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

At the crossroads of the country lies Kansas City

A vibrant city in the Heart of America

The sights and sounds of KC, as seen through the eyes of...

Comfort food meets cutting edge cuisine

Based on BBQ, shaped by chefs, served with midwest manners

Did you know? At least four different US presidents have dined at the original Arthur Bryant's Barbecue.Visit KC

Contemporary creatives cross cultural icons

An art mecca in the middle of America

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

Skyscrapers and stockyards: building KC

Designed with "more boulevards than Paris, more fountains that Rome" in mind

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

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