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AREA ATTRACTIONS
Attractions of Kansas City, Kansas
 
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Anthology of Argentine Mural
30th and Metropolitan Ave., Kansas City, KS 66101; Tel. 913.321.5800
This 220-yard-long, 30-foot high mural was painted in 1998 by a team of artists under the direction of Jésus Ortiz to depict the history of Kansas City's Argentine area.
 
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Children's Museum of Kansas City

4601 State Ave., Kansas City, KS 66102; Tel. 913.287.8888
Kansas City's Children's Museum features more than 40 hands-on activities for children ages 2-8 and their families.

 
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Clinton State Park
Four miles west of Lawrence, Kansas in the Osage Questas woodlands;
Tel. 785.842.8562
The numbers -- 1,500 acres, 460 campsites, and 25 miles of mountain biking trails -- may sound impressive, but they do little justice in describing the natural beauty of the landscape at Clinton State Park. Natural prairie grasses, untouched forests, even a cross-country skiing path make for a unique environment that provides the perfect getaway spot.
 
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Ernest Hemingway's Kansas City
   
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Fiesta Hispana
 
Barney Allis Plaza, 12th & Wyandotte; Tel. 816.452.4712
Sponsored by Kansas City National Hispanic Heritage Committee, the two-day celebration of Hispanic heritage takes place downtown in September.
   
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Grinter Place State Historic Site
 
1420 S 78th St., Kansas City, KS 66111; Tel. 913.299.0373
1862 Georgian-style home of Indian trader and farmer Moses Grinter overlooks the Kansas River and features furnishings from the late 19th Century.
   
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Harley-Davidson Assembly Plant
 
11401 N Congress. Kansas City, MO 64153; Tel. 816.270.8488
The only Harley-Davidson plant west of the Mississippi offers an hour-long walking tour that includes the actual production line where Sportster and V-Rod motorcycles are assembled.
   
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Huron Indian Cemetery
 
7th and Ann Streets, Kansas City, KS 66101; Tel. 913.321.5800
Huron Indian Cemetery has resisted schemes to commercialize the sacred burial ground as a casino, a parking lot or department store.
   
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Independence, Missouri
 
Independence, Missouri is still, and will forever be, a bastion for good old American values.
   
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Kansas City Sculpture Park
 
Kansas City Sculpture Park includes the largest collection of bronze sculptures by Henry Moore in the United States.
   
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Kansas City Zoo
 
6800 Zoo Dr., Kansas City, MO 64132; Tel. 816.513.5800
More than 400 animals populate one of the Midwest's best zoological parks, which comprises more than 200 acres of Africa- and Australia-themed natural habitat. For visitors' enjoyment, the zoo provides indoor restaurants, train and pony rides.
   
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Kansas Speedway
 
400 Speedway Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66111; Tel. 913.328.7223
State-of-the-art motorsports facility about 15 miles west of downtown Kansas City hosts NASCAR, Busch, Truck and Indy racing events.
   
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Lakeside Speedway
 
5615 Wolcott Dr., Kansas City, KS 66109; Tel. 913.299.2040
Half-mile dirt oval track hosts weekly NASCAR racing events on Friday nights from March through September.
   
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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
 
4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64111; Tels. 816.561.4000.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, one of the country's premier art museums, displays European and American art, modern sculpture and a renowned collection of Chinese art.
   
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Plaza to Penn Valley Park Hike
 
This urban sightseeing tour suggested by Pitch Weekly stretches from the Plaza to Penn Valley Park and passes through inner city neighborhoods, Westport's residential and shopping areas and the Olde Hyde Park Historic District.
   
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Powell Gardens
 
1609 NW US Hwy 50, Kingsville, MO 64061; Tel. 816.697.2600
A 915-acres botanical garden with nature trails, contemporary architecture and chapel located 30 miles east of Kansas City. Major features include the Perennial Garden, Rock & Waterfall Garden, Island Garden and Wildflower Meadow.
   
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Rosedale Memorial Arch
 
35th Street & Booth, Kansas City, KS 66103; Tel. 913.677.5097
The Rosedale Memorial Arch was built in 1923 to pay tribute to America's World War I soldiers.
   
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Quindaro Ruins
 
27th & Sewell. Kansas City, KS 66104; Tel. 913.321.8024
   
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Science City at Union Station
 
30 W Pershing Rd., Kansas City, MO 64108; Tel. 816.460.2020
Train station features the Science City interactive science museum, along with restaurants, shops and theaters.
   
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Spirit Festival
 
2100 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108; Tels. 816.221.4444, 800.366.FEST
The Kansas City Spirit Festival takes place the weekend after Memorial Day and features exhibits, crafts booths and carnival rides along with performances by noted local and regional jazz, blues, rock, reggae, country, gospel and swing acts.
 
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Strawberry Hill Museum and Cultural Center
 
720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, KS 66101; Tel. 913.371.3264
Historic 1887 Victorian mansion contains original furniture, stained glass windows and gold inlaid Bavarian crystal chandeliers. Museum pays tribute to area's Eastern European immigrant communities.
   
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Wyandotte County Lake & Park
 
91st & Leavenworth Rd., Kansas City, KS 66109;Tel. 913.596.7077
Just northwest of Kansas City, Kansas, sits the 400-acre lake and 1,500 acres of oaks, hickory and sycamores with hiking and equestrian trails. The park is popular with winged creatures, including Canadian geese, northern shovelers, northern pintails, green- and blue-winged teal, goldeneyes, herons, wild turkeys, buffleheads, screech-owls, great horned owls and mergansers -- and sometimes osprey, warblers, vireos, bald eagles and hawks. Four-legged residents include white-tailed deer, beaver, opossums, raccoons and foxes.
 
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Attractions of Kansas City, Missouri
Missouri Botanical Garden
St. Louis Zoo
MO State Parks
Dickerson Park Zoo
Missouri State Fair
St. Louis Art Museum
MO Sports Hall of Fame
Laura Ingals Wilder Home
 
 
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