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    Downtown Kansas City, KS

Downtown Kansas City, KS Area

The downtown area is booming with local eateries and historical sites that tell the fascinating story of Kansas City, KS.  With no majority of ethnicity, Kansas City, KS is a true melting pot of culture, making for an eclectic downtown where you can find something interesting to do any time of the day.

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Make the most out of your trip by stopping by the Kansas City, KS Convention & Visitors Bureau Inc. for maps, special offers, and information on all there is to see and do. Then check out A Cup on the Hill for a local cup o’ joe to accompany you as you stroll down Minnesota Avenue, also known as the “Avenue of Murals.” On almost each block along Minnesota Ave you’ll find a new colorful mural representing a different heritage or historical event that makes Kansas City, KS what it is today.

If you suddenly find your mouth watering know it’s not just you. The afternoon brings crowds to the downtown area for delicious, authentic street tacos. Local taquerias like El Camino Real and El Bonito Michoacan have been recognized as serving some of the best lunch time eats in all of Kansas City.

If you find you have a hankering for Kansas City barbecue, as many do, SLAPS BBQ in the Strawberry Hill neighborhood is an absolute must try. Here you’ll find some of the city’s best award-winning burnt ends and ribs. The Strawberry Hill area also features eccentric nightlife including 403 Club, where you can grab a craft beer and join in on a pinball tournament.

The Strawberry Hill Ethnic Museum & Cultural Center is a gorgeous, original Queen Anne-style mansion turned orphanage, turned museum to preserve the tales of the eastern European immigrants who once called the area home. Lewis & Clark Park at Kaw Point shares the history of the Native American tribes who settled in Kansas City, KS, and features of the best views of the Kansas City, MO skyline.

The Reardon Convention Center can also be found in downtown Kansas City, KS. The convention center may be booked for retreats, fundraising galas, wedding receptions and more with space for up to 2,000 guests.