Econo Lodge Downtown North
2232 Taney Street
Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: (816) 421-6000
Fax: (816) 421-6675
Situated along the banks of Missouri River, the Riverfront Park is a green community space unlike any others. Managed by the Port Authority of Kansas City. Cyclists and walkers alike traffic the 'joggers' track', one of the many paths that will eventually be integrated into the Heritage Trail. The large open space also doubles up as a venue for outdoor events, with the required infrastructure to accommodate the crowds.
Established in 1895, the Central Library serves as a headquarters of the Kansas City Public Library system. The sprawling library houses a formidable collection and also supports the major components of the library system. Apart from the numerous reading rooms, the majestic library building also offers four meeting spaces and six spaces for hosting private events. Other facilities at the library include free wireless internet access and a large number of computers. Head to the Nine Muses Cafe on the first level to unwind with your book over coffee. Check website for more.
The Kansas City Public Library is centrally-situated in Kansas City, Missouri with its branches spread across city. Founded in 1973, it is one of the largest and oldest libraries in the city. It has a distinct collection of local history, maps, photographs, printed and unpublished materials, post cards and much more. Apart from offering books and documents, the library also provides various classes for distinguished age groups. Exhibitions are also held occasionally that tend to surpass knowledge and information.
This 29-story structure was built in 1937 and is somewhat of an anomaly because most City Halls usually have only two or three floors. Nonetheless, it displays a Beaux-Arts style in its facade and the interior reflects design based on Art-Deco motifs. It is open daily during normal business hours and if you are in the area, the Italian marble lobby is worth a look.
One of the largest cities in Missouri, Kansas City has much more than what meets the eye. This city has gained the second position after Rome for having the largest number of fountains in the world. In fact, Kansas City has been been officially named as "City of Fountains". Besides these beautiful fountains, there are lush gardens, interesting museums, lively restaurants and bars and a thriving sports fan base. KC, as the residents call it, is also home to the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum which displays memorabilia and other information about the life of the former president.
This center is the information hub for those that want to learn more about where the great expansion of American began. It is part of the larger three-trails historic area and run by the non-profit Historical Society of New Santa Fe. However, these 'three' trails have nothing to do with hiking excursions, in fact, they signify three of the largest primeval American highways that came through the region. The Santa Fe, Oregon and California all coalesce here. Inside, there is a museum which depicts life on these trails, a replica pioneer depot, and relics from the Battle of Westport; one of the largest Civil War battles fought in the West.
Blackjack, Craps, Let It Ride, Slots... more than a 1,000 gaming options make this a popular riverboat casino for both travelers and Kansas City denizens. Open around the clock on Fridays and Saturdays, there is no end to the gambling and dining opportunities that await guests. And, unlike many of the other casinos, this is actually a functioning riverboat. Located in Riverside, Missouri, it is a short drive from KC International Airport and downtown. The casino also offers facilities for events and parties, with the options of catering and audio/visual equipment.
Kansas City's popular symphony offers stirring classical music. The symphony gives moving performances and also has educational concerts. Founded in 1982, the symphony has 80 full-time musicians and is an important part of Kansas City's cultural landscape. The symphony performances in a variety of venues, so check their website to make sure you can enjoy their next concert.
Located between the Municipal Auditorium and Marriott Hotel, Barney Allis Plaza has a colorful history. As a park, the Plaza was a congregation point for festivals, street fairs, and carnivals like the 'Elvis Parade' every August. Barney Allis Plaza has since been remodeled into a tennis court. Though not all of Kansas City agrees with this change in landscape, the Barney Allis Plaza Fountains nevertheless create a picturesque backdrop to the sporting spectacles. The question begs to be asked, "Wonder what the Cows On Parade will make of it?"
The Parade Park is bounded by The Paseo, East Truman Road and Woodland Avenue in its three sides. A large circular ground with lush greenery, it is often used for performances by various artists. It also serves as a playground for those residing in and around the Paseo Boulevard. Located adjacent to the grounds are four Tennis courts which the locals use for recreational purposes. A variety of social events and celebrations also take place at the venue. During events, the place is fully facilitated with parking spaces and accessibility for the handicap.
The Kansas City Power and Light Building was constructed in 1931 and is a recognized skyscraper in Downtown Kansas. For nearly 40 years, it stood as Missouri’s tallest structure towering at 30 stories. It is hugely significant and there have been multiple proposals regarding its sale. The building is bestowed with an Art Deco lantern that quickly catches the eye. The lighting acts as a great enhancement to the already beautiful building.
The Elmwood Cemetery is a cemetery that's non profitable. Consisting of a no paid staff, the cemetery is rich in revealing the history that reflects through it. Maintaining a serene atmosphere where the burials takes place, this cemetery is a quiet place to mourn over lost loved ones.