Discover Kansas City
Welcome to this page about Kansas City , a city split along state lines.. Whether you live in Kansas City or are planning a visit, or looking for Gifts from Kansas City, you'll want to take a look at the resources listed here.
Kansas City, a city of half a million people, is said to have more fountains than any other city in the world except Rome. It also has World-class museums, galleries, historic jazz clubs, romantic cafes, restaurants, down-home barbecues and high-end boutiques. Kansas City is also known for Sports, including the Kansas City Chiefs Football Team and the Kansas City Royals Baseball Team, Soccer and basketball.
For its residents, Kansas City has all the convenience of the big city with the charm of a small town.
Downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Photo taken while at the top of the Liberty Memorial. The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is on the far left (near the edge of the photo). Flickr photo by ThirdHandArt
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- The 8 Wonders of Kansas
The 8 Wonders of Kansas
SEA LIFE At The Aquarium
Kansas City's latest attraction, SEA LIFE, is open at Crown Center with over 260,000 gallons of water and 5,000 fish and sea creatures on display.
- Kansas City SEALIFE
SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium
...hundreds of unique and majestic fountains make their home in our City of Fountains.
Crown Center Fountain - Flickr photo by Average Jane
The Fountains Are Turned On In April - Fountain Day
Kansas Citians love our fountains and we look forward to seeing the fountains turned on signaling the end of winter when we start enjoying outdoor activities once again.
The City of Fountains Foundation held a special event at the Henry Bloch Fountain (Main and Pershing) in the Spring of 2012 to celebrate the Foundation's 40th anniversary.
Whether you live in Kansas City or planning a visit, I hope you will find these links helpful.
City of Fountains
- City of Fountains Foundation | Kansas City Fountains and Sculptures
Information about fountains and public art in the Kansas City metro area.
- Experience Kansas City - City of Faountains
There are hundreds of majestic fountains that make their home in this Midwestern treasure, known as the City of Fountains.
The first fountains in Kansas City were designed by the Humane Society to provide water for horses and dogs.
When private fountains came into fashion in the late 1800s, J. C. Nichols, a prominent real estate developer in Kansas City, started buying and investing in fountains to beautify his residential developments and the Country Club Plaza.
Photos of City Fountains
- 162 best Kansas City Fountains images on Pinterest in 2018 | Kansas city missouri, Fountain and Fuen
Feb 13, 2018- Explore JKO Variety Shop's board "Kansas City Fountains" on Pinterest. | See more ideas about Kansas city missouri, Fountain and Fuentes de agua.
- Flickriver: Most interesting photos from Kansas City Fountains
Flickriver - view images as a 'river of photos' and more...
- KC Breaking News, Sports & Crime | The Kansas City Star
Follow the Kansas City Star newspaper for the latest headlines on Missouri news. Find daily local breaking news, opinion columns, videos and community events.
- Discover Kansas City, find local search information about travel, relocation, attractions, and thing
Kansas City, Missouri travel and relocation information for all your needs.
- Kansas City Things to Do - Visit KC.com™ - Missouri & Kansas Events, Activities & Attraction
Find things to do in Kansas City, Missouri. Discover a world of vibrant arts, delicious dining and Midwest hospitality at its finest. Official site for Kansas City tourism and conventions.
- Kansas City Travel Guide
The barbecue alone is reason enough to visit KC. A fountain-laden downtown and a bustling new nightlife scene are just two of the others.
- Home — Pitch
After beginning life as a music publication in 1980, Kansas City's The Pitch quickly grew to become the area's leading news and entertainment weekly...investigative reporting, provocative feature writing, intelligent music and arts coverage, or compr
- Kansas City Area Development Council | Home
KCADC is the top resource for relocating businesses and talent to the greater Kansas City area.
- 'Day to Day' in Kansas City : NPR
Kansas City, Mo. lies near the geographic center of the continental United States. It's known for its jazz, innovative architecture and great barbecue. It's also the dividing line between a traditionally "blue" state (Missouri) and a traditionally
- Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Founded in 1990, this museum is a must see for residents and visitors alike.
Washington Monument Union Station Plaza - Postcard 1947
Washington Monument Union Station Plaza, Kansas City, Misssouri. In a little park, facing Pershing Drive and flanked by Union Station and Liberty Memorial, stands this equestrian statue, Kansas City's tribute to America's first President.
Historic Union Station
- Experience Kansas City - Secret Gardens
Imagine lush meadows, still ponds and the most wonderful, colorful, fragrant roses you'll ever see or smell. During May and June-when Mother Nature reveals her magic and dull soil explodes into brilliant splendor-we make haste to welcome the season.
- Hello Kansas City Missouri. Kansas City City Guide
Kansas City,Kansas City MO Yellow Pages, Restaurants,Kansas City Weather, Kansas City Real Estate.
