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Multi-Cultural Kansas City

The cultural diversity that resides in this metropolitan area includes African, African American, Asian, Latino, Italian, Irish, German, Native American, Slavic, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern. This rich ethnic fabric of Kansas City continues to grow and prosper.

Below is a list of Multi-Cultural attractions and organizations throughout the Kansas City area.

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888 Market

Type: Multi-Cultural Heritage | Location: Southwest

  • 888 Market has been rated 1 out of 5 stars

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A family-owned Asian hypermarket. Kansas City has long been blessed with little specialty Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese markets. Emphasis on little. Many are tiny, and midsize ones often have the aisles crammed so close together they feel little. The new 888 International Market, could not be more different. Walking through the automatic glass doors feels like stepping into Target — in Shanghai. The inventory is truly pan-Asian, with Korean, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese products as well as Chinese. Seafood fans should check out the competitively priced lobsters and crabs in tanks. Bubble tea lovers will want to check out the café’s new slushy versions, and the selection of frozen dumplings and pot stickers (pick up dipping sauces a few aisles over) is worth a trip by itself. Don’t miss the housewares area at the far back of the store, where you will not believe the size of steamers and woks — up to 4 feet in diameter....
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Al Habashi Middle Eastern Grocery

Type: Multi-Cultural Heritage | Location: Downtown Area

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Al-habashi Mart is truly an international grocery store. The food offerings include items from the Mediterranean, the Middle East, India and other parts of the world. Located next to Habashi House restaurant, Al-habashi Mart offers the culinary adventurous a huge variety of food products, many that only exist in the best Old World markets of Jerusalem, Damascus and Athens....
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Black Archives of St. Joseph, Missouri

Type: Multi-Cultural Heritage | Location: Northwest

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The Black Archives Museum features exhibits on such topics as the Underground Railroad, the Middle Passage, desegregation, education, sports and other aspects of African-American history in St. Joseph. The Black Archives also features a Hall of Fame, created to showcase the achievements and contributions of St. Joseph’s African-American citizens. In addition, the influence of black musicians from St. Joseph on the American music scene is honored with exhibits and sound samples from such artists as Donnie May and Etta Green Cox. The Black Archives Museum also includes an exhibit on St. Joseph’s best known musician, the “Father of the Tenor Sax,” Coleman Randolph Hawkins. ...
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Blue Room, The

Type: Multi-Cultural Heritage | Location: Downtown Area

  • Blue Room, The has been rated 5 out of 5 stars

  • Blue Room, The is a Visitor's Choice
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The American Jazz Museum's Blue Room is a museum by day and a working jazz club at night. Four nights a week, the Blue Room resonates with the sweet sounds of Kansas City jazz. As the only Kansas City club included in DownBeat magazine's list of the Top 100 Jazz Clubs in the world, the Blue Room consistently books top name national and international entertainers while it continues to showcase the best of jazz in Kansas City. Back in the 1930s and '40s, the Blue Room was one of the hottest nightspots in the 18th & Vine Historic Jazz District. Located in the Street Hotel, in its heyday the Blue Room featured some of the biggest names in entertainment. Today that legacy plays on as part of the American Jazz Museum; however, the name is the only thing that remains the same. Designed to resemble a nightclub from the 1930s, the Blue Room is a multifaceted exhibit focusing on the Kansas City connection to the evolution of jazz, featuring a wall of fame exhibiting the images of those local musicians that made the Kansas City-style swing. Each of the nine tables are in fact display cases of rare artifacts from Kansas City's musical heyday when scores of nightclubs were swinging with sounds of live music. While in the Blue Room, you can view "soundies" from a video jukebox that features performances of jazz greats such as Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Fats Waller and John Coltrane. Although smoking is prohibited in an effort to preserve the artifacts, alcoholic beverages are available at the bar and an appetizer buffet is available during Indigo Hour Friday evenings. Since its opening in September 1997, the club has built a loyal and ever growing following. Like its predecessor, today's Blue Room is one of the liveliest venues in the world with a strong heritage and a key part of sustaining Kansas City's place as the jazz mecca. Visit our online events calendar for information about performances and show times, or call 816-474-VINE (8463). To reach the Blue Room during night hours, call 816-474-2929....
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Center for the Study of the Korean War

