Six spring break options for those staying in KC metro

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iFly currently offers Kansas City's only indoor skydiving opportunity. The Overland Park location opened in January 2016. Photo by Brent Burford.

by Annie Beurman

Reporting Correspondent 

abeurma1@jccc.edu

With the arrival of spring break comes warmer weather, shorts and of course, vacations. Many students plan to take vacations this time of year. However, if you have no plans, the Kansas City Metro has several attractions and cities to explore.

iFly currently offers Kansas City's only indoor skydiving opportunity. The Overland Park location opened in January 2016. Photo by Brent Burford.
iFly currently offers Kansas City’s only indoor skydiving opportunity. The Overland Park location opened in January 2016. Photo by Brent Burford.

Recently opened, iFly gives you the experience of skydiving without having to jump out of a plane. The staff will give instructions throughout the process to ensure safety. This attraction is perfect for those who are afraid of heights but would still like to experience skydiving.

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Hosted by the college, the women’s basketball championship will be a total of 26 games held from March 15-19 in the campus gym.

Adult Ticket: $10

Child Ticket: $5

Adult Tournament Pass: $40

Child Tournament Pass: $20

Discover the preserved treasures of the Steamboat Arabia in this world-class museum. The boat sank on Sept. 5, 1856 but was recovered 132 years later and clothes, tools and dishes were some of the items preserved. These and many more artifacts, even the stern of the boat itself, were put on display at this historical location. Visit and learn the history of the famous steamboat.

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More than 150 shops and restaurants in this world-renowned location give plenty to see and do for the day. Foods from several countries can be served to you and there are stores for every interest. If you still have a lot to see when the day ends or just don’t want to leave, there are more than 10 hotels on location.

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The stone farmhouse built by James B. and Lucinda Mahaffie at the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm was built in 1865. Photo by Brent Burford.
The stone farmhouse built by James B. and Lucinda Mahaffie at the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm was built in 1865. Photo by Brent Burford.

Located about five miles away from the college, guests can visit this attraction to learn about the Mahaffie 19th century farm with several animals and visit the Heritage Center and the Agricultural Heritage Barn to view exhibits and look around the Mahaffie grounds. On March 17-19 the farm will be holding Spring Break Living History, which features activities like stagecoach rides; demonstrations for plowing, blacksmithing and cookstove; visits to the Mahaffie house and more.

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Claiming it’s not a museum, The College Basketball Experience provides many areas for kids to play basketball and learn the moves of professionals. When you’re done playing, explore basketball’s history in the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. You can even go to the ESPNU Media Lounge where you give a pretend report on a game, complete with a camera and anchors’ chairs. With March Madness right around the corner, The College Basketball Experience is a great way to get hyped up ahead of the big tournament.

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