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Bonding Family Ties In Kansas City Vacations


Kansas City is a great place for a family vacation. Kansas City has a long history of attracting visitors from all over the United States. This article will cover the historical background of Kansas City and then will also describe some of the main features/main attractions to be found in this beautiful city.


The first European settlers to live in what is now called Kansas City were French. We know from the writings of François Gesseau Chouteau that a permanent trading post was set-up in 1821 which as that time was referred to as the village of Kansa.  The trade in this area was mostly in furs and slowly in farming as well. In the 1840s Kansas City was the starting point for settlers heading west on the Santa Fe and California trails. It was in 1850 that the “Town of Kansas” was incorporated into an official town. A year later in 1851 a newspaper called the Kansas City Ledger was set up and in the same year a telegraph service was established in the Town of Kansas. In 1853 the Town of Kansas officially became the City of Kansas. So what we can see is that Kansas City had a long and interesting history. One of the most interesting things is that during the American Civil War the state of Missouri, in which Kansas City is situated, stayed in the Union. Harry Truman was born in Kansas City and during his time in power the city tried to develop the image of being the crossroads of the world due to its central location on the North American continent.


Kansas vacations have a lot to offer. Things to see while on vacations in Kansas City are varied and plenty in supply. One of the main attractions for tourists is the many Jazz clubs in the city. The city has a long tradition of producing jazz, bebop and swing music. There is even a museum on the history of jazz music. Kansas City is also known as the fountain city since it has more fountains then even Rome. There is also an excellent attraction for children called the Science City which features many hands on displays. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the National World War I Museum are excellent places to visit also. Kansas offers quite a rich cultural experience with places like the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts showcasing many excellent dramas and visual art displays.

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The best time of year to visit Kansas City on a vacation is in the fall or the spring as the weather is most pleasant during this time. If you do decide to go on one of the many Kansas vacations available you will be happy to discover that there are a great number of very nice hotels in the city which can be obtained at excellent rates if booked in advance. Over the years the city has expanded greatly and has even more to offer to the adventurous tourist who wants to see a different part of the United States. Especially if you like jazz music then definitely this city, with its pleasant weather, is the place to visit. Many visitors love to go to the art and World War I museums during the day and then enjoy an evening in one of the many live jazz clubs at night.
By Anushay Q., published at 01/16/2012
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