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Sat Jul 20, 2019, 12:08 PM

Traveling to Kansas City in a few days. Any suggestions for things to see and do?

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Reply Traveling to Kansas City in a few days. Any suggestions for things to see and do? (Original post)
Cousin Dupree Jul 2019 OP
greymattermom Jul 2019 #1
Cousin Dupree Jul 2019 #4
MuseRider Jul 2019 #28
MuseRider Jul 2019 #38
ProudMNDemocrat Jul 2019 #2
Cousin Dupree Jul 2019 #5
liberal N proud Jul 2019 #3
Cousin Dupree Jul 2019 #6
WhiteTara Jul 2019 #7
Cousin Dupree Jul 2019 #11
Cracklin Charlie Jul 2019 #19
VarryOn Jul 2019 #8
Cousin Dupree Jul 2019 #13
Wellstone ruled Jul 2019 #9
Cousin Dupree Jul 2019 #10
Wellstone ruled Jul 2019 #14
LuvNewcastle Jul 2019 #27
Wellstone ruled Jul 2019 #29
MuseRider Jul 2019 #35
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LuvNewcastle Jul 2019 #41
Wellstone ruled Jul 2019 #42
LNM Jul 2019 #44
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Cracklin Charlie Jul 2019 #20
Cousin Dupree Jul 2019 #21
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Aristus Jul 2019 #12
Bradshaw3 Jul 2019 #16
Cousin Dupree Jul 2019 #17
LuvNewcastle Jul 2019 #31
MuseRider Jul 2019 #32
Bradshaw3 Jul 2019 #15
Cousin Dupree Jul 2019 #18
Cracklin Charlie Jul 2019 #22
LNM Jul 2019 #24
MuseRider Jul 2019 #34
LNM Jul 2019 #45
lastlib Jul 2019 #25
beveeheart Jul 2019 #33
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gopiscrap Jul 2019 #30
msongs Jul 2019 #36
LuvNewcastle Jul 2019 #43

Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 12:20 PM

1. World war 1 museum.

Nelson-Atkins. Have lunch in Roselle court. Kemper museum nearby.

Skip the Plaza. It's just a shopping center.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 12:24 PM

4. Thanks! Are there any good blues joints you'd recommend?

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 02:36 PM

28. The Negro League Baseball Hall of Fame is in the same building

as the historical Blue Room at 18th and Vine. I can go look up some stuff for you, both of my sons play jazz in KC and are usually in the know about all that is going on there, if I can get a hold of them. There is a lot going on right now.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 02:58 PM

38. Jazz/Blues

Blue Room https://americanjazzmuseum.org/events?field_venue_tid=26 I LOVE Matt Otto, really outstanding.

If you have FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=17022525 Spine Showcases is going on this week Created by Kelly Gant. If she is singing you should hear her. She is so good and she whistles too, amazing whistle solos! Non FaceBook link https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=17022525 Peter Schlamb is outstanding and he is with Ryan Lee Mmmmmm, also Matt Villinger. I really do not know much about Blues shows but you can usually find them around. One of DU's oldies who has been gone for a long time from here, did/does great art has a blues band that is pretty well known around there. If I can find that they are playing I will let you know.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 12:23 PM

2. The Negro League Baseball Hall of Fame

An inspirational trip through history prior to the integration of Major League Baseball.

Then take a drive to Independence to your the Truman House and Library.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 12:26 PM

5. Will definitely do the Hall of Fame. Thank you

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 12:23 PM

3. Here are a couple

River Market
Country Club Plaza
Arthur Bryant's BBQ


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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 12:26 PM

6. Thanks, will check them out.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 12:30 PM

7. The Nelson Art Gallery and

the Sophian Plaza. Old KC and there's a bar with a Maxfield Parrish mural on the wall. But in the Nelson Gallery is a life size statue of the Quan Yin in seated with one foot on the ground, poised to aid all sentient beings. A must see if you have any awe for sacred art.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 01:06 PM

11. Thank you so much

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 01:46 PM

19. I love to go to the grounds of the Nelson.

Wonderful outdoor sculpture garden. And the new Bloch Gallery (on the Nelson grounds) has wonderful exhibits. Also the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is nearby.

