"A Classic American City" Top 5 Page for this destination Kansas City by RoscoeGregg

Kansas City Travel Guide: 744 reviews and 1,749 photos

A Great Place To Be From And To Visit

This midsized american city has a ton to offer. It is struggling with flight to cupcake land like all american cities but it still fights to keep it's charm and energy intact. Look around a little and you will have a fantastic visit here.

Art is Here

Kansas City has a ton of great art. The Kansas City Art Institute brings young vibrant artists from around the globe to study. Many stay and leave their mark. Kansas City was home to many very sucsessful mid to large firms in the 19th and 20th century. The owners of these companies have spent lavishly to bring art to Kansas City. DO NOT MISS THE FOLLOWING!!
1. The Nelson Art Gallery FREE
2. The Henry Moore Sculpture Garden FREE
3. The Kemper Art Musem FREE

They are all within walking distance of each other.

Great Parks!! Loose and Kaufman Gardens

Music and Food

The Kansas City Jazz age is often thought to be past. Visit the 18 and vine area to see artifacts from the Kansas City jazz age. Do not stop there find some jazz being played live while you are here. It is avalible most weekends.

Do not miss the BBQ. There is also a thriving local resturant culture. I can highly recomend visiting the 39th and Stateline Road area and the Crossroads District just north of Crown Center. They each have great local resturants.

If you have the good luck to be in K.C. on the first friday night of the month vist the crossroads area for First Fridays. All the resturants and Art Galleries stay open and there are lots of people walking from place to place to see the art.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Suprisingly Great Culture
  • Cons:You Need A Car.
  • In a nutshell:Stay In Midtown And Explore
  • Last visit to Kansas City: Dec 2009
  • Intro Updated Jun 16, 2010
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2015 at 11:05 AM

    I could never live in a place like this (because there is no way I am ever going to buy a car again), but otherwise you make it sound like a pleasant town with lots to do and good places to eat.

  • riorich55's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2011 at 8:44 AM

    I'm looking forward to the BBQ reviews. When I get back, I've got to try some of that bread.

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2009 at 2:33 AM

    K.C. sounds a very nice place to live in - or to visit.

  • giampiero6's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2009 at 10:13 AM

    GREAT! page about this underrated city. (my birthplace by the way) ;) Keep up the excellent work!

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