13701
Kansas City
Signature City Kansas City
Program No. 13701RJ
Length
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At a Glance

In Kansas City, beef meets boeuf bourguignon. Dubbed the “Paris of the Plains,” Kansas City is second only to Paris in wide, scenic boulevards and second to Rome with its 200 ornate fountains. Make no mistake, barbecue joints and KC jazz pulse in this metropolitan area of 2.1 million near the geographic heart of the 48 contiguous states. But the KC experience is also its first-rate culture, a spectacular city park twice the size of New York’s Central Park, and an urban revamp organized into 240 neighborhoods.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the new wing of the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the studio of artist Thomas Hart Benton and the state-of-the-art acoustics of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
  • At the American Jazz Museum, learn how native sons Count Basie and Charlie “Bird” Parker rocked the “cradle of jazz” in the 1920s and ’40s, and put your foot to tappin’ during a jazz outing at a Kansas City club.
  • Learn at the Truman Library about Missouri farm boy Harry Truman, who succeeded FDR as America’s 33rd president and oversaw the end of WWII and the start of the Cold War.
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