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Kansas City
Travel Guide

Union Station showing landscape views, a city and a park

With art galleries, farmers markets, jazz clubs, state-of-the-art sports stadiums, theaters and a zoo, there’s never a dull moment in this city, whose residents love barbecue and sports.

Visit the buzzing districts, markets, museums and performing arts venues of Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City’s diversity has prompted many nicknames since first being settled in the 1820s. Come and see why it’s known as the Barbecue Capital of the World, City of Fountains, Gateway to the South and Paris of the Plains.

Downtown Kansas City blends entertainment with business activities of the Financial District. Admire architectural landmarks including the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Central Library and KCMO City Hall. Select from more than 50 bars, cafés, restaurants and barbecue joints in the Power and Light District. Enjoy live cultural performances at Folly Theater, KC Live! and the Sprint Center.

Bordering downtown’s southern edge is the Crossroads Arts District, where boutiques, galleries and restaurants occupy spruced-up warehouses. Watch ballet, Broadway, opera and rock shows at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. On the Missouri River’s banks is the city’s oldest neighborhood, River Market. Visit the Arabia Steamboat Museum and browse food and retail stalls at the 150-year-old City Market.

Travel south to Penn Valley Park, home to the Liberty Memorial and the National World War I Museum and Memorial. See hands-on attractions at Science City at Union Station. Spot colorful ocean life at Sea Life Aquarium. Continue south to the nightlife district of Westport or scrutinize the exhibits at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Relax at Swope Park, which has the Kansas City Zoo and the open-air Starlight Theatre. Attend an NFL game at Arrowhead Stadium and a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium. Across the state border in Kansas City, Kansas, are Children’s Mercy Park soccer arena, Kansas Speedway and Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark.

Reach Kansas City by flying to Kansas City International Airport, located 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of downtown. The free KC Streetcar makes traveling in and around the downtown area effortless and fast.

Where to stay in Kansas City

Hilton Kansas City Airport
Hilton Kansas City Airport
3.5 out of 5
8801 Nw 112th St, Kansas City, MO
The price is CA $117 per night from Jul 25 to Jul 25
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Harley-Davidson Factory and 4.5 mi (7.3 km) from Zona Rosa Shopping Mall. Argosy Casino and Weston ...
4/5Very Good! (952 reviews)
"Very clean with very friendly and helpful staff!"

Reviewed on Jun. 21, 2021

Hilton Kansas City Airport
Argosy Casino Hotel And Spa
Argosy Casino Hotel And Spa
4 out of 5
777 N.W. Argosy Parkway, Riverside, MO
The price is CA $129 per night from Jun 28 to Jun 28
Situated in Riverside, this spa hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of T-Mobile Center, Crown Center, and Hallmark Visitors Center. Liberty Memorial and Kemper Museum ...
4.2/5Excellent! (938 reviews)
"Great stay, we had a lot of fun. Casino staff Aaron was awesome to play blackjack with. Made me laugh. No microwave in the room though… bummer."

Reviewed on Jun. 21, 2021

Argosy Casino Hotel And Spa
Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza
Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza
3.5 out of 5
4445 Main St, Kansas City, MO
Free cancellation
The price is CA $166 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Located in Country Club Plaza Area, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Union Station ...
4.2/5Excellent! (957 reviews)
"It was to the Marriott standard. Clean and tidy. Due to constructions, it was harder to access the roads. The parking was also more difficult to maneuver around due to the size of parking lot. Otherwise, it was a pleasant stay"

Reviewed on Jun. 21, 2021

Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Kansas City 3 Bedroom 1 Bath Modern Apartment
Kansas City 3 Bedroom 1 Bath Modern Apartment
Kansas City, MO
The price is CA $80 per night from Jul 25 to Jul 25
Located in Midtown - Westport, this romantic vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Uptown Theater, Crown Center, and Union Station. Nelson-Atkins Museum of ...
4/5Very Good! (9 reviews)
Nice property, enjoyed our stay
"Nice property, host easy to work with and communicated well"

Reviewed on Jun. 16, 2021

Kansas City 3 Bedroom 1 Bath Modern Apartment
Kansas City 2 Bedroom Apt - Art Filled and Vibrant
Kansas City 2 Bedroom Apt - Art Filled and Vibrant
Kansas City, MO
The price is CA $92 per night from Jul 19 to Jul 19
Located in South Kansas City, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Starlight Theatre, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Kansas City Zoo. National ...
3.5/5Good! (2 reviews)
On busy intersection.
"Nice Apartment, close to downtown."

Reviewed on Jan. 10, 2021

Kansas City 2 Bedroom Apt - Art Filled and Vibrant
#2br/1ba Loft Downton KC IN Historic Building
#2br/1ba Loft Downton KC IN Historic Building
Kansas City, MO
The price is CA $144 per night from Jul 18 to Jul 18
Located in Downtown Kansas City, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City Convention Center, and Municipal ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Awesome
"Beautiful & walking distance to everything. Street Car is close also"

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

#2br/1ba Loft Downton KC IN Historic Building
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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