Some call it the Heart of America, to others it’s the Paris of the Plains. Known as the Jazz and BBQ capital of the world, and also the city of fountains, Kansas City has a long list of accolades and nicknames – and more than one state to call home. Whether you’re in Kansas City, Kansas or Kansas City, Missouri, we know you’ll find a reason to visit – and maybe even stay for good. Residents from both sides of the state line can agree, Kansas City has something to offer everyone. Central Self Storage has the top reasons we love to call these cities home.
Flavorful Food Choices
When you’re searching for top-notch BBQ, you might not think to look in the Midwest, but you don’t know how mistaken you are. Known as the BBQ capital of the world, Kansas City has an array of BBQ joints and styles – not to mention the ongoing debates of best BBQ place. From Arthur Bryant’s to Jack Stack BBQ to Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que, there are a variety of places to choose from; you’re sure to find flavor you love. But they don’t just tout the barbeque! A collection of diverse restaurants have landed in this city, and only add to the unique flavor of Kansas City.
Loads of Attractions
Whether you’re looking for a fun day at the amusement parks, beautiful sightseeing, or festivals throughout the year, Kansas City offers up attractions for people from all walks of life. Home to more than 200 fountains, this city has more fountains than any other city – except Rome – and more boulevards than any city – except Paris. It’s also home to the world’s tallest water slide at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas. At nearly 170 feet tall, this slide has a longer drop than Niagara Falls.
Kansas City Culture
From First Fridays in the Crossroads Art District to the Plaza Art Fair, the streets of Kansas City are filled with art fairs throughout the year. Thinking it’s a little too cold for outdoor festivals in the winter? Get another dose of culture by visiting the Starlight Theater, the Nelson-Atkins Museum or the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. And while New Orleans may be the birthplace of jazz, Kansas City has a jazz history that runs deep and contributes to a thriving jazz scene today. The American Jazz Museum includes interactive exhibits and programs, and a working jazz club known as the Blue Room.
Stellar Sports Teams – and Fans
Home to the loudest fans in professional sports, Kansas City residents know how to support their sports’ teams. While the city had been cursed with terrible sports luck since 1985, the Kansas City Royals are quickly becoming the most talked about team in the league – and the Kauffman Stadium is a beautiful locale to cheer on this baseball team. If football is your game of choice then drive on over to Arrowhead Stadium, where you’ll find the parking lot filled with eager tailgaters. Or drive down to Wyandotte County to support the Kansas City soccer team – Sporting KC – in one of the best soccer facilities in North America. No matter your sport of choice, there’s a team and fans to match.
No matter what reason brings you to Kansas City, we promise you’ll find something to fall in love with. If you end up extending your trip to a permanent stay, ease your transition with the help of nearby storage units. Affordable pricing and convenient Central Self Storage locations provide even more reasons to love making a move to this city. Contact a facility near your new residence and start calling Kansas City your home.