Two states, one city. Kansas City dips into both Missouri and Kansas, giving tourists a unique experience just about anywhere they plant their feet. Nicknamed the "City of Fountains", KC (as the locals say) has the most fountains of any city in the world next to Rome. Juxtaposing this architectural elegance is a deep jazz heritage, love for the Royals and famous BBQ that keeps this city buzzing with soul.

Insider Tip

Juniper, elm, maple, ash, oak and walnut trees all contribute to Kansas City's mighty tree pollen season. But don't let that stop you. Prevent your allergies from flaring up with FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ Allergy Relief and carry on the fun.

About town

National World War I Museum and Memorial — Honor your troops at the only museum in the United States dedicated to the Great War that dramatically changed the world. Housing the largest collection of war artifacts outside of Great Britain, this is a must-see visit that will surely go down in history.

18th & Vine District — Internationally recognized as one of the cradles of jazz music, this is where the Kansas City Blues were born. Feel the rhythm at the American Jazz Museum and honor music legends at the American Jazz Hall of Fame. Insider tip: Go to the Blue Room to hear the best live jazz around.

Country Club Plaza — Your passport to the arts, shopping and fine dining, "The Plaza" is America's original outdoor mall. Dating back to the 1920s, this 15-block district is home to more than 150 shops, dozens of restaurants, stunning fountains and Spanish inspired architecture that will make you wander with wonder.

Loose Park — A gem of a city park, spend a few hours strolling through this urban oasis that features fountains, bridges, a lovely lake and Civil War markers on 75 acres of greenery. Stop and smell the roses (literally) at the Municipal Rose Garden that is home to 3,000 roses of 150 varieties.

Insider Tip

Pollen levels are at their highest in the morning, so it's best to enjoy indoor activities like museums, shopping or a leisurely breakfast. And remember once-a-day FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ Allergy Relief to keep your allergies at bay.

Must eats

BBQ Bar None — If Kansas City is the BBQ capital of the world, then Joe's Kansas City BBQ is certifiably the best BBQ on the planet. Ribs, pulled pork and brisket slow-cooked for 17 hours on Missouri White Oak should have your mouth already watering. Once known as Oklahoma Joe's, Anthony Bourdain listed this BBQ joint as one of the top 13 places you need to eat before you die.

When Pigs Fly — If you need a respite from KC BBQ (gasp!), then savor a new spin on soul food at Gram & Dun. Grab a coveted spot on the best patio in town and order up their famous Asian Pig Wings—tender juicy pork smothered in a sweet, salty soy glaze. The double pork chop, shrimp & grits and creamed Brussels sprouts are also fan favorites.

All It's Cracked Up To Be — Don't hit the snooze button on this one. Locals line up early to enjoy practically everything at Eggtc. Known for their dressed-up omelets and sublime benedicts, the menu continues to impress with sweet stacks, French toast, waffles and classic sandwiches (if lunch is your bag). Did we mention these delectable dishes are easy on the wallet? Run, don't walk.

Hang Ten! — With a west coast surfer vibe, Longboards gives you the clean energy you crave to surf all the sites and scenes of KC. To send your Kahuna-meter into high gear, order Dan's Unleaded, a fully loaded spinach wrap guaranteed to keep you pumping on all cylinders.

Have a Ball

"The K" — Home to the Kansas City Royals, Kaufmann Stadium is one of the crown jewels of Major League Baseball. Kids love the Outfield Experience which includes batting cages, a pitching mound, mini golf, a carousel and the Royals Hall of Fame.

A Slam Dunk — Get in the game! The College Basketball Experience at Sprint Center offers fun for the whole family including interactive exhibits, courts to shoot some hoops, the National Collegiate Hall of Fame, and lots more at this 41,500 square foot basketball bonanza.

Let's Get Loud — There's no shhh about it. Kansas City Chiefs fans know how to turn up the volume. Arrowhead Stadium currently holds the Guinness World Record for the loudest crowd roar. Rock some red and get ready to cheer like you've never cheered before.

Selfie alert

J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain — Snap a selfie next to one of the four heroic horseman who are a part of Kansas City's most photographed fountain.

Jazz Mural — Pose with legendary jazz musicians near 18th and Vine in the Jazz District.

Rosedale Memorial Arch — Stand strong under the arch that pays tribute to the soldiers who served in WWI.

Kansas City Sculpture Park — Home to 36 sculptures, this park sits in the heart of Kansas City, just blocks away from the Country Club Plaza. Here things seem larger than life, and so will any selfie you take on this 22-acre oasis.

Joe's KC — A Kansas City BBQ selfie is a must. Swing by Joe's KC for a pic that equals you + bbq.

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