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 colorful street murals and mouthwatering tacos to scratch-made tortillas—there’s never a dull moment here.

A plate of tacos in Kansas City, KS
Indulge in local flavor along the KCK Taco Trail.

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.

Foodies can eat their way across the city on the KCK Taco Trail—a flavor-filled experience of culture and history through food. The passport features more than 50 local taquerias, a map and opportunities to win prizes for eating tacos.

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.

History buffs will love exploring our rich history, including the Quindaro Ruins Overlook, which was once a Free State port of entry and a stop on the Underground Railroad, and the Korean-Vietnam War Memorial, the nation's first dual-war memorial.

El Baile de la Vida mural by Joe Faus and Alisha Gambino in Kansas City, KS
Stumble upon impressive public art around every corner.

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

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