Kansas City is a city in the U.S. state of Missouri, across the border from Kansas City, Kansas. It's known for its barbecue, jazz heritage, and fountains. Downtown, the American Jazz Museum shares a historic building with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, known for its extensive collection of Asian art. The sprawling Kauffman Centre for the Performing Arts complex stages opera, ballet, concerts, and other shows.
Kansas City is also a major sports city, home to the Kansas City Chiefs (NFL), Kansas City Royals (MLB), Kansas City Mavericks (ECHL), and Sporting Kansas City (MLS). The city also hosts several major sporting events, including the annual American Royal livestock show and rodeo. Kansas City is known for its world-famous barbecue, which is typically cooked with a sweet, tangy sauce. Some of the most popular barbecue restaurants in The city include Arthur Bryant's, Gates Bar-B-Q, and Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que.
The city is a major jazz city, and was once known as the "Jazz Capital of the World." Some of the most famous jazz musicians who got their start in Kansas City include Charlie Parker, Count Basie, and Ella Fitzgerald. Its a home to more than 200 fountains, more than any other city in the United States. The most famous fountain is the Liberty Memorial Fountain, which is located in Liberty Memorial Park.