We spent 1 week at Kansas City during our US trip to spend time with my Uncle Bernard. It was our chance to experience the “American life” my Uncle has been living for more than 10 years. I just use to hear stories of how life is back in Kansas, it was nice to finally see the places in his stories and dine at his favorite restaurants.
The first things that the kids noticed on our drive from the airport to my Auntie Lory’s house was the big fountain located at the entrance/exit of the airport and then some more along the way. You will see more beautiful fountains at the Plaza. To which the kids declared that they need more quarter to make a wish.
Later on we found out that Kansas City is also called The City of Fountains. We were then on a quest to have the kids photo taken on each fountain we see.
The first fountains built in Kansas City were made for the horses, dogs and birds to drink.
If you are on the same fountain quest like us then the best place to visit is the Country Club Plaza (The Plaza). The Plaza is a picturesque shopping center, with building designs patterned after the structures found in Seville, Spain.
Here are some photos of Fountains & Sculptures at The Plaza
JC Nichols Memorial Fountain
Making a wish was serious business for our LittleMiss C.
Allen Memorial Fountain
Boy and Frog Fountain
Oh my the boy made wee wee on the frog, Ma! Not true because it is the frog spraying water to the boy.
Four Founs Fountain
Seville Light Fountain
We also saw some interesting sculptures.
Invincible Spirit Sculpture
Wild Boar of Florence – People can drop coins and rub the boars nose for good luck.
and finally a beautiful Light post that I do not have any information off.
We have covered 5 fountains out of the 200+ registered fountains of Kansas City. Till the next trip back to KC.
How cool is that! They’re really pretty fountains too.
Kansas normally reminds me of The Wizard of Oz, but this post has updated my views on the city! Hehe! The little ones look like they had so much fun!