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Old 02-16-16, 02:06 PM
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Valentine's Day definitely played a role in the crowds. We didn't want to pre-purchase any tickets because we wanted to be able to change plans. We've been on trips (with the kids) where we made meticulous plans and schedules -- that made us completely miserable. We wanted to be able to roll with it.

Alamo Drafthouse was a spur of the moment time killer when they told us it was a two hour wait for a table. I really want to see a show there, but I figured driving 5 hours for the trip and then making a point of going to a movie was kind of silly.

I prefer to ask people for suggestions. Those visitor's books and websites are OK, but mainly they are about who bought advertising.

We talked about BBQ multiple times, but never ended up seeking any out. That's on our "next time" list along with the zoo, a Royals game, and brewery tours.
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I'm going to Kansas City on May 7 for the NASCAR race. Planning on staying for another day and half. I have the following places planned. Do I have all the must see places?

-Kauffman Performing Art
-Kansas City Symphony
-Union Station
-WWI museum & memorial
-Hallmark Visitors Center
-Lego Land
-Money Museum
-City of Fountains
-Chinatown
-Ameristar Casino
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Originally Posted by SuperJim88 View Post
I'm going to Kansas City on May 7 for the NASCAR race. Planning on staying for another day and half. I have the following places planned. Do I have all the must see places?

-Kauffman Performing Art
-Kansas City Symphony
-Union Station
-WWI museum & memorial
-Hallmark Visitors Center
-Lego Land
-Money Museum
-City of Fountains
-Chinatown
-Ameristar Casino
All of the above is great, so I will give you my thoughts. If you have tickets for a symphony performance, yes the kauffman center is great. Union Station is pretty historic and worth checking out. Lego Land and Hallmark are one in the same, you can only go their if you have kids. We don't really have a chinatown, and Ameristar is a good casino. The best fountains are at the Plaza, and I would check out the Nelson Atkins Museum.
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Re: Tell me about....Kansas City

Originally Posted by SuperJim88 View Post
I'm going to Kansas City on May 7 for the NASCAR race. Planning on staying for another day and half. I have the following places planned. Do I have all the must see places?

-Kauffman Performing Art
-Kansas City Symphony
-Union Station
-WWI museum & memorial
-Hallmark Visitors Center
-Lego Land
-Money Museum
-City of Fountains
-Chinatown
-Ameristar Casino
May I ask why Ameristar Casino? Hollywood Casino is right there at the racetrack and Ameristar is on the other side of the city.
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Bahahaaha.....Ameristar was the only one that showed up on my google map. I take it I should check out Hollywood instead? From visitor taken photos of Ameristar, it looked pretty depressing actually. There were barely anybody there and some of the lights on the outside were out. It's like they don't even give a shit anymore.
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I got to meet TomOpus tonight! Kansas City Otters, let's try to plan another meetup soon.
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Yep, we had an impromptu Cinco De Mayo dinner. Good times, finally. Hopefully maybe a few more next time.
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Is everything still up-to-date in Kansas City? I'm headed there for an art show this weekend and want to make sure I don't miss out on any of the latest technologies.
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No ... Cell phone coverage has been dumped in lieu of telegraphs and Pony Express. The City Council banned digital music last year and required everyone to convert back to 8-tracks.

The Internet has been rolled back to dial-up AOL service thanks to a sweet-heart deal the City cut, bringing AOL headquarters to KC.

All cars have been banned except for 1973 AMC Gremlins.

They also have dinosaurs in their zoo.

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Oh well, I don't need any of that newfangled stuff, anyway. I mainly just bumped this thread to ask if Joe's KC BBQ is worth the trouble. We'll be staying at the Marriott at Country Club Plaza, just a few miles away from the original location, and will probably have some time to kill on Friday afternoon before the art fair opens. Thinking about going to Joe's for lunch or something. What say you, Kansas Citians?
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We went through KC in February (boyfriend's hometown). Went to Joes and Gates, both excellent. I definitely think stopping at KC Joes is worth it. The line moved really fast while we were there, and we had no trouble finding a seat, even though it seemed a little crowded at first.

My favorite place we went was called In-a-Tub. I have a thing for regional fast food, so the deep fried veggie sticks dipped in nacho sauce were right up my alley.
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The Plaza will be packed over the weekend since its Prom season, head to Westport for good food and drink. Beer Kitchen, Mccoy's, Wesport Ale House, just to name a few places. Joe's is good but not worth the lines. Go to Jack Stack BBQ since your on the Plaza, its pricey, but its better.

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