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1. Kansas City (often referred to as simply K.C.) is the most populous municipality in the state of Missouri.As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 459,787, which had risen to an estimated 467,007 in 2013.It is the central city of the Kansas City metropolitan area, a region spanning the Kansas Missouri border.Founded in the 1830s as a port on the Missouri River and originally called Kansas, this became confusing upon the establishment of Kansas Territory in 1854, creating the name Kansas City to distinguish the two.Sitting on the western border of Missouri, with downtown near the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers, the modern city encompasses 316 square miles (820 km2) in parts of Jackson, Clay, Cass and Platte counties.It is one of two county seats of Jackson County. .....
Liberty Memorial
2. The Liberty Memorial, located at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, is a memorial to service men and women who served in World War I.Fundraising began October, 1919 and groundbreaking commenced on November 1, 1921 when the city held a site dedication.The memorial was completed and dedicated on November 11, 1926.On September 21, 2006, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne declared Liberty Memorial a National Historic Landmark.The House of Representatives approved language designating Liberty Memorial as a national World War I monument in 2014. .....
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
3. The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art is an art museum in Kansas City, Missouri, known for its neoclassical architecture and extensive collection of Asian art.In 2007, Time magazine ranked the museum new Bloch Building number one on its list of The 10 Best Architectural Marvels which considered candidates from around the globe.On September 1, 2010, Juli .....
Worlds of Fun
4. Worlds of Fun is a 235 acre amusement park in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.Built by Mid America Enterprises, the park opened in 1973 and was sold to Cedar Fair Entertainment Company in 1995.Admission to Worlds of Fun includes access to Oceans of Fun, a water park adjacent to the amusement park. .....
Kansas City Zoo
5. The zoo, which was founded in 1909, is 202 acres (82 ha) and is home to more than 1,300 animals.It is located in Swope Park, the 29th largest municipal park in the United States.The zoo is divided into five areas of the following themes Africa, Australia, Tiger Trail, KidZone, and The Valley.The admission gates and facilities (such as restrooms, gift shop, and food) are located in the entrance to the Kansas City Zoo.In 2010, polar bears were re introduced to the zoo near the existing North American river otter and trumpeter swan pool just inside the World Gate.The entry plaza also features an educational center and stops for both the zebra tram and train. .....
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
6. The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is a performing arts center in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, USA, at 16th and Broadway, near the Power and Light District, the Sprint Center and the Crossroads Arts District.Its construction was a major part of the ongoing redevelopment of downtown Kansas City.The Center was created as a 501(c)(3) non profit organization.Unlike some other major civic construction projects, no taxpayer funds went into its construction.The City of Kansas City contributed to and operates a parking garage adjacent to the Kauffman Center. .....
Kauffman Stadium
7. It is the only ballpark in the American League to currently be named after a person, Ewing Kauffman.It is also one of ten stadiums in Major League Baseball that does not have a corporate sponsored name the others are Marlins Park, Turner Field, Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Dodger Stadium, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, and Nationals Park.(Kauffman, Wrigley, and Turner are named for the individuals and not the corporations they owned.) The stadium is 41 years old, making it the sixth oldest stadium in Major League Baseball.Kauffman Stadium recently underwent a doller250 million renovation, which began after the 2007 season and was completed in July 2009. .....
Crown Center
8. Crown Center is a commercial complex and neighborhood located near Downtown Kansas City, Missouri located between Gillham Road and Grand Boulevard to the east and west, and between Pershing Boulevard and Union Hill to the north and south.The shopping center is anchored by Halls, a department store which is owned and operated by Hallmark Cards.The neighborhood contains numerous residences, retail establishments,entertainment venues, and restaurants (including the American Restaurant, the only Forbes Travel Guide four star restaurant in Missouri).It is also home to Kansas City two largest hotels, the global headquarters of Hallmark Cards, and the headquarters of Shook, Hardy and Bacon and Lathrop and Gage, two of Kansas City largest law firms. .....
Arrowhead Stadium
9. Arrowhead Stadium (commonly or simply Arrowhead) is a stadium located in Kansas City, Missouri, and home to the NFL Kansas City Chiefs.It is part of the city Truman Sports Complex (together with Kauffman Stadium).It is the 27th largest stadium in North America and fifth largest NFL stadium in seating capacity behind ATandT Stadium, Lambeau Field, MetLife Stadium, and FedExField.It is the largest sports facility, by capacity, in the state of Missouri.A doller375 million renovation of the stadium was completed in 2010.On September 29, 2014 during a Monday Night Football game against the New England Patriots, Chiefs fans set a Guinness World Record with a crowd roar of 142.2 dB, which is roughly equivalent to standing 50 meters (164 feet) from a jet. .....
