Speakeasies Around the State

Five Prohibition-style speakeasies serve classic cocktails while recreating the past.

Dodging Barges, Hallucinating, and Lost on the Big Muddy: Inside the MR340

Hundreds of paddlers from around the world will undertake the MR340 next year, a grueling 340-mile race on the Missouri River from Kansas City to St. Charles. Get a taste for the adventure from these veteran competitors, and pick a point along the river to watch.

December 11, 1933

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at 45th and Oak streets in Kansas City opened on this day.

December 5, 1901

Innovator of animated cartoons, theme parks, and more, Walt Disney from Marceline and Kansas City was born on this day.

December 2, 1878

Westport became a part of Kansas City on this date in history.

November 17, 1786

Birthday of Dr. Benoist Troost. He was Kansas City's first physician, founded their first newspaper, and started the city's Chamber of Commerce. Troost Avenue is named for him.

2019 Discover the Best of Missouri Life Awards

You voted. We counted. Now you can discover some best-kept secrets and surprises around the state in eight different categories, such as culture, destinations, food, lore and legend, and more.

October 30, 1914

Kansas City's beautiful Union Station opened for business.

September 28, 1811

Birthday of John Calvin McCoy. The "Father of Kansas City" went to the area to do missionary work. He built a cabin in the Westport area and did business with the eventual travelers on the Santa Fe Trail and Oregon Trail.

September 20, 1866

The first passenger train ran between St. Louis and Kansas City.