Type: Museums | Location: East

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The Korean War was too significant to neglect, too momentous to ignore, too pivotal to be disregarded, and far too costly to be forgotten. Few people realize the significance of the Korean War in U.S. history. There are many lessons to be drawn from this momentous event. In the mid-1980s, Dr. Paul M. Edwards, a Korean War veteran, began to write about the war and found there were few reliable sources. In 1987 he established the Center for the Study of the Korean War. The Korean War history is being saved by this collection of primary source documents and artifacts. The Korean War Veterans are now at least 70 years old and are dying at the rate of over 1,000 per month. Acquisition of these materials is crucial over the next several years. The collection includes more than 150,000 documents, more than 11,000 photographs, movies, medals, patches, personal histories, and other items related to the Korean War. ...
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Gem Theater

Type: Multi-Cultural Heritage | Location: Downtown Area

  • Gem Theater has been rated 5 out of 5 stars

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Originally named the Star Theater, the Gem was built in 1912 by the Shriner and Powellson Amusement Company as a silent movie palace serving Kansas City’s African American population. It was renamed the Gem in 1913, and by the time motion pictures could talk in 1929, it had become an established fixture on 18th Street. Unfortunately, its years as a movie theatre ended in 1960 and by the 1980s, it had faded into a shadow of its former glory. However, when Mayor Richard Berkley and then City Councilman Emanuel Cleaver spearheaded the revitalization of 18th & Vine in the 1980s, the Gem Theater became a centerpiece of the district’s renovation efforts. As a result of the vision and perseverance of Kansas City’s civic leaders, the Gem was restored into a beautiful, state-of-the art performance venue. It stands today as one of the crown jewels of the 18th & Vine corridor. Behind the restored 1912 façade is a modern 500-seat performing arts center, complete with state-of-the-art technology and equipment. In addition to our annual "Jammin' at the Gem" jazz masters' concert series, the theater hosts many community events and theatre productions. Space is also available for meetings, workshops and seminars. ...
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Haskell Indian Nations University Cultural Center & Museum

Type: Museums | Location: West

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Preserves the vast history of Haskell's evolution from boarding school to university. Features exhibits from Haskell's unique archival and artifact collections including traditional art forms, contemporary work, artifacts and oral history projects. Rental space: 50 seated. Open 9:30am-5pm, Mon.-Fri. Closed weekends and holidays....
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Historic Downtown Liberty Attractions

Type: Attractions | Location: Northeast

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One of the most walk-able historic areas in mid-America includes 240 preserved homes and buildings built more than 100 years ago. Self guided walking tours, unique shops and restaurants, 3 museums, and one of the finest liberal arts colleges in America, make the area interesting and entertaining. A spring arts festival, a fall festival and a farmers market that runs from May to October are annual events fun for the entire family. Plan to stay in one of our charming bed and breakfasts and come visit us soon. Belvoir Winery - 816-407-9015 Cardinal Hill Golf Course - 816-781-7025 Carolyn's Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze - 816-781-9196 Clay County Archives & Historical Library - 816-781-3611 Clay County Museum - 816-792-1849 Corbin Theatre - 816-529-4988 Historic Liberty Jail Visitor's Center - 816-781-3188 Jesse James Bank Museum - 816-736-8510 Liberty Performing Arts Theatre - 816-439-4360 Martha LaFite Thompson Nature Sanctuary - 816-781-8598...
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Museums at 18th & Vine

Type: Multi-Cultural Heritage | Location: Downtown Area

  • Museums at 18th & Vine has been rated 4 out of 5 stars

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Take a tour of two of the city's most celebrated museums at the 18th & Vine Historic Jazz District. The American Jazz Museum pays tribute to America's top jazz musicians. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum re-creates the look, feel and sounds of Negro Leagues Baseball from the 1860s to the 1950s. Rates for groups of more than 25 are available to both Museums. Admission to the Horace M. Peterson III Visitor Center and Changing Gallery is free....
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Mutual Musicians Foundation

