Tag Archives: Kansas City

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 »

Plaza Lights Shine on PictureMO

"Plaza Lights 2013,"  by Brian Devero

2013 really flew by and so did the fourth quarter’s PictureMO photo contest, sponsored by the Missouri Division of Tourism (MDT). That must mean it’s time to announce our winners! Through PictureMO, MDT asks talented photographers to step behind the lens and showcase Missouri. Each quarter, contestants submit photos that fit a different theme and MDT honors the top three ... Read More »

Missouri Indoor Water Parks Make Winter Vacations Easy

Coco Keys Water Resort in Kansas City.

When Missouri’s winter winds start to bite, the daydreams begin: sun-warmed beach, surfing, swimming, floating lazily down a warm stream.  Fortunately, you don’t have to hop a plane to one of the coasts or a tropical island.  Just head to one of the Show-Me State’s many indoor pools and water parks for some weather-proof fun and relaxation the whole family ... Read More »

Lonely Planet Names Kansas City a Top Destination for 2014

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It seems unlikely that people who frequent attractions in Kansas City will find themselves alone anytime soon. Today, travel website Lonely Planet named Kansas City as one of its Top 10 U.S. Destinations for 2014. Lonely Planet’s selections were announced on CNN.com earlier today, and Kansas City came in No. 6. Emily Woman, editor-at-large for Lonely Planet, says the selections ... Read More »

Missouri is Home to the Happiest Cities

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St. Louis and Kansas City are the top two happiest cities in the U.S.! Jetpac analyzed more than 100 million Instagram photos of people smiling and laughing and created a list of the 20 happiest cities in the U.S. So, what has these two Missouri cities grinning ear to ear? Well for starters, the St. Louis Cardinals went to the World ... Read More »

Where to Go on a Missouri Gameday

Mizzou pride in Columbia, MO.

It’s about that time when you want to watch every game possible but you just don’t have the money to sit in a seat at the stadium. Well go for the next best thing: Huge TVs, tasty food and an impeccable atmosphere. Between St. Louis, Kansas City and Columbia we’ve got you covered for some great places to enjoy the ... Read More »

Real Haunted Houses of Kansas City

Play with orphaned ghosts at this old orphanage turned posh winery in Liberty.

Stumble through a foggy werewolf forest, come face to face with the world’s largest anaconda in captivity, feel what it’s like to be buried alive—it’s all possible this Halloween season in Kansas City. These eerie exploits and more have solidified KC  as the Haunted House Capital of the World. But Kansas City also holds other haunted secrets – a few ... Read More »

Five Fun 5Ks in North Missouri

2009 Hannibal Cannibal 10K and 5K Run/Walk, Hannibal

Hundreds and thousands of people running 3.1 miles may not sound like a fun activity to you. Yet, many people enjoy the activity and pay to be in organized races, relays or fun runs. I am one of them. The purpose of the fun run is to raise money for a worthy cause, the free T-shirt is a just a ... Read More »

Everyday Objects on a Giant Scale Make Playful Art

Shuttlecocks by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen- Photo by Mark McDonald.

If the aluminum giant struggling to emerge from the ground in St. Louis County ever makes it out, he can play badminton on the lawn of a museum in Kansas City, and have the turtles in a St. Louis park for pets. Both Turtle Playground by Bob Cassilly and Shuttlecocks by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art take things ... Read More »