Extended Stay America - Kansas City, MO
A city known for amazing food, exciting music and first-class performing arts, Kansas City, Missouri, is a fabulous place to visit. If you are looking for Kansas City hotels, Extended Stay America has several great places to stay, each offering comfortable accommodations and exceptional rates.
Many cities are known for their cuisine, but few actually have sauces and cuts of meat named for them. If you are coming to Kansas City, you'd better come hungry.
In the case of one real inner-city treat, Kansas City-style barbecue, it is all about the sauce. With over 100 barbecue restaurants, Kansas City deserves its title as the "World's Barbecue Capital." If you have the serious misfortune of only being able to choose on Kansas City barbecue spot, visit Arthur Bryant's. A favorite of U.S. Presidents and moviemakers alike, Arthur Bryant's delivers authentic Kansas City "que".
From the heyday of the Kansas City Stockyards, this area has been known for producing mouthwatering beef. For a taste of history with your beef, check out Golden Ox. Opened in 1949 to serve cattle ranchers delivering their herds to the stockyards, the Golden Ox claims to be where the Kansas City strip steak was born.
The railroad played a big role in Kansas City's growth, so it comes as no surprise that Union Station has been turned into a popular tourist attraction. You can spend the entire day here, visiting the Engineerium, where children learn to build, or taking in the star show at the Gottlieb Planetarium. Union Station is also home to Science City, an amazing attraction where you can ride a bike 30 feet above the ground, pilot a space shuttle and enjoy numerous other fun activities.
For music enthusiasts, a trip to the American Jazz Museum is in order. Here you can walk through the exhibit or tap your feet to one of the many live performances. To experience genuine Kansas City jazz, head downtown to The Drum Room, an upscale restaurant in the Power and Light District of downtown.
The Drum Room is just one reason to visit Kansas City's Power and Light District. With over a half million square feet of restaurants, night clubs, theaters and more, this district lives up to its claim as the Midwest's premier entertainment epicenter.
Kansas City is also a city of fine museums. Lovers of traditional art will enjoy an afternoon at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. With over 33,000 pieces, the Nelson-Atkins is an outstanding general art museum. For something a little more modern, you may want to visit the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Whatever your favorite medium, the Kemper is always entertaining.
They say that art is in the eye of the beholder. To some people, a sleek, loud Harley-Davidson motorcycle is a work of art. If this describes you, then visit Harley-Davidson's 358,000 square-foot plant and take a tour. After viewing the video, you will tour the factory floor and get a first-hand glimpse of how America's most iconic motorcycle is built.
Kansas City is a wonderful city for sports lovers. The Chiefs have been thrilling football fans here since 1960. Baseball fans are always in for an enjoyable day when they take in a home game of the Kansas City Royals. Like much of the U.S., Kansas City has discovered professional soccer. The Kansas City Wizards keep cheering fans on their feet from March through October.
Golfers are also sure to enjoy their time here since Kansas City has plenty of fun golf courses. One exceptional option is Shoal Creek Golf Club. Host of the 2010 Kansas City Amateur Tournament, Shoal Creek is the perfect place to spend an enjoyable day of golf.
For a comfortable, convenient, and affordable hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, Extended Stay America has just what you are looking for.