Kansas City, Missouri, may be new to your must-go list, but its roots as a travelers’ outpost run deep. This historic metro started as a trading hub for French fur purveyors and covered wagons headed west. Now, it continues to attract visitors with its jazz music, artsy neighborhoods and legendary barbecue.
1 National World War I Museum and Memorial
One of Kansas City's most iconic views comes from the top of the Liberty Memorial Tower, which former president Calvin Coolidge dedicated in 1926. In the museum, you can explore historical exhibits and art related to WWI.
2 Crossroads Arts District
Live music venues and charming boutiques are the high points of this repurposed warehouse district, which hosts a monthly food truck festival. Visit a gallery or let the alleyways be your photo subjects.
3 Urban Provisions
4 Happy Gillis Cafe & Hangout
5 Kauffman Stadium
6 Arthur Bryant's BBQ
8 Boulevard Brewing
The neighborhood that began as a hub for the Oregon Trail is now a buzzy enclave full of shopping, food and live music venues. Capture the street art by day and hit the whiskey bar or saloon at night.
10 The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
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- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.