Parade of Hearts Viewing Guide: How To Find Them All While Exploring KC

Photo by Cindy Kinney

If you’ve felt like you’ve seen a heart or two (or ten) around the Kansas City metro, you’re not seeing things. There are officially 156 uniquely designed hearts placed throughout the Kansas City area covering downtown Kansas City, south Kansas City, the Northland, eastern Jackson County, Johnson County, and Wyandotte County.

The hearts are part of the Parade of Hearts and will be on display through May in celebration of Kansas City’s claim as the country’s Heartland. The five-foot heart sculptures were designed by local artists to create a regional art experience rooted in hope and unity.

Across the metro, you’ll find hearts that celebrate Kansas City’s culture, historic sites, landmarks, and people. Get a peek at all 156 hearts here—but don’t stop there. We’d recommend taking a day (or several) to travel around town and track down the hearts.

Use this Parade of Hearts Checklist for the exact locations of each heart. This checklist has the hearts grouped into various geographic areas around the metro.

As of March 29, all 156 hearts are on display and ready for public viewing. If there’s a specific heart or two you’d like to hunt down, try downloading the Parade of Hearts app. Through the app, you can get directions to each individual location, add the hearts you want to see to a Wishlist, and check off the ones you’ve already seen.

Seeing all the hearts in one day is a tall order, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a day out of it. Try heading to downtown Kansas City where there’s the biggest chunk of hearts located close together—plus Kansas City landmarks like Union Station, Crown Center, the Crossroads Arts District, the Power & Light District, and the River Market. 

Try parking around Union Station or Crown Center and use the streetcar to access 20 hearts within walking distance from each stop:

Union Station Stop

  • Hope Blooms: National WWI Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive
  • For the Love of Kansas City: Crown Center, 2450 Grand Boulevard
  • Culture and Time Are Non-Linear: Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Road
  • Home: Union Station, 30 W Pershing Road

Crossroads Stop

  • Lost & Found: Brewery Emperial, 1929 Oak Street

Kauffman Center Stop

  • KC HeART Awakening: Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway
  • Pride of the People: Loews Hotel, 1515 Wyandotte

Power & Light Stop

  • Pass it On: PNC Plaza at P&L, 56 East 14th Street
  • Growing Peace, Love, and Harmony in KC: PNC Plaza at P&L, SW entrance to KC Live
  • Kansas City Jazz Greats: Rally House KCP&L, 181 E 14th Street
  • Thankful for Freedom: T-Mobile Center Urgent Care, 1403 Grand Boulevard
  • Sauce & Spice KC, SW corner of E 14th Street & Grand Boulevard

Metro Center Stop

  • Home is Where the Heart Is: Stitching the Community Together: inside Lightwell, 1100 Main Street
  • What Do You Do If You Don’t Have Lemons? 1100 Main Street

Library Stop

  • Community Bookshelf: Dimensional Innovations & Whiskey Design, 14 W. 10th Street
  • Kansas City: Out City Our Home: Ilus Davis Park, 1000 Locust

River Market North Stop

  • El Salvador in KC: River Market, Walnut Street
  • Fil-am: Riverfront Heritage Trail, Observation platform on the Town of Kansas Bridge

River Market West Stop

  • The Making of Memories – Growing up in KCK: River Market West, Wyandotte Street & 14th Street
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