Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Kansas City Country Club Plaza and Fountains

My husband and I were in the States for 3 weeks during the summer visiting family and seeing the sights. In those short 3 weeks, we visited 5 States! I'm sharing photos of our trip in chronological order. I've included a few highlights of previous places of interest in the links at the bottom of this post.

We flew to Kansas City from Florida for my cousin's wedding. My mom and dad are originally from K.C. and we still have family there. I was raised a military kid, so I can't claim an "originally from" place. Currently I'm living in South Africa with my husband and 4 kids.

Kansas City has always been a favorite of mine. It's known as the City of Fountains, because they have more fountains than any other city in the world other than Rome. The photos directly above and below are of the famous J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain, which was sculpted by Henri Greber in 1910 and installed in the Country Club Plaza district in 1960. The beautiful Country Club Plaza was established in 1922, spanning 15 blocks with 100 shops and 30 restaurants - and, of course, lots of fountains!

One of the best times to visit K.C. is in December to see the Plaza Lights, which light up the plaza from Thanksgiving to mid-January. It's been a long time since we saw the Christmas lights, but it's something that I'd love to do again if I had the chance.

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These next photos were taken in the
vicinity of the Country Club Plaza.

Previous Cities We Visited:


Tina Morley

All original photographs
by Tina Morley
unless stated otherwise.


  1. Terrific architecture and fountains.

  2. I went to the Kansas City Art Institute, so I know this area well. I used to live within walking distance. I love The Plaza.

  3. Tina, I had no idea Kansas City was so lovely, and certainly not about the fountains! They're so beautiful, along with the architecture and artwork. And that Michelangelo sculpture is SO cool :) Did I ever mention to you that my great grandfather (he was Roman) did touch ups on the sculptures at the Sistine Chapel? Yep!


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