||Kansas City is known for Jazz music and Bar-B-Que.
||Our major newspaper: The Kansas City
||Television in Kansas City:
In some parts of the metro area you might get KQTV Channel 2 (ABC, St. Joseph, MO)
What to know what is on all of these TV stations? Try tvguide.com, Yahoo!TV or Zap2it (zip code 64130 will get KC
listings for you).
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||Places to visit and things to do in metro Kansas City
- Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
(formerly Sandstone Amphitheater) has a variety of concerts during
the summer. Located in Kansas, 3 miles west of I-435 on I-70.
- City Market. Head to the
Kansas City (Missouri) City Market in the River Market area.
Weekends and Wednesdays. Please see their web site for the schedule
- Support the environment. Visit the Kansas City Earth Day home page for
tips and a calendar of Earth Day events in the metro KC area.
- Kansas City Museum's
artifacts and audio/visual shows about the region from the time of
the Osage Indians to the opening of the Hannibal Bridge in 1869.
Separate admission fees for museum, Planetarium, and Challenger
- The Kansas City Symphony offers
classical, pops, and family concert series.
- Kansas City Zoo. Be warned
that our zoo is very large. Plan on spending a full day and doing a
*lot* of walking. When they offer a ride to another section,
there's a reason.
- The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
offers a variety of events.
- The Lee's Summit Symphony
performs 5 concerts a year.
- Want to see a movie?
- Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Located near Country Club Plaza, the museum is known for it's
collection of Asian art, especially the arts of China. Admission is
free on Saturdays.
- Starlight Theater is an outdoor
theater presenting concerts and Broadway-style musicals during the
summer. Near the Kansas City Zoo.
- Sierra Club. Whether your interest is outdoor excursions
or the environment, the Thomas Hart Benton Group of the
Missouri Ozark Chapter or the Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club may
- Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas
City. Located on the campus of the University of Missouri,
- Union Station and Science City. Union
Station was an important link in cross-continental travel during
the glory days of rail traffic. Now it is the home of Science City.
Exhibits and activities for the entire family.
- Worlds of Fun amusement park. The
MAMBA roller coaster is one of the largest and fastest in the
||Professional Sports in metro Kansas City
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||Recycling in metro Kansas City - help take care of our planet
- Drop-off Recycling
Centers list on the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) web
- Bridging the Gap has several
recycling centers and other projects that support our environment.
They can always use volunteers to help.
||Quilt Shops in the Metropolitan Area
- Harper's Fabric &
Quilt Co., 7918 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS 66204,
(913) 648-2739 or toll free (877) 780-2SEW. In downtown Overland
Park just west of Metcalf between 79th and 80th streets.
- Peddler's Wagon, 115 Main St., Parkville, MO 64152,
(816) 741-0225. Corner of 2nd and Main St.
From Kansas City International airport, take I-29 south to 45
Hwy./64th St. Exit. Go right (west) on 45 Hwy. to Hwy. 9. Go left
(south) to 2nd Street and turn right. Go one block to Main St.
From Kansas, take I-35 north to 635 north. Take the 9 Hwy. north
exit (it's a left lane exit) to Parkville. After you pass Park
College, Hwy. 9 takes a sharp right. Immediately after the sharp
right, turn left on 2nd St. Go one block to Main St.
- Prairie Point, 7341 Quivira
Rd., Shawnee, Ks 66216, (913) 268-3333 or toll free (888) 268-5606.
Located at north end of shopping center on the northeast corner of
75th and Quivira. 2 miles west of I-35 and 75th Street. Ten minutes
north of Oak Park Mall.
- Quilter's Haven, 116
N. Clairborne Rd. #B, Olathe, KS 66062, (913) 764-8600. Located
1 block east of I-35 at the Santa Fe exit
- Quilter's Station, 3680
NE Akin Drive, Lee's Summit, MO 64063, (816) 525-8955 or toll
free (866) 649-8024. Take I-470/291 Highway to Woods Chapel Rd.
West on Woods Chapel Rd. to Ralph Powell Rd. Left (south) on
Ralph Powell Rd. Quilt shop is on the right,
just past the Sonic Drive-In.
- Rustic Yearnings,
4621 S. Shrank Drive, Independence, MO 64055, (816) 373-2423.
From I-70: Take Lee's Summit Rd. exit, go south to 40 Hwy.,
turn left to Shrank (1st stoplight), turn left on Shrank,
then right into the Apple Tree Center.
From 291/470: Go to Hwy. 40 exit, go west 1 mile to Shrank,
turn right on Shrank, turn right to Apple Tree Center.
The quilt shop faces 40 Hwy. with a Quilt Shop sign over the doors.
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