Kansas City Journals

The City of Fountains

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A travel journal to Kansas City by slabeaume

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Photo, Kansas City, Missouri More Photos
Quote: Kansas city ranks 29th biggest city, by population, with about 1.8 million residents and about the same land area as the state of Connecticut. It is centrally located in the continental USA and enjoys a midwest climate (hot and very humid most of the summer, cold and a little snow in the winter, beautiful for a couple weeks in the spring and fall.) I was able to drive to Kansas City on several occassions and be shown around by my daughter who went to college here for 2 years.

The City of Fountains

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Overview

KC skyline Photo, Kansas City, Missouri
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I love the small town feel of this full service city. With it's hundreds of fountains, interesting architecture, and unique places to visit, Kansas City is a fun place to spend some time in! The Plaza, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Arabia Steamboat Museum, the City Marketplace, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Toy and Miniature Museum of KC ---- are just a few of the attractions of Kansas City. You don't have to fill your day with trips to museums or shopping to have a great time in Kansas City. With a pro football team (the Chiefs) and a pro baseball team (the Royals), there's also plenty for the sports fan to see. If you're ...Read More

River Market Brewing Company

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Restaurant

River Market Brewing Company Photo, Kansas City, Missouri
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The River Market Brewing Company is a micro-brewery, bar and restaurant located a short walk from market square in downtown Kansas City. Here you can order from a wide selection of home-micro brews, burgers, barbecue, and sandwiches for lunch; plus steaks, pork chops, salads, chicken, etc. for dinner. It is a full service restaurant with a very nice selection of entrees. The food is excellent. The inside of the bar/restaurant has a glass wall at one end which permits you to see the brewing tanks. The overhead piping is also revealed throughout the restaurant and nicely painted. The restaurant was clean, nicely decorated -- complete with flowers on the tables and walls, and had an assortmen...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 22, 2002

River Market Brewing Company
500 Walnut St
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
+1 816 471 6300

Cheesecake Factory

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Restaurant

Cheesecake Factory Photo, Kansas City, Missouri
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This is a chain restaurant which originally started out as a family run cheesecake business in 1940. By 1978, the business grew into a full fledged restuarant. Now there are over 50 of these restuarants throughout the states. The menu is several pages with around 200 items on it--- ranging from omelettes, pizza, hamburgers, seafood, steaks and even more than 40 varieties of cheesecake. Reservations are not accepted, so be prepared for a long wait. But the portions are large and the food we had was very good (grilled sub-sandwich and cheesecake). It's hard to miss The Cheesecake Factory in Kansas City. It sits prominently at the entrance to The Plaza. It's architecture is old worl...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 5, 2002

Cheesecake Factory
4701 Wyandotte
Kansas City, Missouri 64112
(816) 960-1919

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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Attraction | "The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art"

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Photo, Kansas City, Missouri
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The museum is not huge, but has plenty of intimate rooms with interesting diplays in them. One of their biggest draws is it's great Asian collection---particularly the China one. But it also has a nice collection of European and American art. The sculptures both inside the museum and outdoors in The Kansas City Sculpture Park are interesting. The Sculpture park features the country’s largest collection of monumental bronzes by the British sculptor Henry Moore as well as works by other modern masters. Several of these bronze sculptures remind me of large blobs. Others are quite abstract in a geometric way. There are also some really nice ones that realistically represent figures. The gian...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 19, 2002

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak St
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
+1 816 751 1278

Country Club Plaza

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Attraction | ""The Plaza"---Country Club Plaza"

Country Club Plaza Photo, Kansas City, Missouri
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Even if you aren't a shopper, this is such an extraodinary 14 square block area that everyone ought to at least drive through it once. It was designed in 1922 as the nation's first suburban shopping district. It reminds me of the shopping in London---lots of fountains, statues, nice store fronts, people everywhere. There is plenty of free parking---along the streets and in parking garages. It can be quite a mess to drive through, though---especially around Christmas! There are no stop signs in this several block area. Around Christmas, there are a lot of horse drawn carriages and limos that also cruise this area. It's beautiful at all times, but the way it's lit up for the holidays is a ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 22, 2002

Country Club Plaza
4745 Central
Kansas City, Missouri 64112
(816) 753-0100