This beautiful fountain is a prime example of why Kansas City has earned the nickname "City of Fountains." Indeed, the metropolitan area has the most fountains of any US city, and J.C. Nichols Fountain, with its 40-foot geyser, exemplifies the...  Read More

18th & Vine Historic District
18th & Vine Historic District

During the roaring '20s, this swanky neighborhood, defying Prohibition's mandates, would swing and groove nightly to the smooth sounds of Charlie "Bird" Parker, Duke Ellington, and Ella Fitzgerald at places like the famous Blue Room. After an...  Read More

Westport Historic District

Westport Landing dates back to the 1830s, when wagon trains heading west on the California, Oregon, and Santa Fe Trails stopped for supplies and repairs. Nowadays, the rough, red-brick buildings house trendy boutiques and specialty shops, along...  Read More

City Hall and Observation Deck

Visitors to City Hall are in for a treat, twice over. First, they can marvel at exquisite Art Deco architecture and detailing, which lend one-of-a-kind, Depression-era grace to the structure. Decorative, elegant lines and indulgent materials...  Read More

Clark's Point

September 15, 1806. On this date, explorers Lewis and Clark stopped in what's now downtown Kansas City on the way back from their famed journey to the Pacific Ocean. Pausing at the spot now known as Clark's Point, William Clark noted that the...  Read More