Kansas City, KS

Distinctive neighborhoods and deep history define Kansas City, KS, as a destination with rich cultural offerings that won’t be found anywhere else in the region. Combined with a collection of high-powered sports experiences, celebrated restaurants and always-expanding local shopping, the Sunflower State city is certain to surprise every visitor.


  • Make the Sunflower State your destination for top-tier sports experiences. Head to Kansas Speedway for fast-paced NASCAR action—plus, with two weekends each year, fans get a double dose of high-octane fun. Step into the electric energy of KC’s soccer scene at Children’s Mercy Park, home to Sporting Kansas City and a first-time host venue for the 2024 Copa America, the oldest national team tournament in the world. Dive deeper into the rich tapestry of KCK's sports heritage by watching the Kansas City Monarchs, honoring KC's Negro Leagues Club. Witness history as the Monarchs host the American Association All-Star Game in July 2024.
  • KCK's exclusive sports experiences don't come to an end once you've left the park. Consider Kansas City, KS, your go-to destination in the metro area for sports betting, with beloved dive bars and major hotspots like Hollywood Casino offering opportunities to catch a few matchups on TV while keeping an eye on your wagers.
  • From Strawberry Hill’s storied selection of dive bars to restaurants on 47th Street that will please every palate—Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Q, 1889 Pizza Napoletana and more—urban explorers are certain to find something new in Kansas City, KS’ compelling collection of neighborhoods on every visit.
  • Families can find fun with ready-made adventures in Kansas City, KS. For a stay filled with water park thrills, head to Village West and make Great Wolf Lodge your home base for the weekend. Nearby is Legends Outlets Kansas City, home to more than 100 retail stores, dining options and designer outlets, from Nike to Kate Spade and Tory Burch. Even more standout shopping can be found at Nebraska Furniture Mart and Bass Pro Shops, immersive retailers offering everything you need for life at home and in the great outdoors.
  • A nonstop roster of festivals and events means there’s always something new to entertain and inspire. With a stellar lineup of cultural celebrations along Central Avenue, national names in concert at Azura Amphitheatre, monthly Third Friday Art Walks and premiere entertainment at Legends Field throughout the spring, summer and fall, you can take your pick of area festivities (and plan to return often for the next unforgettable outing).
  • Take a closer look at the cultural roots of Kansas City, KS, with the KCK Legacy Trail, launching in spring 2024. The self-guided exploration invites you to dive deep into diverse perspectives that have shaped the area, from foundational moments to modern celebrations, examining more than 50 of the city’s significant sites along the way.