Sprint Center
10. Sprint Center is a large, multi use indoor arena in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The building is located at 14th Street and Grand Boulevard, on the east side of the Power and Light District.The arena naming rights partner is the telecommunications company Sprint, whose headquarters is in nearby Overland Park, Kansas.Sprint Center opened to the public on October 10, 2007, and a concert by Elton John three days later was the first event held at the arena.The arena seats more than 19,000 people and has 72 suites.Sprint Center has effectively replaced Kemper Arena, which was built in 1974, just a few miles away in the southern portion of the West Bottoms.Additionally, the College Basketball Experience, which includes the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, is connected to and located directly north of Sprint Center. .....
American Jazz Museum
11. The American Jazz Museum is a jazz museum in the United States.Located in the historic 18th and Vine district in Kansas City, Missouri, in a building also housing the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, it preserves the history of the American music jazz.The museum features exhibits on Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and others.Items on display include a saxophone owned by Charlie Parker and various Down Beat awards.The Blue Room is a fully functioning jazz club on site, and the Gem Theatre across the street is a larger venue hosting jazz music.The museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate. .....
Swope Park
12. Swope Park is an 1,805 acre city park in Kansas City, Missouri.It is the 29th largest municipal park in the United States, and the largest park in Kansas City.It is named in honor of Colonel Thomas H.Swope, a philanthropist who donated the land to the city in 1896.In the 1,769 acres (7.16 km2), it hosts Starlight Theatre, an 8,000 plus seat outdoor theater training grounds for Sporting Kansas City and their reserve team, affectionately called the Swope Park Rangers the Kansas City Zoological Park ten shelter houses and a host of athletic venues including baseball diamonds, soccer fields, a swimming pool, a frisbee golf course and Swope Memorial Golf Course, a public golf course that hosted the 1949 Kansas City Open Invitational, a PGA Tour event.Also located in the park is the Lakeside Nature Center, one of Missouri largest native species rehabilitation facilities, which serves as an environmental educational center. .....
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
13. The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art opened in 1994 in Kansas City, Missouri.With a doller3 million annual budget and more than 100,000 visitors each year, it is Missouri largest contemporary museum.The structure has a large central atrium under an articulated skylight.Two wings extend from either side of the atrium.The main gallery displays works from the permanent collection and exhibits works in special exhibitions.Side galleries present works in rotation, and a large meeting room displays works on paper and crafts from the permanent collection.Works of art are always on view in the atrium and the corridors of each wing. .....
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
14. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum was founded in 1990 in Kansas City, Missouri.It is a privately funded museum dedicated to preserving the history of Negro League baseball in America.The museum is part of the historic 18th and Vine district, which also includes the American Jazz Museum. .....
18th and Vine Downtown East
15. 18th and Vine in Kansas City, Missouri is internationally recognized as one of the cradles of jazz music.Along with New Orleans Basin Street, Beale Street in Memphis, 52nd Street in New York City and Los Angeles Central Avenue the 18th and Vine area was a midwife to the birth of a new style of jazz.The jazz that evolved in the 18th and Vine district was distinctive.Simmered in the blues, Kansas City jazz was a riff based sound fueled by jam sessions in the district crowded clubs.Many notable jazz musicians of the 1930s and 1940s made 18th and Vine their home, Charlie Parker being the most notable of the era from Kansas City.However, many call the city home or got their start in the city. .....
Starlight Theatre
16. Starlight Theatre is a 7,958 seat outdoor theatre in Kansas City, Missouri, United States that presents Broadway shows and concerts.It is one of the two major remaining self producing outdoor theatres in the U.S.and Starlight Cohen stagehouse also permits them to present any major national Broadway tour as well. .....
Loose Park
17. Loose Park is the third largest park in Kansas City.It is located at 51st Street and Wornall Road.The park is home to a lake, a shelter house, Civil War markers, tennis courts, a water park, picnic areas and a Rose Garden.The Rose Garden is popular for all types of outdoor special events including theatrical performances and wedding ceremonies.The park was once a pasture belonging to Kansas City pioneer Seth Ward.During the Battle of Westport in American Civil War Confederate General Sterling Price is said to have to commanded his forces from gun emplacements on the south end of the park. .....
