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Kansas City
The home of swing and bebop for some, "The City of Fountains" to others, Kansas City is different things to different people. Music enthusiasts are drawn to the jazz clubs and old haunts of famous musicians such as Charlie Parker and Count Basie. With more fountains than Rome, there is ample opportunity for scenic strolling from fountain to fountain. Stop along the way to discover interesting neighborhoods and browse through eclectic shops. Families are particularly attracted to the city because of its child-friendly events and venues. Science City features hands-on exhibits including a mock television studio where kids can deliver a weather forecast, while the Zoo houses impressive African and Australian... more The home of swing and bebop for some, "The City of Fountains" to others, Kansas City is different things to different people. Music enthusiasts are drawn to the jazz clubs and old haunts of famous musicians such as Charlie Parker and Count Basie. With more fountains than Rome, there is ample opportunity for scenic strolling from fountain to fountain. Stop along the way to discover interesting neighborhoods and browse through eclectic shops. Families are particularly attracted to the city because of its child-friendly events and venues. Science City features hands-on exhibits including a mock television studio where kids can deliver a weather forecast, while the Zoo houses impressive African and Australian exhibits plus an IMAX Theater. The city's museums cover everything from the history of jazz music to a celebration of African American baseball players. Once a trading post for pioneers heading to the Western United States, today Kansas City is a burgeoning metropolis with activities and attractions for visitors of all ages and interests. less

All things to do » Things to do

National World War I Museum and Memorial
National World War I Museum and Memorial
Owner description: The National World War I Museum and Memorial is the only American museum solely dedicated to preserving the objects, history and personal experiences of a war whose impact still... more Owner description: The National World War I Museum and Memorial is the only American museum solely dedicated to preserving the objects, history and personal experiences of a war whose impact still echoes today. With one of the greatest collections of World War I artifacts anywhere in the world, the new state-of-the-art complex uses highly-interactive technology to bring history to life. The Museum is located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, at the corner of Pershing and Main. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
This museum has a collection of life-like sculptures.
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Arabia Steamboat Museum
Arabia Steamboat Museum
The Arabia Steamboat Museum is a favorite Kansas City attraction, a history museum housing 200 tons of cargo from life on the American frontier in 1856.
Attraction type: History Museums
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Kauffman Stadium
Kauffman Stadium
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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Country Club Plaza
Country Club Plaza
This ritzy marketplace features an outdoor plaza adorned with romantic European fountains and sculptures, plus designer shops and great restaurants.
Attraction type: Shopping Malls; Points of Interest & Landmarks; Neighborhoods
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille
Ranked #1 of 1,351 Restaurants in Kansas City
Price: $60 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Q39
Q39
Ranked #2 of 1,351 Restaurants in Kansas City
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Gluten Free
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Gram & Dun
Gram & Dun
Ranked #3 of 1,351 Restaurants in Kansas City
Price: $12 - $35
Cuisines: American, Bar, Gluten Free, Contemporary
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Beer Kitchen
Beer Kitchen
Ranked #4 of 1,351 Restaurants in Kansas City
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Ranked #5 of 1,351 Restaurants in Kansas City
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Worlds of Fun Village
Worlds of Fun Village
$44 - $46
Value Place Kansas City I-70 Stadium
2.5 of 5
Value Place Kansas City I-70 Stadium
$50 - $117
Ranked #42 of 112 Hotels in Kansas City
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Value Place Kansas City (KC South - Grandview Triangle)
2.0 of 5
Value Place Kansas City (KC South - Grandview Triangle)
$48 - $92
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton Inn Kansas City Liberty
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Kansas City Liberty
$137 - $184
Ranked #3 of 112 Hotels in Kansas City
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Hyatt Place Kansas City Airport
3.0 of 5
Hyatt Place Kansas City Airport
$108 - $172
Ranked #4 of 112 Hotels in Kansas City
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Hampton Inn Kansas City/near Worlds of Fun
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Kansas City/near Worlds of Fun
$127 - $184
Ranked #8 of 112 Hotels in Kansas City
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection
4.0 of 5
The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection
$271 - $376
Ranked #1 of 112 Hotels in Kansas City
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Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza
4.0 of 5
Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza
$219 - $519
Ranked #2 of 112 Hotels in Kansas City
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Ambassador Hotel Kansas City, Autograph Collection
4.0 of 5
Ambassador Hotel Kansas City, Autograph Collection
$249 - $392
Ranked #5 of 112 Hotels in Kansas City
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