Motorcades and parades down Paseo. Election-night stays in Excelsior Springs and national political conventions in the West Bottoms. There’s something alluring about Kansas City’s Midwestern charm, about its authenticity that draws the attention of politicians. With limited time and overbooked schedules, presidents both past and present have made time to visit KC, leading to a number of White House favorites in the City of Fountains.
Here are some of KC’s most historic and popular presidential pit stops: