Welcome to the Outdoor Art Roadside Revelations Tour

Kansas City is vibrant with art from local and world-renown artists at every turn. From culturally relevant and historic to whimsical and thought-provoking, be inspired by unique works dotting the landscape across the Kansas City metro. No shame in taking all the selfies by these great postcard-worthy landmarks.

The Locations

International Sculpture Garden
8909 W. 179th St.,OVerland Park, KS 66013
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Olathe Sculpture Park
213 E Santa Fe St, Olathe, KS 66061
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Corps of Discovery
611 W 8th St, Kansas City, MO 64105
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Charlie Parker
E 18th St & Vine St Kansas City, MO 64108
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Planting the Seeds
5740 Merriam Drive
Merriam, KS 66203
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Spider
4420 Warwick Boulevard Kansas City, MO 64111
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Harry S. Truman
112 W. Lexington Ave. Independence, MO 64050
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Stones and Steps at Gezer Park
13251 Mission Rd Leawood, KS 66209
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Campana
123 SE 3rd St, Lee's Summit, MO 64063
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Mark Twain
2 S Missouri St
Liberty, MO 64068
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International Sculpture Garden

8909 W. 179th St.,OVerland Park, KS 66013
The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is home to a growing collection of sculptures and hosts numerous events featuring the arts throughout the year. The permanent art collection features artists from throughout the United States. Don’t miss sitting with Monsieur Monet for a few minutes in the Monet Garden or spotting Scoundrel in the Legacy Garden and Copper Hopper Chopper flying above the Children’s Discovery Garden. Enjoy temporary art and sculpture exhibits throughout the year.

Olathe Sculpture Park

213 E Santa Fe St, Olathe, KS 66061
Rotating Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit. Sculptures are selected and displayed throughout the downtown area of Olathe for a period of one to two years.

Corps of Discovery

611 W 8th St, Kansas City, MO 64105
This bronze heroic sculpture, titled “Corps of Discovery,” was dedicated in April 2000, coincident with the commemoration of Kansas City, Missouri’s 150th anniversary. Created by Eugene Daub, the sculpture honors the Lewis and Clark Expedition and features figures representing Captains Meriweather Lewis and William Clark, Sacagawea (their Shoshone Indian guide), York (Clark’s African-American slave), Jean-Baptiste Toussaint (Sacagawea’s baby) and Seaman (Lewis’ Newfoundland breed dog).

Charlie Parker

E 18th St & Vine St Kansas City, MO 64108
This sculpture created by Robert Graham, memorializes legendary jazz artist Charlie “Bird” Parker. He was a major part of the Kansas City jazz scene and culture. It is located in the middle of a plaza, also named after Parker, in the historic Jazz District and just west of the American Jazz Museum at 18th and Vine Streets.

Planting the Seeds

5740 Merriam Drive
Merriam, KS 66203
Planting the Seeds by Christopher Weed - This stunning sculpture was inspired by nature. Each sphere's brilliant mirror finish with organic variations suggests a large, sprouting seed. The piece transforms the viewer to another realm--muting the outside distractions while providing an opportunity of reflection.

Spider

4420 Warwick Boulevard Kansas City, MO 64111
Artist, Louise Bourgeois - bronze with dark polished patina cast in 1997.

Harry S. Truman

112 W. Lexington Ave. Independence, MO 64050
Sculptor Gilbert Franklin was commissioned to create the bronze statue of former President Harry Truman. It was dedicated 38 years ago, on May 8, 1976 – Truman’s birthday. Among those in attendance that day were Margaret Truman Daniel (Harry and Bess Truman’s only child); Gov. Christopher S. “Kit” Bond, Sens. Hubert Humphrey, Stuart Symington and Tom Eagleton, and Congressmen William Randall and Richard Bolling.

Stones and Steps at Gezer Park

13251 Mission Rd Leawood, KS 66209
“Avanim Vetseiadim” (Stones and Steps) By Ilan Averbuch is made of granite and steel. It was dedicated October 20, 2009

Campana

123 SE 3rd St, Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Campana is an interactive “sound sculpture.” Give it a (gentle) ring!

Mark Twain

2 S Missouri St
Liberty, MO 64068
The Great Americans Project: Former Liberty Mayor Greg Canuteson initiated The Great Americans Project to celebrate and honor men and women in American history. Through private fundraising, the project has brought two life-sized bronze statues to historic downtown since 2013, including this sculpture of Mark Twain.

Go Explore KC, Earn and Win!

Stamp your passport at 5 locations and earn a $10 e-gift card to Made In Kansas City's online store. You will receive your reward by email upon completion of this tour.
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