Kansas City Quick Guide
One city. Two states. More than 90 barbecue restaurants. Kansas City has so much to offer that it spans the borders of neighboring states - Missouri to the east and Kansas to the west. Everything in between is hot jazz, a number of world class museums, and architectural districts that celebrate this city's historic past.
Visitors will want to stop and shop at Country Club Plaza, the nation's first suburban shopping district. Or, for a taste of the contemporary, visit The Legends at Village West, billed as "an 855,000-square-foot, open-air lifestyle center" that includes shopping, dining and entertainment venues.
Navigating Kansas City's dual municipalities can be daunting. However, Missouri residents can visit City Hall at 414 E. 12th St., or dial 311 from the 816 area code. Those living in Kansas can visit City Hall at 701 N. 7th St. to learn more about city departments and available services.
Getting Around or Getting Away
Map your driving directions to popular destinations that include Brookside, Downtown Kansas City or Westport.
Making Kansas City Your Home
Kansas City Shopping and Services
Where to Go in Kansas City
What's hot and happening in Kansas City? Well, for starters there's the food, the music - especially jazz - and so much more.
And speaking of hot jazz, while there's certainly more to this vibrant city than music, don't miss two museums dedicated to this uniquely American art form: the American Jazz Museum and the Kansas City Jazz Museum.
Things to Do in Kansas City
If you're looking for a savory bite to eat, you'll find any number of popular barbecue joints to satisfy your craving, including the legendary Arthur Bryant's and Gates and Sons Bar-B-Q, as well as several other offerings of international fare.
And while some may argue that the city's culinary offerings are museum quality, those craving more cultural pursuits will appreciate the collections of art found at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, while history buffs will enjoy a visit to the 18th and Vine Historic District. Kansas City's Union Station, a restored landmark, also houses the Kansas City Museum, Science City and the Gottlieb Planetarium.
Popular Kansas City Attractions
- Ameristar Casino Hotel
- Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center
- Children's Museum of Kansas
- Strawberry Hill Museum and Cultural Center