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Kansas-City is the third largest city in Kansas and is located in the northeast portion of the state. It sits at Kaw Point, which is the junction of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers. As of the 2000 census, the population of Kansas City was 146,867 residents. The city is part of the Unified Government, which also includes the cities of Bonner Springs and Edwardsville. Kansas City, nicknamed "KCK" is also called "The Heart of America," because its within 250 miles of both the geographic and population centers of the United States. Recently, Kansas City was named one of only five "destinations to watch in 2009" by SmarterTravel.com, in part due to its new nine-block Power & Light District. This is downtown Kansas Citys newest neighborhood that is filled with restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. There is also an outdoor stage featuring live entertainment on more than 150 days per year. Other Kansas City attractions include the Crossroads Arts District, which is one of the largest art walks in the nation, the well-known Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kansas City Zoo. The city of Kansas City also has a variety of fine architectural buildings and various historical points of interest. Long known as a mecca for barbecue, Kansas City offers a wide variety of other cuisine, along with fairs, festivals, concerts and other special events. Kansas City is also world renowned for its rich jazz and blues legacy and has nightclubs across the city that offer live entertainment

Surrounding areas: Shawnee, Kansas (5.3 mi), Fairway, Kansas (8.4 mi), Bonner Springs, Kansas (9.3 mi), Overland Park, Kansas (9.9 mi), Lenexa, Kansas (11.4 mi), Leawood, Kansas (12.0 mi), Lansing, Kansas (12.9 mi)

Kansas City Vacation Rentals

Kansas City Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Inn And Conference Center501 SW BlvdKansas City, KS (913) 677-3060
Best Western4725 State AveKansas City, KS (913) 287-5511
Candlewood Suites10920 Parallel PkwyKansas City, KS (913) 788-9929
Chateau Avalon701 Vlg West PkwyKansas City, KS (913) 596-6000
Comfort Inn234 N 78TH StKansas City, KS (913) 299-5555
Days Inn3930 Rainbow BlvdKansas City, KS (913) 236-6880
Eagle Inn199 S 18TH StKansas City, KS (913) 342-8592
Great Wolf Lodge10401 Cabela DrKansas City, KS (913) 299-7001
Hampton Inn-Village West1400 Village West PkwyKansas City, KS (913) 328-1400
Hilton Garden Inn/Kansas City KS520 Minnesota AveKansas City, KS (913) 342-7900
Holiday Inn Express Village West1391 Prairie XingKansas City, KS (913) 328-1024
Microtel Inn And Suites At The Speedway7721 Elizabeth StKansas City, KS (913) 334-3028
Super 8 Riverside800 NW Argosy PkwyRiverside, MO6.5 mi.(816) 505-2888
Drury Inn Merriam/Shawnee Mission9009 W Shawnee Mission PkwyMission, KS7.4 mi.(913) 236-9200
Historic Suites Of America612 CentralKansas City, MO7.6 mi.(816) 842-6544
Howard Johnson7508 Shawnee Mission PkwyShawnee, KS7.7 mi.(913) 262-9600
Holiday Inn Downtown Kansas City The Aladdin1215 Wyandotte StKansas City, MO7.7 mi.(816) 421-8888
Hotel Phillips106 W 12TH StKansas City, MO7.7 mi.(816) 221-7000
Kansas City Marriott Downtown Hotel200 W 12TH StKansas City, MO7.7 mi.(816) 421-6800
Radisson Hotel & Suites Kansas City1301 WyandotteKansas City, MO7.7 mi.(816) 474-6664
Hilton President Kansas City1329 Baltimore AveKansas City, MO7.8 mi.(816) 221-9490
Homestead Studio Suites Hotels6451 E Frontage RdMerriam, KS8.0 mi.(913) 236-6006
Quality Inn6601 E Frontage RdMission, KS8.0 mi.(913) 262-4448
Westin Crown Center1 Pershing RdKansas City, MO8.0 mi.(816) 474-4400
Comfort Inn6401 E Frontage RdMerriam, KS8.1 mi.(913) 262-2622
Best Western Country Inn - Kci Airport11900 PLZ CirKansas City, MO8.1 mi.(816) 464-2002
Camden Passage6360 N London AveKansas City, MO8.1 mi.(888) 268-9998
Courtyard By Marriott - Kci7901 NW Tiffany SpgsKansas City, MO8.1 mi.(816) 891-7500
Drury Inn & Suites7900 NW Tiffany SPGS PkwyKansas City, MO8.1 mi.(816) 880-9700
Drury Inn-kansas City Stadium3830 Blue RDG Cut OffKansas City, MO8.1 mi.(816) 923-3000
Econo Lodge Airport11300 NW Pr View RdKansas City, MO8.1 mi.(816) 464-5082
Hampton Inn & Suites Country Club Plaza4600 SummittKansas City, MO8.1 mi.(816) 448-4600
Holiday Inn Sports Complex4011 Blue Rdg Cut-OffKansas City, MO8.1 mi.(816) 353-5300
Hyatt Regency Crown Center2345 Mcgee StKansas City, MO8.1 mi.(816) 421-1234
Motel 6 04238230 NW PR VW RdKansas City, MO8.1 mi.(816) 741-6400
New Quality Hill9TH & BroadwayKansas City, MO8.1 mi.(888) 268-9998
Rodeway Inn Center City3240 BroadwayKansas City, MO8.1 mi.(816) 531-9250
Fairfield Inn Kansas City/Union Hill3001 Main StKansas City, MO8.2 mi.(816) 931-5700
Marriott Residence Inn2975 MainKansas City, MO8.2 mi.(816) 561-3000
Residence Inn2975 Main StUnion Hill, MO8.2 mi.(800) 331-3131
Bed & Breakfast
Barbara's 'otel Euro Style Bed And Breakfast2000 ClayNorth Kansas City, MO8.1 mi.(816) 221-6544

