Kansas City is known as the “Heart of America” because it’s centrally located within 250 miles of both the geographic and population centers of the nation. Kansas City’s location on the Missouri River naturally positioned it to be the beginning of the exploration of the American West.
From food and sports, to retracing Kansas City’s amazing jazz and blues history, you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained. Visit the home of western outlaw Jesse James or aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. KC is also home to the Kansas City International Airport, the Harley-Davidson Final Assembly Plant and the TWA Museum. Come hungry! This is beef country! From their famous strip steaks to barbecue, Kansas City is a carnivore’s paradise. Downtown you’ll find famous eateries like Hereford House, Benton’s Steak House, Gates BBQ, and K.C. Masterpiece.
After enjoying a meal, take in a game at the Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals, rev your engines at NASCAR Kansas Speedway or take a ride on one of the death defying roller coasters at the Worlds of Fun amusement park! Be sure to check out Aviation Institute of Maintenance, one of the technical schools in Kansas City!