Tag Archives: Kansas City

Summer in KC: What’s Not to Love?

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Whew! So glad winter is finally over and summer is right around the corner. Even though summer officially starts June 21, most associate the start of summer at the end of May with Memorial Day! No matter which you choose Kansas City has fun covered this season. Here are 7 reasons families will love spending time this summer in KC. 1. ... Read More »

Enjoy the Missouri Shows

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Enjoy the show. We use that phrase a lot here at the Missouri Division of Tourism. The great thing about it is that it can mean so many different things, depending on why we need it. It can mean “enjoy the beautiful state parks Missouri has to offer.” It can mean “enjoy a sporting event featuring one of Missouri’s collegiate ... Read More »

A Day at Kauffman Stadium

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Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City is a great place to catch a baseball game. And if you happen to be in town for the home opener, count yourself lucky. When you pull into the parking lot of “The K” for the Kansas City Royals opener, you’re struck by the overwhelming and inviting smell of food cooking on the grill. Or, ... Read More »

King Tut Visits Kansas City

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Recently, I had the chance to explore “The Discovery of King Tut” exhibit at Kansas City’s Union Station. I was stoked from the second it was announced that the exhibit, which has been all over Europe but never to the United States, was going to make its U.S. debut only two hours away in Kansas City. I had to go. ... Read More »

Kansas City FilmFest Celebrates Animation Roots

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When people think Walt Disney, they usually think Mickey Mouse. When people think Mickey Mouse, they usually think Walt Disney. But there is one man who is often forgotten, without whom Disney’s mascot Mickey, or perhaps Disney all together, would not be possible. In light of the upcoming Kansas City FilmFest, we take a look at the Kansas City man ... Read More »

Big Birthday or Not, Shakespeare Thrives in Missouri

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On Wednesday, April 26, 1564, in a market town 100 miles west of London, Mary Arden and her husband John took their newborn baby boy to their church to be baptized. The parish clerk entered the child’s name in the registry in the customary Latin: Gulielmus filius Johannes Shakspere. Since English children in the 16th century were usually baptized about ... Read More »

Missouri’s Mount Rushmore: Pop Culture Edition

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“Who’s on your Mount Rushmore of presidents?” a co-worker recently asked, in jest, while traveling back from a long day of business meetings. After the laughter subsided, our group debated the merits of presidents, but soon segued into sports and pop culture. The “Mount Rushmore” question really is a fun one. You can apply it to so many subjects, from ... Read More »

Create Your Own Missouri Date Night

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It’s always a great time of year to spend quality time with that special someone while you enjoy Missouri’s wonderfully vibrant restaurants, entertainment and nightlife. Keep the love going with weekly date nights in Missouri. If you aren’t sure where to start, consider the list below a step in the right direction. Here’s how it works: you see each city ... Read More »

10 Ways to Train for the Kansas City Hospital Hill Half Marathon

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In December, my sister and I agreed to run a half-marathon this summer. Recently pregnant, it is a goal of recovery for her, and my first half marathon. After researching the numerous half marathons that will be held in Missouri this year, I suggested the Kansas City Hospital Hill half marathon. We both enjoy the shopping and restaurants in Kansas City ... Read More »

Historic Black Kansas City: A Vibrant Community for the Ages

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A wide range of ethnic groups have made significant contributions to Kansas City’s cultural landscape for centuries. In the beginning there were the Wyandotte, Osage and Kansa Native American tribes, followed by Eastern Europeans, Irish, Italians, Germans and other immigrants. African-Americans, originally brought as slaves, date back to the early 1800s – an estimated 4,000 laboring here until Emancipation in ... Read More »