Experience Kansas City
Kansas City Royals
Kansas City Chiefs
The Greater Kansas City Chamber
Dining Map [PDF]
Parks and Parkways
Kansas City is well-known for its spacious parkways and numerous parks. The parkway
system winds its way through the city with broad, landscaped medians that include
statuary and fountains. One of the best examples is Ward Parkway on the west side
of the city, near the Kansas state line. Originally designed for aesthetics and
minor automobile/horse and buggy traffic, many parkways were drastically altered
to accommodate more and more vehicles, becoming minor freeways.
Swope Park is one of the nation's largest in-city parks, comprising 1,763 acres
(2.75sq mi), more than twice as big as New York's Central Par]. It includes
a full-fledged zoo, two golf courses, a lake, an amphitheatre, day-camp area, and
numerous picnic grounds.
Village West, located at the intersection of Interstates 70 and 435 (11 miles from
Downtown KCK), is a development that has significantly fueled growth in KCK and
Wyandotte County. Anchored by the Kansas Speedway, its attractions and retailers
include The Legends At Village West, Cabela's, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Great Wolf
Lodge, and CommunityAmerica Ballpark, home to the Kansas City T-Bones of the Northern
Schlitterbahn Vacation Village, a 370-acre resort and waterpark, is scheduled to
open across I-435 from Village West in 2009. There are also plans to open a destination
resort casino nearby. Also within the area are The Woodlands race park (featuring
both greyhounds and horses), Sandstone Amphitheater, Wyandotte County Park, and
Sunflower Hills Golf Course.
The Country Club Plaza (often referred to as the Plaza) is an upscale shopping district
in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. It was the second shopping center in the world designed
to accommodate shoppers arriving by automobile The 55-acre (223,000 m²) site
is about four miles (6.44 km) south of downtown, between 45th and 51st streets to
the north and south and between Broadway and Madison Street to the east and west.
The Kansas state line is one mile (1.6 km) to the west. Established in 1923 and
designed architecturally after Seville, Spain, the Plaza comprises high-end retail
establishments, restaurants, and entertainment venues, as well as offices. The neighborhoods
surrounding the Plaza consist of apartment buildings and upscale houses, especially
those of the Country Club District built along Ward Parkway on the Plaza's southern
and southwestern side. The Country Club Plaza is named in the Project for Public
Spaces' list 60 of the World's Great Places.
Source: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas_City,_Missouri