metropolitan area surrounding Kansas City, Missouri; a bi-state (Missouri-Kansas) urban area

The Kansas City Area is a region in Missouri and includes Kansas City, Missouri.

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Map of Kansas City Area

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Understand

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Kansas City's history is full and rich, stemming from its origin as the last stop before traveling onward on any of the three major trails which cross through the county – the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon. Before American settlement, Native Americans have continuously inhabited the area surrounding the convergence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers for thousands of years.

Get in

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By car

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Kansas City is served by many charter bus services, and sits on several major highways.

By plane

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Kansas City International Airport , renovated and reopened in 2023.

By train

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Amtrak

Get around

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Bus

Streetcar

Kansas City is internationally famous for barbecue, specifically brisket and ribs. There are countless locally-owned barbecue restaurants, trucks, trailers, and even a few fine-dining BBQ pits. In addition to the famous sauce recipes, the city hosts restaurants of every kind, like every other large US city. Travel site

Gates Bar-B-Q

Arthur Bryant's Barbeque

Jack Stack Barbecue

Drink

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Stay safe

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The Smithville Herald is one local source of information.

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