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Kansas City is a sprawling metro area. It would be possible to write a seperate travel page for each of the smaller cities that make up the combined metro area. When I go there it all feels like one big city to me. There is no real difference when you travel from Olathe to Overland Park or Bonner Springs. As you get closer to the center of the metro area the buildings get taller. This page would be too big if I did not break it down in to Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas. There are two Kansas City's because in the early settlement days one of the main travel methods was by steamboat on the river. Towns sprang up on both sides of the river in this area. Of the two Kansas City, Missouri is larger because it surrounds Kansas City, Kansas on three sides. There is a lot to see and do there. My wife and I go there often and we still have not seen or done a fraction of what this area has to offer.

  • Last visit to Kansas City: Apr 2001
  • Intro Written Sep 11, 2002
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  • Sep 20, 2007 at 6:26 AM

    Hey brdwtcher.... If you are a "Kansas Citian" and you don't know where this fountain is, I would say you aren't exactly a Kansas Citian. It is on the Country Club Plaza. For those reading this, GO TO MIDTOWN and not to these awful CHAIN restaurants!

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    May 17, 2006 at 6:40 AM

    mmm the big quiet!!! lol sound a calmed place ...abroad from the touristic US tours !! great so

  • Jan 9, 2006 at 2:43 PM

    This visitor info center has closed.

  • Oct 5, 2004 at 6:19 PM

    They have bulldozed the Welcom Center in Olathe, and are now building a "Hooters" in it's place. You still may be able to get tourist info there once it opens though.

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    Jul 8, 2003 at 6:48 PM

    Interesting page Steve. Maybe I will visit next year...

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    Jan 19, 2003 at 7:39 PM

    Unfortunately, this travel information center in Olathe has closed due to budget cuts. Your KCK page is well done.

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    Dec 26, 2002 at 6:29 PM

    Everything's up to date in Kansas City! The unnamed fountain on the "Off the Beaten Path" page is the J.C. Nichols fountain, on the Plaza, at 47th and Main.

  • Sep 21, 2002 at 4:33 PM

    Kansas City, MO is the central city and urban core of the Kansas City, MISSOURI Metro area. Kansas City, KS is an older and larger suburb. Kansas City, KS should be renamed West Kansas City or Wyandotte City because its name confuses people.

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    Jul 27, 2002 at 7:20 AM

    Great info & pics! Thanks!

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    Jul 7, 2002 at 5:08 PM

    I failed your test! I must be from Missouri!

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