Kansas City, a large city on the border of Missouri and Kansas, is served by Kansas City International Airport. The airport is in the Northland and offers free Wi-Fi connectivity for all visitors. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority provides tourists on Kansas City flights with an hourly bus service to and from the airport. Those landing on flights to Kansas City should therefore look out for the #129 bus, known as the I-29 Express. For those who require a shuttle between the airport and their downtown accommodation, the KCI Shuttle is available. All well-known car rental companies can be found at the airport.
The Metro bus provides visitors who have used Kansas City flights with access to the main tourist attractions. The MAX (Metro Area eXpress) bus service and the number 57 bus connects downtown Kansas City with a range of popular locations, including Westport and the Plaza. The JO bus service is available in Johnson County. Tourists with extra money to spend may wish to splash out on taxi use while on holiday in the region. First Class Transportation and Access-Budget Taxi are just two of the many taxi companies that offer services to those who have purchased airfare to Kansas City.
In downtown Kansas City, the American Jazz Museum is a must-see tourist attraction. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is popular with sports fans. Children will enjoy a trip to the Toy and Miniature Museum, while adults will love the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Swope Park Zoo is a favourite with families who have snapped up cheap flights to Kansas City. Tourists with large budgets can visit the Ameristar Casino, home to 3,000 slot and video poker machines. The starlight theatre puts on fantastic shows for those who wish to put their feet up and enjoy a memorable stage performance.
The Historic City Market in downtown Kansas City offers excellent shopping and dining facilities, as does the Oak Park Mall, the largest indoor shopping centre in the region. Arthur Bryant's is where travellers will find excellent barbeque food. Italian cuisine can be found at the fabulous Antony's restaurant. If money is no object, Capital Grille is the place to dine. Kansas City is home to a large Jazz scene. The Blue Room features musicians nightly and is the ideal place to relax after a long day of sightseeing. The laid back JJ's wine and martini bar caters to older tourists while VooDoo is suited to a younger crowd.