Greater Downtown embraces all that is cool about Kansas City – from the historic River Market to jazzy 18th & Vine; from the artistic Crossroads to the bubbly Martini Corner; from the hot and spicy Westside to the scintillating Sprint Center, Midland Theatre and P&L District; from the vibrancy of Crown Center and Union Station to the nobility of Liberty Memorial and the National WWI Museum.

The sum of Downtown’s parts adds up to an exciting destination and diverse neighborhood with synergy, vibrancy and uniqueness unrivaled in the region. It features more than 200 restaurants, nearly 80 art galleries and studios and a feast of performing arts, museums, theaters, attractions and special events.

Arts & Culture

Kansas City’s arts community offers a feast for the senses. Internationally known nerve centers like the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts; one of the great, dynamic gallery districts in the Crossroads, outstanding performances and highly respected performing and visual artists create a colorful palette that attract locals and visitors alike. Learn More.


Downtown Kansas City is brimming with unique attractions. Most of them fall within the greater Downtown footprint including such national treasures as the National WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial and the historic 18th and Vine Jazz District, home to both the American Jazz Museum and the Negro Leagues Baseball MuseumLearn More.


Kansas City has emerged as one of the hottest live music cities around the country with a dynamic and robust local music scene, along with one of the most popular destinations for major touring acts. The Sprint Center, Kansas City's premier concert hall, is ranked #3 in the nation and #6 on the planet among the busiest arenas worldwide. Learn More.

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Downtown Kansas City has its mojo back. Restaurants, boutiques, shops, art, old and new, funky and original. Downtown KC has become the hip place to live, work, shop, dine and play. Learn More.

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