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2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
In 2006, Kansas City opened the nation’s official museum dedicated to World War I, recently refurbished to be the center of WWI centennial celebrations 2014. The Walk of Honor leads you down to the museum entrance; to pass into the exhibits, you...
302 W 8th St, Kansas City, MO 64105, USA
A Kansas City landmark on the corner of the old Garment District in downtown, The Phoenix is downtown’s best jazz joint. I’ve had very good Old Fashioneds and Side Cars here, they do the best Guinness pour in town, and they always have a good...
30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Kansas City’s Union Station is most notorious for 1933 shootout between Pretty Boy Floyd (allegedly) and the FBI and KCMO police (supposedly the bullet holes still exist). Today, Union Station has been restored to its architectural glory, hosting...
4706 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
The Country Club Plaza, famous for its spectacular Spanish-inspired architecture and holiday lights display, also hosts one of the largest arts fairs in the country. One weekend in mid-September, the eight-block shopping district is transformed...
1663 Summit St, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Talk about local: Once near closing time, Chef Nina Gann came out of the kitchen to offer the table a honeysuckle ice cream she just whipped up using flowers picked from across the street. A farm-to-table restaurant just up the 17th Street hill on...
417 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
A music venue of a more gritty sort, CrossroadsKC at Grinder’s is an outdoor concert space just outside the downtown loop, with views of the skyline. More than that, it’s connected to Grinder’s, the beloved KC dive that served pizza, philly cheese...
Crown Center, Kansas City, MO, USA
The Crown Center Square is enveloped by the Hallmark international headquarters and a bustling three-story shopping/entertainment space. On summer Friday nights, Crown Center hosts the “WeekEnder”: the square is filled with booths from local...
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