Kansas City (Kansas)

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Kansas City [1] is a city in the state of Kansas, in the United States of America, and a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City, Kansas, is often referred to as KCK, and Kansas City, Missouri, as KCMO. The two Kansas Cities form the core of the wider Kansas City metropolitan area.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Kansas City International Airport (IATA: MCI) [2] serves the Kansas City area and is located in the Northland. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority [3] offers hourly service to and from the airport on the #129 bus, called the I-29 Express [4], M-F 5AM-7PM. $1.25. KCI Shuttle [5] offers a shuttle service between the airport and downtown hotels.

Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (IATA: MKC) [6] serves smaller planes.

By train[edit]

Amtrak serves KC via the cavernous Union Station, located at Main and Pershing in Kansas City, Missouri. KC serves as a major stop on the daily Southwest Chief line which provides service between Chicago and Los Angeles. Barring delays, eastbound trains arrive at 7:24AM and westbound trains arrive at 10:11PM. Kansas City is also the western terminus of Amtrak's Missouri River Runner which heads east to St. Louis. The Missouri River Runner runs twice daily in each direction.

By car[edit]

Interstate 435 forms a ring around the city. Notably I-70 goes east to St. Louis and west to Denver. I-35 is a major corridor running northeast and southwest. US Highway 71 runs north and south and forms a midtown expressway, running from the I-435/I-470 interchange, in a northwesterly course toward downtown, where it joins I-29. North of the River, US 71 follows the same route as I-29.

By bus[edit]

  • Greyhound, [7].
  • KC is also serviced by other commercial coach service companies, which arrive and depart from the depot at 10th and Troost.
  • Megabus, +1 877 462-6342, [8]. Low-cost bus service to KC from Chicago and St. Louis, fares start at $1. Buses arrive and depart from the east side of Grand Blvd. between 2nd and 3rd Sts., next to the 3rd & Grand MetroCenter.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • Huron Indian Cemetery [9] - Started in 1843. Most burials date to the mid to late 19th century.
  • Strawberry Hill has interesting eastern European bakeries and shops, as well as a nice view overlooking the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers.

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • El Camino Real903 N 7th St +1 913 342-4333. A dive with authentic Mexican food, with especially great tacos al pastor (pork) and chorizo sausage. Tacos are made with freshly-pressed corn tortillas and all the proper trimmings: cilantro, onions, green chili sauce, etc. $1.50-8.
  • Oklahoma Joe's BBQ3002 W 47th Ave +1 913 722-3366. M-Th 11AM-8:30PM, F-Sa 11AM-9:30PM. Served out of a very unassuming gas station is what is widely considered to be the best BBQ in Kansas City, and that's saying something. Brave the lines—this is a can't miss. $4-16.
  • Vietnam Cafe2200 W 39th Ave +1 913 262-8552. Tu-Th 10:30AM-9:30PM, F-Sa 10:30AM-10PM, Su 10:30AM-9PM. This is Kansas City's go-to place for pho, a scrumptious Vietnamese beef noodle soup—the comfort food of choice in Southeast Asia. For those not in the mood, the restaurant has a fairly long list of other dishes to experiment with. $6-12.

Sleep[edit]

Stay safe[edit]

Much of Kansas City, Kansas is unsafe, but The Legends shopping area, is in a very nice area, far removed from the urban core of Kansas City, Kansas.

Cope[edit]

Consular services[edit]

Go next[edit]

Routes through Kansas City
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TopekaLawrence  W I-70.svgnoframe E  Kansas City, MOColumbia
Des MoinesKansas City, MO  N US 69.svg S  Overland ParkMiami


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