Kansas City's Nelson Atkins Art Museum. Who doesn't love the shuttlecocks? One of my favorite pursuits on visiting home, especially in chillier weather, is to pick up a hot coffee or tea and go for a walk on the museum's lawn on sunny days.
Kansas City Library has one seriously cool façade. Local residents were asked to nominate influential books that represent Kansas City, humungous versions of the winning nominations were then used as the exterior of the library car-park.