Visiting Kansas City

Kansas City Skyline from the National World War I Museum and Memorial (Flickr Photo by Micheal Straus)

If you would like to extend your stay or explore all that Kansas City has to offer in the evenings, there is a rich selection of historic sites and arts and entertainment attractions in the area. To learn more about the city, its amenities, and things to do, go to

The Country Club Plaza
This 15-block district, with more than 150 shops and dozens of fine restaurants, is Kansas City’s premier retail, dining, and entertainment destination.

Historic Westport
Before there was a Kansas City, there was a Westport, built along the Santa Fe Trail as an outfitting center for wagon trains heading west. Today the area is filled with renovated and new buildings housing trendy shops, restaurants, and nightspots. Located in midtown, Westport is just north of the Country Club Plaza and a few miles south of downtown Kansas City.

Downtown KC
Downtown Kansas City offers nonstop entertainment. Dozens of improvements have contributed to the revitalization of the area in recent years. The new downtown dining and entertainment district is a premier entertainment venue and can be accessed via Kansas City’s free streetcar. It includes:

Other Attractions Nearby
Kansas City is a dynamic city backed by a vibrant arts scene, world-class attractions, and an eclectic mix of shops. Whether this is your first visit or Kansas City is like your second home, take time to discover new favorites during your stay.

Kansas City’s Food Scene
In addition to Kansas City’s World Famous BBQ, the city has a vibrant food scene, including James Beard Award winning restaurants. We will share a list of some of our favorites in the weeks before the workshop. Many of KC’s fine restaurants are located in downtown area and accessible through the streetcar.


Public transportation and taxi and ride-sharing services are easily accessible throughout Kansas City.

If you bring your car, parking throughout the city is relatively easy and affordable.