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.
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.