I was browsing through the book Weird Missouri by James Strait when I came across information regarding castles in Missouri. I’ve always been interested in ancient history and have dreamed of living in a castle (what history buff hasn’t?), so having castles in Missouri intrigued me. The book states that there are about 20 castle-like structures in Missouri. Four are highlighted in this book.
The vision of the Kauffman Center is to enrich the lives of everyone in the community through extraordinary and diverse performing arts experiences. The Center will be home to resident organizations, the Kansas City Ballet, Lyric Opera, and the Kansas City Symphony. The Muriel Kauffman Theatre will feature pop and country entertainers, Broadway productions, comedy shows, and more.
There are 1,800 seats designed in a semicircle configuration that brings audiences closer to the performers. The design was inspired by the great opera houses of Europe.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Happy Holidays! Silver Bells! If you listen to any of the "all" Christmas radio stations, you can’t help but become familiar with these songs. However, there is another song which is played at this time of year, at least in Kansas City. It’s a little tune titled It’s Christmas in Kansas City, which includes in its lyrics various events and attractions associated with the Christmas season in our metropolitan area.
As an avid runner, I love to simply walk out my door with nothing more than some good music and a compass to guide me back home. Often, I venture beyond the soft trails of the suburbs and begin pounding my way along the heavily traveled streets of the city.
I found out that running through the West Bottoms can be quite trance inducing. The soundtrack from Far and Away shuffles onto my mp3 as I run past block after block of dilapidated brick facades and boarded windows, watching me desperately, pleadingly, begging me to notice them.
I was curious about a new kind of program scheduled at MCPL—a walking tour. So I joined in and met Dr. Miriani and the tour group at the J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain on the Plaza. I’ve been the Plaza many times through the years, but I’ve never really learned the detailed history and how the experiences of one person had such a great influence on the architecture and layout of this delightful part of Kansas City.
Looking for fun or just something different to experience with your family and friends? You don’t have to go far from home to have a great time. There are tons of fun things to do right in your own backyard.
For great family time, checkout this website to find fun ideas for a "staycation" this summer that your family will enjoy.
Summer brings thoughts of vacations and trips out of town. However, it is not always possible to leave town for an extended vacation. Those of us living in or near Kansas City are fortunate to have a variety of places we can go for short get-a-ways. Whether you are looking for outdoor fun, shopping and dining, or a touch of history, it all can be found in the Kansas City area.
I love visiting museums and historical sites near my home. In fact, it is one of my all-time favorite pastimes. (A trait, I might add, that my husband has reluctantly grown to love about me.) These little mini adventures help me learn a lot about a city’s history and culture, and also provide me with some amazing photo ops. It is pretty much my favorite way to spend a weekend!
Waldo is a neighborhood in Kansas City that spans from Gregory Boulevard to 89th Street and from Holmes to State Line Road. It is named after a man who originally owned a great chunk of the land to raise mules for his business of shipping products on the Santa Fe Trail.