More About Kansas City
Named after the Kansa Indians who settled along the Missouri River, Kansas City blends old and new, city and prairie. It's often been called the "City of Fountains" since it boasts more outdoor water features than any other city, Rome excepted. Music flows freely, too, especially in the form of jazz. That legacy can still be heard at the famous 18th & Vine Historic District or at City Market. Architecture, most notably the sixty-plus examples of Art Deco styling, are also prominent. Other attractions include Science City at Union Station, the Kansas City Zoo, and the Arabia Steamboat Museum. For grown ups, Kansas City's riverboat casinos are a huge draw, as are the city's hometown teams, the NFL Chiefs and MLB Royals.