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Photos (clockwise) A view of downtown Kansas City and the state-of-art Sprint Center; Christmas time at the Country Club Plaza; The Patriot is the largest inverted roller coaster in the region; KC Live! is an entire city block of hot spots within the Kansas City Power & Light District. With two levels and 14 high energy entertainment, nightlife and dining establishments, it is sure to excite everyone in your group:World famous Kansas City barbecue can be found at more than 100 barbecue restaurants throughout the city
Located in the heart of the Midwest, the Kansas City Area offers businesses and residents an exceptional combination of resources. With four-star restaurants, world-class shopping and major-league sports, Kansas Citians enjoy the best of both worlds – big city amenities coupled with small town charm. The Kansas City area is home to many corporate headquartered firms, including Fortune 500 giants Sprint, Hallmark Cards, H&R Block, American Century, and Yellow Corp. Other major employers include DST Systems, Cerner, Ford Motor Co., Utilicorp United, AMC Theaters, Applebee’s International and Garmin International. Inc. magazine named Kansas City one of the best places to own a business, calling the city “an entrepreneur’s dream”, and Entrepreneur ranked the metro area a top U.S. city for small business. Kansas Citians have access to a wide range of arts and entertainment options, including an internationally famous art museum, a highly acclaimed repertory theater, symphony orchestra, lyric opera and state ballet. Visitors can now experience a new Downtown Kansas City with the Kansas City Power & Light District. The $850 million entertainment district - the largest new development project in the Midwest - has reenergized downtown, creating an entertainment, retail and dining hot spot for visitors and conventioneers. It transforms itself from a unique lunch and retail destination by day to an exciting dining and entertainment experience in the evening. No matter what type of cuisine you crave, Kansas City has it – casual or elegant, fast-paced or quiet, traditional or trendy. Some of the country’s best steaks and barbecue are here. The emergence of the stockyards in the 1870s brought Kansas City steak fame, and steaks are still grilled to perfection at restaurants such as the Hereford House, Majestic Steakhouse, Plaza II and others. When most people think of Kansas City, barbecue comes to mind. Smoked slowly over wood, K.C. barbecue is really a combination of techniques and recipes from different regions together by the diverse people who formed this city. The 1920s launched KC barbecue, and it hasn’t slowed down yet. Today, there are more than 100 barbecue establishments.
When it comes to shopping, it’s unique design and neighborhood settings of many of the shopping areas that make Kansas City special. The Country Club Plaza shopping district, dubbed the “Rodeo Drive of the Midwest,” and Kansas City’s world-famous steaks and barbecue draw visitors from across the country.
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Kansas City offers a variety of activities from the new Schlitterbahn Vacation Village and side-by-side amusement parks of Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun to blues and jazz clubs, outdoor rock concerts, and the newly renovated zoo Visit Hallmark Cards’ international headquarters at Crown Center, view an IMAX film at the Kansas City Zoo Sprint IMAX Theatre and don’t miss Union Station’s Science City with its 50 hands-on environments.
Kansas City is a city of diverse history. A U.S. President, a handbag designer and a true ambassador of the game. More than a few of Kansas Cit’s son’s and daughters have received national attention for ther distinctive talents. Here are few in addition to those pictured: Outlaw Jesse James; jazz great Count Basie; handbag designer Kate Spade; mucisian Melissa Ethridge; Olympic sprinter Maurce Greene; Olympic swimmer Tara Knott; actresses Joan Crawford, Jean Harlow, Ginger Rogers, Dee Wallace Stone and Dianne Wiest; and Mickey Mouse.
2013 johnson county community college baseball guide
Spring 2013 JCCC baseball media guide