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5 places to find peace and quiet in Kansas City

Kansas City may be loud, but there are many places Kansas Citians can go to clear their minds and escape the noise of the big city.

The Loose Park Rose Garden

The Loose Park Rose Garden is named for Laura Conyers Smith, who established the Kansas City Rose Society with a group of women in 1931.

Photo by @slmarcy

Kansas City is a bustling city, but with all of the excitement, it can get pretty noisy. Based on research conducted by Earth.FM, the Paris of the Plains ranked the No. 63 loudest city in the US — but that doesn’t mean you can’t find some peace and quiet.

The study also found places where locals can escape noise pollution by identifying the top quiet places in big cities. To do this, researchers assessed 3,000+ parks and nature spaces across 245 cities with populations over 250,000 and assigned them “Quiet Scores.” The methodology considered:

  • Reviews of the attractions that include words like “quiet,” “peaceful,” or “tranquil”
  • The average visitor rating at each location
  • The attraction’s popularity and how that impacts its peacefulness

So, where can you go in KC to find tranquility? Here are the five best spots to get some peace and quiet, ranked in order of their Quiet Scores.