Missouri’s largest metropolitan area, offers an abundant array of sights and attractions for both locals and visitors. Kansas City  is an arts mecca, home to the impressive Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art , boasting the world’s largest Asian art collection, and abundant public art in the form of outdoor sculptures and fountains. In fact, Kansas City boasts so many fountains that it rivals Rome for most water features.
Downtown Kansas City and its surrounding vicinity host the majority of the city’s sights, but appealing destinations are also sprinkled throughout the outlying boundaries of Kansas City as a result of continuing suburban sprawl.
Attractions range from significant examples of local architecture, namely art deco and Beaux Arts, to strongholds of history and culture that reflect the city’s diversity and roots as a 19th-century metropolis built on agriculture, stockyards, and the unyielding iron of railroad tracks.
Modern iconic buildings like the Sprint Center  and downtown Kansas City Library  represent a sweeping renaissance that’s transformed the city’s urban core into a bustling mix of shops, restaurants, attractions, and businesses, a long-anticipated contrast to the desolate, empty buildings that were a common sight in earlier decades.