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“Overrated”
Review of KC Fountains

KC Fountains
Ranked #20 of 155 things to do in Kansas City
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Owner description: "The City of Fountains" boasts more than 40 public water works, ranging from classical to modern, minimalist to ornate.
Gardiner, Maine
Level 6 Contributor
221 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Overrated”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

The fountains are nice, but the best ones we saw were at Kaufman. The ones throughout the city are ok but not nearly on the level we expected.

Visited August 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“KC is often called Paris of the Plains but definitely the City of Fountains”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Kansas City has over 150 fountains and sculptures around the city. Initially many fountains were needed to water horses but after cars came along the city recognized how much joy these water sculptures provided so many people gave them to the city. Kansas Citians value the fountains and are often raising money to restore those that have restoration needs. I pass by the fountains in the Plaza area on a regular basis and I always want to take time to look at them but their are fountains all over the city that are worthy of viewing. I found www.kcfountains.org has a list of them.

Visited August 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“There's a reason it's called the City of Fountains”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

They are everywhere - gargantuan Greek carvings to pocket-park bubblers. And, most impressively, the various inter-woven cities that make up KC metro do a great job of keeping them in repair. Just look around, you'll find 3 or 4

Visited July 2013
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Columbia, Missouri, United States
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

The loop around the park is one mile...I stop by the fountain when I have finished running and cool off in the spray. It's always beautiful.

Visited August 2013
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Kenwood
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“The fountains are so beautiful!”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Not many places except in Europe have so many beautiful fountains in one city! The Plaza area is a must stop for the fountains! Great photo ops abound!

Visited July 2013
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