From The Lake of the Ozarks To The Kansas City Chiefs

#1 Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks has got to be the best attraction that the state of Missouri has. Located at the center of Missouri, this premier lake resort offers so many different activities, such as boating, shopping, fishing, golfing and so many different restaurants, recreational activities, and a huge variety of hotels and lodges. All of the attractions at the Ozarks revolve around the beautiful lake that surrounds it and there are many waterfront entertainment to be seen there.

There are not only restaurants and water activities but there is also so many different events that are offered for the first timer and for all return visitors. There are festivals, craft fairs, boat activities and even bird watching. There is always something going on at the Ozarks.

Beautiful sunset on the Lake of the Ozarks
Beautiful sunset on the Lake of the Ozarks

#2 Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs are a team that have so many fans in Kansas City Missouri that are very devoted. I am originally from Texas and Dallas Cowboy fans are very loyal as well but it really made me feel good to find out how much Kansas City loves their Chiefs.

At every game when the Star Spangled Banner is played during a home game, the fans will always yell out “and the home of the Chiefs”! The fans love to do it and the players love the devotion that they feel from their fans.

It made me feel good to learn that after the Sept 11, terrorist attacks in New York, that the Chiefs refrained from yelling at the end of the Star Spangled Banner and instead they chose not to do it in honor of those who died in the attacks for the remainder of the season. On Sept 23, in 2001, the Chiefs were playing a home game against New York Giants and the fans gave the New York Giants a standing ovation, making it the first time in the Chiefs history that the opposing team did not get booed when going out to the field.

 

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A markerLake of the Ozarks -
Lake of the Ozarks, Warren, MO 65020, USA
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B markerThe Camper Stadium Kansas City Missouri -
Kansas City, MO, USA
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#3 Kansas Union Station

 

Union Station was built in 1914 and originally had 900 rooms. When it was a working station it accommodated thousands of people every year. During WWII, a million people passed through the station. The station had cigar shops, restaurants, barber shops and the nation’s biggest Railway Express Building that was used for shipping mail and freight, and also provided a powerhouse for power and steam.

The station was closed in the 1980’s and barely escaped demolition when in 1996, a historic bi-state initiative passed to pay for the Station’s renovation. Now it is a thriving station once again with popular shopping areas, and a Grand Hall that has a 95 foot ceiling. The Union Station also gets so much traffic from tourists from all over the world to view the historic station as well as the three 3,500 pound chandeliers and the huge clock hanging from the central arch way. Today the station is filled with cafes, restaurants, and unique stores. And you can still catch the Amtrak train there.


#4 Legends

Legends is an outlet shopping center in Kansas City that is 1.2 million sq. feet, with tons of shopping outlets and dozens of entertaining centers. There is something for everyone at any age and any price range as well. Some of the countries best retailers have stores at the Outlet such as Adidas, Gap Outlet, Factory Store, Banana Republic, Forever 21 Tommy Hilfiger and Ann Taylor to name a few.

It also has a very popular and fun café called the T-Rex, where dinosaurs come alive against the theatrical settings including, waterfalls ice caves and geysers.

There is also a Smokestack Tower at the center that is 150 feet tall. There is also a Courtyard Fountain that has water that rises about 60 feet in the air. It is definitely a sight to see.

 

#5 Treasures of the Steamboat Arabia

This museum is so awesome, it is dedicated to a Steamboat that sank way back in 1856 after 6 days of being out in the water. It was carrying tons and tons of merchandise that it was taking to Parkville Missouri.With many passengers and lots of freight the steamboat hit a snag below the surface of the water and the steamboat just disappeared.

After a century had passed when Bob Hawley and his sons set out to find the steamboat armed with maps and metal detectors. They found the steamboat about one-half mile from he edge of the river and 45 ft deep in that sand. It took many attempts to retreat all the merchandise but they retrieved thousands of merchandise from 1856, that is displayed at the museum. The tour through the museum explains all about the adventure while viewing all the merchandise.

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A marker30 West Pershing Road Kansas City Missouri -
Kansas City Amtrak, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
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B marker1843 Village West Parkway Kansas City Missouri -
Legends Shopping Mall, Kansas City, KS 66111, USA
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C marker400 Grand Avenue Kansas City Missouri -
400 N Grand Ave, Kansas City, MO 64116, USA
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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

It's been awhile since I've been to the Lake of the Ozarks, but I've gone to the Legends many times. Legends is a wonderful shopping district adjacent to the Kansas Speedway, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Cabella's Sporting Goods and many fine restaurants. When I'm there I usually end up eating at T-Rex. They have a dinosaur themed Build-A-Bear inside the restaurant, and other archeology-based activities for kids. It is a fun destination.

And, gotta love the Chiefs.

Mike


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Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

I had to check out the Lake of the Ozarks. It sounds and looks beautiful. Have heard of it and have often wondered, so thanks for the introduction!


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks Mike for reading my hub, Im really enjoying Missouri and cant wait to experience everything that it has to offer. I really didn't know Missouri was so cool.Cheers.

Dolores thanks for reading and commenting. I know I hardly touched on the Ozarks but there is so much to do there and it is quite beautiful. Cheers.


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Simone Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

Great recommendations!


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Simone thanks for your feedback. Cheers.


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geegee77 6 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

Ive been to the lake of the Ozarks and it is amazing great hub:) ge


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Whidbeywriter 6 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

Very nice hub - I loved it! Cheers to you!


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you sistas geegee and whidbey...cheers.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Very beautiful hub. Thank you for helping me with geography and history!


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

You are always welcome Micky since I just moved to Missouri I have to make a list of so many places I want to see since there is so much here. Glad you enjoyed. Cheers.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

As my mom often says, "this is just too much sugar for a dime!" The Lake of The Ozarks reminds me a lot of the Branson area as well. They are both built around a lake atmosphere and even the towns look similar. Of course, Branson has grown quite a bit now. KC has a lot going on. I have been there many times but not so much as a tourist. Thanks for sharing. WB


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chubatemjen 6 years ago

Nice description with lots of beautiful clips..hope to visit it someday..@

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Wayne good to see you, Yea I am really liking missouri and since starting this contest I have found so many attractions here. My favorite being the Country Plaza I just love...thanks for reading. Cheers.

Chubatemjen thanks for your feedback and for the link. Cheers.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

I have not explored this part of the country, only driven through a few times. I have a good, old friend in Kansas City. Perhaps it is time for that long put off visit. Thank you for illuminating some of the highlights.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

James thanks for commenting and if you get to Kansas City I hope you enjoy it. CHeers.

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