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WestportKansas City

While it's a historic part of Kansas City, this neighborhood in Midtown has a youthful atmosphere with its seasonal arts festivals, brewpubs, diverse restaurants, galleries and museums. 

Lively and youthful, Westport is a popular entertainment neighborhood in Kansas City. Enjoy cultural experiences at fairs, festivals and museums and delve into a superb culinary and nightlife scene. Westport is also one of the city’s most historically significant neighborhoods. Established as a trading outpost by the pioneering McCoy family in 1831, for many years it served as a last stop for those heading west on wagon trails. It became part of Kansas City in 1897.

At the district’s southwestern corner, look for the sign saying Old Westport alongside a replica of a prairie schooner, which is a traditional covered wagon. Walk to Pioneer Square to see the Kansas City Pioneer Square Monument. It features sculptures of Pony Express founder Alexander Majors, frontiersman Jim Bridger and John Calvin McCoy, a founding father of the city. Learn about the city’s role in the Civil War and Westward Migration at the 1885 Harris House Museum.

Discover boundless opportunities for dining, drinking, entertainment and shopping around Broadway and Westport Road. Browse for artwork, jewelry, decorative rugs, vintage clothing, vinyl records and more. Satisfy your taste buds on Chinese, Indian and Mexican fare in addition to gourmet burgers and pizzas. Find live music venues and boisterous pubs such as Kelly’s Westport Inn, located in what is thought to be the city’s oldest standing building.

Visit in September for Art Westport, when 150 local artists and craftspeople take over the streets to showcase their work. Also in September is the Lost Arts Fair celebrating blacksmithing, quilting and spinning, among other 19th-century trades. The Westport Roots Festival is a 3-day festival of bluegrass, honky-tonk and rock and roll held every May.

Relax on Mill Creek Park’s well-maintained lawns. Inspect J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain and Seville Light Fountain, two of the fountains that give the city its City of Fountains nickname. Nearby, peruse the exhibits at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Get to Westport easily by taking a public bus from Downtown Kansas City. Parking is available for free on designated streets and for a fee at more than 20 parking lots.

Top hotels in Westport

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Embassy Suites Kansas City - Plaza
Embassy Suites Kansas City - Plaza
3.5 out of 5
220 W 43rd St, Kansas City, MO
£132
per night
2 May-3 May

Located in Westport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Riot Room, Country Club Plaza and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Crown Center and Union Station are ...

3.7/5Good! (1,871 reviews)

"We loved this hotel! It was beautiful on in the inside and the pool was amazing. We have been to several hotels for our staycations and trying to find the best pools this one made it to the top of the list. Since we were staying during the beginnings of the Corona outbreak they did an amazing job ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2020

Embassy Suites Kansas City - Plaza
AC Hotels by Marriott Kansas City Westport
AC Hotels by Marriott Kansas City Westport
3.5 out of 5
560 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO
Free cancellation
£69
per night
13 Apr-14 Apr

Located in Westport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Riot Room and Country Club Plaza. Crown Center and Union Station are also within 3 miles (5 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (602 reviews)

"The front desk personnel was excellent. She was very helpful and accommodating."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

AC Hotels by Marriott Kansas City Westport
816 Hotel Westport Country Club Plaza, Ascend Hotel Collection
816 Hotel Westport Country Club Plaza, Ascend Hotel Collection
2.5 out of 5
801 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO
£73
per night
22 Apr-23 Apr

Located in Westport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Riot Room and Country Club Plaza. Crown Center and Union Station are also within 3 miles (5 ...

3.5/5Good! (530 reviews)

"Property was fine. Staff was helpful Location was good."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

816 Hotel Westport Country Club Plaza, Ascend Hotel Collection
Harrah's North Kansas City Resort & Casino
Harrah's North Kansas City Resort & Casino
3.5 out of 5
1 Riverboat Drive, North Kansas City, MO
£77
per night
25 Apr-26 Apr

Situated in North Kansas City, this eco-friendly hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Oceans of Fun, Berkley Riverfront Park and Arabia Steamboat Museum. City ...

