Kansas City, Kansas

Located in the heart of America, Kansas City, KS, is known for its convenience, affordability and Midwestern hospitality. Touted as the Soccer Capital of America, Kansas City is home to NASCAR racing at Kansas Speedway and delicious, famous barbecue. But that’s not all—there’s so much more to discover! From historic sites to hiking and biking trails, there's plenty of open space to explore.

Statue of John Brown in Kansas City, KS
See the statue honoring John Brown, an early abolitionist.

Surprises around every corner

The city derives its personality from small communities and neighborhoods bringing a unique blend of local charm, larger-than-life attractions and quirky hidden gems. This city of immigrants weaves a rich history and vast cultural diversity, offering a vibrant experience like no other.

Urban explorers thrive in Kansas City’s authentic and diverse neighborhoods. From mouthwatering barbecue and scratch-made tortillas to colorful street murals—there’s never a dull moment here.

A tray of barbecued meat, beans, bread, baked potato casserole, pickles and jalapeños at Slaps BBQ in Kansas City, KS
Feast on incredible barbecue at local spots like Slaps BBQ.

Adventures for all tastes

Whether you have a weekend or just a day to get away, Kansas City, KS, has just the right amount of unique experiences.

Families can find ready-made adventures by heading to Village West for endless dining options, premier outdoor shopping at Legends Outlets Kansas City and budget-friendly activities.

Get back to nature by hiking or kayaking up the Kansas River at the Lewis & Clark Park at Kaw Point. Let the kids run wild at the Wyandotte County Park featuring a 400-acre lake with marina, bridle trail, off-leash dog area and more. Put on your hiking shoes and come play in the woods on the Ninja Training Obstacle Tour or a night flight at Zip KC.

For all these reasons and more, Kansas City, KS, is the perfect weekend destination for all of your spontaneous mini-escapes.

A mural featuring people and skeletons in Kansas City, KS
Stumble upon eye-catching murals throughout the city.
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