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Kansas City

Get the details on important landmarks, attractions and resources for your trip to Kansas City.


WHAT TO SEE & DO KANSAS CITY ATTRACTIONS



ART & MUSEUMS

Alexander Majors Historical House
(Pony Express headquarters)
8201 State Line Rd.
816-333-5556
www.visitkc.com
Renovated house in Brookside pays homage to the Pony Express.

The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial

American Jazz Museum
1616 E. 18th St.
816-474-VINE
www.Americanjazzmuseum.com
A museum dedicated to America's indigenous music in the historic 18th and Vine district.

American Royal Museum
1701 American Royal Ct.
816-221-9800
www.americanroyal.com
An interactive museum for kids of all ages telling the story of the area's Agricultural roots.

Arabia Steamboat Museum
400 Grand Ave.

816-471-4030
www.1856.com
View the contents of a steamboat excavated in a farm field.

The Spider
The Spider" at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
4420 Warwick Blvd.
816-753-5784
www.kemperart.org
The home of Contemporary Art in Kansas City.

National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
100 W. 26th St.
816-784-1918
www.theworldwar.org
Stately, reverent museum dedicated to World War I.

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
1616 E. 18th St.
888-221-6526
www.nlbm.com
Learn the story of Negro Leagues Baseball

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak St.
816-751-1ART
www.nelson-atkins.org
A little bit of everything is on display here, notably ancient China and Egypt, the Impressionists and now Contemporary Art in the new Bloch wing of the museum.

Science City at Union Station
30 Pershing Rd.
877-SCI-CITY
www.sciencecity.com
Interactive science museum geared towards school children in Union Station.

MARKETS/SHOPPING

City Market
(Farmers Market)
20 E. Fifth St.
816-842-1271
citymarket.org
The city's biggest, oldest farmers' market also houses several fine restaurants.

The Country Club
Plaza Merchants Association
450 Ward Pkwy.
816-753-0100
www.countryclubplaza.com
Official site for all things Country Club Plaza.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Clinton's Soda Fountain
100 W. Maple
Independence, MO 64050
816-833-2046
www.clintonssodafountain.com
Historic gem whee Harry S. Truman worked his first job.  Phosphates, hot dogs, ice cream and more.

Gem Theater
 1616 E. 18th St.
 816-474-8463
www.americanjazzmuseum.org
The Vine's buzzing with this unique, entertainment venue that still swings, showcasing contemporary jazz greats.

Hallmark Visitors Center Crown Center
Level 3
816-274-3613
www.hallmarkvisitorscenter.com
The house that cards built.

Kansas City Strip Trolley
816-512-5555
www.thekansascitystrip.com
7 p.m.-3 a.m.  Friday and Saturday evenings. $15 per/person – nightly pass
 Waldo, Westport, Martini Corner, Brookside, Plaza, 18th and Vine, Power & Light District.
Hop on and off KC's new Trolley transportation to all of the nightlife districts.

Kansas City T-Bones
1800 Village West Pkwy.
Community America Ballpark
913-328-2255
Family-friendly minor league baseball playing its 7th season in the award-winning KC, KS facility.

The new nine-block Power & Light District
The nine-block Power & Light District

Kansas Speedway
I-435 & I-70
Kansas City KS
913-328-RACE
www.kansasspeedway.com
Where NASCAR and Indy comes to play.

National Frontier Trails Center
318 W. Pacific Ave., Independence

816-325-7575
www.frontiertrailscenter.com
Trace the journey westward here.

Sprint Arena and Power and Light District
Downtown Kansas City
www.sprintcenter.com
Opened in fall 2008, the shiny glass dome—shaped like a pin cushion—is the venue for concerts and sports events in the newly-rejuvenated Downtown.

Vaile Mansion
1500 North Liberty,
Independence, MO 64050
816-325-7430
www.vailemansion.org
High Victorian 1881 home filled with authentic, period decor: nine marble fireplaces, spectacular painted ceilings. Tours available.

Village West and The Legends
www.legendsshopping.com
shopping and entertainment center near the Kansas Speedway, at the intersection of Interstates 70 and 435.

JAZZ

Phoenix Jazz Club
302 W. Eighth St.
Kansas City, MO 64112
 816-472-0001
www.phoenixjazzkc.com
Newly reopened toe-tapping jazz club.  Friendly fun, good vibe all the time featuring local and regional jazz/blues playing nightly

RESOURCES

For more information, contact the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association, www.visitkc.com.

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