Midland Theatre
18. The Midland Theatre, known officially for sponsorship purposes as Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland, is a 3,573 seat theater located in the Power and Light District of Kansas City, Missouri, USA.The National Collegiate Athletic Association under Walter Byers had its headquarters in the building from the 1950s until it moved to 6299 Nall Avenue at Shawnee Mission Parkway in Mission, Kansas in 1971.The theatre was originally known as the Loew Midland Theatre until 1961.Over the years, the theatre has been known by various name including Saxon Theatre, Midland Stadium, Midland 1 2 3 Theatre, Midland Theatre and The Midland by AMC. .....
Boulevard Brewing Company
19. Boulevard Brewing Company is a regional brewery located in Kansas City, Missouri.The Brewers Association currently ranks Boulevard as the 12th largest craft brewery, and the 19th largest active brewery in the United States based on 2012 sales volume.After the sale of Anheuser Busch to InBev in 2008, Boulevard was the largest independent American brewery in the state of Missouri.Boulevard is now no longer independent it was acquired by Duvel Moortgat Brewery on October 18, 2013.Boulevard beers are available in select markets across the country. .....
Science City at Union Station
20. Science City, Kolkata is the largest science centre in the Indian subcontinent under National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Ministry of Culture, Government of India, is at the crossing of Eastern Metropolitan Bypass and J B S Haldane avenue, Kolkata.It is considered by some people as the most distinguished landmark in post independence Kolkata.Saroj Ghose, the first director general of NCSM, who is credited with having conceptualized this centre in 1997.This centre was inaugurated by two parts the Convention Centre Complex was unveiled on 21 December 1996 by Paul Jozef Crutzen in presence of the then chief minister Jyoti Basu and the whole centre was opened by the then prime minister Inder Kumar Gujral on 1 July 1997.On 10 January 2010, prime minister of India, Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for the second phase of Science City in presence of the then chief minister of West Bengal, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee. .....
Kansas City Convention Center
21. Bartle Hall Convention Center (often referred to as the Kansas City Convention Center or simply Bartle Hall) is a major exposition hall in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, USA.It is named for Harold Roe Bartle, a prominent, two term mayor of Kansas City in the 1950s and early 1960s.Bartle Hall four tall art deco inspired pylons are a striking fixture in the Kansas City skyline. .....
Hotel Phillips
22. The Hotel Phillips, located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, is a hotel building dating from 1929.It currently offers 217 large guest rooms, a fitness center, meeting space, complimentary guest wifi, is pet friendly, has a daily guest reception, and jazz performances Thursday Saturday.The Phillips is located on the south side of 12th Street and is directly across from the historic Muehlebach Hotel, which now operates as a wing of the adjacent Kansas City Downtown Marriott.It is one of only five hotels located in the downtown area near the large Kansas City Convention Center.The Hotel Phillips was first listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, 50 years after it was first built. .....
Benton Thomas Hart House and Studio
23. The Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site is located at 3616 Belleview, Kansas City, Missouri.The park was established in 1977 and preserves the house and studio of Missouri artist Thomas Hart Benton.Tours are provided that show the house and studio as he left it when he died on January 19, 1975. .....
Kemper Arena
24. Kemper Arena is a 19,500 seat indoor arena, in Kansas City, Missouri.It is named for R.Crosby Kemper Sr., a member of the powerful Kemper financial family who donated doller3.2 million, from his estate for the arena.Its previous most recent tenant was the American Royal livestock show, which held its annual livestock show there until 2010, when it moved to the nearby Sprint Center.Having been essentially supplanted by Sprint Center, which opened in 2007, plans were announced in 2011 to raze the arena and replace it with an Agricultural Events Center which would include a 5,000 seat coliseum.Kemper Arena temporarily reopened as the Kansas City Renegades of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League made the arena their home in 2013, but the team folded after the season ended. .....
Gateway Arch
25. The Gateway Arch is a 630 foot (192 m) tall monument in St.Louis, in the U.S.state of Missouri.Clad in stainless steel and built in the form of a flattened catenary arch, it is the tallest man made monument in the Western Hemisphere, Missouri tallest accessible building, and the world tallest arch.Built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States, it is the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and has become an internationally famous symbol of St.Louis.The arch sits at the site of St.Louis founding on the west bank of the Mississippi River. .....
Harry S Truman National Historic Site
26. The Harry S.Truman National Historic Site (officially styled without the period after the S ) preserves the longtime home of Harry S.Truman, the thirty third president of the United States, as well as other properties associated with him in the Kansas City, Missouri metropolitan area.The centerpieces of the site, which is operated by the National Park Service, are the Truman Home in Independence and the Truman Farm Home in Grandview, although it also includes the Noland home of Truman cousins and the George and Frank Wallace homes of Bess Truman brothers.The second floor of the home has never been open to the public Bess wrote into her will that to protect her family privacy, the second floor was to remain closed until the death of her daughter, Margaret.Though Margaret died in 2008, the NPS has maintained the closure in order to best preserve the home.A photo tour of the closed rooms, including Harry and Bess bedroom, is available. .....
