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Kansas City, Missouri sets itself apart from the plethora of other cities with the same name through it's Civil War history, art museums, jazz clubs, outdoor markets and sophisticated Kansas City promotional products. The town was founded in 1838 at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, spawning cities with the same moniker in both Missouri and Kansas. Kansas City, Missouri was incorporated in 1850 and is now home to nearly 500,000 residents throughout parts of Cass County, Clay County, Jackson County and Platte County. Many residents live in the nearby cities of Olathe and Shawnee as well as in Overland Park and visitors should be sure to visit the distinctive parts of town including Northland, Midtown and South Kansas City, where they can shop and visit local markets.

The City Market: Kansas City for Food Lovers

Residents and visitors alike can enjoy fine, fresh food at the City Market, just ten miles from Independence in the River Market district. The City Market is one of the oldest and largest farmer's markets in the Midwest region and has been in continuous operation since its inception in 1857. The City Market is now home to 30 full time vendors, in addition to the more than 100 vendors that join the market every weekend. Visitors come from all over Clay and Jackson Counties to shop for specialty groceries, produce and flowers at the open-air stalls before heading inside to visit the surrounding restaurants and shops to purchase gifts and souvenirs. After a few hours of wandering and taste testing, patrons can carry groceries home to Midtown with products such as reusable totes or stay for one of the numerous concerts and events located at the City Market.

Kansas City at the Museums

In addition to being home to the outdoor market, the City Market also contains the Arabia Steamboat Museum where visitors can find the largest collection of pre-Civil War artifacts in the country. The towns surrounding Kansas City, aptly named Liberty and Independence, are full of American history. In fact, other American history attractions include the National World War I Museum, located at Liberty Memorial, which features interactive exhibits and personal stories of veteran's experiences. Please take note that this museum is not open on Mondays. Visitors who prefer to experience history through works of art should be sure to visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, a museum located eight miles from Overland Park whose collection of ceramic sculptures dates back thousands of years. After perusing the fine exhibits, make sure to stop in the well-known Nelson-Atkins Museum Store to pick up souvenirs.

The Home of Jazz and Kansas City

Looking for more culture after spending a day at the museums? From Downtown to Midtown and even Northland, Kansas City is home to many different jazz clubs and restaurants and even developed its own style of jazz music during the 1930s. As opposed to more traditional forms of jazz music, Kansas City jazz features a heavy Blues influences and a more spontaneous sound. Visitors can take home the infamous sound by purchasing products such as CDs, custom printed by artists such as Charlie Parker and Mary Lou Williams.

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