The outdoor observation deck at the KC City Hall will give you a new perspective of this great American city.
Located on the 30th floor the outdoor observation deck at City Hall gives you a rare opportunity to see Kansas City from over 435 feet above the street, At the time the building was constructed in 1937, it was the tallest building in the state and was one of the highest observation decks outside of New York and Chicago. Even today the building is still the fourth tallest city hall in the world.
Getting to the observation deck is free, but you’ll need to present identification and go through a metal detector. But the City Hall security people are very friendly. Once you clear security you take the elevator to the 29th floor and you’ll need to take the stairs to the observation deck. The security guard will open the door for you and then wait while you stroll and/or take some pictures. The lady who helped me was super nice and when I told her I was doing this for my blog, she asked for the name and said she would look it up. So, Hi security lady. I am so sorry I forgot to get a name and a picture of her. She said that hardly anyone comes up to the deck and when they do they are almost always visitors from out of town. So any readers from KC you should really check this out. It’s free and the views are great.
The observation deck is open 9am-330pm Monday-Friday and is free. I rarely come up here. ( I have only been twice and the last time was over twenty years ago. The views as you can see are very nice and there’s something about being out of doors which makes it even better. How often do you get to be this high in Kansas City? Wait, maybe don’t answer that.