Kansas City USA
Custom Search
State Capitol. Photo Action Sports Photography
State Capitol. Photo Action Sports Photography
J.C. Nichols Fountain. Bart Everett/Shutterstock
J.C. Nichols Fountain. Bart Everett/Shutterstock
Downtown Kansas. Spirit of America/Shutterstock
Downtown Kansas. Spirit of America/Shutterstock
Church in Kansas. Henryk Sadura/Shutterstock
Church in Kansas. Henryk Sadura/Shutterstock
Skyscrapers. Henryk Sadura/Shutterstock
Skyscrapers. Henryk Sadura/Shutterstock
Kauffman Stadium Kansas. Ffooter/Shutterstock
Kauffman Stadium Kansas. Ffooter/Shutterstock
Center for the Performing Arts. Tupungato
Center for the Performing Arts. Tupungato
Building, Kansas City. Ecliptic Blue/Shutterstock
Building, Kansas City. Ecliptic Blue/Shutterstock

Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City (KC) is the most populated city in the US State of Missouri and nicknamed the “City of Fountains” for it contains more than 2,000 fountains, the second most fountains found in any other city, only slightly behind that of Rome, Italy. The most popular fountains include the JC Nichols Memorial Fountain, Volker Fountain, Children’s Fountain, and the Crown Center Square Fountain.

With a long list of notable people having previously resided in Kansas City, it is Walt Disney that tops the list. In 1911 the Disney family moved to Kansas City with Walt and sister Ruth attending Benton Grammar School. In 1921 Walt Disney founded the Laugh-O-Gram Studio in Kansas City creating his first animate cartoons, which unfortunately failed due to the company going bankrupt, seeing Walt move to Hollywood to try again. The School, Studio and Disney family home are three great places to visit in Kansas City.

For more history in Kansas City, the National World War I Museum, Steamboat Arabia Museum, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Airline History Museum, American Jazz Museum and the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures are just a few worth mentioning. Another great museum is the Money Museum, a fun and interesting place highlighting the monetary system where you even get to lift a gold bar.

Art lovers will appreciate the city’s culture with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art displaying a rich collection of historical and modern art. For performances the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is the place to be with the likes of the Kansas City Symphony and the Kansas City Ballet sure to delight and keep any visitors entertained. Other great theatres in Kansas City include the Starlight Theatre, the Coterie Theatre and the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.

Environmental lovers will appreciate the two-acre Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden and the Loose Park Rose Garden with its scenic and fragrant delights. For sports fans why not visit the Kauffman Stadium for a baseball game or Arrowhead Stadium home to the Kansas City Chiefs.

For more holiday information on Kansas City you may also want to visit Kansas City tourism website Visit KC

View of Union Station and Kansas City Skyline. Ffooter/Shutterstock
View of Union Station and Kansas City Skyline. Ffooter/Shutterstock
View of Kansas City from roof of City Hall. Sharon Day/Shutterstock
View of Kansas City from roof of City Hall. Sharon Day/Shutterstock