Kansas City

Kansas City, Kan.

151,709 (estimated, 2016 by US Census Bureau)

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools

  • Preschool 
  • Four early childhood centers
  • Features half day school for children ages 3, 4 and 5
  • 30 elementary schools
  • Eight middle schools
  • Five high schools
  • For more information regarding KCK Public Schools, visit http://kckps.org/index.php/directory-of-schools 

Open Door Christian School

  • Little Lambs Preschool learning center ages 2 through 4
  • Full day 4-year-old kindergarten
  • Kindergarten through 8th grade
  • Private Christian school

Bishop Ward High School

  • Provides a Catholic, college-preparatory education
  • 100 percent of students graduate
  • Grades 9–12
  • V. Lindsay Seventh-day Adventist School
  • Preschool through 8th grade
  • Private Christian school

*7 other private schools not listed above

Donnelly College

  • Independent, coeducational, Catholic institution
  • Established in 1949 to offer affordable Catholic higher education to urban immigrants and the working class
  • One of the top 100 most affordable colleges in the U.S.
  • Strong liberal arts curriculum integrated with career-orientated majors
  • Bachelor and associate degrees offered

Kansas City Kansas Community College

  • Over 100 degrees and certificates
  • Range from accounting to studio art
  • Online education classes
  • Continuing education
  • 55 programs including non-credit classes and workshops along with GED preparation and testing

University of Kansas

  • Only school of pharmacy and medicine in the state
  • More than 370 degree programs
  • Offer professional education in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, engineering, music, law, social welfare, journalism, business and architecture
  • RideKC, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority
  • Paratransit is available to those who meet certain qualifications
  • Dial-a-Ride is available for older adults and operates beyond the required ¾-mile, covering all of Wyandotte County
  • Across the river from Kansas City, Mo.
  • One hour from Topeka, Kan.
  • Two hours from Manhattan, Kan.
  • Two hours from Columbia, Mo.
  • Three hours from Wichita, Kan.

Farmers Markets

  • Leavenworth Farmers Market
  • Merriam Farmers Market
  • Olathe Farmers Market
  • Overland Park Farmers Market
  • Paola Farmers Market
  • Rosedale Farms Farmers Market
  • Shawnee Farmers Market
  • Spring Hill Farmers Market

Fishing

  • Bonner Springs, North Park Lake
  • Cedar Lake

Golf Courses

  • Dub’s Dread Golf Course
  • Painted Hills Golf Course
  • Sunflower Hills Golf Course

Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway

  • 2,000 slot machines and 40 table games
  • Kansas Speedway
  • 1.5 mile tri-oval racetrack suitable for all types of racing with 74,000 seats

Legends Outlets

  • Outlet mall featuring over 100 stores

Schlitterbahn Waterpark

  • 370-acre waterpark featuring 14 slides and two pools

Wyandotte County Fair

  • Live performances
  • 4-H projects on display
  • Carnival rides and games
  • Held mid-July

Wyandotte County Parks

  • Over 35 public parks scattered throughout the county

Kansas City, MO.

Population: 481,420 (estimated, 2016 by US Census Bureau)

Kansas City Public Schools

  • 35 schools, centers and programs
  • 24 elementary schools
  • Two middle schools
  • Six high schools
  • One Career/Technical Education Center
  • For more information regarding Kansas City Public Schools, visit https://www.kcpublicschools.org/kcps 

Archbishop O’Hara High School

  • Private Catholic School
  • Grades 9–12
  • Dela Salle Education Center
  • The only alternative charter high school in Missouri dedicated to serving urban core students at risk of not completing high school
  • Serve those 14 – 20 years of age 
  • Eagle Heights Christian School
  • Private Christian School
  • Preschool through 12th grade
  • Homeschool program offered

Holy Cross Catholic School

  • Private Catholic School
  • Preschool through 8th grade

Islamic School of Greater Kansas City

  • Private school offering Islamic Studies, Quran and Arabic classes in addition to the Missouri State curriculum
  • Preschool through 10th grade

*55 other private schools not listed above

University of Missouri, Kansas City

  • Over 50 academic majors or programs
  • One faculty member per 14 students – provides more individualized education

Park University

  • 63 degree programs and 15 certificate programs
  • Ranked as the seventh-most affordable private university/college in the nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2015)

Kansas City Art Institute

  • Four-year college of art and design
  • 13 academic disciplines
  • Seeks to prepare students to transform the world creatively through art and design

Rockhurst University

  • One of the 18 Jesuit college in the U.S.
  • Prepares graduates to lead, shape and change the world around them
  • Offers over 50 undergraduate and graduate degrees

William Jewell College

  • Four-year liberal arts school
  • More than 40 majors
  • Features pre-professional and dual-degree programs along with a graduate program
  • RideKC, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority
  • Paratransit is available and operates within ¾-mile of the local bus routes
  • Non-ADA demand response has a larger service area and cost is determined by the length of the trip
  • Across the river from Kansas City, Kan. 
  • One hour from Topeka, Kan.
  • Two hours from Columbia, Mo.
  • Two hours from Manhattan, Kan.
  • Three hours form Springfield, Mo.

Country Club Plaza

  • Privately owned American shopping center
  • Seville Spain themed
  • First shopping center in the world designed to accommodate shoppers arriving by automobile

Crown Center

  • 85-acre complex that is home to Hallmark’s international headquarters
  • Five interconnected, seven-story buildings
  • Shopping center

Farmers Markets

  • Blue Springs Downtown Farmers Market
  • Cass County Farmers Market
  • City Market
  • Independence Farmers Market
  • Kansas City Kansas Farmers Market
  • Liberty Farmers Market
  • Parkville Farmers Market

JAEGERS Subsurface Paintball

  • The world’s first and only underground paintball arena 
  • Nestled in the hillside of one of Kansas City’s oldest limestone mines
  • 5 underground recreation fields and a two-man speedball field 

Kansas City Zoo

  • Established in 1909 as a 202-acre nature sanctuary
  • Ranked number 1 in the nation for “African Animals and Exhibits”

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Opened in 1994 and draws more than 100,00 visitors each year
  • Displays artists exhibits from around the world
  • Hosts temporary exhibits, installations, film and video series, lectures, concerts, workshops

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City

  • Indoor family entertainment located at Crown Center
  • Features Lego® rides, soft play areas, a 4D cinema and gift shop

National World War I Museum and Memorial

  • America’s leading institution dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

  • Maintains and collects more than 35,000 works of art and welcomes 500,000 visitors each year

Oceans of Fun®

  • 64-acre tropically-themes water park
  • Features over 15 water attractions

Kansas City Power & Light District

  • Premier dining, entertainment and shopping district in the heart of downtown Kansas City
  • More than 50 unique restaurants, bars, shops and entertainment venues

SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium

  • Interactive aquarium located at Crown Center
  • Features thousands of aquatic creatures, interactive touch pools and a 360 degree ocean tunnel

Union Station

  • Built 1914 
  • An estimated one million travelers passed through the train station during WWII
  • Restored in 1996 to be a center for tourism and exhibits 

Westport

  • Historic neighborhood
  • One of Kansas City’s main entertainment districts

Worlds of Fun®

  • 235-acre amusement park
  • Rides, shops, shows and restaurants
  • On-site resort – Worlds of Fun Village

Sporting Teams:

Kansas City Chiefs

  • American football
  • Compete in the National Football League
  • Member of the American Football Conference West division

Kansas City Royals

  • American professional baseball
  • Compete in Major League Baseball
  • Member of the American League Central division

Sporting Kansas City

  • American professional soccer
  • Member of the Western Conference in Major League Soccer