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Do you love eating local? Mema’s Old Fashioned Bakery is a local bakery and restaurant at Wyandotte Plaza that serves up fresh baked breads and pastries, as well as hot breakfast and café-style sandwiches, salads and soups for lunch. Or if you’re craving something extra sweet, Krispy Kreme’s 1000th location made its home in Wyandotte Plaza as well.
Of course you never have to travel too far in Kansas City, KS to find a place to chow down on some barbecue. Woodyard Bar-B-Que serves up white oak and hickory wood smoked meats that fill the air with a mouth-watering aroma. This local ‘que is so crazy good even celebrity chef and food writer, Andrew Zimmern had to have a taste on his show, Bizarre Foods.
Barbecue isn’t the only part of Kansas City, KS culture that’s easily stumbled upon. Part of what makes Kansas City, KS so intriguing is at almost any point in the city you can find a museum or historical site nearby. Midtown is no exception to this. Known for being the oldest farmhouse in Kansas, Grinter Place Historic Site transports visitors back into the mid-1800s. The 1857 Georgian Vernacular house was once home to Moses Grinter, one of the earliest pioneer settlers in Kansas. As well as being a museum, Grinter Place Historic Site holds many family friendly events the year, and can be used for holding meetings, wedding receptions and more.
Not far East lies the area that was once known as Old Quindaro Town. Old Quindaro Town holds an immense amount of historical and cultural significance as it was once a free port of entry off the Missouri River, as well as a safe haven along the Underground Railroad. Old Quindaro Museum and Quindaro Underground Railroad Museum share the stories of the people of Old Quindaro Town through documents and fascinating artifacts like photographs, clothing and old fashioned shackles.