Hampton Inn Kansas City/Village West

1400 Village West Pkwy, Kansas City, Kansas, 66111, United States
Hampton Inn Kansas City / Village West
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Forum Posts

March Madness 2009

by marchmadman

Hi all!

A group of mid to late twenties canadians (8 to be exact) try and hit the first round of march madness every year. This is a classic boys only weekend so we are interested in great food, great drinks and plenty to see and do during both the day and night.

I am pulling for Kansas City to be our 2009 location. I have done a bit of research on the city and I was wondering if anyone could help me out with a few questions.

1) Where would the best area (or even hotel) for us to stay? It would be nice to be in a spot with planty of restaurants (BBQ!), brewpubs and nightlife all relatiely close to the sprint center.

2) Will we need to rent a car for our stay or is getting around town easy enough?

3) I plan on checking out the art museum, jazz museum and possibly the world of fun in addition to the NCAA games. Are there any other attractions or lessor known spots that I simply shouldn't miss?

4) Any suggestions for restaurants, pubs, jazz clubs etc would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a lot and hopefully see you in 2009!

Re: March Madness 2009

by lostsooner55

(1) I'll look at the Sunday KC paper and be able to give you a more specific answer then. There is still some building going on in that area I believe. (2) I would rent a car as you want to do activities outside the arena area. You might look at a package deal with maybe an airline, hotel, and rental car. I'm sure the rental price, and hotel prices will "mysteriously" rise near tournament time. (3) Worlds of Fun likely will not be open in late March. In 2008, they will not open until April 12th. Through April, they will also only be open on the weekends. (4) For BBQ, the restaurants usually mentioned as among the best are Arthur Bryant's, Fiorellos, Oklahoma Joe's, in the Kansas side of KC,and Smokehouse BBQ. I'll get back to you on the things to do as well. Gary

Re: March Madness 2009

by giampiero6

I lived in KC long ago. You'll probably want to be in the Plaza or Westport area for fun. Lostsooner's done a great job of BBQ joints suggestions. Personally I love Fiorellos Jack Stack., but the others are great as well. You pretty much can't go wrong with KC Barbeque. The Nelson is a great spot and then addition is pretty cool. Have fun! Oh and you'll definitely need a car. KC is very spread out..

Re: March Madness 2009

by lostsooner55

You can find a very good web link for Kansas City at : www.kansascity.com/287. After you read about the "Power and Light District", and the rest of downtown,you'll see why suggestions are difficult. They are basically rebuilding the downtown area. They have a new travel insert for the area in the Sunday paper about once a month. Gary

Re: March Madness 2009

by cindi5775

You will need to rent a car as Kansas City is very spread out and does not have much of a public transportation system.

I agree that Westport or the Plaza would be the best places to stay...lots of restaurants and bars where you can watch the games.

For BBQ, my favorites on the Kansas side are KC Masterpiece and Jack Stack.

Definitely check out the Nelson-Atkins museum as well as the Jazz district.

You might even want to take a trip to Lawrence (about an hour to the west of Kansas City) to see Allen Fieldhouse...home of the KU Jayhawks with lots of basketball tradition and a statue of James Naismith, basketball's inventor.

Have a great time!

Cindi

Re: March Madness 2009

by marchmadman

Thanks for all the suggestions! We have made ticket applications and are now behing the 8 ball as to whether we get them or not. Fingers crossed!

Travel Tips for Kansas City

It was a long time ago but I...

by vickystowe

It was a long time ago but I found the Plaza area facinating with it's reproduction cowboy saloons. I thought the 'fort' in the middle was a little odd as it looked as though it had been transplanted from Mexico. The best view was at night from a hotel across the river that had a glass lift on the outside giving a lovely view of all the pretty lights. Of course this is all so long ago now that I expect everything has changed. Whilst I was there, a friend of a friend took me for a drive round the 'old' part of town and I remember lots of 'antibellum' type houses, probably only 2-3 bedroom size and mostly built in the 1920's. My host was stunned when I said I lived in a house built in 1915 and that it was considered young!

