HANG OUT SPOTS
With campus enhancements constantly improving around campus, there are more places to hang out with your friends or for some quiet time by yourself. The Eagle's Nest inside Marian Center is where students go to play some pool or ping-pong or just to watch a movie in between classes. Our newest residence hall, Thompson Hall, has a great lounge for hanging out with fellow students. If you need a quite place to study, the library is a great place to work on your homework or do some research, plus they offer refreshments at special times during the day.
There are many shopping centers in Kansas City for you to visit. The Country Club Plaza is a beautiful shopping center with Spanish architecture and over 40 sculptures and fountains. There are over 180 stores in the Country Club Plaza including Saks Fifth Avenue, Gucci, Armani XChange, Eddie Bauer and a variety of other stores. Kansas City is also home to numerous other shopping malls throughout the city. The Legends is another popular shopping area that is next to the NASCAR racetrack in Kansas City, KS. It features T-Rex, an animated dinosaur restaurant, Dave & Busters (huge arcade and restaurant) and lots of shopping!
Kansas City is home to several professional sports teams including the Kansas City Chiefs (U.S. football), the Kansas City Royals (baseball) and the Sporting Kansas City (soccer). Another popular Kansas City attraction is Worlds of Fun which has over 115 performances and rides including the Timber Wolf, which is ranked by roller coaster enthusiasts as the best roller coaster in the U.S. Kansas City also has numerous parks, the Kansas City Zoo, golf courses, lakes, and Oceans of Fun, a water park. Restaurants serving many different types of food are found in the city, and movie theaters are plentiful.
Kansas City is large enough so that there are many activities, cultural events, and places for you to visit, but
small enough so that you can avoid some of the problems of larger cities such as traffic jams. There are many museums for you to visit including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, which has almost 28,000 paintings and sculptures. Other museums and sites include the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, the Arabia Steamboat Museum, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library, the Hallmark Cards Visitor's Center, the City Hall and Observation Deck, and many other interesting sites.
To find out more information about Kansas City, visit www.visitkc.com.