Get your journey off to the best start possible by brushing up on Kansas City before you jet off.
This city is 130 miles (209 kilometers) west of the capital of Missouri, Jefferson City. Kansas City is also 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of Olathe.
150,000 friendly locals live in this part of Northwest Missouri.
If you have an investigative mind, head on over to Hallmark Visitors Center. You never know what you could encounter here! Like some more ideas? Nothing compares to seeing great art when your spirit needs lifting. As you stare at the fabulous pieces at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, see if you can pinpoint a deeper meaning. But that's not all there is. We're all wild about our feathery and furry friends, but how about getting to know those who can be a tad more scaly and slippery? Meet some of the most incredible animals of the aquatic realm at Sea Life Aquarium.