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Kansas City

Kansas City

Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri and is famous for having more boulevards and fountains than any other city in the world, with the exception of Paris’s boulevards and Rome’s fountains. The city sits across the Missouri and Kansas Rivers from Kansas City, Kansas, which together form the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.

Kansas City contains more than 200 fountains and is nicknamed ‘The City of Fountains’. The most prominent fountain is the J. C. Nichols Memorial Fountain, which has been a longtime symbol of Kansas City. The fountain is located in the Country Club Plaza, which was the first shopping plaza able to accommodate shoppers arriving by automobile. The plaza also crosses the widely popular Ward Parkway. This boulevard is recognized for its beautiful fountains, statues and historic homes.

Kansas City is also famous for its steak and barbecue. Every year, the American Royal rodeo hosts the largest barbecue contest in the world. The city contains more than 90 barbecue establishments and is labeled a ‘world capital of barbecue’. The most famous restaurant is Fiorella’s Jack Stack Restaurant, which began in 1957 and was the first to offer hickory smoked meat.



Fiorella’s Jack Stack Restaurant J. C. Nichols Memorial Fountain Ward Parkway