Why Kansas City?Discover the best of the Midwest.
Once you try the barbecue here, you’ll understand why. Students can enjoy spending time walking at The Plaza, eating at over 80 different restaurants or drinking coffee with friends downtown. Kansas City is also home to a number of professional sports teams including the Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, and Sporting Kansas City. The city boasts wide boulevards, beautiful parks, fantastic architecture and more than 200 fountains; not to mention world-class museums, a vibrant arts district and superb shopping and attractions. Lastly, with the brand new renovations of the Charles Spurgeon Center for Biblical Preaching, our students now have access to Charles Spurgeon’s personal library. KC is where you need to be.
You should see it for yourself. Come visit Midwestern and we will put you up for a night at a nearby hotel overlooking downtown Kansas City. Tour the campus, eat lunch with a professor, and engage with current students. We promise, after you experience the best of Kansas City and take in Midwestern Seminary, you will not be disappointed.
What’s in Town?
WWI Museum and Liberty Memorial – best view of the city
Union Station – the 100 year old Union Station is a hub of culture, education, and entertainment
Crown Center – Shopping, dining, and fun for the whole family.
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum – dedicated to preserving the rich history of African-American baseball.
The College Basketball Experience – two floors and 41,500 square feet of basketball exuberance.
Kansas City Royals (MLB) – 2015 World Champions
Kansas City Chiefs (NFL)
Sporting Kansas City (MLS) – 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup winners
Country Club Plaza – an exceptional blend of major fashion houses and local favorites, along with dozens of fine restaurants.
Zona Rosa – shopping district closer to the airport/seminary
Every student needs their java. With plenty of hipster roasteries along with mainstream brands, there is something for every kind of coffee connoisseur.
Quay Coffee – Kansas City River Market
Parisi Cafe – art from the cup
Thou Mayest – coffee roasters
Starbucks – one minute from Seminary
Christopher Elbow Chocolates
Glace Ice Cream – artisan ice cream
Cupcake a la Mode – serving delicious cupcakes daily
Jack Stack – known for burnt ends and cheesy corn bake
Joe’s of Kansas City – known for ZMan sandwich and ribs
Q39 – known for burnt end burger
Stroud’s – home-style cooking
The Majestic – steakhouse
Coal Vine’s – pizza
Blanc Burgers and Bottles – a modern Kansas City burger concept
Trezo Mare – italian
Zocalo – mexican food
The 1920’s and 30’s saw the birth of Kansas City jazz, and the legends live on in the city. Take a walk down historic 18th and Vine, visit the American Jazz Museum, and hear live jazz over dinner at The Majestic Restaurant or the Blue Room.
American Jazz Museum – a destination for all things jazz.
The Majestic KC – a Kansas City steakhouse and jazz club