Kansas City Tourism

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Kansas City (often abbreviated as "KCK" to differentiate it from its adjacent namesake, Kansas City, Missouri) is the third-largest city in the state of Kansas, the county seat of Wyandotte County, and the third-largest city of the Kansas City metropolitan area. It is part of a consolidated city-county government known as the "Unified Government". Wyandotte County also includes the independent cities of Bonner Springs and Edwardsville. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 145,786 residents. It is situated at Kaw Point, which is the junction of the Missouri and Kansas rivers.


Set on the border of Missouri and Kansas, the Kansas City enjoy best of both the states. It is the largest city in the state of Missouri, and has a reputation of keeping a low key. The reason behind this is that the city is believed to have more fountains than Rome and more boulevards than Paris!

On the attractions front, the Kansas City tourism mostly concentrates on the Downtown. Full of beautiful art deco buildings with modern glass towers and mid-century designs, a plethora of restaurants and clubs, events, farmers’ markets, and more the downtown is one eternally happening place. Must-visits in the downtown include the Central Business District, Power and Light District, and the Historic City Market. There is a wide range of sports, museums and performances too, to be watched for in the city. 

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Facts and Stats for Kansas City*

  • Pollution Statistics in Kansas City

    Know the pollution level of Kansas City before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 38.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 26.67 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 28.33 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 13.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 19.64 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Kansas City: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Kansas City for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kansas City.

    • Burglary and Theft 58.85 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 65.82 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 45.41 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 68.5 (High)
    • Attacks 56.12 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 67.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 72.45 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 27 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 46 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 45.5 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 70.74 (High)
  • Living in Kansas City - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Kansas City is 192.97 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 40.53 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 75.08 (High)
    • Pollution Index 20.89 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 24.71 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 68.56 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 74.23 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.93 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 132.64 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kansas City

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kansas City

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.81 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 38.33 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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