Kansas City

Kansas is a largely overlooked and forgotten holiday destination, yet this city provides an exciting and unforgettable experience. An entirely different American city, Kansas is a part of both Missouri and Kansas, as the dividing line between the two states runs through the middle of the city. Indeed, Kansas City as a whole possesses a split personality; modern entertainment is combined with traditional culture, fashionable sophistication with historical beauty. As a result, Kansas City is bound to satisfy each individual’s needs and desires, as well as introduce them to some new experiences which they are not likely to forget.


[http://www.kidmuzm.org/ The Children’s Museum of Kansas City] is fun for all the family. Aiming to inspire interaction and hands-on learning, children have fun whilst learning about different subjects such as maths, science and art. Grinter Place was home to one of Kansas City’s first inhabitants, Moses Grinter. Today, this farmhouse has been restored so that the public may benefit from such a unique glimpse into the past.

As well as offering an enjoyable, urban holiday, Kansas City’s roots are imbedded within its rural trade. [http://www.aghalloffame.com/ The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame] pays tribute to the history of farming in the surrounding area, as well as the entire country. This beautiful and unique museum is set in scenic grounds and contains thousands of pieces of memorabilia relating to both farming and farmers. Famous and notable individuals are honoured at the Agricultural Hall of Fame and the visitor can enjoy the centre’s extensive art collection.Those interested in the finer technicalities of music should visit the Piano Technicians Guild Foundation Museum. Paying tribute to this much beloved instrument, visitors can learn more about the piano’s history and the craftsmanship behind creating such a structure.

[http://www.strawberryhillmuseum.org/index.html/ The Strawberry Hill Museum and Cultural Center] pays tribute to the multicultural history behind the city, a special feature which is still evident today. This beautiful building contains many pieces of art, as well as numerous other exhibits dedicated to honouring and preserving the accepting and warm nature of this location. The quaint gift shop sells many items created by the ethnic communities supported by the museum and the tea room provides delicious Slavish delicacies.

Also worth visiting is the Huron Indian Cemetery. A tribal burial ground, this graveyard is home to over four hundred graves belonging to members of the Wyandot people. This is the perfect location to learn more about the fascinating history of this tribe and their unique burial rites. The John Brown statue is a famous local landmark, paying tribute to one of the first opponents of slavery in America. Of this icon, Stephen D. Lee is claimed to have stated, ‘I know of no man more beloved at the South’.

The [http://www.kcrenfest.com/ Renaissance Festival of Kansas City] takes place annually in October. Fitting to the period, this event sees many exciting events such as jousting and serves many delicious snacks.

Sports enthusiasts will love a trip to see the [http://www.tbonesbaseball.com/ Kansas City T-Bones Baseball Club] play. This favourite American sport is a must for all visitors, and provides a highly enjoyable and affordable experience.


For a fantastic retail experience look no further than [http://www.legendsshopping.com/ Legends Shopping Center]. An extensive mix of department stores, fashionable boutiques and outlet shops greet those who venture inside this fabulous venue. Shoppers should pause to appreciate the many tributes and memorials to Kansas City’s most infamous former residents.

[http://www.cabelas.com/ Cabela’s] is home to an extensive collection of outdoor gear for the aspiring adventurer. Fly fishing, hunting, shooting and archery equipment is available here for those hoping to experience some of Kansas City’s more natural attractions.

Children and the young at heart will enjoy a visit to [http://moonmarble.com/ Moon Marble Company Store]. Boasting an enormous collection, all will enjoy sifting through the many beautiful and striking marbles found here. Visitors should call and enquire as to when a marble producing demonstration may be held. Young visitors are unlikely to turn down the chance to visit [http://rmcf.com/KS/KansasCity50701/ Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory] for a sweet treat or the [http://www.coldstonecreamery.com/ Cold Stone Creamery] for a taste of some of the best fresh ice cream in the state. Those with a slightly more mature palate should stop by [http://www.wyldewoodcellars.com/ Wyldewood Cellars Winery] for an award winning tipple.


Visitors with a hearty appetite will enjoy the many culinary delights Kansas City has to offer. [http://www.applebees.com/ Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar] is a welcoming, family establishment specialising in many American favourites. [http://www.cheeseburgerinparadise.com/ Cheeseburger in Paradise] serves many variations of the classic Burger, as well as salads and delicious cocktails. [http://www.srrestaurants.com/ Saddle Ranch Chop House] is a fantastic cowboy themed restaurant, complete with a mechanical bull. Serving mouth watering breakfasts, lunches and dinners, it seems a shame to leave Saddle Ranch in between meals. [http://www.arthurbryantsbbq.com/ Arthur Bryant’s BBQ] serves fantastic, large dishes; visitors can enjoy their order whilst viewing portraits of famous former patrons. For delicious cocktails Bulldog is the perfect place. Combining fabulous recipes with a warm and friendly environment, this establishment is the perfect place for drinks. The Cashew occupies two floors and boasts a brilliant view of the city. Also hosting live music acts, The Cashew is the perfect venue for an enjoyable night out. Other bars worth sampling include Nichols Lunch and Chubby’s.

Tourist Information

Visitor Information CenterUnion StationMain and PershingKansas City

Tel: (800) 767-7700

Visitor Information CenterCountry Club Plaza4709 CentralKansas City.

Tel: (800) 767-7700

Website: [http://www.visitkc.com/index.cfm www.visitkc.com]


[http://www.flykci.com/ Kansas City International Airport] is located fifteen miles from the city centre. Serving many destinations world wide, the airport is connected to Kansas City by numerous means of transportation. Boasting a recognisable three-ring design, Kansas City International Airport was constructed according to the needs of the customer in order to ensure their comfort.

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