Your Guide to AP Reading in KC

Welcome to Kansas City—Heart of America, City of Fountains and the proud home of the 2023 Kansas City sessions for AP Reading. We hope you’ll spend your time here discovering everything KC has to offer, from famous favorites (barbecue, anyone?) to deeply significant cultural institutions (you’ll find the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the American Jazz Museum under one roof) and hidden hangs that are guaranteed to dazzle (add Swordfish Tom’s to your list).

Here’s where to start exploring during your weekend in Kansas City.

Just Down the Street

Go for a stroll or grab a RideKC Bike just outside the doors from your hotel. You’ll find everything from locally-roasted coffee to nightly live music and award-winning restaurants.


Take the KC Streetcar

Thanks to the KC Streetcar, you’re minutes away from the River Market, the Crossroads Arts District, Union Station and Crown Center, as well as the National WWI Museum and Memorial. It’s free to ride and doesn’t require a ticket—just step aboard and you’ll be on your way. (Tip: For the closest access point, head to the Metro Center stop at 12th & Main. It’s three blocks east of the Kansas City Convention Center.)


Can't-Miss Dining

From award-winning pies and some of the city's finest patio spaces to upscale venues and barbecue mainstays, there are plenty of ways to savor KC's flavors just steps from your hotel.


Deals and Discounts

Keep your time in KC affordable with a series of exclusive discounts and savings opportunities, available to visitors and convention attendees only through KC Savings.