Part of the Museums on 18th & Vine complex, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) recreates the look, sounds and feel of the game's storied past. Video presentations and memorabilia in the 10,000 square-foot multimedia exhibit chronicle the history and heroes of the leagues from their origin after the Civil War to their demise in the 1960s. The federal government recently designated the museum America's National Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
Located in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District in Kansas City, MO, the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of jazz through interactive exhibits and films, the Changing Gallery exhibit space, Horace M. Peterson III Visitors Center, Blue Room jazz club and Gem Theater.
Downtown Kansas City is now home to one of the finest arenas in the country. The $276 million Sprint Center is a state-of-the-art, 18,500-seat arena on the eastern edge of the Power & Light District. The facility also houses the College Basketball Experience - a 41,500-square-foot building that features the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame as well as an interactive fan area. The hands-on, high-energy exhibits place visitors in electrifying game-like situations.
AEG Live's The Midland is one of Kansas City's premiere concert venues. Located in downtown Kansas City on Main Street in the Power & Light District, the original Midland Theatre opened in 1927 and hosted well-known artists throughout its history, most recently, Faith Hill, Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Willie Nelson, Duran Duran, The Moody Blues, Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Buble and Jethro Tull. The newly renovated Midland by AMC is home to a wide variety of musical artists, comedians, family entertainers as well as special, corporate and private events.
Room 39 opened in November 2004 to rave reviews. Focusing on seasonal, fresh and locally grown ingredients, Room 39 is the premiere location in Kansas City for seasonal American food, and they are proud to support local agriculture.
An eclectic French bistro tucked away in historic river city market area in downtown Kansas City is a local favorite serving 4 star traditional and contemporary food in a fun filled atmosphere. Chef/proprietor Mano Rafael works with seasonal ingredients to create an ever-changing chalkboard menu. The vast menu selections and wine list offer many choices for varying tastes and budgets.
The American Restaurant has been consistently awarded both the AAA Four Diamonds and the Mobil Travel Guide Four Stars ratings - recognition of the highest levels of cuisine and hospitality. The extensive award winning wine list is one of the best in the city, and the three story windows which give way to a spectacular view.