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Kansas City is located in Jackson County and it is the county seat. It lies on the Kansas state line in east-central Missouri along Interstate 70/35, on the banks of the Missouri River.

In 1821, Francois Chouteau erected a trading post on the Kansas City site. The place became known as Chouteau's, or Westport, Landing. In 1839, the town was settled as Kansas, originally spelled Kanzas.

Today, Kansas City is the largest wheat and farm distribution center in the country and the largest city in a metropolitan area of 1.6 million people. With a population 443,400, it is the nation's 25th largest city. Kansas City is well-known for its steaks, barbecue and jazz. Hallmark Cards, U.S. Sprint and Farmland Industries have headquarters in Kansas City among many others; General Motors and Ford operate major plants here. The city also is a major passenger and freight transportation hub. Seven professional sports teams call the city home.

Kansas City is part of the Kansas City, Missouri-Kansas metro area.

Greater Kansas Citry Japan Festival | Penn Valley Community College | Research Medical Center School Of Radiology | Tad Technical Institute |
Art Central Park Gallery | Hallar Gallery | Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art | Quality Hill Playhouse |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns The Doanleigh Inn |
Education University of Missouri Kansas City |
Gambling Flamingo Hilton Casino |
Golf Tiffany Greens Golf Club | Baptist Medical Center | Crittenton Behavioral Health Center | Kindred Hospital - Kansas City | St Lukes Hospital Of Kansas City | Truman Medical Center East | Two Rivers Psychiatric Hospital | Western Missouri Mental Health Center |
History Kansas City Museum | Line Creek Museum of Archaeology |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Benjamin Hotel & Suites | Chase Suites Hotel Kansas City Airport | Doubletree Hotel Kansas City-Downtown | Historic Suites of America | Holiday Inn Citi Centre | Sleep Inn | Super Inn | The Ritz-Carlton Kansas City | Westin Crown Center |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Cohen-Esrey Real Estate Services |
Shopping Cone Team | Cool Vintage Watches | Old World Antiques |
Transportation Fiesta Cruises |

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12/16 Coming to The area
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival Kansas City MO June18-July7 The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is set under the stars in South Moreland Park near Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. It is a perfect way to spend a summer evening with family and friends. They have several programs to study and explore such as Speaker's Bureau and Poster and Sonnet Contest. The faculty includes theatre professionals, actors, and educators experienced in performing and teaching Shakespeare. Many of the instructors are veterans of festival productions.


Greater Kansas Citry Japan Festival Kansas City MO October6 Cekebrating the cultural of Japan.