Type: Associations | Location: Downtown Area

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The Mutual Musicians Foundation is located in the heart of Kansas City's historic jazz district. Originally home to the Black Musicians' Protective Union Local 627 A.F. of M., The Foundation continues its grand tradition as a living tribute to the city's long and illustrious musical history. Jazz greats and popular local players alike continue to show up every weekend, playing the night away just as they have since the 1930s. This national historic landmark hosts fierce late-night jam sessions each Fri.-Sat. midnight-6am. Jazz rush hour 4:30-8:30pm. Food & full bar. Located in the 18th & Vine Historic Jazz District. ...
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Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City

Type: Associations | Location: Downtown Area

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Since 1932, the Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City has been on the forefront of historic advocacy and preservation in the Greater Kansas City, Missouri, area. Its goal, in the words of first President, D. Ralston Spaulding, is to "be a booster organization as well as a society for reminiscence...We intend to link the past with the present and the present with the future. We who are native best understand its problems." Assists a number of historic sites around the Kansas City area. Places markers highlighting aspects of Kansas City area history....
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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Type: Multi-Cultural Heritage | Location: Downtown Area

  • Negro Leagues Baseball Museum has been rated 4 out of 5 stars

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Part of the Museums on 18th & Vine complex, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) recreates the look, sounds and feel of the game’s storied past. Video presentations and memorabilia in the 10,000 square-foot multimedia exhibit chronicle the history and heroes of the leagues from their origin after the Civil War to their demise in the 1960s. The federal government recently designated the museum America’s National Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. HIGHLIGHTS: The museum is laid out as a timeline of the Negro Leagues and American history. Exhibits include hundreds of photographs, historical artifacts and several interactive computer stations. As the centerpiece of the NLBM, the Coors Field of Legends features 10 life-sized bronze sculptures of Negro Leagues greats positioned on a mock baseball diamond as if they were playing a game. A documentary film narrated by actor James Earl Jones tells the story of the leagues with vintage film footage. The Hall of Fame Lockers pay tribute to the Nego Leaguers who have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The museum store features officially-licensed Negro Leagues merchandise. HISTORY: The Negro Leagues were established in 1920 by Andrew "Rube" Foster in a meeting held at the Paseo YMCA. A site on the National Register of Historic Places, the building is located two blocks from the Museums at 18th & Vine. First functioning out of a one-room office, the NLBM eventually joined the American Jazz Museum in 1997 in a $20 million facility housing both entities. WHAT'S NEW: The NLBM broke ground in early 2006 on a $15 million historical preservation and expansion project to restore the Paseo YMCA and convert the national landmark into the John "Buck" O'Neil Education and Research Center. DID YOU KNOW: Launched in 2005, the Baseball Museum partnered with Roadway Express to create a "mobile museum" to tour 25 Major League Baseball Parks in U.S. cities through 2007. The exhibit offers a dynamic multimedia experience with historical film footage, photographs, artifacts and interactive displays inside a climate-controlled, expandable, 53-foot tractor trailer. Visit the Web site for tour information....
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Quindaro Ruins Underground Railroad

Type: Multi-Cultural Heritage | Location: West

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Located on the Missouri River, Quindaro began as a boomtown and evolved into a stop on the underground railroad. Now part of Kansas City, KS, archaeological digs are under way at the Quindaro ruins with limited public viewing. Artifacts are on display at the Wyandotte County Museum. Listed on National Register of Historic Places....
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Strawberry Hill Museum

Type: Museums | Location: West

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1887 restored Victorian home includes a museum of Croatian and other Slavic cultures. Features monthly exhibits and gift shop. Capacity for special events: 150 people seated....
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The College Basketball Experience

Type: Sports Museums | Location: Downtown Area

  • The College Basketball Experience has been rated 3 out of 5 stars

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Stretch your legs, your arms, and your mind in the Hall of Fame best suited to Kansas City! KC is the heart of men's college basketball, and houses the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. With all you ever wanted to learn about the history of the sport's contributors, coaches and players, learning is only a fraction of what you'll do at The CBE, because you're gonna sweat. The interactive museum is perfect for guests ages 3 to 99 and is open daily in March and during the summer; Wednesday through Sunday year round....
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