Kansas City is on several major highways. KCI is a large airport with international flights. (Photo is from Swope Park Zoo in KC,MO)
KC metro area is actually many cities that are growing and overlapping one another. There are still pockets of undeveloped agriculture surrounded by the growing city. Because it is so spread out you will need an automobile.
One means of transportation in Kansas City area is by hot air balloon. My wife and I arranged to make a flight at dawn over the Olathe area of Kansas City in July 1999. It was a lot of fun.