Kansas City Weather & Climate

The Northeast Corner of Kansas has a climate that is classified as humid continental, with hot, somewhat humid summers and cold, fairly dry winters. Typically the first fall freeze occurs between the last week of September and the end of October, and the last spring freeze occurs between the first week of April and early May. Northeast Kansas receives approximately 36 inches of precipitation during an average year with the most received in May and June. Thunderstorms can be severe, producing lightening, large hail and sometimes tornadoes. Snowfall is generally light, due to the dry, sunny weather patterns that dominate Kansas winters. Snow depth of at least an inch occurs an average of 26 days per year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 35°F 15°F 0.87 in. -
February 42°F 20°F 1.06 in. -
March 53°F 30°F 2.85 in. -
April 63°F 40°F 3.26 in. -
May 73°F 52°F 5.28 in. -
June 82°F 61°F 4.82 in. -
July 88°F 66°F 3.42 in. -
August 87°F 63°F 3.96 in. -
September 79°F 55°F 3.63 in. -
October 67°F 43°F 2.57 in. -
November 51°F 30°F 2.44 in. -
December 39°F 20°F 1.15 in. -

Kansas City Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Charles B Wheeler Downtown airport (MKC) located about 7 miles east of Kansas City, the Kansas City International airport (MCI) located approximately 12 miles north of Kansas City, the New Century Aircenter airport (IXD) located roughly 21 miles southwest of Kansas City in Olathe, Kansas, the Rosecrans Memorial airport (STJ) located around 46 miles north of Kansas City in St. Joseph, Missouri, and finally Forbes Field (FOE) located about 51 miles west of Kansas City in Topeka, Kansas.

