Kansas City Travel Guide

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Photo of Kansas City Photo: Kansas City Convention and Visitor's Bureau

Plan Your Kansas City Vacation

Kansas City bills itself as the "Heart of America." Within 250 mi of both the geographic and population centers of the nation, the city is famous for its stockyards, saxophone player Charlie "Bird" Parker and his Kansas City-style bebop, and some of the best barbecue in the world. The city has more boulevards than Paris and more working fountains (212 and counting) than any city but Rome. An unwritten rule dictates that a fountain be added to nearly every new commercial structure built, giving Kansas City its second nickname: "The City of Fountains."

Restaurants

Kansas City Restaurants

Kansas City is famous the world over for its barbeque. It all started in the early 1920s, when Henry Perry, the "Father... read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Kansas City

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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Kansas City Experiences

  • Great Cities For Jazz

    As we begin the second century of jazz, the notion of a regional style seems rather quaint. The global reach of jazz recordings enables... Read more

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