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Get local perspectives and travel tips from people who live, work and play in Kansas City, KS!

Author: Rebekah Baughman

Rebekah is the Marketing & Events Coordinator for the Kansas City Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a BS in Journalism with an emphasis in Strategic Communications. As a Kansas City, KS native, Rebekah considers herself very well-versed on all the unique components that make her hometown so great. She’s done her part as a tourism advocate for many years by working in hospitality, retail and the service industry. She’s also worked with various nonprofits across the metro area, including the Junior League of Wyandotte & Johnson Counties. When she’s not promoting tourism through the KCK CVB, you can find Rebekah spending time with her family, attending concerts and catching Sporting KC matches, or setting off on culinary adventures throughout the city.

You can contact Rebekah Baughman at Rebekah@visitkansascityks.com.

 

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

While window shopping has been replaced with online perusing during the time of social distancing, you can still purchase from many of your favorite shops local to Kansas City, KS and Wyandotte County. Here's just a few local businesses you may be surprised to find you can still shop online.

High and Dry Cactus Co.

High and Dry Cactus Co.

High and Dry Cactus Co. is one of the newest and most unique retailers to Kansas City, KS. The airy, spacious showroom in the Rosedale neighborhood is filled with cacti, succulents