Kansas City Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Worlds of FunKansas CityMO8.1 mi.
JeepersOlatheKS17.1 mi.
Water Parks
Oceans of FunKansas CityMO8.1 mi.
Golfland-Sunsplash ParkOlatheKS17.1 mi.
Jacomo Lake Water SlideBlue SpringsMO24.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Dubs Dread Golf ClubKansas CityKS 
Painted Hills Golf CourseKansas CityKS 
Tomahawk Hills Golf CourseShawneeKS5.4 mi.
Blue River Golf AcademyKansas CityMO8.6 mi.
Fred Arbanas Golf Course at Longview LakeKansas CityMO8.6 mi.
Hodge Park Golf CourseKansas CityMO8.6 mi.
Minor Park Golf CourseKansas CityMO8.6 mi.
Royal Meadows Golf CourseKansas CityMO8.6 mi.
Shoal Creek Golf CourseKansas CityMO8.6 mi.
Swope Memorial Golf CourseKansas CityMO8.6 mi.
Teetering Rocks Executive LinksKansas CityMO8.6 mi.
Timber Ridge Golf ParkKansas CityMO8.6 mi.
Sunflower Hills Golf CourseBonner SpringsKS9.5 mi.
Deer Creek Golf ClubOverland ParkKS10.0 mi.
Overland Park Golf ClubOverland ParkKS10.0 mi.
St Andrews Golf ClubOverland ParkKS10.0 mi.
Falcon Lakes Golf CourseBasehorKS11.0 mi.
Falcon Ridge Golf CourseLenexaKS11.6 mi.
Falcon Valley Golf CourseLenexaKS11.6 mi.
Smileys Executive Golf ClubLenexaKS11.6 mi.
Ironhorse Golf ClubLeawoodKS12.6 mi.
Oak Country ClubDe SotoKS16.2 mi.
Oaks Golf ClubLeavenworthKS16.8 mi.
Drumm Farm Golf CourseIndependenceMO17.1 mi.
Heritage Park Golf CourseOlatheKS17.1 mi.
Lakeside Hills Golf CourseOlatheKS17.1 mi.
Prairie Highlands Golf CourseOlatheKS17.1 mi.
Rockwood Golf ClubIndependenceMO17.1 mi.
Shiloh Springs Golf ClubPlatte CityMO17.6 mi.
Grand Summit Golf & Country ClubGrandviewMO19.6 mi.
State Parks
Shawnee Mission State ParkKS8.4 mi. 
Weston Bend State ParkMO20.3 mi. 
Leavenworth County State ParkKS22.7 mi. 
Watkins Mill State ParkMO31.7 mi. 
Lewis and Clark State ParkMO33.3 mi. 
Clinton State ParkKS34.4 mi. 
Delaware State ParkKS39.4 mi. 
Perry State ParkKS39.9 mi. 
Children's Museum of Kansas CityKansas CityKS(Children's)
Grinter Place State Historic SiteKansas CityKS(History)
Johnson County Museum of HistoryShawneeKS5.3 mi.(History)
1950s All-Electric Model HouseShawneeKS5.3 mi.(Technology)
Kansas City MuseumKansas CityMO8.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Kemper Museum of Contemporary ArtKansas CityMO8.1 mi.(Art)
Nelson-Atkins Museum of ArtKansas CityMO8.1 mi.(Art)
Shawnee Mission State Historic SiteFairwayKS8.4 mi.(History)
Truman Library & MuseumIndependenceMO16.8 mi.(History)
Lanesfield School Historic SiteEdgertonKS28.7 mi.(History)
University of Kansas Museum of AnthropologyLawrenceKS29.1 mi.(History)
University of Kansas Natural History MuseumLawrenceKS29.1 mi.(Science)
Spencer Museum of ArtLawrenceKS29.1 mi.(Art)
Constitution Hall State Historic SiteLecomptonKS36.2 mi.(History)
Kansas Museum of HistoryTopekaKS51.2 mi.(History)
Native American Heritage Museum State Historic SiteHighlandKS58.8 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Kansas City Zoological GardensKansas CityMO8.1 mi.
Topeka Zoological ParkTopekaKS51.2 mi.
Emporia ZooEmporiaKS92.6 mi.
Sunset Zoological ParkManhattanKS98.9 mi.

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