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Where is Kansas City, MO?

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Kansas City is a city found in Missouri, The United States Of America. It is located 39.10 latitude and -94.58 longitude and it is situated at elevation 290 meters above sea level.

Kansas City has a population of 459,787 making it the biggest city in Missouri. It operates on the CDT time zone.

Quick facts

Country The United States Of America
State Missouri
Population 459,787
Elevation 290 m over sea level
Time Zone CDT
Longitude -94.578570
Latitude 39.099730
Airports New Century AirCenter, Kansas City, Kansas City Downtown Airport, Kansas City International Airport

Description


Kansas City, the largest city in the state of Missouri, is a beautiful and historic American town.

It's often called the "City of Fountains" or "Paris of the Plains," because (reportedly) it has more fountains than any other city except Rome and is second only to Paris for its number of boulevards.

A few of Kansas City's famous native sons include Burt Bacharach, Jesse James, Harry S. Truman and Walt Disney's first animation studio. Many visitors to this city would surely add KC's world-famous barbeque, jazz clubs and tasty steaks to famous attractions.

Positioned within gentle rolling hills on the banks of the Missouri River, Kansas City offers a never ending variety of attractions for kids and adults.

Did you know?

  • While residing in Kansas City, Walt Disney created one of his most famous and beloved characters: Mickey Mouse.
  • One of the world's most identifiable icons, the McDonalds Happy Meal, was first served in Kansas City.
  • The American Royal BBQ contest held in Kansas City is the largest in the world.

Attractions


  • Union Station Kansas City
    All aboard! Union Station, one of Kansas City's most prominent landmarks, is home to a world class science museum, theaters, fine restaurants, shops and a permanent rail exhibit with vintage rail cars.

    As a "must stop" for a Missouri vacation, it is possible to catch the train at Union Station Kansas City, check out the Gottleib Planetarium or visit the Science City, a fun, interactive science center with more than 50 hands-on exhibits.

  • World of Fun
    Worlds of Fun is literally jam-packed with 175 acres of exciting rides and fun-filled attractions!

    Roller coaster lovers have plenty to choose from: the Timber Wolf, Spinning Dragon and the heart pounding Mamba, one of the world's top 25 roller coasters. Other popular rides include the Fury of the Nile and the Detonator, a ride that shoots visitors up 200-foot towers. With a wealth of children's rides and a full scale water park, there is plenty to do in this playful oasis on the banks of the Missouri.

  • Kaleidoscope
    A world of imagination and excitement for children to create one-of-a-kind artwork, unique puzzles or the tallest skyscrapers in the world using scrap material provided by Hallmark Cards.

    Children use colorful crayons, beautiful ribbons, shiny paper and markers to create whatever their imagination desires.

    Children and their families can also attend Family Art Sessions and Independent Art Sessions are open to children aged 5 to 12 at the Kaleidoscope 'Imagination Machine'.

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.