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Kansas is a state in the Great Plains region of the United States of America. It is generally considered the center of the country, at least in geographical terms. Kansas is named after the Kansas River which flows through it, from the French "Cansez", by explorer Étienne de Veniard, Sieur de Bourgmont, and after the Kansa tribe, who inhabited the area. Thanks to the Wizard of Oz, many non-Kansans (and some Kansans as well) think of it as a place to escape from. However, there are a lot of great places to visit, particularly if you are interested in the More...
First, purchase a good book style map. The national map companies produce book style maps that can be purchased at Wal-Mart, Home Depot and many grocery and book stores. Local real estate agents and delivery drivers use a book map produced by a local company in the crossroads district but it is hard to find. The one inside the Feist directory is good and can often be obtained locally for free but the directory itself may be too bulky to carry.
Businesses that deliver, e.g. pizza, usually know the city well and have large maps on their walls. More...
Kansas City is a great city that tends to hide itself from tourists. Having reportedly more boulevards than Paris and more fountains than Rome, it can be a beautiful city, too. It is also unique, in that it is split down the middle by the state line of Kansas and Missouri.
Suburban sprawl takes place mostly south of the city, though the area north of the Missouri River (known locally as the Northland) is beginning to experience growth similar to the south. East/west streets are numbered, beginning at the Missouri River. The east/west division is marked by Main More...
• Stroud's - Best fried chicken (85th and Troost, and I-35 Frontage/Outer Road north of Vivion Road)
• Town Topic - famous small diner. Low prices. The original is at 2021 Broadway just north of Broadway and Southwest Blvd. It is open 24 hours. Souvenir T-shirts available.
• Nichols Lunch, 39th & Southwest Trf - Open during the day, but frequented by the after 3:00 AM bar closing crowd. You could see a drag queen from Missy B's next door.
• Chubby's, 3756 Broadway St - Greasy spoon that More...