My favorite place to stay in Kansas City.
We make a yearly trip to Goodguy's Heartland Nationals. It is held at the Kansas Speedway and Great Wolf is the most convenient hotel at which to stay that weekend.
When my child gets tired of all the cars (doesn't happen quickly - she takes after her parents) - it is quick for us to head back to the hotel and hit the pools, water slides, hot tubs and the Lazy River.
It definitely makes the 5 hour trip home easier (read: quieter than the trip down!)
We are not fond of the hotel restaurant - but the game room is just as entertaining as the pool area!
Cabela's is in walking distance and several restaurants are in the area - Jimmy Buffetts - YUM!
They also have fun Kid's Club activities to keep the kids from becoming waterlogged. Bedtime stories and art projects.
If you're in the area - definitely check it out!