Top 10 Reasons Why Kansas City is a Prime Vacation Spot

By | July 14, 2012

This year is a great one to visit Kansas City. For one, the All-Star Major League Baseball Game will be held there, and even that hasn’t occurred for the past thirty-eight years, and we’ve gathered a list here on A. Blair Stover of some of

English: Crown Center (general view), Kansas C...

English: Crown Center (general view), Kansas City, Missouri (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

the best highlights and attractions happening.

Along with the game, festivities will take place throughout the week. Kansas City’s Convention Center will host the enormous FanFest.  You may want to extend your trip a few days past the game to take in some of the numerous free attractions, such as tours at Harley Davidson, Hallmark Cards, and Boulevards Brewing Co, and as such Kansas City has been dubbed America’s #1 Affordable Getaway this year.

With the 100 year anniversary of the Titanic, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition has been set up in the Union Station. Over 300 remnants from the debris field and ship itself will be on display from March 3 to September 3.  Another historical anniversary to experience is the five-year commemoration for the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War.

Another site to take in is the architecture of the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts, a $413 million facility. A plentitude of performing arts are available for enjoyment while taking in this amazing architecture. If you are more of a sports fan, take in a few college basketball tournament games.

Keep the kids entertained by visiting Sea Life, the city’s first aquarium. Also, new in the Crown Center is LegoLand Discover Center.

For the adults, do not miss the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. This 100,000 square foot complex features game tables, slot machines and overlooks the second turn of the racetrack. Also, take in a little history in nearby Independence, MO with the Harry S. Truman museum.

Kansas City is a great place to visit this year, offering a wide variety of activities for all tastes. Let me know what you’re looking forward to on your trip, or if I missed anything that should be on this list.

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