Kansas City, Missouri is located in Jackson County. It is also the nation's 36th largest city in population, and home to the the Kansas City Chiefs and the Kansas City Royals.
The 202-acre Kansas City Zoo is located in the middle of Swope Park, which is the second largest urban park in the United States. Home to about 900 animals from six continents, the zoo is open daily, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Exciting exhibits include "Mystic India," "Into the Deep," and "Antarctica."
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has a Museum Store, which has a wide range of books and is the Kansas City's destination for people who enjoy reading about art, artists, architecture, and design. The museum also has restaurants such as the Rozzelle Court Restaurant, which is named the city’s number one spot “to sneak a kiss," -- the perfect place to sit back and relax. There is also the Museum Café, which opens in June 2007, with sleek contemporary decor.
For the very best in Jazz and Blues, check out the many clubs and coffeehouses, such as Blayney's in Westport?, Blue Note Cafe?, and Club 427?. The city also offers more music and dance options such as Concert on the Square?, the Kansas City Symphony?, City in Motion Dance Theater, Incorporated, and The Kansas City Tap & Musical Comedy Dance Company.
Historical sites include the Bruce Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, Black Archives of Mid-America, and more.