Kansas City January 31, 2018
11 Reasons Why Kansas City Is The Most Unique City In America
There’s nowhere in the world quite like Kansas City. We’ve got the perfect mix of food, sports, and culture that is perfectly suited for our lifestyle. Don’t think we’re much different from other cities? Check out these reasons why KC is definitely the most unique city in America, hands down.
1. We helped bring big-name Jazz musicians to the world.
Count Basie? Charlie Parker? They got a big break here in Kansas City, and we're forever grateful for the musical imprint they've left on the world.
2. One word: Legoland.
Legoland is one of the coolest places to visit if you're a kid growing up in Kansas City. Explore the wonderful creations of Lego and enjoy the craftsmanship even as an adult. What's not to love about a room full of Legos?
3. Our historical Negro Leagues.
The Negro Leagues Museum holds a special place in our heart and we're proud of the efforts made to preserve this important piece of sports history. We're big fans of baseball, so we love to spread that love around.
4. The loudest stadium ever.
We like being loud, especially when it comes to our love for football. We appreciate our other sports teams
almost equally, but you'll never see us this excited anywhere else. A screaming sea of red is a great place to be when you're in KC!
5. A park twice the size of Central Park.
Our beautiful Swope Park covers over 1,800 acres, making it twice the size of New York's famous Central Park. There's so much to do and explore - you'll always find new places to see no matter how many years you've lived here. A big park makes a big city happy!
6. We have the coolest library/parking garage.
You won't find designs like this just anywhere, and Kansas City loves these giant books as much as we love the library they're part of. What could be more fitting?
7. We're next door to a museum covered in NASA-created glass.
The nearby Museum at Prairiefire is the first building in North America to feature dichroic glass on the outside. The material bends and reflects light depending on differing conditions, giving the building a stunning, fiery appearance the seems to dance and glow at different hours of the day.
8. We're surrounded by the most gorgeous wineries.
We might not be Napa Valley, but we're definitely blessed to be surrounded by wineries in almost every direction. Plenty of wine keeps this city plenty happy!
9. We're home to a huge collection of toys from long ago.
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures holds some of the world's rarest toys that you just won't find anywhere else. You could easily spend all day exploring the little pieces of art and history, but still not see everything here. There are just so many!
10. We have the best brews around.
Kansas Citians love our local craft brews, but a stand-out favorite is Boulevard. We're so dedicated to their brews that special editions sell out almost immediately!
11. Our sunsets are by far the best, no contest.
Evenings in Kansas City are simply the most magical you'll find. There's just no other way to say it.
We could spend all week explaining how great Kansas City is, but we’ll never run out of reasons that set us apart from the rest. What do you think makes us the most unique city in America? Share your thoughts in comments!
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