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.
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.
The Mansion House is one of the oldest pre-civil war residences and is listed with other historic places of the city. Can be booked for special events such as weddings and anniversaries.
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.
One of the largest cities in Missouri, Kansas City has much more than what meets the eye. This city has gained the second position after Rome for having the largest number of fountains in the world. In fact, Kansas City has been been officially named as "City of Fountains". Besides these beautiful fountains, there are lush gardens, interesting museums, lively restaurants and bars and a thriving sports fan base. KC, as the residents call it, is also home to the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum which displays memorabilia and other information about the life of the former president.
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.
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.
The Truman Home offers a glimpse at the personal life of the 33rd President of the US. Groups are limited to eight people. Visitors also enjoy a visit to the Truman Home Ticket Center with an audio visual show depicting the President's life and the interior of his stately home.
Established in 1895, the Central Library serves as a headquarters of the Kansas City Public Library system. The sprawling library houses a formidable collection and also supports the major components of the library system. Apart from the numerous reading rooms, the majestic library building also offers four meeting spaces and six spaces for hosting private events. Other facilities at the library include free wireless internet access and a large number of computers. Head to the Nine Muses Cafe on the first level to unwind with your book over coffee. Check website for more.