Kansas City Country Club
27. The Kansas City Country Club, founded in 1896, is a country club in Mission Hills, Kansas, USA, an affluent suburb of Kansas City, Missouri.It is the club for which the Country Club District and the Country Club Plaza of Kansas City are named.The club claims to be the third oldest country club west of the Mississippi River.The club most famous player is Tom Watson, whose father, Ray Watson, still holds the amateur record of 64 for the course.Tom Watson holds the professional record of 60.The course par is 70. .....
San Antonio Municipal Auditorium
28. The San Antonio Municipal Auditorium is located at 100 Auditorium Circle, downtown San Antonio, county of Bexar, in the U.S.state of Texas.It was built as a memorial to American soldiers killed in World War I. .....
Swope Memorial Golf Course
29. Swope Memorial Golf Course is a golf course that was founded in 1934 and previously designed by golf course architect A.W.Tillinghast.It hosted the 1949 Kansas City Open Invitational, a PGA Tour event at the time, which made it the only public golf in the area to do so. .....
Cosmic Coaster
30. Cosmic Coaster is a junior roller coaster at Worlds of Fun.The ride is Snoopy themed and is located within the park Planet Snoopy section.Cosmic Coaster at Worlds of Fun first opened in the Americana section of the park in 1993 as Wacky Worm and was manufactured by Preston and Barbieri.This area became Camp Snoopy in 2001, and later remodeled into Planet Snoopy.Wacky Worm was moved within Planet Snoopy and received a new name and theme as Cosmic Coaster as part of an investment in overall general park improvements that year.It will be located in the space previously occupied by the Woodstock Express kiddie train. .....
Bannister Federal Complex
31. The Bannister Federal Complex is a United States federal government complex located at 1500 E.Bannister Road in Kansas City, Missouri.The 310 acre (1.3 km2) complex consists of 10 buildings located at the corner of Troost Avenue and Bannister Road.The complex is occupied primarily by the General Services Administration and the Department of Energy.It is currently slated for closure by 2014.The largest component, the Kansas City Plant, produces and assembles 85percent of the non nuclear components of the United States nuclear bomb arsenal.The GSA has announced plans to relocate the Kansas City Plant to land adjacent to the former Richards Gebaur Air Force Base beginning in 2011. .....
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
32. The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception is the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Denver of the Roman Catholic Church.It is located at the corner of Logan St.and Colfax Avenue in the North Capitol Hill neighborhood of central Denver.The cathedral has a capacity of 800 persons, offers the Sacrament of Penance every day of the week, and hosts three daily and six Sunday masses.Additional services to the community include the yearly provision of 50,000 to 60,000 lunches to the poor. .....
Folly Theatre
33. Previously New Players Theatre.Founded in 1936 this theatre occupied several premises in the West End before locating to its present site under The Arches off Villiers Street below Charing Cross station.The current site was a famous Victorian music hall The Players Theatre.It was refurbished in 2005 and taken under new management in 2006 and reopened as The New Players Theatre.It is one of the smallest West End Theatres, rebuilt to meet the demands of national and international producers wanting a theatre which offers a degree of intimacy and is the equivalent of an Off Broadway space.The Theatre then was taken under new management by Broadway producer Steven M.Levy and Sean Sweeney in 2011 and the theatre once again had its name changed to Charing Cross Theatre with the Players Bar and Kitchen. .....
Indian Hills Country Club
34. Indian Hills Country Club is a private club and golf course in Mission Hills, Kansas.The club was organized as the Community Golf Club in 1918 by J.C.Nichols on land adjoining Mission Hills Country Club.In 1922 it temporarily moved to land that is now Kansas City Country Club.Membership was open to anybody in the Nichols developed subdivision of Mission Hills with an annual fee of doller30 and doller5 for each family member.In 1925, Kansas City Country Club took over the course and Nichols helped organize Indian Hills Country Club.A.W.Tillinghast designed the course.The three clubs became the most socially desirable in the Kansas City metropolitan area with Kansas City Country Club being first, Indian Hills second and finally Mission Hills.The Nichols strategy to create the three clubs was to make Kansas more attractive to upscale buyers who had previously not wanted to leave Kansas City, Missouri. .....
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