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Kansas City, KS is a place rooted in inclusion and diversity. Over the years, we have been no stranger to struggle and hardship. We honor and celebrate our diverse make up. We stand against racism and in solidarity with those seeking a more inclusive and just world. Here is a list of restaurants, historical sites, art and tourism businesses you can check out to honor and help support the Black history and community of KCK.  

Guide by Cell

During a time where social distancing is encouraged, our free Guide by Cell Audio Tour is the perfect way to get out and explore Kansas City, KS. Whether you are a history buff or looking for an afternoon activity for your family, the Guide by Cell program allows you to tour Kansas City, KS at your own pace. Learn about the fascinating details of sites and attractions that form the history of Kansas City, KS.

From stadiums to historic sites, the audio tours allow you to customize and categorize

Whether you’ve been together for ten months or married for ten years – maintaining a healthy relationship and finding ways to connect, especially in the midst of a world crisis, is important. During a time where social distancing is encouraged, you may be feeling stumped on ways to celebrate your love. With a tiny bit of forethought, you can still have the perfect date night even if it’s just dinner or taking a romantic stroll.

Here are five date-night ideas you can do right now in Kansas City,

You may not have known Kansas City, KS is home to more than 40 parks, featuring all kinds of amenities for play, relaxation, and enjoying the beauty of the great outdoors. Staying true to the "nature" of Kansas City, KS, many of these parks also share stories of explorers and trailblazers who helped shape the city. Whether you're looking for fresh air, adventure, family togetherness or even  to learn something new, you can use this guide as a quick reference for 12 of our fabulous parks found all throughout Kansas City.

It may seem like good news is hard to find right now. However, during a time of crisis many KCK locals and businesses have stepped up to help those in need. Here is your roundup of good things that happened in Kansas City, KS this week.

Holiday Inn Express

The Kansas City Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau spent U.S. Travel Associations's National Travel & Tourism Week (May 3-9) honoring hospitality frontline workers throughout Kansas City. The team kicked off the week sponsoring Tamales for Restaurant Workers, a

Restaurant and hospitality workers play a vital role in our local tourism industry. You'll recognize their familiar faces all throughout Kansas City, KS. Here's one to remember! Meet Andi Ryan, Director of Hospitality at J. Rieger Co. and Kansas City, KS local.

Andi RyanShare a little about your experience in the hospitality industry...

I began working in the service industry as a host when I was 15 years old and never turned back. I have waited tables, bartended and managed through the years at a

Restaurant and hospitality workers play a vital role in our local tourism industry. You'll recognize their familiar faces all throughout Kansas City, KS. Here's one to remember! Meet Anakaren-Ibarra Dumovich, a sous chef at Rye KC and Kansas City, KS local.

Anakaren IbarraShare a little about your experience in the hospitality industry...

I’ve been cooking for almost 10 years, all in the KCMO area. My roots however are in KCK though and I’m very much proud of them. I was a Sous Chef at rye plaza prior to