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Kansas City Cornucopia on a Gloomy Sunday

 

Walking down Broadway towards Cornucopia, the first thing you see is the giant ferris wheel named “Big Eli” which sits sandwiched between the T-Mobile Center and PNL. Once you get past “Big Eli,” guests are thrilled to see more carnival games and rides that all ages can enjoy. 

Balloon Pop, a Merry Go-Round and a classic “knock over the bottles” games were a few of the many options Cornucopia had to offer.

Taking a left down 14th street guests will find vendors selling everything from turkey legs to handmade earrings and Kansas City Chiefs gear. 

To many people’s surprise, when turning the corner on Walnut Street, they will find a small petting zoo where anyone can feed anything: miniature horse, a camel, a kangaroo, even a zebra. Small children also have the opportunity to ride the miniature horses which is something that people who live in the city might not get exposed to in their day to day.

I was lucky to run into some friends working at the Deep Eddy Vodka stand and was able to enjoy some hot cider which was a relief on that cold gloomy day. My friend Rebecca showed off her prized stuffed sloth she had won earlier. 

I would highly recommend anyone that wants a small town carnival vibe in the big city to take a stroll down the streets of PNL during Cornucopia.

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