Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Kansas City, Missouri

My friend Lisa and I took a trip to Kansas City in 2003. There was really quite a lot to do there. Kansas City is known for having a lot of fountains (over 200), so it was fun to see some of those. And of course while in Kansas City, one must go hear some jazz. We visited a couple jazz clubs including Jardines.

Shopping is big in Kansas City. The Plaza features 180 shops and restaurants. And the Westin Grown Center Hotel connects to a mall. How cool to walk inside from your hotel room right to a nice shopping area! The Hallmark Visitor's Center is a must see attraction where you can see Hallmark displays from past years and learn about how cards are made.

Other great attractions in KC include the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, The Zoo, Union Station and the Liberty Memorial which is the nation's only public museum specifically dedicated to the history of World War I. The Liberty Memorial has a 217 foot tower; great views of the city from the top.

As I said, there's really a lot to do in KC, and I definitely want to go back--especially in the winter when the plaza is all lit up.

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