In the News
- #6 Kansas City on Kiplinger's List
Best Place to Live--This city split along state lines offers something for everyone: from stately houses to downtown lofts and world-class museums to barbecue.What we loved: Pryde's Old Westport, a city landmark that sells kitchen gadgets, utensils a
- # 6 Overland Park on Money's List
Selected as one of the most kid-friendly spots in the country by an environmental advocacy group in 2001, and the community defines itself by its commitment to education. Population: 164,800Typical single-family home: $250,000Est. property taxes: $3,
- Kansas City CBS News
CBS News Kansas City Has Barbeque In Its Blood, A Big City With Small-Town Charm ... And Lots Of Barbeque -
- Opening "Gates" To K.C. Barbecue, - CBS News
Ollie Gates, of the famed Gates Bar-B-Q, shared recipes and tips on
- Plaza Lights Kansas City Country Club Plaza
A visit to The Kansas City Country Club Plaza always has a touch of magic in it with it's European flavor, it's fountains, and horse drawn carriages,. The Plaza is a major landmark in Kansas City, a premier shopping district and a place for many...
What's Your Favorite Thing About Kansas City? - I want to hear from You!
patinkc (author) from Midwest on September 15, 2014:
I have made it from Squidoo, and I have a lot of work to do. lol! Thanks for saying hello.
Gayle from McLaughlin on September 12, 2014:
I am born and raised in Kansas City, Mo. Love your article. I see you have made the transition from Squidoo. Glad to see you hear.
patinkc (author) from Midwest on April 10, 2012:
@anonymous: Well, Dave, yes and no! No you are not dumb, and yes there are 2 Kansas City's. One is in the State of Missouri and one is in Kansas with different governments. However, you can go from one to the other without knowing it. Maybe I should make a lens on the differences. lol! We talk about the Greater Kansas City area which includes both Kansas Cities and several other smaller cities. Many of the attractions of GKC are located on the Missouri side and there for the use of all the GKC area.
anonymous on April 10, 2012:
Well, I am blushing. I learned something here today, but now I feel kinda dumb. I always knew that there was a Kansas City in Missouri and a Kansas City next door in KS, but I thought that they were two different cities. Like the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Well, now I know :) I enjoyed your lens and hope to one day visit the city (singular) of Kansas City!
Ruthi on April 10, 2012:
That Kansas City Sculpture is awesome! I would enjoy seeing it up close and personal.
Fay Favored from USA on April 07, 2012:
I hope to visit KC one day. There is so much to enjoy.
Gayle from McLaughlin on February 04, 2012:
I have lived in Kansas City all my life. This article really showcases much of the ambiance of the area. Thanks!
VillaDejaBlue on January 06, 2012:
patinkc (author) from Midwest on December 18, 2011:
@anonymous: Kris, the two places I would try are the KC airport and The Kansas City StoreCountry Club Plaza 314 Ward Parkway 816-756-1997Union Station 30 West Pershing Road 816-283-8282
anonymous on December 18, 2011:
Years ago my friend gave me a beautiful sweatshirt with the KC Plaza lights outline on front and back. On the front in small letters off to the side it says Only on the Plaza. I love this sweatshirt. Any idea where I can purchase another. I believe she purchased it at the then Jones Store. Thanks
patinkc (author) from Midwest on July 05, 2010:
@poutine: According to kcfountains.org, the first fountains in Kansas City were designed by the Humane Society to provide water for horses and dogs. When private fountains came into fashion in the late 1800s, J. C. Nichols, a prominent real estate developer in Kansas City, started buying and investing in fountains to beautify his residential developments and the Country Club Plaza.
poutine on July 04, 2010:
Kansas City seems to be a great place to live.I love fountains.Do you know why there are so many of them?
patinkc (author) from Midwest on October 27, 2009:
[in reply to Joan4] Please do!
Joan4 on October 27, 2009:
I would love to visit KC!
Mary Beth Granger from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA on November 17, 2008:
We lived in KC for 9 years and it's a great place to live. We've moved back to St.Louis but our son and family still live in KC so we get to visit often. I love the fountains, love Country Club Plaza...and really love the Christmas lights and how the make a big deal of it on Thanksgiving night. Crown Center is great too! Really good places to eat in KC.
thomasz on February 14, 2008:
Interesting lens. Nice info.
Karendelac on January 04, 2008:
5 Stars for you.This site is a must prior to visiting Kansas City....You have my permission to post a dazzling Thomas Kinkade image on your site called "Plaza City Lights, Kansas"Karen at KarensKinkade Art Store
GypsyPirate LM on September 24, 2007:
Wonderful lens, you have great information in here! I'm glad you joined us in the Squidoo City Guide!
bigjimj on August 08, 2007:
Nice lens. I was in KC recently and, of course we had some Authur Bryants BBQ. Thanks for joining the Squidoo City Guide.
GypsyPirate LM on August 06, 2007:
Great lens PatinKC - I love those framed prints, very pretty.
anonymous on June 07, 2007:
I have been looking for T Shirts or Sweatshirts with a picture of KC Fountains and a logo of K.C. City of Fountains. Something like that but I haven't found any. Do you have any ideas.Jean- Morton Illinois