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Historic Union Station has been refurbished and is now the home of trains both outside and inside. Train Town features the work of four local model train clubs. Their trains can now be seen in motion in displays at the Station. Union Station is also home to a vintage locomotive and numerous rail artifacts in its Union Station Story exhibit.
The grand opening of Union Station Kansas City on October 30, 1914 celebrated the third largest train station in the country and a building designed to last over 200 years. The ticket window opened at 11 p.m. that day and the first purchase went to Wichita businessman, F.W. Hockaday. The first trains began running in and out of the station at midnight on October 31.
|Country Club Plaza is well known for its canal walk and fountains. Gondola rides are available on the Grand Brush Creek Canal. International works of art adorn sidewalks and streets. Shopping and dining is abundant. Enjoy the free live courtyard concerts.|
||Arrowhead Stadium is home to the Kansas City Chiefs. The first game was played here August 12, 1972 with the Kansas City Chiefs and the St. Louis Cardinals.|
|Flamingo Paradise is a part of the Kansas City zoo. The zoo also has lions, seals and many other animals to see.|
|Nelson Atkins Museum of Art's rich collections bring together masterpieces from every culture and period of the world, spanning over 5,000 years.|
|Liberty Memorial - “In honor of those who served in the world war in defense of liberty and our country.” – inscription, on the Liberty Memorial tower in Downtown Kansas City. This memorial celebrates those who fought and those who died in World War I.|
|In 1920, the Negro National Baseball League was founded in Kansas City at the YMCA at 19th and Paseo and many famous names, such as Satchel Paige and James "Cool Papa" Bell, thrilled the crowds with their athletic abilities. Jazz musicians, such as the legendary Charlie "Bird" Parker, played in the clubs there. Today that neighborhood, recognized throughout the world as the 18th & Vine Historic District, is home to the American Jazz Museum and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Other historic spots include the Blue Room jazz nightclub and the renovated Gem Theatre Cultural and Performing Arts Center.|
|Royals Kauffman Stadium opened as Royals Stadium on April 10, 1973. It is recognized throughout baseball as one of the game's most beautiful ballparks.|
|Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center - This living museum stands in tribute to the legacy of Kansas City's early African-American pioneers, and embodies the artistic, cultural and social history of the African American experience.|
|These are just a few of the places you can see while in Kansas City. There are many historical museums and monuments to visit. There are severals places featuring the arts.|