It’s the season of giving thanks and we all know how much we appreciate our friends and family. However, have you ever stopped to consider how truly lucky and thankful you are to live in a city as great as Kansas City.
Why We are Thankful for KC
Two states, One Great City
Kansas City is located on the border of both Kansas and Missouri. Living in a city that is made up of two states is unique and allows for so much flexibility as both states follow their own state laws and mandates. Kansas City may be split down the middle but we share a common love for the Royals, Chiefs, and Sporting (all which reside on the Missouri side) and don’t forget Sporting and Nascar (which reside on the Kansas side).
Loudest Football Stadium in the WorldWe don’t only talk about our love for the Kansas City Chiefs, we prove it. On September 29, 2014, Arrowhead Stadium set a Guinness world record for the loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium is 142.2 dbA. We love our sports as much as we love our city!
The Only World War I MuseumKansas City hosts the only World War I museum in the country. The National World War I Museum and Memorial located in the Heart of Kansas City, Missouri also displays the famous Liberty Memorial as a memorial to remember those who served. The Liberty Memorial has been named a National Historic Landmark and memorial which President Barack Obama signed off on in December 2014.
Happy Cities Make Happy MealsAn ad man named Bob Bernstein created the idea behind McDonald’s happy meal. He imagined a specialty kids meal with a surprise for children inside. Happy meals were first rolled out in the Kansas City market in 1977 and would be rolled out nationwide two years later.
City of FountainsKansas City is often called the “City of Fountains, and for good reason, our city boasts over 200 fountains, the most in our country and only fewer than Rome. Early architects of the city had hopes of creating a landscape with quote “more boulevards than Paris, more fountains than Rome.”
The. Best. BBQ. Ever!
The first bbq restaurant in Kansas City was opened in the early 1900’s by Henry Perry. Since then we have become a city with over 100 bbq restaurants. Kansas City became famous for our bbq when Ball game announcers would rave about it while broadcasting games. We also host the world series of bbq known as the American Royale. Living in a city where bbq is all around you is something to definitely be grateful for.
There is so much to be grateful for when you live in a city like ours. Have you ever thought about why you’re thankful to live in Kansas City?
The Kansas City Star