About Kansas City

The City of Fountains is practically overflowing with adventure.

Whether it’s the scent of smoldering BBQ luring you to a plate of ribs, the sweet echo of jazz welcoming an evening of entertainment or the spray of fountains inviting you to kick off your shoes and make a splash, you’ll sense inspiration in the air – and find it along every boulevard. Consider this just a sneak peek of all you’ll see, hear, feel and taste when you discover KC.

There’s more to Kansas City than meets the eye. Unique attractions throughout KC beckon locals and visitors alike to find the city’s hidden gems. Explore the nationally recognized World War I Museum. Let curiosity guide you at Union Station. Walk in the steps of America’s 33rd President in Independence. Uncover the city’s charm by discovering its attractions. Click to Visit Kansas City’s Attraction Page.KC-Childrens-Fountain.credit.kcparks

In Kansas City, creativity thrives. Internationally known museums, dynamic gallery districts and outstanding performances create a colorful palette for both locals and visitors. Get in the know on everything creative in KC here.
Click to Visit Kansas City’s Art Page.


Click to Visit a Comprehensive Site of Famous Kansas City BBQ


Offering over a half million square feet, the Kansas City Power and Light District is the Midwest’s premier entertainment epicenter.  With more than 5o unique and captivating shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues, the district offers something to everyone.

Click to visit the Kansas City Power and Light District

Live music at Sprint Center, dive bars on 39th Street, shopping on the Country Club Plaza—entertainment comes in many forms in Kansas City. Immerse yourself in KC’s culture by surrounding yourself with the entertainment. Learn about it all here before heading out into the City of Fountains.
Click to Visit Kansas City’s Entertainment Page.

Allow your shopping bags to overflow as much as the city’s fountains. Boutique shops in Westport, brand name favorites at Legends Outlets and antique treasures in the West Bottoms are just a few of the city’s shopping hotspots. Prep for your KC shopping spree by learning about all of the city’s offerings here.
Click to Visit Kansas City’s Shopping Page.

Take it from the loudest fans in the country; Kansas City is a sports town. Between Royals baseball and Chiefs football to Sporting KC soccer and NASCAR at the Kansas Speedway, there’s always a game to catch.
Click to Visit Kansas City’s Sports and Recreation Page.

If the best things in life are free, you’ll be more than happy in Kansas City. From chic to country charm, alfresco to educational, enjoy an array of free activities that offer something for everyone. Donations are accepted at some locations.
Click to Visit Kansas City’s Free Admissions Page.

You may be familiar with the Country Club Plaza and all its fountains. Or, you may have your favorite barbecue joint that you hit every time you’re in KC. But Kansas City has so much to offer, our group of local Kansas Citians have compiled a whole list of their favorite hidden gems that will ensure your next trip to Kansas City has something new. See the list.

In the center of it all describes so much more than Kansas City’s geography. A convenient location for leisure and business travelers alike, KC’s central setting means it’s not only easily accessible by interstates and highways, it’s also a quick flight from just about anywhere across the nation. This accessibility lends to its undeniable energy, too—whether it’s a national touring act stopping in for a one-off performance, a family reunion looking for the perfect midway meeting point or the meeting planner trying to please everyone.

Downtown is Open for Business with hundreds of restaurants, shops, attractions and special events going on daily… and nightly. VISIT KC is your guide to these businesses, especially those businesses and events that are located on or near the new streetcar line –including favorite events, shops, eateries, and parking – in the heart of Downtown.