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Visiting Kansas City

If you would like to extend your stay in Kansas City, there are a rich selection of historic sites in western Missouri and eastern Kansas, as well as the Country Club Plaza, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Historic Westport.

The Country Club Plaza
The Plaza’s popularity and reputation has been recognized around the country. The entire 15-block district, with more than 150 shops and dozens of fine restaurants, makes The Country Club Plaza Kansas City’s premier retail, dining and entertainment destination that no other district can duplicate.

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 the midtown, Westport is just north of the Country Club Plaza and a few miles south of downtown Kansas City.

> The Harris-Kearney House

Downtown KC
Downtown Kansas City is nonstop entertainment. Dozens of improvements have contributed to the revitalization of the area over the last five years. The new downtown dining and entertainment district if one of the premier entertainment venues in the nation.

> Sprint Center
> Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
> The College Basketball Experience
> Power & Light District

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 a blend of new and traditional favorites during your visit.

> National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
> Union Station
> Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
> Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District
> Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
> Truman Library
> Kansas City Royals
> Shawnee Indian Mission

Public transportation and taxi services are easily accessible from the UMKC campus and dorms. The new bus transit line, MAX, connects the River Market, Downtown, Crown Center and the Plaza with fast, frequent and easy-to-use all-day services. Taxi and car services are available throughout the city.

> MAX - Metro Area Express
> Taxi & Car Services

Contact Us

NEH Border Wars
203 Cockefair Hall
University of Missouri-Kansas City
5121 Rockhill Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110

SUMMER 2017 Workshops
June 25 - June 30
July 9 - July 14

Sponsored by the
UMKC Center for Midwestern Studies

Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities

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