Kansas City is often overlooked when it comes to art and culture, sports, and dining. However, it is home to some of the country’s best museums, teams, and barbecue. Kansas City is one of the best cities in the midwest and it’s only getting better every year.
Fresh off their first post-season appearance in 29 years, the Kansas City Royals were one game away from calling themselves World Champions. Kauffman Stadium is home to the American League Champions, the Royals, and sits next door to another great team, the Chiefs. These two teams have had some historically bad seasons but they are back and the fans are out in full force showing their support. When in season, Royals tickets are very affordable compared to the rest of Major League Baseball and the Chiefs hail from the loudest outdoor stadium. Be sure to catch a game if either team is in town during your visit.
Best Barbecue in The Country
This isn’t up for debate for anyone who has tasted Kansas City barbecue. Whether it’s a Z-man at Oklahoma Joe’s, ribs at Jack Stack Barbecue, or the beef sandwich at Arthur Bryant’s they should all be on your barbecue bucket list. Kansas City has some of the best, if not the best, barbecue joints in the country and they shouldn’t be missed.
The art and culture in Kansas City is amazing. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art houses many must-see works of art from all over the world. One of its most famous works can be found on the lawn, and no one can miss it. The four 18-foot-tall shuttlecocks, weighing in at 5,500 pounds each, have been there since 1994 and are a favorite photo spot for many visitors.
The City Fountains
With more than 200 fountains flowing throughout the city it is no wonder how Kansas City has earned the nickname as the City of Fountains. Originally built as water troughs for horses in the late 1800s, they are now the city’s most iconic landmarks. Fountain of Neptune on the Country Club Plaza is a favorite of many and the fountains have become attractions themselves.
Kansas City Jazz
Jazz was king in Kansas City from the roaring 20s into the early 40s. You can still hear the sounds that started it all around Kansas City. Head to the The American Jazz Museum to learn more about the greats such as Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington.
Kansas City Has it All
If Kansas City wasn’t on your radar before it should be now. Summers can be hot but are often a great time to visit. Fall and early winter months remain pleasant and the winter months bring Christmas spirit. The Plaza is illuminated with an incredible display of lights. So no matter when you visit KC there will be something to keep you entertained. Add Kansas City to your travel list and you will be pleasantly surprised.