3.9/5Good! (1,878 reviews)

"Overwhelming smoke smell on the first level. Rooms on the upper levels smelled much better."…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar 2020

Harrah's North Kansas City Resort & Casino
Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza
Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza
3.5 out of 5
770 W 47th St, Kansas City, MO
£114
per night
2 May-3 May

Located in Country Club Plaza Area, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of JC Nichols Memorial Fountain, Country Club Plaza and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. University ...

4/5Very Good! (2,105 reviews)

"Location. It was convenient to all of the best tbat Kansas City has to offer."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza
Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza
Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza
3.5 out of 5
4445 Main St, Kansas City, MO
£119
per night
10 Apr-11 Apr

Located in Country Club Plaza Area, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Country Club Plaza and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Crown Center and Union Station ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,480 reviews)

"It was clean but the wifi was charge no microwave in a room"…"

Reviewed on 30 Mar 2020

Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza

Popular things to do in Westport

Worlds of Fun
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Worlds of Fun

Ride roller coasters, get wet on the water slides and explore the world in a day at this family amusement park. 

Arrowhead Stadium
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Arrowhead Stadium

5/5(1 review)

Catch an event at Arrowhead Stadium during your trip to Kansas City.Experience the acclaimed theatre scene and great live music in this family-friendly area.

Country Club Plaza
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Country Club Plaza

4.5/5(3 reviews)

Shop, dine or sip coffee at an outdoor table in this beautiful Spanish-style shopping area, which is scattered with picturesque statues and fountains.

Power and Light District
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Power and Light District

4.5/5(2 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs when you visit Power and Light District, a favourite shopping spot in Kansas City. Discover the area's great live music or seek out its jogging trails.

Union Station
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Union Station

4.5/5(3 reviews)

Once Kansas City’s busiest railroad depot, today this historic landmark is home to attractions such as museums, a planetarium and a theater.

Legends Outlets Kansas City
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Legends Outlets Kansas City

4/5(2 reviews)

With a visit to Legends Outlets Kansas City, a popular shopping spot in Kansas City, you can search for that perfect souvenir. Attend a football match or simply visit the area's casinos.

Top activities in Westport

Kansas City Scavenger Hunt: Kansas City Crush Bar Crawl
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Kansas City Scavenger Hunt: Kansas City Crush Bar Crawl

£16
Per adult
SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium
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SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium

78% of travellers recommend
£13
Per adult
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City
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LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City

82% of travellers recommend
£19
Per adult
Indoor Skydiving Experience
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Indoor Skydiving Experience

74% of travellers recommend
£62
Per adult
Winery Tour with Tastings & Snacks
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Winery Tour with Tastings & Snacks

100% of travellers recommend
£52
Per adult
Distillery Tour
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Distillery Tour

£13
Per adult

Other areas in Kansas City

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art which includes a park

Southmoreland

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

While visiting Southmoreland, you might make a stop by sights like Country Club Plaza and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Southmoreland
Country Club Plaza

Country Club Plaza Area

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

Country Club Plaza Area is beloved for its popular shops. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Country Club Plaza and Fountain of Neptune.

Country Club Plaza Area
Kansas City which includes outdoor art

Midtown - Westport

Unique features of Midtown - Westport include the theatres and live music. Make a stop by Uptown Theater or 39th Street West while you're exploring the area.

Midtown - Westport
Liberty Memorial featuring a high-rise building, a city and landscape views

Crown Center District

Crown Center District is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Crown Center or Union Station.

Crown Center District
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts featuring theatre scenes and interior views

Westside North

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Westside North and surrounding area, you can visit Union Station and Power and Light District.

Westside North
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts featuring theatre scenes and interior views

Crossroads Arts District

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

Crossroads Arts District is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and CrossroadsKC at Grinders.

Crossroads Arts District