10 BEST TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN KANSAS CITY

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Nestled on Missouri’s most western edge, Kansas City is alive with culture, history and some of the best BBQ that America has to offer. A top choice for your next company retreat if you ask us!

Not to be confused with Kansas City, Kansas which is just a stone’s throw away, Missouri’s Kansas City is filled with idyllic fountains, a bustling jazz scene and nearly 40,000 pieces of public art. 

If you and your team are headed to Kansas City for your next corporate get together, be sure to take a look at our top recommendations.

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Fuel your appetite with a cooking class

  • Swap out a traditional team lunch for something a little more interactive when you book a group cooking class to hone your team’s culinary skills. 
  • A culinary instructor will take you through every step in preparing your meal; from prepping ingredients to adding the finishing touches. 
  • From cooking basics to trending culinary topics and entertainment-style classes, various options are available that offer something for every skill level and appetite. 
  • If you’re looking for an activity with a fun and casual atmosphere, this is the perfect fit, plus you’ll enjoy bonding and socializing as a team while indulging in the fruits of your labor. 
  • While this experience has a bit of a higher price tag, it’s definitely an incredible skill-building alternative to standard group meals. 

Race to beat the clock in an escape room 

  • Fire up those neurons with an escape room that will test your team’s problem solving skills, communication and time management as they solve intricate puzzles. 
  • Depending on the size of your group, either play together or separate into teams to see who can escape with time to spare! 
  • You can choose between several themed rooms, with different skill levels depending on the confidence of your team. 
  • Instructors will take you and your colleagues through the missions and should your team not escape they’ll walk you through the solution. 
  • This is a great option for teams looking to mix it up and have some fun with a laidback, yet challenging bonding experience.

Be a star with a Game show battle 

  • When visiting Kansas City, Missouri, be sure to challenge your team to a game show battle as seen on TV! 
  • With various Game Shows available, this is the perfect skill-testing and memorable experience and can fit most budgets!  
  • Game show arenas can generally accommodate anywhere from 6 to 64+ participants, making it a great choice for even the largest groups. 
  • Many facilities offer alcoholic beverages for sale along with party rooms ideal for a bit of socializing after the game’s end. 
  • With games running around 1 hour, your team will have an opportunity to be the players and cheer each other on in the audience. 

Kansas city kayak and canoe

  • Practise a new skill, enjoy the outdoors, unwind and relax while exploring the Kansas City Icon: the Missouri River. 
  • Perfect for all skill levels, guides can be provided to walk you through everything you need to know from safety instructions, to best paddling practices, making it easy for even first-time kayakers. 
  • You’ll be provided with all your gear including boats, paddles, life jackets and some facilities even coordinate transportation to and from the docks. 
  • Dress appropriately! And don’t forget the sunscreen as you enjoy the scenic views.
  • Keep in mind that kayaking will work your muscles in new ways, be sure to budget time for  team members to rest and recuperate following your adventure.  

Glide through the city with a Segway tour 

  • Tour the city via segway as you explore the historic neighborhoods and bask in the natural beauty, architecture and rich history of Kansas City. 
  • Guides are extremely knowledgeable and will keep your team captivated as you explore different areas of interest. 
  • This is a great way to get to know the city, see more attractions in a shorter amount of time and beat the exhaustion that comes with walking. 
  • It’s advised to wear closed-toed shoes and dress comfortably without anything loose or hanging. 
  • Keep in mind this activity can be a bit pricier, but if it’s within your budget it’s a fantastic and dynamic way to explore the city. 

Go Go Go karting 

  • Unwind and enjoy an adrenaline-filled race around the go kart track for your next team-building experience in Kansas City, Missouri. 
  • You’ll be provided with high-performance karts, helmets, safety gear and instructions to have fun and make the most of your experience. 
  • Race against your colleagues or set times to beat for a bit of healthy competition. 
  • Courses are changed frequently making this perfect for repeat excursions. 
  • This team building experience can be expensive but discounted prices are often available for larger teams as well as when booking multiple races. 

Get your blood pumping with a paintball tournament  

  • Paintball is the adrenaline rush that you and your team need for an exciting and fun team building activity.
  • Staff will take you through everything you need to know from how to use the equipment, strategy and safety instructions to ensure all players feel safe and enjoy themselves. 
  • Various fields are available and some facilities will even have themed game arenas as an added element of fun. 
  • Accommodating even the largest teams, this is the perfect way to add some friendly competition to your team’s dynamics. 
  • The price is affordable and a great option for team’s on a budget!

Paint the town with a paint night 

  • Encourage team members to work their brains’ in new ways, jump-start their creative thinking and continue to build their problem solving skills with a paint night. 
  • Instructors will take your team step by step as they paint their masterpieces, providing tips on techniques and allowing even a novice painter to shine. 
  • You’ll be provided with everything you need including aprons, brushes, canvases, easels and paints. 
  • Many facilities offer alcoholic beverages for purchase and allow food to be brought in so that you can sip and snack 
  • Ideal for groups of all sizes, choose this team experience if you’re looking for a unique and fun experience that’ll leave you with a physical reminder: your painting!

Test your aim at ax throwing

  • Make memories while learning a new skill when you go ax throwing in Kansas City on your next company get-together. 
  • Safety-certified coaches will ensure you hit the bullseye while staying safe and provide tips and instruction on techniques.
  • Dress comfortably and be sure to wear closed-toe shoes as they are an absolute must. 
  •  This is a fairly-budget friendly activity so a great option for any team looking to save but not lose out on any of the fun. 
  • Larger groups can easily be accommodated with either multi-lane or full-facility rentals. 

Climb to the top with rock climbing 

  • Try your hands at rock-climbing for a memorable thrill that will promote communication and trust between team members. 
  • Instructors will guide you through everything you need to know to ensure a safe, fun and challenging experience, plus they can provide tips and strategies as needed. 
  • All climbing gear is included and extras can be rented for an additional cost, be sure to inquire upon booking about how this will affect the costs for your team. 
  • Many facilities offer a wide range of course options accommodating all skill-levels from novice to expert, ensuring everyone can be proud of their accomplishments. 
  • Incorporate some healthy competition by hosting races between team members or by creating exciting challenges as your team members reach new heights.

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You can book these team building activities exclusively as a part of our retreat package.

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