Kansas CityUnited States of America

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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

Union Station which includes heritage architecture, a city and a skyscraper

Downtown Kansas City

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

Downtown Kansas City 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 Power and Light District or Sprint Center.

Downtown Kansas City
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
Westport

Westport

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

Visitors highly recommend Westport for its abundant dining options, and you can make a stop by Riot Room while you're in town.

Westport
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
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 Belger Art Center.

Crossroads Arts District
Swope Park showing a garden

South Kansas City

If you're spending some time in South Kansas City, Country Club Plaza and Kansas City Zoo are top sights worth seeing.

South Kansas City

Top hotels in Kansas City

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza
Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza
3.5 out of 5
770 W 47th St, Kansas City, MO
£87
per night
Mar 6 - Mar 7

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! (2,031 reviews)

"We have stayed at this property and like the location and suites. Breakfast in the restaurant was ok but nothing to write home about. Servers almost tried too hard and their attention was almost annoying. It is valet only parking at $24/day which is too much. On Saturday night the noise in the lobby ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza
The Fontaine
The Fontaine
4.5 out of 5
901 W. 48th Place, Kansas City, MO
£113
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29

Located in Country Club Plaza Area, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Battle of Westport, Country Club Plaza and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. University ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,479 reviews)

"Check in was very welcoming. It has a nice vibe about it"…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

The Fontaine
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Kansas City Beacon Hill
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Kansas City Beacon Hill
2321 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO
£69
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Blue Room, Crown Center and Union Station. Sea Life Aquarium and Science City at Union Station ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (26 reviews)

"This place was extremely nice. From the front desk staff to the rooms, I have zero complaints. The room was clean and fresh. My only "kinda" complaint is the breakfast. The sausages were not thoroughly cooked, but other than that I'm completely satisfied with the stay."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Kansas City Beacon Hill

Popular things to do in Kansas City

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 great live music and acclaimed theatre scene 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 entertainment choices 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.

Kauffman Stadium
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Kauffman Stadium

4.5/5(2 reviews)

Catch an event at Kauffman Stadium during your trip to Kansas City.Experience the entertainment choices and great live music in this family-friendly area.

Top activities in Kansas City

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
One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Kansas City, MO
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Kansas City, MO

£15
Per adult
Distillery Tour
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Distillery Tour

£13
Per adult
Winery Tour with Tastings & Snacks
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Winery Tour with Tastings & Snacks

100% of travellers recommend
£52
Per adult
Operation city Quest of Missouri
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Operation city Quest of Missouri

80% of travellers recommend
£8
Per adult

Reviews of Kansas City

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