Comfort Inn Kansas City / Airport
11100 NW Ambassador Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64153
Phone: (816) 569-2500
Fax: (816) 569-2505
Quindaro is an archaeological site and was an abolitionists settlement in 1856. It played a major role in the Underground Railroad. The railroad was a grid of secret routes and safe houses that were used by slaves to escape to free states. The ruins now are a reminder of the importance of freedom and racial harmony. Quindaro Underground Railroad Museum is nestled in the Vernon Multipurpose Center and offers you a glimpse of this forgotten town's history and its people through artifacts and documents.
The Trinity Church believes in the Power of God and preaches the same to the people. Many educational programs are conducted by the church for adults as well as children. Bible services, prayer meetings, choirs and much more keep the church bustling with activities. You can also become a volunteer to help the church in the Sunday services. A multicultural church, Trinity United has the sole aim of serving the community and educating the people of God's power.
Worlds of Fun offers the Midwest a tradition of family entertainment and jam-packed fun with over 175 acres of exciting attractions. Thrill seekers and roller coaster lovers can choose from the 'Boomerang', 'Timber Wolf', 'Spinning Dragons' and 'Mamba', one of the world's top 25 roller coasters. Other popular rides include 'Fury of the Nile' and 'The Detonator', a ride that shoots riders towards the sky in 200-foot towers. There are also plenty of rides for kids also, which makes it a great spot for the entire family. Plan on spending the entire day and wear good walking shoes. Since the winter is brutally cold in the Midwest, the park is only open from April until October.
Situated along the banks of Missouri River, the Riverfront Park is a green community space unlike any others. Managed by the Port Authority of Kansas City. Cyclists and walkers alike traffic the 'joggers' track', one of the many paths that will eventually be integrated into the Heritage Trail. The large open space also doubles up as a venue for outdoor events, with the required infrastructure to accommodate the crowds.
The greater Kansas City metro area which includes both Kansas and Missouri is filled with water parks. The Schlitterbahn happens to be in Kansas, but is popular throughout both states for fun in the sun during the sweltering, humid Midwest summers. The newest feature here is the aptly named Verrückt (roughly translated from German as "Insane"), it is a 600ft. slide that extends over two breathtaking drops while carrying four, very scared passengers on a raft! Despite this fearful ride, there are plenty of other rides for kids like 'Kinderhaven', great for small toddlers and 'Banzai Pipeline' for older, more experienced swimmers. Check website for more details on events, party packages, birthdays, etc.
To let the kids splash water or giggle getting wet with floor geysers visit the Bear Track Landing water park. Located in the Great Wolf Lodge, 38,000 square-foot water park tempts the kids and the parents to splash and play in water. The Fort Mackenzie, the interactive tree fort, comprising of bridges and suspension nets keep the kiddos busy for hours. A huge basket atop the fort dumps 1000 gallons of waters over it. The Thunder Bay, has zero-depth entry pool to relax and soak under the sun. Security and safety are given top priority with life guards and routine drills and Vigilance Awareness Training in place. Check out the website for hours of operation.
Kansas City's popular symphony offers stirring classical music. The symphony gives moving performances and also has educational concerts. Founded in 1982, the symphony has 80 full-time musicians and is an important part of Kansas City's cultural landscape. The symphony performances in a variety of venues, so check their website to make sure you can enjoy their next concert.
Established in 1895, the Central Library serves as a headquarters of the Kansas City Public Library system. The sprawling library houses a formidable collection and also supports the major components of the library system. Apart from the numerous reading rooms, the majestic library building also offers four meeting spaces and six spaces for hosting private events. Other facilities at the library include free wireless internet access and a large number of computers. Head to the Nine Muses Cafe on the first level to unwind with your book over coffee. Check website for more.
The Kansas City Public Library is centrally-situated in Kansas City, Missouri with its branches spread across city. Founded in 1973, it is one of the largest and oldest libraries in the city. It has a distinct collection of local history, maps, photographs, printed and unpublished materials, post cards and much more. Apart from offering books and documents, the library also provides various classes for distinguished age groups. Exhibitions are also held occasionally that tend to surpass knowledge and information.
Located between the Municipal Auditorium and Marriott Hotel, Barney Allis Plaza has a colorful history. As a park, the Plaza was a congregation point for festivals, street fairs, and carnivals like the 'Elvis Parade' every August. Barney Allis Plaza has since been remodeled into a tennis court. Though not all of Kansas City agrees with this change in landscape, the Barney Allis Plaza Fountains nevertheless create a picturesque backdrop to the sporting spectacles. The question begs to be asked, "Wonder what the Cows On Parade will make of it?"
The Kansas City Live Stock Exchange has been the headquarters of the Kansas City Stockyards. The building was constructed from 1909 to 1911 and boasted of being one of the biggest livestock company in the entire world during that time. It is of historic importance and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. At present, it serves as an office complex with various businesses as well as personal services. The services are varied and include restaurant facilities, a fine quality barber shop, a health club with all the modern facilities, full service post office and much more. The details regarding each service, their charges and other information are available on their official website.
This historic jail located northwest of Kansas City is held in reverence by the Church of Latter-Day Saints because this is where the religion's founder Joseph Smith was once imprisoned. In the 1830's, many Mormons including Smith arrived from Ohio and tried to establish a settlement around Jackson County. Since they had been expelled from Ohio, the resulting establishments did not sit well with the locals, so in 1838 war broke out and Smith surrendered shortly thereafter. Today, the 'jail' is no longer, however the LDS church still runs the center for religious activities held here and it also has a replica inside of what the old jail looked like.