When you think of a city that has it all – delicious food, great music, and breathtaking views, do you think of Kansas City? Located in the heart of the country, Kansas City really does have it all. From old to new, urban to suburban, museums to bars, Kansas City has something to offer every kind of traveler.
In Kansas City, you’ll also find plenty of niche eateries, a robust cocktail scene, indie coffee shops, fashionable stores, plenty of art, and, of course, two popular (and winning) professional sports teams. Recounting the lyrics from Wilbert Harrison’s 1959 song.
Here are 10 reasons you should visit:
1. Theme Parks.
Unleash your inner child at one of the many theme/water parks located in Kansas City! Your options range from the Spinning Dragon at Worlds of Fun to the world’s tallest water slide at Schlitterbahn. Either way, you’re in for a crazy ride.
Kansas City is known for their mouth-watering barbecue. From the original gas station Joe’s KC to the American Royal, which many people consider the “world series” of barbecue, your taste buds will thank you!
Expand your knowledge. Whether you are an art buff visiting the Nelson, or a war enthusiast looking to dig deeper into WWI, Kansas City is the place for you.
4. Live shows.
Concerts, plays, musicals and comedy, Kansas City have it all. Plus, it’s within a 20-mile radius!
We take pride in our teams, from the speedway to the football field. Go ‘Yals.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! The Kansas City Zoo takes you on an adventure through all the continents. You’ll make some furry friends along the way.
The city of fountains, indulge yourself in what Kansas City is known for. It is a sight to see!
8. Crown Center.
There are wide variety of activities for all ages at Crown Center. Including Lego Land, Aquarium, and featured exhibits. You can’t go wrong!is a wide variety of activities for all ages at Crown Center. Including Lego Land, Aquarium, and featured exhibits. You can’t go wrong!!is a wide variety of activities for all ages at Crown Center. Including Lego Land, Aquarium, and featured exhibits. You can’t go wrong!
The Country Club Plaza, Town Center Plaza, The Legends and Zona Rosa – need I say more?
10. West Bottoms.
One thing that is truly unique in Kansas City (and my personal favorite) in the West Bottoms. Here you can find anything from vintage clothing and refurbished furniture to food trucks and live entertainment. You’ll leave wanting more.
About Kansas City-
Kansas City, or K.C., is the largest city in the state of Missouri. It is the 37th–largest city by population in the United States and the 23rd–largest by area. It is the central city of the Kansas City metropolitan area, which spans the Kansas–Missouri border. It was founded in the 1830s as a Missouri River port at its confluence with the Kansas River coming in from the west. Originally called Kansas after the river, this became confusing upon the establishment of Kansas Territory in 1854. The name Kansas City was assigned to distinguish the two.
Sitting on Missouri’s western border, with downtown near the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, the modern city encompasses 316 square miles (820 km2) in Jackson, Clay, Cass, and Platte counties. It is one of Jackson County’s two county seats (the other being Independence). The 18th and Vine Neighborhood gave birth to the musical styles of Kansas City jazz and Kansas City blues. It is also known for Kansas City-style barbecue. The area is infamous for the Border War that occurred during the American Civil War, including the Battle of Westport and Bleeding Kansas. Major suburbs include the Missouri cities of Independence and Lee’s Summit and the Kansas cities of Overland Park, Olathe, and Kansas City.