This is great for anyone who...

by brdwtchr

This is great for anyone who has ever lived in Kansas:
You know you're from Kansas if:

1. You no longer associate bridges or rivers with water.
2. You never met any celebrities. (Bob Dole isn't a
celebrity, he's your neighbor.)
3. You know the meaning of Rock Chalk Jayhawk.
4. Your closest neighbor is more than a mile away, and
you can still see him from your front porch.
5. You can properly pronounce Salina, Basehor,
Schoenchen, Kechi and Osawatomie.
6. Going on vacation means going to Hutch to the fair,
Abilene to Ike's house or Boot Hill to see Miss Kitty.
7. You know exactly what calf fries are, and eat them anyway.
8. A traffic jam involves two cars staring each other
down at a four-way stop, each determined to be the most polite and let the other go first.
9. A Mercedes Benz is not a status symbol. A Ford F150
4x4 is. (except
in Johnson County)
10. You discover that in July, it takes only 2 fingers
to drive your car.
11. The terms Sooners and Huskers cause the hairs on the back of your neck to stand up straight and your blood pressure to rise.
12. You have owned at least one belt buckle bigger than your fist.
13. You think that people who complain about the wind in their states are sissies.
14. You are not surprised to find movie rentals,
ammunition and bait all in the same store.
15. You know that the true value of a parking space is
not determined by the distance to the door but by the availability of shade.
16. You have been asked, 'Where is Toto' more than once.
17. You prefer the Little Apple over the Big Apple as a place to live.
18. You had at least one summer job that was bucking
bails or custom cutting.
19. You understand the difference between 3.2 and 6
point and more than once you've made a beer run to another state.
20. You learned how to shoot a gun before you learned
how to multiply.
21. Your school classes have been canceled because of the cold.
22. You know in your heart that K-State can beat
Oklahoma in football.
23. Traffic congestion is ten cars waiting to pass a
combine on the highway.
24. You have had to switch from heat to A/C in the same day.
25. You know everything goes better with Ranch.
26. You call that smell coming from the
feedyards...Money.
27. Your school classes have been canceled because of the heat.
28. You complain that you cannot see Scott City...and you are in Dighton!
29. You know that Mt. Oread is really only just a hill.
30. You have seen people wear bib overalls to funerals
and weddings.
31. You have ridden the school bus for more than an hour each way.
32. Over 50% of your wardrobe is purple.
33. In August you break a sweat the instant you step
outside at 7 a.m.
34. You instantly know someone is from Johnson County
when they call everything west of Topeka...Western Kansas.
35. A tornado warning siren is your signal to go out in the yard and look for a funnel.
36. You know the real way to pronounce the name of
Clinton's state and the river... arKANSAS.
37. You think the opening day of pheasant season is a
national holiday.
Brad L. Knauss
Assistant Director of Marketing
The Lied Center of Kansas
(Photo is a KC Chiefs fan.)

Overland Park Arboretum and...

by brdwtchr

Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Garden is off the beaten path. It is a bit of a drive to get to it. Located on 300 wooded acres it has many examples of gardens. I think from what I saw it is just getting off to a good start and in a couple of years will be great. It is at 8500 Santa Fe Drive and is worth the drive.

There are lots of shopping...

by brdwtchr

There are lots of shopping malls in Kansas City. If you have seen one mall you have seen them all. This photo was taken at Oak Park Mall in Overland Park. The gold cadillac once belonged to Elvis Presley. The legend of this car is that it would not start one day so Elvis got out and put a bullet in it. After that he sold it. You can still see the bullet hole in the right front fender near the wheel well.

Legler Barn Museum is an a...

by brdwtchr

Legler Barn Museum is an a park in Lenexa at 14907 W. 87th St. It is a small museum housed in an old stone barn. There is also a small house made of sod, a caboose, depot, and a prairie schooner. Legend has it that the outlaw Jesse James hid out in this barn when going on bank robbing forays from Missouri in to Kansas. The stone barn is interesting to photograph. I liked this picture better. Upstairs in hay loft we met these ladies having an old fashioned quilting bee. They were very nice and are sewing a quilt by hand that will be lovely when it is finished. Before there were radios and televisions farm wives got together like this to sew and have conversation.

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 Hampton Inn Kansas City/Village West

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Address: 1400 Village West Pkwy, Kansas City, Kansas, 66111, United States