U.S.A. Finds: Kansas City rocks, starting with jazz Coquitlam BC

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U.S.A. Finds: Kansas City rocks, starting with jazz

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Kansas City jazz is legendary Jesse's grave and childhood home

By Jane Stokes

(NC)-Adventure is plentiful south of the border and exploration is even more fun when there's something in it for everyone. Kansas City, Missouri, does just that-especially if you're crazy for:

Jazz: Starting in the Roaring 20s, Kansas City-style jazz had its own swinging signature sound. Hear it everywhere, every night-and learn about these musical roots at the American Jazz Museum.

Food: The city's world-famous "Barbecue" is served up at more than 100 establishments. The KC secret is thought to be the slow smoking process of its meats for up to 18 hours, often over hickory.

Sports: Home to six professional teams: football, baseball, soccer, tennis, arena football and roller derby. It's also a great college basketball hub and the city hosts NASCAR races at Kansas Speedway.

Treasure: More than 200 tons of pre-Civil War artefacts were recovered from the sunken 1856 steamboat, Arabia. This jaw-dropping collection at the Arabia Steamboat Museum is the largest collection of its kind in the world. You have to see it to believe it.

Performing Arts: KC is a vibrant scene with more than 65 organizations.

World War History: The National World War I Museum here houses the second largest collection of artefacts anywhere. Exhibits are interactive, disquieting and compelling.

Nightlife: Amid skyscrapers and Art Deco buildings, KC's vibrant Power & Light District is a one-stop concentration of nightclubs, restaurants, theatres and entertainment.

Sentimentality: At the Hallmark Visitors Center, you'll see how, in 1910, two shoeboxes of postcards, turned into the creation of two billion greeting cards every year, now distributed in more than 30 languages and 100 countries.

Gangsters: Famous outlaw Jesse James grew up nearby. Visit the Jesse James Farm and Home, as well as the Jesse James Bank Museum (in Liberty, Missouri) the site of the first daylight bank robbery in the U.S.A.

And when it's Kansas City here I come - and you just must hang out at the corner of 12th Street and Vine, do note that the famed and exquisite Hotel Phillips (hotelphillips.com) is near there too-a location also known also for housing Harry S. Truman's haberdashery.

More information is available online at visitkc.com.

Credit: www.newscanada.com