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Whether you're on the Kansas or Missouri side, here are a few of the areas that exude KC at its finest.

Jazz has its roots firmly buried in Kansas City. Live Jazz can be found almost nights at area restaurants and night clubs as well as the Thursday thru Sunday in the Blue Room of the American Jazz Museum. Check out the Jazz District it is home to both the Negro League Baseball Museum and Jazz Museum.

Live theater abounds in Kansas City. There are 9 Equity theaters and numerous community theaters in the area.

Art is everywhere. The Nelson Atkins Museum has a world class collection of over 34,000 pieces fine art. Admission is free. Parking is $8. Special events may require purchasing a ticket. Currently, special event tickets are $12 and $10 for seniors. Check out all the private galleries in the Crossroads District. Galleries are open late on the first Friday of the month. Might be a change to take home some original art work. In the city market area there is the Steamboat Arabia Museum were one can get a glimpse of the history of the steamboat era.

Independence, Missouri is home to the of the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum. Harry Truman was the 33rd President of the United States serving from April 12, 1945 until January 1953. Harry Truman had a very rich masonic history. Serving as his Master of his Lodge, Master of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. Even serving on the Divan of Ararat Shrine.

Map of Kansas and MissouriKC straddles the Missouri-Kansas state line, sometimes causing travelers to wonder which state they are in. You're not alone! Here are a few tips to help: if you're west of State Line Road, you're in Kansas. If you're east of it, you're in Missouri. Follow the Missouri River to the north, and if you're west of it, you're in Kansas. East of it, you're in Missouri.