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Kansas City is somewhat of a dichotomy, being shared by the state of Kansas and also Missouri. This duality is reflected in the city’s attractions, with the side of the city that's in the state of Missouri being more flamboyant and stylish, while the Kansas side remains more laid-back and homey. Purchase car hire in Kansas city online with us and we'll find you a cheap quote by comparing prices from over fifty leading international companies. All you need to do is fill in the form above and click the search button.
The city is famous for its jazz music, and listening to the great sounds of live jazz emanating from the myriad of clubs is a relaxing and fulfilling experience. Additionally, enjoy strolling down charming downtown boulevards lined with fountains and buildings resembling those of the Mediterranean, and not forgetting the art deco which can be seen throughout the city.
The jazz scene permeated by Tom Pendergast during Prohibition spawned the careers of such well-known artists as Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker. The excellent Jazz Museum is a great place to become acquainted with the history of the music and its interaction with African American culture; housed in the same building is the interesting Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, which retells the history of segregated baseball in America.
The outdoor City Market, open daily, is a wonderful place to hunt for great bargains on crafts and antiques, in addition to clothing, flowers and vegetables; while the more upscale Country Club Plaza has plenty to offer those wishing to splurge.
The city also boasts fine restaurants, professional football and baseball teams, and theme parks, making it a complete tourist destination in its own right.
Many major American carriers serve Kansas City International Airport, though many international travellers may find it more convenient to connect via one of the main east or west coast hubs, or even use Lambert-St Louis International Airport on the other side of the state. There are regional airports in Branson and Jefferson City, offering flights around the state and to and from Kansas City.
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There is an extensive road network throughout the state, with Kansas City being on most of them. I-70 leads in from the east (St Louis, Indianapolis and Baltimore) and west (Denver); I-35 from the north (Des Moines and Minneapolis) and southwest (Wichita and Texas); and I-29 from the northwest (Omaha). Other main roads in the state are I-64 (Louisville, Kentucky) and I-44 (Springfield, Illinois).
Kansas City is on Amtrak’s Chicago St Louis and Chicago San Francisco routes. Daily services to Chicago take around eight hours, while St Louis can be reached in less than six hours.
Greyhound Lines buses offer cheap but uncomfortable and time-consuming services to destinations throughout the state and cities in the region and beyond.