The Country Club Plaza is in the vicinity with shopping and dining. The Crossroads District has good galleries and restaurants.

Hot today, but a nice cool front will be here tomorrow for a few days. Enjoy your visit.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 12:35 PM

8. Union Station is a beautiful building...

Doesnít cost anything to walk in and look around.

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Response to VarryOn (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 01:07 PM

13. We'll check it out!

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 12:36 PM

9. Prepare to sweat your butt off.

 

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 01:03 PM

10. I know. Not looking forward to that!

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 01:13 PM

14. This time of year

 

all those towns along the Mississippi get down right brutal. Always carried a clean set of Uni's on the Passenger seat from Memorial day to Labor day. Only had the 55 A/C,windows rolled down and 55 mph.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #14)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 02:36 PM

27. Kansas City isn't on the Mississippi,

St. Louis is. I don't think the humidity is quite as bad in KC.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #27)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 02:40 PM

29. Sorry forgot the River Name.

 

Difference,sits in a river valley.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #29)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 02:46 PM

35. The Missouri River. n/t

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #35)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 02:52 PM

37. Yupper,

 

last time we were in KC the Mo was at flood. Talk about crap floating in that river. Mega humidity and being only 90 degrees felt like some where north of a 110 .

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #37)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:02 PM

39. I am about 60 miles away

from them and in a different river valley but not as big. The other day before the heat wave started it was 85 degrees and I went out to clean the barn thinking that is a nice temp. I was drenched in minutes, checked the weather service and the humidity was 91%. It gets muggy around here and with such a long very wet spring it is worse!

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #39)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:50 PM

40. My Spouse and I have been

 

tracking another anomaly. We started watching this event back in 2006 or so,it is called Corn Humidity. Happened to purchase a Camping Humidity as well as a Ambient air Temp monitor at a local out fitter store. Just out of a lark,while parked in our Relatives Farm yard in southwestern Minnesota,lets see what this Humidity is all about. BTW,we were surrounded by ten foot corn . Holy Cow,Humidity at the local Airport was reporting 30+%. Fifteen miles west in the middle of the corn fields,we were showing 70%. The next day we went to the University Extension Office in that town just to see if we screwed things up . No we didn't,the Extension Lady said they we aware of this new phenomenon which was first discovered in Southern Illinois a few years earlier and a research paper was in the works.

Under certain conditions,a Fog bank has been observed a few feet above the Corn tassels. Fully understand the soaking wet in the Barn. Grew up with those Black and White critters. That is why we put a shower and change room addition to the Milk House.






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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #40)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 04:03 PM

41. Interesting

I've been in corn fields and I know how hot it gets, but I always thought it was hot because the corn was blocking the wind. Didn't know it actually raised the humidity. I wonder if it's the same for other crops that grow tall or if it's unique to corn.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #41)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 04:25 PM

42. Soybeans produce a similiar effect

 

and what was noticed at the extension farm was the fog could contained Herbicides and Pesticides during the first few events that were monitored. Same for the Corn,only the first few events tend to be quite heavy. There again major difference in plant size and structure. Beans tend to hold moisture in the leaves were as Corn tends to emit that excess moisture.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #40)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 04:48 PM

44. I noticed that at a friend's farm near Spring Valley, Wi.

Way more humid than the Twin Cities and they're bad enough!

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Response to LNM (Reply #44)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 05:37 PM

46. The Humidity for Spring Valley should as a rule

 

be 10% less than the Twin Cities,but as you said,you are right on. Know the area,as Dairy has gone away,more of the land is now Corn and Beans and less Hay and Pastureland. Some of the Worlds Richest Soils are in that area.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 01:48 PM

20. High temperature forecast for Monday is only 81.

Now, that will be pleasant!

