3 Days in Kansas City, MO

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Day 1: Local Watering Holes
9:00 AM        
It’s no coincidence that Kansas City is known as “the city of fountains.” It has the second largest collection of fountains in the world, originally established to meet the needs of people and animals. Start your day by touring a few of the hundreds of unique and majestic fountains throughout the city. For maps with fountain locations visit: www.kcfountains.com
1:00 PM          
If all the water wasn’t enough, quench your thirst by taking a tour of the Boulevard Brewing Company, the largest brewery in Missouri. After the tour, sample some of their unique beers such as Chocolate Ale and Bob’s ’47. www.boulevard.com
5:00 PM            
Wash down all that beer with dinner at Oklahoma Joe’s. You’ll have to cross state lines, but the great barbecue and award-winning sauce are worth it. www.oklahomajoesbbq.com
Day 2: Modern Attractions
11:00 AM         
Learn how a great American classic is built during a Harley Davidson Factory tour. Get a front-row seat to the manufacturing and assembly process as well as demonstrations of sophisticated robotic welding technology. Groups of 10 or more require a reservation. http://www.harley-davidson.com
12:30 PM    
Take in romantic European architecture while doing some shopping and fine dining at the Country Club Plaza. The 15-block district has more than 150 shops and dozens of restaurants from which to choose. www.countryclubplaza.com
7:00 PM        
If shopping and dining at the Plaza aren’t enough, head over to the Power and Light District for some evening dinner and drinks. Located in the heart of downtown, it’s one of the Midwest’s top entertainment centers with more than 50 unique bars, restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. www.powerandlightdistrict.com
Day 3: Trip to the Past
9:00 AM                       
Museums in Kansas City might be as abundant as fountains. Spend the day visiting some of the more unique ones such as the National World War I Museum, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, or the American Jazz Museum. www.visitkc.com
1:00 PM   
Did you know that Kansas City was a favorite spot among notorious gangsters? The Gangster Tour gives you a look into mob homes and hangouts, turf wars, and infamous crimes like the Union Station Massacre. Tours are offered only on Saturdays and private reservations require a minimum of 15 people. www.thekctours.com