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KC Fountains

Address: City of Fountains Foundation, 104 West 9th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone Number: 816-842-2299
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Ranked #7 of 75 Attractions in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Fountains, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: "The City of Fountains" boasts more than 40 public water works, ranging from classical to modern...
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Type: Fountains, Sights & Landmarks
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: "The City of Fountains" boasts more than 40 public water works, ranging from classical to modern, minimalist to ornate.

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134 reviews 134 reviews
83 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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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Smithville, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I had heard about the fountains in KC ever since I moved here in 2010, but I'd never taken the time to explore them. A friend of mine had a tour guide, so we took the motorcycles and road the route. I had no idea there were so many and of this calibre. Kansas City has been surprising me for... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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199 reviews 199 reviews
66 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

KC is known as the "City of Fountains" for good reason. There are many all around the city. Many, large and small, are on the Country Club Plaza. They are all works of art and should be appreciated by one and all.

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Melbourne, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Fountains are the most beautiful in the country. Worth making a trip to see the beautiful fountains.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

It would take weeks to see all of Kansas City's fountains. The main concentration is found in the Country Club Plaza district. They even have a map for those. Numerous books have been published about KC's fountains, some by Hallmark for sure. Most of the higher profile fountains are outdoors and easy to find. Some you may have to pay... More 

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Osage Beach, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I am referring to the fountains on The Plaza. I am grateful to those who planned this location and the wonderful sculpture that is everywhere. All the fountains are special.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

If you are staying in downtown and you hear what sounds like cannons don't worry. The water fountain below the World War 1 monument is the source. It fires bursts of water into the air in streams and in huge drops. Worth a walk to or drive by. Excellent photo opportunity.

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Independence, Missouri, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

These fountains will be the best I have seen in the U.S. and are amazing. The sculptures of the fountains have to be some of the best I have seen.

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Kansas City Missouri
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Scattered all over the city. Fun winter and summer. JC Nichols special sister city displays on the Plaza worth a couple of hours.

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Smithville
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The fountains throughout Kansas City are part of the city's personality. Not sure I would make a special trip to view them, but rather be sure to notice the fountains as I travel the city and in the Plaza.

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