Kansas City, Kan. south of I-70 is brimming with fantastic opportunities for shopping, dining and exploring. Often referred to as the KU Med Area by locals as the University of Kansas Medical Center campus is located here, this growing area continues to expand its footprint in the tourism space with new hotels and restaurants every day.
Home to the long-standing and culturally rich Rosedale, Argentine and Armourdale neighborhoods, much of the city’s original growth began around this area. It is here you will find the Rosedale Arch, a beautiful monument dedicated to the soldiers who served our country in World War I, modeled exquisitely after L’Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
The railroads were a vital part of the Argentine and Armourdale neighborhoods, recruiting many families from Mexico, making it one of the first Hispanic communities to form in the Kansas City area in the late 1800s. The Argentine neighborhood is also home to landmarks such as the Argentine Mural - painted by local artists - dedicated to the community’s history dating back to the 1800s. Armourdale is known for several ethnic restaurants such as El Pollo Rey and Jarocho offering delicious, authentic plates. Rosedale, recently named one of the Best Neighborhoods in Kansas continues to invest in building and maintaining community to the highest degree making it a prime location for families and new businesses to grow.
Nationally known Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que can be found here, its location within an old gas station certainly adding to its tested-and-true charm. Just down the street from Joe's is the 42nd Street Mural - a collective effort between the Rosedale Development Association and local artists to preserve the history of the Rosedale area. While you're there, make your way into Spicin Foods for all your barbecue sauce, rubs and salsa needs!
Bring your appetite and your thirst for adventure when visiting these South Kansas City, Kan. neighborhoods.