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Address: City of Fountains Foundation, 104 West 9th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone Number: 816-842-2299
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Description: "The City of Fountains" boasts more than 40 public water works, ranging...
"The City of Fountains" boasts more than 40 public water works, ranging from classical to modern, minimalist to ornate.
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there needs to be atour just of the fountains

Our guide said there were more OPERATING fountains than Rome, and more fountains than any city other than Rome. I believe it. Lovely and interesting. I want to learn more.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Our guide said there were more OPERATING fountains than Rome, and more fountains than any city other than Rome. I believe it. Lovely and interesting. I want to learn more.

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Denver, Colorado
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Kansas city, Missouri is believed to have more fountains than any city in the world except Rome, Italy. With roughly 200-400 fountains, Kansas city is nicknamed the city of fountains. Around city center, Kansas City's beautiful fountains are very where and they give the city its unique character and charm. Spend some time on Country Club Plaza (during the day... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

So fabulous and dramatic that you'd think you were in Rome. The city looks very prosperous and is elegant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was a great place i proposed to my fiance and now wife here at the fountains across the street from it and from the window where we sat were the fountains, great view a lot of people come here for a walk and to take pictures for weddings.

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Pontevedra, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It really did remind me of Seville, Spain. I loved all of the shopping around the area. The hours are not great and many stores close early but the restaurants are open. We went to the cheesecake factory and enjoyed dessert outside in the beautiful atmosphere.

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Tucson Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We saw numerous fountains, and you could tell that they were lovely, BUT, except for a very few (around the Crown Center) none of them were working yet. We could see groups of workmen getting them back into working order after the winter, and we were informed that the water would be turned on April 1st. What a shame that... More 

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Independence, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Kansas City has great fountains with wonderful statues over much of the Plaza area with so many places to enjoy while you're viewing them.

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Independence, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The JC Nichols Fountain on the northeast side of the Country Club Plaza is one of my all-time favorite fountains in the world. When the weather is nice, it is fun to people watch as a diverse group of citizens enjoy the fountain and green space. The area is also often a place where wedding parties take pictures, civic groups... More 

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Atlanta
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Kansas City has an amazing number of lovely fountains, dotting the landscape. Some are quite elaborate such as the one at the end of Country Club Plaza while others are simple. Many are worth a special visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Best way to see these fountains is by horseback drawn carriage. This tour takes you by all of them and explains how they all were founded.

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