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  • Honor

    As a small token of appreciation to our military heroes, a selection of Kansas City’s top businesses have banded together this fall to provide special discounts to active and retired military personnel, along with their families. It’s all part of this fall’s KC Salute to the Military, a special commemoration beginning with the American Royal Parade on Sept. 27 and concluding with Veteran’s Day on Nov. 11.

    From top museums—such as the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial—to perennial family attractions and shows, Kansas City’s businesses are proud of their military heroes and are eager to show their appreciation.

    American Royal Parade

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    Bring your friends, family and neighbors as KC grows the tradition of paying tribute to America's Military at the American Royal's 88th Annual Parade on Saturday, September 28. Close to 4,000 people will march in the parade including active duty military, veterans from every conflict.

    National World War I Museum

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    As the world commemorates the centennial of World War I, visit the only American museum dedicated to the Great War. SAVE


  • Memory Makers

    Don't be surprised when the exciting memories you make here follow you home. Named the most affordable destination in America by Travel + Leisure, Kansas City knows how to entertain the whole family.

    Go wild with awesome animal experiences like the Kansas City Zoo and SEA LIFE aquarium. Get hands-on with interactive exhibits at the College Basketball Experience. Whatever your trip entails, KC will leave an impression from the moment you arrive until long after you leave.

    Animal Adventures

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    Relax with rhinos; hang out with hippos; spend time with tigers--it's all possible at the Kansas City Zoo. For a thrilling birds-eye-view of the African Plains, catch a ride on the new African Sky Safari aerial tram ride. Don't forget to swing by the Polar Bear Passage and meet Nikita, a 5-year-old, 750-pound polar bear.

    What KC loves about the Zoo

    Take a look at what KC loves about their zoo and the more than 1,000 animals that call it home.


  • Trendsetters

    Casual, upscale, vintage or urban--KC has shops to fit any taste. Midwest Living said it best: in Kansas City, "the shopping is as diverse as the people." Find fashion's favorite labels at well-known shopping districts like the Country Club Plaza and Zona Rosa.

    For something different, shop local at the independent boutiques in Brookside and the Crossroads Arts District. Or conduct retail therapy across the state line at Legends Outlets KC and Park Place. Antique or accessory; contemporary or cutting edge—Kansas City serves up shopping with style.

    Personalized Shopping Guide

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    Whether you covet the latest trends or wear your KC pride on your sleeve, there is something for you.

    What KC loves about the Plaza

    What are you shopping for in KC? The Country Club Plaza is Kansas City's premier retail, dining and entertainment destination


  • Game Changers

    Sports have always been a foundation of Kansas City’s culture, and the city offers some of the best and most exciting venues to tantalize any sports enthusiast year-round.

    In fact, Travel + Leisure magazine recently ranked KC no. 6 on its list of American cities with Sports-Crazed Citizens. See for yourself … Cheer on the “boys in blue” at The K. Get hands-on with interactive exhibits at the College Basketball Experience. Experience game day at Sporting Park or tailgating at Arrowhead. Whatever your trip entails, KC will leave you cheering.

    Arrowhead Tailgating

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    Tailgating at Arrowhead is a bucket list item analogous to the experience of seeing the Cubs play at Wrigley. It’s not about sports; it’s about a cultural experience, and one that will glow brightly in participants’ memories.

    Legends of the Diamond

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    Jackie Robinson. Buck O’Neill. Satchel Paige. Learn the stories of these baseball legends and an important chapter of American history at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

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    Sporting KC

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    Experience the state-of-the-art Sporting Park as you sing and chant for Sporting KC. Sporting Park opened in 2011 to international acclaim, garnering awards for venue, fan experience and technology.


  • Date Ideas

    There’s no such thing as a hopeless romantic in Kansas City. Take a horse-drawn carriage through the Country Club Plaza. Relax in splendor at one of KC’s charming bed & breakfasts. Or recharge with the menu of recuperative services at The Elms Resort & Spa.

    A night at the theater is a perfect addition to any couples getaway. Experience the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, then settle in for some quiet conversation at one of our intimate restaurants, like Majestic Steakhouse, Starker’s Reserve or Tannin Wine Bar. So go ahead, put life in time-out and relax with the one you love. We'll take care of the rest.

    Food for Thought

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    KC is so much more than just barbecue. In fact, Saveur recently called KC “America’s next great culinary destination.” Meet celebrity chefs, enjoy local creations like chicken spiedini or try one of our many farm-to-table eateries. Here's what's hot.

    10 Culinary Adventures

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    On any given day, there is an enchanting experience in which to indulge around the city. Whether it is an underground supper or dinner in a field, if you live to eat or drink, this list is for you.

    Dining by District

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    The dining scene in KC embodies the city’s many cultural influences, ranging from indigenous cuisines and home-style cooking, to a wide range of fusion foods. With a number of unique and distinctive neighborhoods, diners can take a culinary trip around KC.


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North, south, east or west—Kansas City offers a wealth of diversions in every direction.

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