Fly To Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City Missouri tends to fly under the tourist radar, but the self-proclaimed “Heart of America” has plenty to offer visitors, nonetheless. Aside from the plentiful boulevards, abundance of fountains and attractive art deco and mid-century buildings, you’ll also find some great jazz and blues, and the finest barbeque on the continent.
To top it off, there are riverboat casinos offering glamorous gambling, resident ballet and performance companies for theatrical delights, a plenitude of live music venues catering to all auditory tastes, and some world-class museums and galleries to boot.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders do need a Visa to visit Kansas City, Missouri, and anywhere else in the USA. Leave plenty of time for Visa processing, and make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps and Visa’s.
- There is a South African Honorary Consulate in the Kansas/Missouri area, contactable by phone and email. Phone: + 1 913 649 3578. Email: email@example.com.
See and do
Kansas City is divided into hundreds of neighbourhoods, all with their own specialties and atmospheres.
Downtown is rapidly becoming the place to be, with its Power and Light District housing the city’s most popular restaurants, nightclubs and bars, as well as one of the most advanced theatres in the country, complete with vibrating seats. The Historic City Market is also Downtown, and offers some great shopping and dining, as well as concerts, events and markets. Pick up your souvenirs at the market – they’ll be far better priced than the official souvenir stores.
The Union Station Area, on the other hand has more of a formal bent, with some of the best museums within its limits. The Science Centre, Gottlieb Planetarium and KC Rail Experience are all worth a trip, and one ticket buys entrance to all three!
For a breath of fresh air, make sure to visit Swope Park. It’s more than twice as large as New York City’s Central Park, and has a zoo, wildlife rescue centre, two golf courses, two lakes, an amphitheatre and a day-camp area. It’s an excellent place to take a step back from the city and enjoy a picnic in the sun.
Of course you can’t visit Kansas City without trying the world-famous barbeque, so head over to Arthur Bryant’s, B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ or Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue. The so called “burnt ends” are a Kansas City speciality, and are smoky and delicious in a chewy kind of way.
Public transport in Kansas City is limited to the bus, colloquially known as the metro. Day passes are available and give you unlimited boarding for the day. The bus covers most of the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, and should get you within walking distance of most places.
Kansas City International Airport – MCI
Food and beverage: Starbucks, and the Great American Bagel Bakery.
Currency Exchange: There is no confirmation of the availability of any foreign exchange bureaus at Kansas City International Airport, but there are ATMs available from which to draw US dollars.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Items lost and found within the airport terminals, outside the security screening areas, can be handed in or claimed from the airport Lost & Found, which is contactable on +1 816 243 5237.
Airport Hotels: None on site. Nearby: American Inn North Kansas City, Residence Inn Kansas City Downtown/Union Hill, Americas Best Value Inn and Suites, and Courtyard Kansas City at Briarcliff.
Car Hire: ACE, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, National, Payless, and Thrifty.