Kansas City: Smoke Rings and the Finer Things

From murals to the Monarchs, and from bebop to burnt ends

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of ArtNational WWI Museum and Memorial Kansas City Public Library Negro Leagues Baseball MuseumAmerican Jazz Museum Kauffman Center for the Performing ArtsKansas City Art InstituteKansas City MuseumVisit KCJackson County Historical SocietyU.S. National ArchivesHarry S Truman National Historic Site, National Park ServiceThe Black Archives of Mid-AmericaKemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Did you know? At least four different US presidents have dined at the original Arthur Bryant's Barbecue.Visit KC

Masterworks in Missouri

Zoom into hidden gems and beloved treasures at the city's top art museums

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But how did Kansas City become the great Midwest metropolis it is today?

KC's story is the story of US

Did you know? The Santa Fe, California and Oregon trails all originated in the KC metro.Visit KC

Becoming the "Paris of the Plains"

A “wide-open” reputation that drew the country’s creatives, artists, writers, flappers, musicians and more

Did you know? The Country Club Plaza was the nation’s first outdoor shopping district.Visit KC