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KC Fountains

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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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City of Fountains :)

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Independence, Missouri
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Independence, Missouri
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98 reviews 98 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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88 reviews 88 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Smithville, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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214 reviews 214 reviews
69 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
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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
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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