5 GREAT PLACES IN KANSAS CITY

 

5 GREAT PLACES IN KANSAS CITY

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Aerial View of Kansas City

Kansas City lies in the “Heartland” of America. Many are unaware that there are actually two Kansas Cities – Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas.  They blend into each other, sitting astride the state line which defines these two states.  But the two Kansas Cities have a common heritage and location reflected in their shared use of the name – Kansas City – a name often used to denote the area rather than one particular city or the other.

Kansas City and the surrounding area has much to offer  visitors to the region.  Here are five of my favorite places

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5 Great Places in Kansas City

 

NATIONAL WORLD WAR I MUSEUM AND MEMORIAL – 

 Overlooking the central city area of Kansas City, the National World War I Museum and Memorial honors those who served in World War I. The beautiful grounds compliment the impressive architecture. The museum offers dynamic displays and  information to thousands of visitors each year.

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Aerial view of the WWI Memorial looking to the north east.

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WW I Memorial rises in background with KC Union Station Fountain in foreground.

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WW I Memorial viewing to the north.

 

 

18TH & VINE JAZZ DISTRICT –

 Kansas City and Jazz are synonymous, with a jazz history dating back to the  1920s.  It all started, and remains focused today in the 18th & Vine area of Kansas City.

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18th & Vine – Famous intersection in the heart of the Historic Jazz District in Kansas City

 

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The American Jazz Museum and The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum are both located in the 18th & Vine area.

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Memorial to Charlie “Bird” Parker – saxophonist, composer, and jazz great – “Bird” was a native of Kansas City.

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Jazz and Blues Clubs are popular with visitors and locals alike.

 

KAUFFMAN AND ARROWHEAD STADIUMS –

Kansas City is home to the Kansas City Royals Baseball Team (winners of the 2016 World Series) and the Kansas City Chiefs Football Team.  Their twin stadiums are state of the art.  Stop by and take in a game.

 

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Kauffman Kansas City Royals Baseball Stadium and Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium – Where the sports action is in KC

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Bird’s eye view of Kauffman Stadium

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Arrowhead Stadium – Home of the Kansas City chiefs

 

KANSAS CITY COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA  –

The Plaza is an upscale area full of wonderful shops and restaurants.  The Spanish architecture and design reflects locations in Seville, Spain – A Sister City for Kansas City. 

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JC Nichols Fountain on the Country Club Plaza. In the background is KC’s version of La Giralda Tower. The original is a bell tower of the Seville Cathedral in Seville, Spain.

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Brush Creek wanders through the Country Club Plaza area.

 

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Spanish ambiance on the Country Club Plaza – Kansas City

 

NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART –

Known for it’s neoclassical architecture and it’s extensive Asian Art Collection, The “Nelson” is one of the gems of Kansas City.  Stroll the beautiful 22 acre grounds, home to the Donald J Hall Sculpture Park, grab a bite to eat in the 15th Century Style Rozzell Court, or wander the wonderful exhibits.

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Aerial view of Nelson – Atkins Museum of Art. North facade and blue reflecting pool.

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Southern facade of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. One of several gigantic shuttlecock sculptures which have landed on the extensive green space.

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5 Great Places In Kansas City!

VISIT KANSAS CITY ……………………And Enjoy The Adventure!

 

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