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About Kansas City

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

More than just BBQ

In addition to having the best BBQ in the country (hello burnt ends from Joe's KC), we have a blossoming food and drink scene. Residents and faculty enjoy everything from James Beard award winning Corvino Supper club to sampling new beers at the Boulevard Brewery tap room to eating takeout from Waldo Thai. In addition, there are weekly farmers markets downtown at River Market as well in both Overland Park and Brookside.

Midwestern comfort

Kansas City is a big city with a small town feel. It is an affordable, family-friendly city with a welcoming spirit.


Come cheer on one of our many amazing sports teams, including our amazing Chiefs who won the 2019 Super Bowl championship! Residents and faculty love attending games for the Royals, Sporting KC, and KU basketball teams.


Kansas City has a vibrant arts and history scene. Residents can often be found at First Fridays - an outdoor food and art street festival held the first Friday of each month in the Crossroads district. Kansas City is home to multiple amazing museums, including the Nelson-Atkins art museum with its new impressionist wing, contemporary art Kemper museum, American Jazz museum, Negro League baseball museum, and WWI Museum. In addition, Kansas City residents can enjoy amazing symphony, ballet, and opera performances at the architecturally striking Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The Sprint Center in the Power and Light district hosts many touring artists and musicians. Multiple smaller music venues are also great places to relax after work. 

Outdoor activities

Kansas City is home to over 220 parks and is known for having the second most fountains in the world (2nd to Paris). There are numerous hiking spots and campgrounds within a close drive in Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas. Families may enjoy checking out the expansive trails and lake at Shawnee Mission Park as well as Lakeside Nature Center in Swope Park.

Family friendly

Kansas City is an affordable place for families with a wealth of local family friendly activities, including numerous parks and playgrounds, the Kansas City Zoo, Science City, Kaleidoscope, Lego Land, Aquarium, Parkville Nature sanctuary, and Deanna Rose farmstead to name a few.

Last modified: Sep 24, 2020