Kansas City, Missouri - Town of Kansas

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City of Kansas

 

Founded in 1838 as the “Town of Kansas”, Kansas City in Missouri served a number of times as a battleground during the Civil War such as the Battle of Westport. It is the largest city in the Missouri state, home to over 240 organized neighborhoods. The varied neighborhoods include Crossroads Arts District, Hyde Park, Ivanhoe, Pendleton Heights, Quality Hill, River Market, West Bottoms, and the 18th and Vine Historic District, all of which are at the city’s urban core near downtown.


Kansas City has a wide array of attractions and recreational places that a place could possibly have. It’s Parks and Recreation Department boasts of more than 200 urban parks, five museums, over 40 park shelters, 49 ornamental fountains, 30 pools, around a hundred tennis courts, five golf courses and 10 community centers. One of the country’s biggest city parks is also here in Kansas, the Swope Park.

 

Twice as big as the Central Park in New York, it boasts of a number of picnic areas, a rescue center for wildlife and woodland nature, a zoo, two beautiful lakes, a day-camp area, two golf courses and even an amphitheater. Equally captivating Riverfront Park can be found downtown along the banks of the Missouri River, where celebrations of the Fourth of July yearly lights up the city. Up in the Northland, there’s 1,029 acre-land that is known as the Hodge Park. It houses the Shoal Creek Living History of Museum, which is village of over 20 historical buildings as dating as far back as the 19th century.

 
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