Kansas City named FIFA World Cup 2026 host city

Kansas City was officially named a FIFA World Cup 2026 host city on Thursday as FIFA, the sport’s global governing body, announced the 16 bids selected across the United States, Mexico and Canada to host matches for the largest event in World Cup history. 


‘Pine to Palm’: Jefferson Highway Revisited

These days, the street that Cameron residents know as Chestnut runs parallel to Highway 69, but back then, Chestnut was part of a grand transportation endeavor known as the Jefferson Highway.


K.C. City Scout: Explore the Golden Age

Gatsby Days is a highlight of arts and culture in Kansas City. Bank robbery reenactments, live jazz, poetry readings, window displays, a fashion walk, escape room games, and more allow you to explore the culture and history of the Golden Age at this annual event in downtown Excelsior Springs.


April 17, 1892

On this date in Missouri history: Fountain Day begins in Kansas City, which ranks behind only Rome, Italy, in the number of fountains in one city.


March 28, 1850

Missouri History Today chronicles important dates for the Show-Me State.


Explore mystery and flavor in Kansas City

A murder mystery cocktail lounge, heart-themed art, New York-style pizza, and more in Kansas City. This is the City Scout report for April 2022, produced exclusively for missourilife.com.


March 3, 1911

Jean Harlow, the original "blonde bombshell," was born in Kansas City. She was famous for pinup posters, movies, and her ability to make front-page news in Hollywood magazines.


City Scout: Kansas City art … and jellyfish?

"City Scout: Kansas City" is a monthly roundup looking ahead at events, noteworthy dining options, and more in the metro area.


February 25, 1955

H&R Block is founded in Kansas City by Richard and Henry Bloch. Their small tax preparation firm went on to become one of the largest accounting firms in the world.


The Soul of Jazz exhibit at the American Jazz Museum.

City Scout: Kansas City

Missouri Life magazine presents City Scout: Kansas City, a recap of events and great eats in the K.C. area. This month: Mexican treats, German beers, an animated tour through jazz history, and more.