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22 Reasons Why Kansas City Is Really Awesome (And You Should Totally Visit)

Just don't mention Bumgarner. We're still upset about that.

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1. The nightlife is a lot of fun

2. Soccer's super popular here

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3. And baseball

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4. Beer!

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5. No really, we like craft beer a lot

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6. The shopping district is really pretty

It's designed after Seville, Spain.
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It's designed after Seville, Spain.

7. And it's even prettier at Christmas time

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8. There's a lot of artsy stuff

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9. The fountains are awesome!

Fun fact – The only city in the world that has more fountains than Kansas City is Rome, Italy. It's also a fact that they look totally badass when they freeze over.
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Fun fact – The only city in the world that has more fountains than Kansas City is Rome, Italy.

It's also a fact that they look totally badass when they freeze over.

10. There's live music basically everywhere, both big...

11. ...and small

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12. We even have our own music festival called Middle of the Map Fest

It's like SXSW but in Kansas City
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It's like SXSW but in Kansas City

13. BARBECUE

It's better here than anywhere else, just trust me.
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It's better here than anywhere else, just trust me.

14. Also, we've jumped on the food truck bandwagon if you're into that

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15. At Christmas, you can even take a Cinderella carriage ride around the city

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16. This is what our library looks like from the outside

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17. Diversity!

We have two Little Italys, one of the oldest Hispanic neighborhoods in the Midwest, a pretty good-sized Croatian community in Strawberry Hill (shoutout to the local povitica company by the same name), and lots of other cultural areas around the city.
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We have two Little Italys, one of the oldest Hispanic neighborhoods in the Midwest, a pretty good-sized Croatian community in Strawberry Hill (shoutout to the local povitica company by the same name), and lots of other cultural areas around the city.

18. We're big on the Irish, with an Irish Fest every August...

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19. ...and a parade every St Patrick's Day.

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20. Seriously, we really like Ireland.

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21. If you're part of the hipster set, KC is basically the poor man's Brooklyn.

We have blocks of independent art galleries in the Crossroads District, craft breweries, tons of local bands, and a coffee shop with baristas so strict that they won't even let you add milk and sugar to your coffee.
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We have blocks of independent art galleries in the Crossroads District, craft breweries, tons of local bands, and a coffee shop with baristas so strict that they won't even let you add milk and sugar to your coffee.

22. And, finally, it's just a really pretty city

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Now come visit!

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