’re here on a weekend, you may find some live bands performing your favorite Celtic-inspired tunes. Carve out some time to catch a glimpse of a fine culture.

Oh, and they also offer tours of the distillery. So, if that’s something you’d be interested in, feel free to inquire and catch a first-hand look at the distilling process. Even if you’re into neither spirits nor liquor, it’s always interesting to catch a behind-the-scenes tour.

3 – Macken Park

Okay, enough of the breweries and distilleries and more of the great outdoors in America’s Heartland. If you’d rather pass on the breweries and distilleries in favor of a recreational hot spot in the area, look no further than Macken Park.

You will find the park at 3005 Howell Street in North Kansas City, and it’s a great place to visit if you’re hanging out at either the Cinder Block Brewery or Restless Spirits Distillery Company, since it’s located within a mile of both attractions.

Many natives of the area agree that it’s among the best places to visit in North Kansas City. It’s laden with families on high school football nights in the late summer and early fall, so if you’re a fan of the game, it’s worth checking out the area high schools in action nearby.

If there’s no football going on or if you’re here during another time of the year, they often have live music going on nightly, along with sensational walking paths that grant you stunning views of the nearby scenery.

It won’t take too much time to tour if you’re looking to visit. Take a quick break from the tables and slots at Harrah’s Kansas City and check it out. Or if you’re looking for the football games, it’s a great way to spend an evening after a day of casino gaming.

4 – Big Rip Brewing Company

Scientists have long theorized the universe will meet its end in an event called the Big Rip along with a few other interesting theories. However, the Big Rip Brewing Company is a good place to meet at the beginning of what is sure to be an unforgettable evening in town.

Head over to 216 E. 9th Avenue in North Kansas City and you will find what may just be the area’s finest brewery. Although Cinder Blocks and Callsign have their perks, too, but reviewers on TripAdvisor can not help but rave about Big Rip Brewing.

Sample the brews and pick out your favorite horror-movie-named flavor. Yeah, that’s sort of the theme here. It also boasts a rather simple atmosphere and it’s rather small. However, they guarantee a cozy atmosphere here. When you’re hoping for something more intimate, Big Rip is worth checking out.

Best yet, their stouts, ales, and IPAs are reasonably priced, which explains why many choose to make return trips to this brewery when they return to town.

5 – RoKC

Okay, so if you’re looking for perhaps the most unique way to burn calories in the area, or if you’re just looking for the thrill of thrills, check out RoKC. This is perhaps the best thing to do near Harrah’s North Kansas City if you’re looking for a different type of exercise.

You won’t find any weights or treadmills here. But they offer a lot of places to climb at varying levels of difficulty. If you’ve ever wanted to experience rock climbing but you hate heights, RoKC is a good alternative.

RoKC Climbing Gym

They are a community-driven, state-of-the-art climbing facility guaranteed to provide a fun and thrill-seeking environment. Regardless of your age, ability, or interest level, they will teach you the finer points of climbing and you will leave feeling like you just experienced the workout of your life.

Are you interested in checking out this climbing gym? Head over to 1501 Howell Street and let the adventures begin.

6 – Callsign Brewing

You will find the final brewery near Harrah’s North Kansas City over at 1477 Gentry Street and it’s a great place to unwind after you’ve visited RoKC, given its proximity to the place. Unlike Big Rip, which features more of a horror movie flair, Callsign’s brews get their names from Air Force call signs.

Cool, right? They offer IPAs, ales, lagers, farmhouse ales, stouts, cream, and red ale. So if you’re looking for variety, Callsign Brewing should grace the top of your list.

Word has it that their Brewmaster loves to experiment often, so if you’ve visited the brewery in the past, make a return trip to discover what they brewed up this time.

And as with the other brews on today’s list, sample those that look interesting to you, order one of your favorites, then chill out after a long day of casino gaming at Harrah’s North Kansas City.

7 – Arabia Steamboat Museum

Okay, so the above sections talked about attractions in North Kansas City. But what if you wanted to venture into Kansas City to see what the big city offered?

One such place is the Arabia Steamboat Museum, long noted as a “favorite” Kansas City attraction and a recipient of the Traveler’s Choice 2021 Award.

Arabia Steamboat Museum

You’ve probably heard of museums that talk about life on the American Frontier throughout the centuries, but the Arabia Steamboat Museum niches things down a little more and talks about what life was like hauling cargo down the river back in 1856.

Brace yourself, as these authentic exhibits will transport you back to the 19th century, and you will gain a vivid picture of what life was like for those who made a living hauling cargo through the waterways during the days of the steamboat.

Make sure you plan at least 90 minutes for a tour. They are only open between 10 am and 5 pm, so your best bet is to venture over during the noon/early afternoon hours.

Our Final Thoughts

As you can see, you can go for a brewery tour in North Kansas City given the number of breweries listed in today’s post. Or if you’d like, you can venture into Kansas City itself and embark on a tour of the Casinos in Kansas City, Missouri.

But if breweries aren’t your thing, you can also see that you have a few more solid options listed above that include a park, a climbing gym, and even a museum.

Have you visited Harrah’s North Kansas City? How about any casinos in Missouri? If so, tell us about your experience in the comments and let us know if you ventured to any of the above attractions.

We are looking forward to reading your stories.