Nice of you to stop by– and can I say this semester has flown by! We now only have 7 weeks left of this fall semester…. (mind-blown gasp) Yes its crazy, its intense, its ridiculous, and its scary– but lets not let that stop us from enjoying a read and learning about an amazing city. Yup, KANSAS CITY actually IS an amazing city.
Now I put “school in” in parentheses because you can leave those words in or out. If you have already graduated college or already attend a college than lets read this as “Why You Should Go to Kansas City” because… well, you should. If you’re in high school and about to make a decision of where to go- let me do some braggin’ on and convincin’ of Kansas City. (If you don’t know MidAmerica is in Olathe, KS– just a twenty minute straight shot away from downtown KC)
SO here it is… Why YOU Should Go to (School In) Kansas City:
If you’re a sports fan:
Do I really need to say anything else about these Royals, man? If so read my post from a few weeks ago– it will enlighten you. We are now in the World Series and can I say this city is going crazy! Even the fountains (if you didn’t know Kansas City has the second most amount of fountains in a city) are all blue, ROYAL blue! If you don’t believe me here is some convincing:
Also I got the chance to go to game 3 against the Orioles… Here I am with my sister
If you aren’t a huge baseball fan- no worries! Our KC Chiefs are doing pretty well! Arrowhead Stadium is actually the loudest stadium in the world! Our MNU boys even got the chance to play there! Here is a picture with my friends at the game:
If you like soccer– good news! KC has one of the best soccer teams in the MLS! Heading out to Sporting is always a fun time!
If you’re into the arts:
I say this in my fancy voice. KC is great if you love the arts! My sister and I went to the ballet this last weekend at the Kauffman Center…. and let me just say I was impressed all around. It may have been for a project but I quite enjoyed it!
They have the symphony, ballet, and opera all at the Kauffman Center which is beautiful! Also the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is phenomenal as well as the Plaza Art Fair!
(Also if you like jazz- check out the Green Lady!)
If you love to eat:
Who doesn’t? But KC is a great place to grab some good food. We are known for our BBQ–I highly recommend Oklahoma Joes which did not originate in Oklahoma believe it or not– There are soo many good places to eat though! Great Mexican restaurants, fondue places, all you can eat meat restaurants, amazing burger places, and soooo much more! You really can’t get enough of the good cookin’ in KC.
If you’re a hipster:
Oh man this is a great place for you! Every coffee house in KC seems to have that “hipstery” flare (yes I made up a word). I personally love the Roasterie– which has 3 KC locations! Yay happy day! (Also I have a free drink to redeem so I need to stop by there get myself a Chai latte)
If you love some good concerts- we have so many great places and get so many great bands. City and Colour is a personal favorite of mine and this year is the second year in a row they have come to KC.
Also we have the river market, farmers market, First Fridays (vintage findings in West Bottoms), and West Port…. (enough said).
If you love a good theme park:
Good news! MNU is 30 minutes away from Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun… Also about that distance away from Schlitterbahn Water Park!
If you love Christmas:
Can I tell you there is nothing better than the Christmas season in Kansas City… The Plaza lights, Crown Center, and Union Station– they make the season so much more cheerful! I even posted a blog about it last year– feel free to check it out I am sure I will be writing another one soon enough however!
If you love nature:
Kansas City is huge and vast, so don’t think you’ll be surrounded by buildings with no nature. Just take a short drive and you’ll see it. On MNU’s campus we have the BEST trees around! (seriously though) If you drive 30 minutes south you’ll be on some farms, and in an hour drive or so you’ll hit the flint hills (yes we know Kansas is a flat state and the flint hills are basically nothing- but c’mon they are still pretty cool for a flat state).
There is soo much more… but I will leave you with this to ponder. Seriously you need to come to KC. If you need more information… stop by this site:
Thanks for stopping by!