Kansas City Life

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is located in the heart of Kansas City, an urban area of about 2 million people. The city is known for its lively culture, beautiful parks and boulevards and friendly people.

Kansas City, in the state of Missouri, is a three-hour flight from both Los Angeles and New York. Kansas City International Airport is 41 kilometers from the UMKC campus.

Kansas City was dubbed the Paris of the Plains for its lively arts scene and laid-back atmosphere. Visit the world-class Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art located just two block north of campus. Browse local art galleries on the First Friday of every month in the Crossroads District. Shop at the upscale Country Club Plaza—America’s premier outdoor shopping plaza modeled after KC’s sister city, Seville, Spain. Take in world-famous Kansas City jazz at 18th & Vine. Enjoy vibrant nightlife at the newly developed Power & Light District or historic Westport. Catch some of the nation’s best sports teams in the nation in action with Royals baseball, Chiefs football and Sporting KC soccer. And, of course, taste the barbecue that has put KC on the map!