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  • Kansas City Waterpark


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  • Game Day at Sporting Park

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  • Go behind the scenes of local products

    Kansas City Cool

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  • Hot Finds & Hip Districts

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    Locals Go

    Hot Finds & Hip Districts

  • Nightcaps

    After dark, the beat keeps humming in Kansas City. And the drinks keep coming. After all, the Chicago Tribune recently named Kansas City “America’s Next Great Cocktail City.” Burn the midnight oil at famous watering holes such as Kelly’s Westport Inn, Manifesto in the Crossroads Arts District and Jerry’s Bait Shop in Olathe.

    Irish bars more your thing? Take your pick—O’Dowd’s is known for its Plaza rooftop patio, O’Malley’s for its old-time Weston atmosphere and The Gaf for its neighborhood tavern appeal. For a quiet night out, grab a corner booth and a glass of wine at Tannin Wine Kitchen, Boozefish or Louie’s Wine Dive.

    Raising the Bar

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    As home to some of the newest, freshest and “outside of the box” bars, nightclubs and music venues, this former Cowtown has a flirtatious side one might not expect in the Heart of America. Cheers!

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    Downtown’s New Jewel

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    Aretha Franklin, Itzhak Perlman and Placido Domingo have all experienced KC’s newest venue … have you? Take a tour of Kansas City’s new $413 million jewel, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

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    More than Movies

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    From fun quote-a-longs to epic, movie-themed feasts, every showtime is a little bit different at Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet. Why just see a movie, when you can joy perks like dine-in theaters, pyrotechnics and a strict no-talking policy.


  • Memory Makers

    Don't be surprised when the exciting memories you make here follow you home. Go wild with awesome animal experiences like the Kansas City Zoo and Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead. Get hands on with interactive exhibits at Kaleidoscope or the Federal Reserve Money Museum. Or splash around at Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Whatever your trip entails, KC will leave an impression from the moment you arrive until long after you leave.

    Animal Adventures

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    Relax with rhinos; hang out with hippos; spend time with tigers--it's all possible at the Kansas City Zoo. For a thrilling birds-eye-view of the African Plains, catch a ride on the new African Sky Safari aerial tram ride. Don't forget to swing by the Polar Bear Passage and meet Nikita and Berlin, KC’s two polar bears.

    Thrills & Chills

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    Worlds of Fun will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2013 by a major expansion to its sister waterpark Oceans of Fun. A new 65-foot slide tower will be the epicenter for six new slides, including Predators’ Plunge—a chamber slide with a floor that suddenly drops out.

    From Lionfish to LEGOs

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    New at Crown Center: two kid-friendly attractions. SEA LIFE, the city's first aquarium, houses more than 30 displays of diverse marine life including an underwater tunnel. LEGOLAND Discovery Center--based on the ever-popular LEGO toys--features a 4-D theatre, a LEGO ride and more.


  • Game Changers

    Sports have always been a foundation of Kansas City’s culture, and the city offers some of the best and most exciting venues to tantalize any sports enthusiast year-round.

    In fact, Travel + Leisure magazine recently ranked KC no. 6 on its list of American cities with Sports-Crazed Citizens. See for yourself … Cheer on the “boys in blue” at The K. Get hands-on with interactive exhibits at the College Basketball Experience. Experience game day at Sporting Park or CommunityAmerica Ballpark. Whatever your trip entails, KC will leave you cheering.

    NASCAR Weekend

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    Kansas City now hosts two weekends of NASCAR’s most thrilling event: the Sprint Cup Series. Join 81,000 of your closest friends in the stands of Kansas Speedway as you watch the biggest names in stock car racing return to the 1.5-mile, tri-oval track.

    Legends of the Diamond

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    Jackie Robinson. Buck O’Neill. Satchel Paige. Learn the stories of these baseball legends and an important chapter of American history at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

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    Boys of Summer

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    Catch a game at Kauffman Stadium, one of the finest ballparks in America and home of the Kansas City Royals.


  • Trailblazers

    From Walt Disney’s first animation studio to Google’s first Fiber community, creative thinking just comes naturally here.

    Take a tour and see local products come to life – including Boulevard Brewing Co., Harley-Davidson, Hallmark Cards and Shatto Milk Company.

    Get inspired by three acclaimed art museums. The Kemper and Nerman feature a who’s who of contemporary artists, while the collection at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art features more than 35,000 items spanning 5,000 years. Best of all, all three museums are free.

    City of Fountains

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    From small and whimsical to large and majestic, Kansas City doesn’t fool around when it comes to fountains. In fact, at last count, there were more than 200 waterworks dotting the metro. Take the challenge and find your favorite.

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    The Roots of Jazz

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    The American Jazz Museum in Kansas City chronicles the history of a truly American art form. After learning from legends like Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald, be sure to make time for a performance in The Blue Room.

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    Creative Crossroads

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    More than 60 art galleries and shops stay open late the first Friday of each month for one of the nation’s largest art walks, First Fridays. Tap into your creative side and hit the streets.

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  • Hotspots

    Casual, upscale, vintage or urban--KC has shops to fit any taste. Midwest Living said it best: in Kansas City, "the shopping is as diverse as the people." Find fashion's favorite labels at well-known shopping districts like the Country Club Plaza and Zona Rosa.

    For something different, shop local at the independent boutiques in Brookside and the Crossroads Arts District. Or conduct retail therapy across the state line at Legends Outlets KC and Park Place. Antique or accessory; contemporary or cutting edge—Kansas City serves up shopping with style.

    Restaurants Reimagined

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    History is served. From an Art-Deco train station to an 18th-century schoolhouse, here are seven local restaurants with charming backstories. And the food is quite tasty too.

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    Savings in Store

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    Many of Kansas City's brand-name retailers as well as local shops are offering discounts to visitors and residents. Offers are available at shopping districs throughout KC.

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    Shop Local

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    Your Kansas City shopping spree starts now. Peruse the stores along the Country Club Plaza. Explore the variety of Crown Center. See the hotspots at Zona Rosa and Legends Outlets.


Special Offers Fall 2012

Kansas City Savings

An assortment of Kansas City’s premier hotels, attractions, restaurants and shops have come together to offer you citywide savings.

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Summer Concerts

Here's a look at some of the hottest summer concerts coming to town.
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Kid's Guide to KC

From al fresco adventures to indoor entertainment, good eats and more, find fun things to do with kids in the City of Fountains.

KC's Dynamic Districts

North, south, east or west—Kansas City offers a wealth of diversions in every direction.

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Kansas City Overview

Get introduced to Kansas City. Find out about KC's history, landmarks and what makes us unique.

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Polls are now open for the 2013 Visitors' Choice Awards.

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