Sunday, April 13, 2014

Where in Kansas AND Missouri is...?


Well, friends brace yourself--no
don't run away. I think you will
find this post interesting.
It is another double city post for
K. We have Kansas City,
Kansas and Kansas City,
Missouri.

There is always some confusion
between the cities due to name
similarity and location of each
city. So let's see if we can work
on that.

First up: Kansas City, Kansas
aka: KCK

It is the 3rd largest city in
Kansas and the Kansas City
metro area. This city is located
at the junction of the Kansas
and Missouri Rivers.

It is a diverse ethnic city.

Within KCK their are many
neighborhoods, some with
historical significance and
some were sites of certain
events.

Two that standout for me are:

Maywood:
This would be the city that now 
is the site for "Legends." An area
that houses Legends Outlet Mall,
T-Bones Minor League Baseball
Park, Sporting Kansas City Soccer
Stadium, Kansas Speedway
and Schlitterbahn Water Park.

Strawberry Hill:
It is located on the bluffs over
looking the Kansas and Missouri
Rivers.
It is mainly a South Slavic
Community. The neighborhood
was built so that the residents
could worship, celebrate and live 
their lives as closely to their Slavic
heritage as possible.
The Strawberry Hill Museum
and Cultural Center is located
here also. Visitors can learn more about
the community and the heritage of the
area. At Christmas, the volunteers
decorate the museum to the hilt!

Now we will go over the rivers
into Kansas City, Missouri.

KCMO is the largest city in
Missouri.

This is a city full of history, there is
so much that I am not going to focus
on it, but I know that you history
buffs can find out all you want to
know on Google.

Notable places in Kansas City,
Missouri:
Location of several battles during
the Civil War.
Downtown--the "center of the city."
It is making a reappearance from a
time of blight.
Power and Light District is located
in Downtown.
Sprint Center is located in Down-
town also. Site for concerts, basket-
ball games and other events.
City Market
CrossRoads District
18th and Vine District--Known
for Jazz and Blues.
Westport
Country Club Plaza
Nelson Atkins Museum
Kauffman Center for the
Performing Arts

Two very diverse but similar
cities. Located so close that
they are confused but residents
have worked hard to seperate them
and highlight them.

Tomorrow is L, we will be back then.
Please come by, enjoy and leave a
comment so that I know you have
been by.

~Keep on Dreaming~






8 comments:

  1. Enjoyed your post. Sadly, I've had Kansas City in my thoughts and prayers today. Take good care and wishes for a good week.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.
      It's very scary!
      Glad you enjoyed the post.

      M : )

      Delete
  2. I was hoping this would be 'K'! We love visiting KCMO, but I really didn't know anything about KCK! Thanks for telling me a bit about it! We really enjoy Nelson Atkins art museum and often spend all Sunday afternoon there eating at their Cafe and wandering all around. Twyla

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Next time you are here, let me know.
      It would be great to meet you!

      M : )

      Delete
  3. Same city, two states? But each has it's own identity. Very interesting. I'd love to visit both.

    ReplyDelete
  4. These have been so interesting!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks! Hope you enjoyed today's post. Come back soon.

Yea, We Did It!!!!

Yea, We Did It!!!!
2015 World Series Champs!!!

The Word for 2014

The Word for 2014

The Word for 2013

The Word for 2013

The Word for 2012

The Word for 2012

Hello from Me to You!

Hello from Me to You!
Through New Year's Day

A to Z Challenge--April '16

A to Z Challenge--April '16

April fun

April fun

ABC's of Fall

ABC's of Fall
Sept.23rd-Oct.18th

Autism Awareness

Blog Tag

Blog Tag

Summer A-Z

Summer A-Z

Thanks! Debbie Thanks! Traci

Leslie You Rock! Thanks!

Thank You! Catherine Ensley

Thanks! Catherine L.

Thanks! Catherine L.

Thanks so much-Carol J

GO USA!

A-Z Blog Challenge

A-Z Blog Challenge