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KC Destinations is a membership organization of cities located in the Kansas City metro region. Each community offers visitors the opportunity to adventure beyond the big city lights and truly experience the area in a meaningful way through the eyes, ears, and stomachs of the locals. With KC Destinations, you can request visitor information, explore the metro, take a themed trip using the Otocast app, or learn more about our member destinations!
Explore the region a little differently with KC Trips! From historical sites to quirky curiosities, coffee spots to kid-friendly finds, you'll discover themed spots across KC using the free app Otocast, while collecting badges for a chance to win a $250 gift card!. Learn more at KC Trips!
HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS ACROSS THE METRO...
Seasonal favorites are here, so let’s bring on the holiday cheer! From holiday lighting traditions to local
gifts your family and friends will love, KC Destinations knows how to serve up the festivities. Take a peek
at these holiday happenings across the metro!
This month's featured event is Aztec Theatre's Veterans Tribute!
Aztec Shawnee Theater is privileged to honor our service men and women on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, with live music, re-enactments, comedy, and historical displays.
Enjoy music by local singer/songwriter Sara Morgan. General Dwight D. Eisenhower re-enactor Bill Nicks, Jr. will convey IKE’s WW II experiences including, D-Day, VE Day, the great leaders he served with, his schooling, his leadership of NATO, and how, as President and Commander-In-Chief he avoided Vietnam, his Cold War dealings with the Soviets and much more.
Tickets are only $10 each plus Eventbrite fees and tax online; or $15 plus tax at the door the night of the show if they are still available.
Aztec Shawnee Theater will be donating several free tickets to veterans. This is a family friendly event.
This month's featured KC Destination is Leavenworth, KS!
Leavenworth is the “First City of Kansas” and was incorporated in 1854. The historic, quaint City of Leavenworth invites you to come and explore our beautiful city! Leavenworth is the ideal place to discover the state’s history. From some of our most famous residents and visitors which include Lewis and Clark, Buffalo Bill Cody, Abraham Lincoln and Susan B. Anthony, the growing town of Leavenworth became the “Jumping off point to the West.”
The city’s major attraction, historic Fort Leavenworth, is the oldest (founded in 1827) continually operating U.S. Army post west of the Mississippi. The Frontier Army Museum at Fort Leavenworth features a Lewis & Clark exhibit and houses one of the best collections of 19th century military weapons and equipment. The inspiring Buffalo Soldier Monument memorializes the African American soldiers of the 9th and 10th Calvary. The Fort’s National Cemetery is one of the first 14 national cemeteries established by President Abraham Lincoln.
In the City of Leavenworth, you can view magnificent vintage homes in a host of styles, Victorian, Queen Anne, and Italianate dating from the mid-1800’s and tour the 1882 Victorian Carroll Mansion. Enjoy a diverse variety of dining choices including over 20 International restaurants serving up their specialties. Experience self-guided historic Leavenworth and Fort Leavenworth interactive waysides tours, stroll along the Missouri River, become a kid again and take a ride on a restored 1913 antique carousel and shop in a wide variety of eclectic shops in the 28-block historic downtown shopping district and throughout the Leavenworth area.
With our close proximity to both Fort Leavenworth and Kansas City, Leavenworth is an ideal choice for your next family weekend getaway or business retreat, meeting, or conference. We look forward to making your time here a success. For more information go to www.visitleavenworthks.com or call 913-758-2948.