This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Kansas City. To help you make friends with Kansas City before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Kansas City, Kansas, USA, is actually made up of two cities spanning the border of two states -- Missouri and Kansas. While most of the attractions and things to do are located in Missouri, Kansas offers plenty of fun as well and is an economic place to spend the night at a hostel in Kansas City, Kansas, USA.
Kansas City is home to several professional sports teams. For football fans, there are the Kansas City Chiefs. For baseball, there are the Royals. There's also professional ice hockey, soccer, and women's football.
As far as eating, be sure to hit up some of the BBQ joints for which Kansas City is known. Gates Bar-B-Q is a popular local chain that can be found in both Missouri and Kansas. There's even a nonprofit organization known as the Kansas City Barbeque Society, so you know the city must take its BBQ seriously!
Kansas City has Worlds of Fun -- literally! Worlds of Fun is a nearby amusement park from the same company that owns Cedar Point and Knott's Berry Farm. The rides and attractions are all themed after different parts of the world. The adjacent Oceans of Fun is a large water park included with Worlds of Fun admission.
If you're interested in history, Kansas City has it! Probably the best historical site is the National World War I Museum. There are plenty of museums on a variety of subjects, and some are even free! That means you'll be doubling up on a good deal -- you'll enjoy a reasonably priced admission to a Kansas City museum, then spend the night at a reasonably priced Kansas City, Kansas, USA hostel!
After spending a couple nights at a hostel in Kansas City, Kansas, USA, you are in the ideal spot to extend your trip. Conveniently located in the center of the United States of America, you can drive or fly anywhere in the country for a good price. Although the rest of the Midwest is sparse on hostels, you will find more to the east, west, and south.
Written by local enthusiast for Kansas City hostelsJessica Lippe