Located on the border of Missouri and Kansas, the western edge of Kansas City, Missouri, is a cultural hub that's well worth exploring. Known for barbecue and jazz heritage, the city is also home to museums, art galleries and sports events. The American Jazz Museum shares a building with the nearby Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Likewise, the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, with its giant shuttlecocks in front, is filled with ancient and modern works of art.
While it's not flat, Kansas City is surrounded by limestone cliffs that were carved by glaciers. Its position at the confluence of the Dakota and Minnesota ice lobes made it one of the most diverse cities in the country. It's also the only city in the United States with a full-fledged farmers' market. And if all this wasn't enough to make the city a popular destination, it's also home to the renowned Lyric Opera.
In addition to museums and theatres, Kansas City is home to some famous people. Its residents include writers and film directors Michael R. Strain, the Arabia Steamboat Museum, and the Uptown and Midland theaters. Other popular attractions in the Kansas City area include the KCK Zoo, Swope Park, and Starlight Theater. The Sandstone Amphitheater in Wyandotte County Park is a beautiful setting for a concert. It is also home to several famous historical figures, including George Washington Carver, Bob Cole, and Jim of the James-Younger Gang.