Kansas City - City Of Fountains
Discover Kansas City
Welcome to this page about Kansas City , a city split along state lines.. Whether you live in Kansas City or are planning a visit, or looking for Gifts from Kansas City, you'll want to take a look at the resources listed here.
Kansas City, a city of half a million people, is said to have more fountains than any other city in the world except Rome. It also has World-class museums, galleries, historic jazz clubs, romantic cafes, restaurants, down-home barbecues and high-end boutiques. Kansas City is also known for Sports, including the Kansas City Chiefs Football Team and the Kansas City Royals Baseball Team, Soccer and basketball.
For its residents, Kansas City has all the convenience of the big city with the charm of a small town.
Downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Photo taken while at the top of the Liberty Memorial. The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is on the far left (near the edge of the photo). Flickr photo by ThirdHandArt
Insiders' Guide to Kansas City, 4th Edition - Insiders' Guide Series
Kansas City has World-class museums. Historic jazz clubs. Romantic cafes. Riverboat casinos. High-end cuisine. and Down-home barbecues. This guide is a personal, practical perspective for travelers and residents alike.
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SEA LIFE At The Aquarium
Kansas City's latest attraction, SEA LIFE, is open at Crown Center with over 260,000 gallons of water and 5,000 fish and sea creatures on display.
- Kansas City SEALIFE
SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium
...hundreds of unique and majestic fountains make their home in our City of Fountains.
Crown Center Fountain - Flickr photo by Average Jane
The Fountains Are Turned On In April - Fountain Day April 9, 2013
Kansas Citians love our fountains and we look forward to seeing the fountains turned on signaling the end of winter when we start enjoying outdoor activities once again.
The City of Fountains Foundation held a special event at the Henry Bloch Fountain (Main and Pershing) in the Spring of 2012 to celebrate the Foundation's 40th anniversary.
Whether you live in Kansas City or planning a visit, I hope you will find these links helpful.
City of Fountains
- City of Fountains Foundation
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- Experience Kansas City - City of Fountains
There are hundreds of majestic fountains that make their home in this Midwestern treasure, known as the City of Fountains.
- Education | Did You Know | City of Fountains Kansas City
Lots of information about KC's Fountains
- Walking and Driving Tour Brochure
Walking and Driving Tour Brochure of Fountains in Greater Kansas City.
Nichols Fountain - Photo by Vironevaeh
The first fountains in Kansas City were designed by the Humane Society to provide water for horses and dogs.
When private fountains came into fashion in the late 1800s, J. C. Nichols, a prominent real estate developer in Kansas City, started buying and investing in fountains to beautify his residential developments and the Country Club Plaza.
Photos of City Fountains From Flickriver
- Flickriver: Most interesting photos from Kansas City Fountains
Flickriver - view images as a 'river of photos' and more...
Wornall House - Photo by patinkc
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- Kansas City Area Guide
Comprehensive guide to the area. Find listings for lodging, real estate, restaurants, and entertainment in the city and surrounding area. From Areaguides.net.
- This is Kansas City Video | VisitKC.com
VisitKC.com - Watch our promotaional video showing all the fun and exciting things to experience during a visit to Kansas City.
- About.com's Kansas City Guide
Weekly features, a tremendous up-to-date link library, bulletin boards, and chat room.
- The Pitch Online Magazine
After beginning life as a music publication in 1980, Kansas City's The Pitch quickly grew to become the area's leading news and entertainment weekly...investigative reporting, provocative feature writing, intelligent music and arts coverage, or compr
- ThinkKC - Kansas City Area Development Council
Business information profiling Kansas City metro MO/KS including news, statistics, photos, national rankings, and investment activity in the 18 county, bi-state metro of 50 cities and two million residents.
- 'Day to Day' in Kansas City : NPR
Kansas City, Mo. lies near the geographic center of the continental United States. It's known for its jazz, innovative architecture and great barbecue. It's also the dividing line between a traditionally "blue" state (Missouri) and a traditionally "r
- Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Founded in 1990, this museum is a must see for residents and visitors alike.
Washington Monument Union Station Plaza - Postcard 1947
Historic Union Station
Washington Monument Union Station Plaza, Kansas City, Misssouri. In a little park, facing Pershing Drive and flanked by Union Station and Liberty Memorial, stands this equestrian statue, Kansas City's tribute to America's first President.
- Experience Kansas City - Secret Gardens
Imagine lush meadows, still ponds and the most wonderful, colorful, fragrant roses you'll ever see or smell. During May and June-when Mother Nature reveals her magic and dull soil explodes into brilliant splendor-we make haste to welcome the season.
- Hello Kansas City Missouri. Kansas City City Guide
Kansas City,Kansas City MO Yellow Pages, Restaurants,Kansas City Weather, Kansas City Real Estate.
In the News
- #6 Kansas City on Kiplinger's List
Best Place to Live--This city split along state lines offers something for everyone: from stately houses to downtown lofts and world-class museums to barbecue.What we loved: Pryde's Old Westport, a city landmark that sells kitchen gadgets, utensils a
- # 6 Overland Park on Money's List
Selected as one of the most kid-friendly spots in the country by an environmental advocacy group in 2001, and the community defines itself by its commitment to education. Population: 164,800Typical single-family home: $250,000Est. property taxes: $3,
- Kansas City CBS News
CBS News Kansas City Has Barbeque In Its Blood, A Big City With Small-Town Charm ... And Lots Of Barbeque -
A few facts about K.C. barbecue from the Kansas City Barbeque Society (www.kcbs.us/default.php), the world's largest organization of barbecue and grilling enthusiasts:
# There are more than 100 barbecue restaurants in the city.
# Area has more barbecue competitions than any other metropolitan area in the world.
# It has more barbecue competition teams than any other metropolitan area in the world.
# It boasts more certified barbecue judges that any other metropolitan area in the world.
# It's home to the largest barbecue contest in the world, American Royal, which has some 500 teams.
- Opening "Gates" To K.C. Barbecue, - CBS News
Ollie Gates, of the famed Gates Bar-B-Q, shared recipes and tips on
Plaza Lights by Brian Hillegas
- Plaza Lights Kansas City Country Club Plaza
A visit to The Kansas City Country Club Plaza always has a touch of magic in it with it's European flavor, it's fountains, and horse drawn carriages,. The Plaza is a major landmark in Kansas City, a premier shopping district and a place for many...