Tuesday, April 3, 2012

KC A-to-Z-- Part 3

Q is for QUIRKY MUSEUMS--

THE ARABIA STEAMBOAT MUSEUM-- pre-Civil War life as viewed from artifacts from the ship that sank on 1865. GLORE PSYCHIATRIC MUSEUM-- history of treatment of mental illness. LEILA'S HAIR MUSEUM-- over 2,000 pieces of jewelry made of human hair dating before 1900.


R is for ROME--

Known as the City of Fountains, more than any other city in the world except, maybe Rome. Exact number not known, but estimated at more than 200.

T is for TRUMAN--

Nearby Independence was hometown of President Harry S. Truman and low has his Presidential Library and Museum. he and his wife Bess and daughter Margaret are buried in the courtyard.

U is for UNDERRATED--

KC recently ranked as one of America's 10 Most Underrated Cities by Yahoo! Travel.

V IS FOR VITALE, BABY!

KC is a college basketball mecca and has hosted more NCAA tournament basketball games (150 and counting) than any other. Municipal Auditorium has hosted more Final Fours than any other. The NATIONAL COLLEGIATE HALL OF FAME is in town, featuring Dick Vitale, Larry Bird and other collegiate heroes.

What Dis Wilbert Harrison Say? --RoadDog

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