Quality Inn & Suites Kansas City I-435N Near Sports Complex
1051 N. Cambridge
Kansas City, MO 64120
Phone: (816) 483-7900
Fax: (816) 483-8887
A Church that vouches for communal harmony with no racial discrimination, Sheffield Family Life Center is more a community center than anything else. A special "church" for kids is an initiative to make visits more interesting for children. Appreciator of art, this church conducts varied forms of art classes, and has its own fine arts ministry. Guiding the youth right from there school days is what this church believes in, and in order to achieve that, a lot of recreational ideas are put to use during services. This center is home to a liberal community that spreads the word of health, peace and self-realization.
The Elmwood Cemetery is a cemetery that's non profitable. Consisting of a no paid staff, the cemetery is rich in revealing the history that reflects through it. Maintaining a serene atmosphere where the burials takes place, this cemetery is a quiet place to mourn over lost loved ones.
Worlds of Fun offers the Midwest a tradition of family entertainment and jam-packed fun with over 175 acres of exciting attractions. Thrill seekers and roller coaster lovers can choose from the 'Boomerang', 'Timber Wolf', 'Spinning Dragons' and 'Mamba', one of the world's top 25 roller coasters. Other popular rides include 'Fury of the Nile' and 'The Detonator', a ride that shoots riders towards the sky in 200-foot towers. There are also plenty of rides for kids also, which makes it a great spot for the entire family. Plan on spending the entire day and wear good walking shoes. Since the winter is brutally cold in the Midwest, the park is only open from April until October.
Situated along the banks of Missouri River, the Riverfront Park is a green community space unlike any others. Managed by the Port Authority of Kansas City. Cyclists and walkers alike traffic the 'joggers' track', one of the many paths that will eventually be integrated into the Heritage Trail. The large open space also doubles up as a venue for outdoor events, with the required infrastructure to accommodate the crowds.
The Parade Park is bounded by The Paseo, East Truman Road and Woodland Avenue in its three sides. A large circular ground with lush greenery, it is often used for performances by various artists. It also serves as a playground for those residing in and around the Paseo Boulevard. Located adjacent to the grounds are four Tennis courts which the locals use for recreational purposes. A variety of social events and celebrations also take place at the venue. During events, the place is fully facilitated with parking spaces and accessibility for the handicap.
A visit to the Black Archives makes the perfect addition to a day of discovery in the downtown area. This one-of-a-kind attraction, located just one block west of the 18th and Vine District, boasts one of the largest collections of African-American art, memorabilia and historical materials in the region. You will also explore the histories and lifestyles of many of the most respected African-American leaders in the area.
Kansas City is located at the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers, and gained prominence as a major transit hub in the late 19th Century. Early settlers came and went, often unable to maintain a tenable living situation, until John McCoy established a trading post along a bend in the river, drawing investors, traders and settlers to the area. The city was one of the earliest hotbeds of conflict preceding the Civil War, as pro-Union residents clashed with settlers from the South. After the war, the city won the rights to construct the Hannibal & St. Joseph bridge which quadrupled the city's population over fifty years. Today, the city is famous for its abundance of fountains, second only to Rome in number.
This 29-story structure was built in 1937 and is somewhat of an anomaly because most City Halls usually have only two or three floors. Nonetheless, it displays a Beaux-Arts style in its facade and the interior reflects design based on Art-Deco motifs. It is open daily during normal business hours and if you are in the area, the Italian marble lobby is worth a look.
McCoy Park is the first inclusive park for people with disabilities in the city. The park includes an accessible playground and baseball field.
Located in nearby Independence, this library is one of only ten presidential libraries in the country run by the National Archives and Records Administration. It houses 15 million pages of documents and 35,000 objects that are all associated with the life and presidency of Harry Truman. This populist president was born in Independence and he is buried in the courtyard alongside his wife Bess on the grounds of this impressive library.
This center is the information hub for those that want to learn more about where the great expansion of American began. It is part of the larger three-trails historic area and run by the non-profit Historical Society of New Santa Fe. However, these 'three' trails have nothing to do with hiking excursions, in fact, they signify three of the largest primeval American highways that came through the region. The Santa Fe, Oregon and California all coalesce here. Inside, there is a museum which depicts life on these trails, a replica pioneer depot, and relics from the Battle of Westport; one of the largest Civil War battles fought in the West.
Harry S Truman National Historic Site is the site of buildings which were significant in the life of this American president which have now been turned into preserved museums. Some such buildings include the Truman house, the Truman farm, the Noland home where his cousins lived and the Wallace homes.