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Celebrating KC’s Trails History

  From families embarking in covered wagons and Lewis and Clark’s momentous journey into the great American wilderness to serving as the jumping-off point for several iconic transportation routes, Kansas City’s role in Western expansion is undeniable.

Today I Learned: The History Behind the Country Club Plaza

Today I Learned is a blog series from Visit KC and the Kansas City Public Library that shines a light on the history of Kansas City, its culture and the trailblazers who helped shape the City of Fountains. Borrowing architectural inspiration from a city thousands of miles away—and hundreds of years older—The Country Club Plaza’s history is as unique as the shopping is vast.

Today I Learned: How KC Earned its "City of Fountains" Nickname

Today I Learned is a blog series from Visit KC and the Kansas City Public Library that shines a light on the history of Kansas City, its culture and the trailblazers who helped shape the City of Fountains. We explored the history of KC’s many spouts to celebrate Fountain Day—and our beautiful City of Fountains.

Today I Learned: Basketball in KC

Today I Learned is a blog series from Visit KC and the Kansas City Public Library that shines a light on the history of Kansas City, its culture and the trailblazers who helped shape the City of Fountains. Just in time for March basketball, we looked at the history of basketball in our city.

Today I Learned: Where the Chiefs Got their Name

Today I Learned is a monthly blog series from Visit KC and the Kansas City Public Library that shines a light on the history of Kansas City, its culture and the trailblazers who helped shape the City of Fountains. For this first edition, we looked at where our resident NFL team got its name.

Buried Treasure: The Steamboat Arabia Museum

Castor oil and carpenter’s tools, nutmeg and wedding bands, porcelain figurines and marbles are just a few recovered items displayed at the Arabia Steamboat Museum. There’s French perfume created more than a century ago – the oldest in the world with its scent intact – and still edible preserved pickles.