City Spotlight: Kansas City

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Why visit Kansas City, Missouri?

  • Shopping, shopping, and more shopping
  • Breathtaking views with a historical background
  • A wide variety of restaurants, from casual sit downs to gourmet grocery shopping
  • Museums to fit all interests
  • Rich in global culture, including food and entertainment
Fountain at Country Club Plaza Kansas Missouri

Frontdesk welcomes you to Kansas City, MO! It is home to a variety of different styled museums, all different kinds of food, and the views to take in are endless. From shopping to exploring different global cultures, you’ll enjoy the visit whether you’re coming for work or fun.

Kansas City Vacations

Kansas City is great for visiting with friends and family. There is something for everyone to enjoy and entertainment is plentiful. Members of your group can look forward to a museum visit or walk through a historic area and enjoy a satisfying dinner after a long day of fun.

Kansas City Business Trips

With historical sights and tasty eats, visiting Kansas City for business can feel like you’re visiting for play. Spend a lunch break walking through one of the many art areas and enjoy dinner at one of the local spots that make you feel like you’re visiting another part of the world.

Kansas City Neighborhoods

This section of Kansas City is heavily populated with trendy coffee bars, brewpubs, retro-styled bars, and much more. Old restored warehouses have been converted into art galleries and boutiques sell items from clothing to quirky stationery.

River Market
Places from all over the globe meet right here. The Busy River Market dates back to 1857. It is packed with casual global eateries, gourmet grocery stores, and indie boutiques surround the area.

Crown Center
Full of family-friendly attractions, Crown Center is a great place to shop and enjoy entertainment.

18th & Vine
This isn’t any regular street corner. This is an area that brings music, art, sports, and fine dining all together. There is something for everyone in your group to enjoy!

Country Club Plaza
This section resembles a Spanish village with fountains, hand-crafted mosaic tiles, and custom ironwork. Being that it’s one of the country’s oldest outdoor shopping and entertainment districts, you’ll feel you’re walking through a historical town with modern attractions. 

What is there to do in Kansas City?

Whether you’re in town for business or pleasure, Kansas City has much to offer. From wonderful views to shopping, museums, and family entertainment for all, there is something for everyone in this Missouri city to enjoy.

Kansas Missouri Graffiti Art Tour
Work from Anthony High at the American Jazz Museum
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas Missouri
Country Club Plaza Kansas Missouri

Tour the City

The Kansas City Graffiti Tour is a guided trip that takes you through some of the best murals and street art in Kansas City. Guides explain the ever-changing area and provide a peak of the artists behind the art. The tour takes you through the iconic Art Alley and end at the Parlor, located in the heart of the Crossroads District.

A Musical Trip

Located on 1616 E 18th St in the 18th and Vine District, the American Jazz Museum preserves the history of American jazz music. Exhibits feature artists such as Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and much more. Within the museum is The Blue Room, that holds live performances throughout the week.


LEGOLAND Discovery Center is an interactive trip for the whole family and an educational experience for the kids. Located in the Crown Center of Kansas City, this is considered the ultimate indoor LEGO playground, with 2 rides, play zones, a 4D cinema, and more. LEGO fans of all ages can enjoy together.

Shop in Style

If someone in your travel party doesn’t like to shop, they might change their mind after visiting Kansas City. A popular shopping suggestion is the Country Club Plaza. There are stores that meet everyone’s needs and wants, along with options for dining and entertainment. A whole day can be spent visiting just this one part of Kansas City, MO.

Restaurants & Bars

Dining options range from local sandwich shops to eats from different corners of the world. Located in the River Market, Taste of Brazil offers authentic Brazilian specialties, including food and drink. Want to stay outdoors? Taste of Brazil also includes a food truck! In the Crossroad District is Town Topic, a classic old style diner that provides a fresh breakfast. For a great round of drinks, you’ll want to head over to Harry’s Country Club. This local bar is known for a killer happy hour and a wide selection of alcohol. Relax and enjoy a drink on their outdoor patio.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kansas City

Kansas City was founded in the 1830s. On June 1, 1850, the town of Kansas was incorporated, then shortly after it became an establishment of the Kansas Territory.

Kansas City is mostly known for Barbecue, Jazz, and the World War 1 Museum.
Actually, yes! It spans over Missouri and Kansas. You can actually be in both states at once if you sand on the State Line Road.
The city was estimated in 2018 for having a population of 491,918, making it the 38th most-populated city in the US.
Soccer. Unofficially, it is known as the Soccer Capital of America.