1st Class Location
KC has many positives but the Plaza is unique to Kansas City. The Plaza is a vast mix of restaurants, bars, clubs, boutiques, fine retailers, architecture...all in an open setting. Minutes away from Westport, Union Station, and Downtown Kansas City, the Plaza is a great place to start or end your evening, or spend an entire weekend enjoying the various sites close by. If art is your thing, spend a day at the Nelson Atkins Art Museum. See why Kansas City is known as "The City of Fountains". Also, if you can visit during the holidays, all the buildings on the Plaza are adourned with lights. Too many to list....KC Chiefs games, KC Royals Games, Rockhurst University, many nights on the town. So much to explore. Visit www.countryclubplaza.com or www.visitkc.com You'll feel at home in Kansas City as the people are generally welcoming.
John Wornall House
Historic home, dating from 1858, south of the Country Club Plaza, open to the public. The house was used as a Field Hospital during the 1864 Battle of Westport. Well-preserved and interesting.
6115 Wornall Rd.
A Touching Monument to Sacrifice
It is strange that this is one of the busiest places in K.C., yet people never stop here.
This unassuming monument contains the names of all the local war dead for the Great War. If they only knew what would come in just 20 years.
I have met very few from Kansas City who know Ward Parkway is dedicated to the local veterans killed in Europe.
Each person killed is listed on the monument. It is sobering to see how thousands of people rush past a list that represents so much pain and loss, never taking notice. It makes me think of their families after the war. Were they here when the monument was dedicated.
It is best to visit early in the morning when the traffic is sparse.
Located at Meyer circle on the south side.
It is 35 miles north of the city and very good clean water. Boating and swimming are secondary only behind fishing. NO major power boats are allowed, so the wave turf is not bad. There is a small area of sand beach and picnic tables for eating.
The Best of R&B and Blues
There's always something going on at the Grand Emporium, often a band in the late afternoon followed by another group in the evening. This is one of KC's hottest spots, and has twice been honored as the "Best Blues Club in America" by The Blues Foundation.
You may also hear reggae, rock, zydeco, swing, and jazz. Check their web site for artist information. If you're in town, you will also find that information in the Friday issue of the Kansas City Star. Casual