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #20)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 01:51 PM

21. With humidity at 90 percent? LOL

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Reply #21)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 02:00 PM

23. Just checked again.

Monday hi 83 low 62
Tuesday hi 82 low 63

10% chance rain and sunny

Should be fantastic! People gonna go crazy. Find something to do outdoors at night, check Starlight Theatre schedule. Kansas City Royals game? Go to Liberty Memorial for a night view of the city. Find the Scout Statue in Penn Valley Park. He is an icon.

Kansas City is the City of Fountains. See how many you can find. You should definitely check out the J. C. Nichols fountain at the Country Club Plaza. It is beautiful!


Edit to add: about the fountains...if you are flying in, you should see at least one fountain before you leave the airport.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 01:06 PM

12. Yeah: the signs reading "Now Leaving Kansas City."

There's a reason we fly over those states on the way to somewhere else.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #12)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 01:23 PM

16. What a shitty thing to say

The kind of thing that gives credence when the haters call liberals smug and condescending.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #12)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 01:30 PM

17. Not at all helpful. On many levels. No need to have your nose up in the air.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #12)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 02:41 PM

31. I could say something negative about any place I've been.

So what?

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Response to Aristus (Reply #12)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 02:42 PM

32. Apparently you have never been?

I agree with those above, that is a shitty thing to say. I am not a big fan of Kansas City, I live about 60 miles from it and spend a great deal of time there since my sons live there and all my husbands family. That being said, it is not lacking for any kind of entertainment or good food or kind people. It is a typical big city without being HUGE. Harder to get around in now but it is a nice place full of wonderful things and great places of entertainment and food. The Art Galleries are fabulous and you can find all kinds of them spread out through the city.

I don't know where you are from but is it really so great you have to be so pretentious?

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 01:20 PM

15. Definitely go to the Truman Museum and area

Best presidential museum I've been to. Also, his family house is worth a visit just because it shows how humble this extraordinary man was.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #15)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 01:44 PM

18. Guess what? Just found out the library and museum closes Monday for one year for renovations.

Story of my life.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Reply #18)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 01:52 PM

22. Truman's house is also a very interesting tour.

There are several other good places in Trumanís Independence area.

Trails West Museum, 1859 Jail Museum, Bingham-Waggoner Home and Museum, Vaille Mansion.

Disclaimer: I live in Independence, home of Harry S Truman.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 02:16 PM

24. The Boulevard Brewery!!

Love the WWI museum, Nelson-Atkins but a fun trip is touring the Boulevard Brewing Company - my favorite beer. The tour is fun and they give you a sample at the beginning of the tour and more (4?) at the end.

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Response to LNM (Reply #24)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 02:44 PM

34. If you go to BBC there is a really nice

Tapas place right down the road. La Bodega. We eat there now and again and were just there a couple of weeks ago. Mmmmm, really good. For fancy Corvino's is nice and they almost always have a jazz group there. The Majestic Steak House almost always has a jazz group too.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #34)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 04:50 PM

45. Thanks. Good to know.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 02:28 PM

25. Definitely go check out the Steamboat Arabia museum!!

A fantastic exhibit of mid-19th-century artifacts salvaged from a sunken riverboat. The whole thing is just jaw-dropping! Located north of downtown in the River Market area. Very much worth the price of admission!

https://www.1856.com/

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Response to lastlib (Reply #25)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 02:43 PM

33. My favorite! If you have any curiosity about what people

needed that had to shipped back then, this is the place to go. Plus, it's an amazing story of how the riverboat was found in a field.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 02:34 PM

26. Spend time in the Plaza

in the evening so you don't completely bake.

of course, Christmas there is much better, but summer is OK

Gates and Sons BBQ - if you like KC style BBQ

and should you make it out to the burbs... Zarda Dairy for some Ice Cream (if they are still around). That's in Lenexa and Shawnee... where I grew up.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 02:41 PM

30. World War I monument and the Negro League Baseball Hall of Fa me

are both well worth it

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 02:48 PM

36. "there's some crazy little women there..." ? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #36)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 04:37 PM

43. First thing that popped into my head!

I always wondered how little they were; were they dwarves? Nothing wrong with that if you're into that.

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