Frommer’s, publisher of travel guides, lists Kansas City as one of the top ten travel destinations for 2012. Others selected include such exotic locations as Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Ghana and Chongqoing, China.
While neither exotic nor remote, Kansas City was selected based primarily on its ever expanding emphasis on arts and culture. Frommers focuses on the recent completion of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (described as one of the most technically advanced performance halls in the U.S.), the new
contemporary wing of the Nelson-Adkins Art Gallery; and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. It also identifies the College Basketball Experience interactive facility adjacent to the Sprint Center, the Negro League Baseball Museum and the Kansas City Jazz Museum that share space at 18th and Vine. In addition to raving about these and other attractions, the article raves about Kansas City barbecue.
Those of us who live here, love Kansas City already and easily brag about our attractions. It is nice to know that now a world-class expert on travel recognizes our city as a world-class destination.