Every tourist destination has its attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular place to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” You may find more information about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, there may be “Walking Tours” of these places available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
Kansas City anchors the western end of Missouri but has a totally different psyche and culture from St Louis, at the opposite end of the Show-Me State. Kansas City is known for its abundant fountains and its great barbecue. Add Kansas City to your mid-western itinerary for at least the following reasons:
1. Surprisingly, the National World War I Memorial is found in Kansas City, not in Washington, DC.
2. Fountains like this one, at the Country Club Plaza Mall, are a trademark of Kansas City, Missouri.
3. Lewis and Clark passed through Kansas City on their monumental journey to explore the Louisiana Territory.