Welcome to Welge Travel Report's Kansas City guide. Here you'll find the best of Kansas City. WTR's Kansas City map shows you the location of the Arabia Steamboat Museum and The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art .
You'll also find the best dining in Kansas City, guided by WTR's Carlota Cuisine. Fine dining in Kansas City includes Bluestem and La Bodega. The you're off to Independence to see Harry's library.
Welge Travel Report Notables for Kansas City
Getting around in Kansas City
Public transportation in Kansas City
WTR's Tony Transit says the best place to find out about public Transportation in Kansas City is (http://www.kcata.org/).
Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) - Your connection to more than 500 stations in 46 states. For online information and train schedules visit www.amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)
People Watching in Kansas City
Our Francois Flaneur thinks your best bet for "PW" is to find a place to sit near the J. C. Nichols fountain in Mill Creek Park.
Dining in Kansas City
WTR's Carlota Cuisine thinks the best dining in Kansas City is at Grunauer - L & D: Daily, 101 w 22nd st, 816-283-3234
Imported from Vienna they feature Austrian cooking. Popular dishes are: bratwurst and curry, pork belly with dumplings, pork schnitzel with fried egg and capers, sauteed veal liver with caramelized apples and mashed potatoes, herb crusted trout.
Nightlife/Entertainment in Kansas City
Our Shauna Showtime says the best jazz clubs, blues clubs and dive bars are in or near downtown.
Beverages - Grape Experience in Kansas City
Winnie Winesnob reports Missouri has several grape varieties that are able to survive and flourish in their rock and roll climate.
The official state grape has two names “Norton and Cynthiana” and can be called by either. It produces a full bodied dry red wine. Most of the white wines are semi-dry and Germanic in style.
Shopping in Kansas City
Our Shari Shopper's favorite shopping in Kansas City is the Country Club Plaza - 4706 Broadway St #260, 816-561-3456
Here you will find lots of boutiques, more of Kansas City’s famous fountains and entertainment on the weekends.
Recognition for Kansas City
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for Kansas City
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums such as: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Now to April 1, 2018 see Dreams of Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity
Featured objects include exquisite vessels fashioned from solid jade, a full suit of iron armor, a spectacular solid gold belt buckle and a magnificent, 2,000-year-old, life-sized jade and gold burial suit that is the finest to have survived from ancient China. The objects were excavated from a group of monumental tombs of the Kings of Chu that were carved into rocky hillsides in an area midway between Beijing and Shanghai.