Kansas City, Kansas Flights:
Flights to Kansas City, Kansas
There’s a Kansas City in the state of Missouri as well as Kansas City, Kansas, and although the two are divided by a river and a state line it’s essentially one big city. Kansas City, Kansas is known as a satellite city of the city in Missouri.
Kansas City International Airport (airport code: MCI) is actually located across the river in Missouri, but is an easy drive by rental car or taxi. Flights to Kansas City are available with several airlines, usually with 2 connections en route. South African Airways takes the same path as British Airways, with stops in London and then Toronto. If you take Delta Airlines, you’ll be transferring in Atlanta and Washington. The complete flight to Kansas City is around 26 hours long when flying from Johannesburg.
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The Tourist Attractions in Kansas City:
Although Kansas City, Kansas has some of its own attractions, the majority of tourist attractions are actually across the river on the Missouri side of the city. This Kansas City still has plenty of accommodation and services on offer though so would make a good base from which to explore the cities in both states. Here in Kansas City, Kansas, you might like to take in the following sights:
The Strawberry Hill area of Kansas City is one of the city’s historic neighbourhoods that was established in the late 1800’s. The area was chosen for its views over the Kansas and Missouri Rivers and still includes several examples of fine Victorian period homes that were built in the Queen Anne style.
Strawberry Hill was mainly a South Slavic community with immigrants from countries like Croatia and Slovenia, and you can still find their cultural heritage in this neighbourhood today as there are many Eastern European bakeries and shops here.
In the Rosedale area of Kansas City is the Rosedale Arch. This is a smaller, but exact replica of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and was built in dedication to the men from Kansas City who fought in World War 1.
Huron Indian Cemetery
Still well known as the Huron Indian Cemetery, this cemetery is now officially called the Wyandot National Burying Ground. It was established around 1843 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Only a small number of the graves are actually marked within this cemetery and it’s thought by some that there could be as many as 800 people buried here. The cemetery is open during daylight hours for visitors who would like to take a look around hits historic place.
When Should You Visit?:
Kansas City is prone to some severe weather as it’s situated in the USA’s famous Tornado Alley. Tornados are most likely to strike in the spring though in actual fact they could occur at any time of the year. Summers are hot and humid whereas winters are quite cool and prone to ice storms! If you want to avoid the worse of Kansas City’s weather then probably the best time to visit would be the autumn!