NANOG 91: Things To Do + See in Kansas City

April 11, 2024


NANOG 91: Things To Do + See in Kansas City

Check Out Landmark Attractions While Attending Our Next Meeting

by Elizabeth Drolet


Kick off the summer season with some mouthwatering BBQ and all that jazz. 

NANOG invites you to join us for our upcoming virtual and in-person meeting, NANOG 91, in Kansas City, MO, 10 - 12 June at Loews Kansas City Hotel.  Register here. 

The NANOG 91 line-up promises to be as smokin' hot as the Kansas City BBQ.

When not absorbing the latest trends in technology or networking with tech leaders — why not explore this jazzy city, where the roots (and fountains) run deep?

We've done the work. Check out NANOG's hit list, and then curate your own!

Johnnie's Jazz Bar + Grill 

* Near N91 location. This live music venue offers the top Kansas City artists, fresh food, + nightly specials. Guests can also enjoy 70 types of bourbon, a huge wine list, board games, + more!

Kansas City is a world-renowned destination for jazz and blues. Jazz made its debut in the 1920s and has been livening up the streets with legendary artists and music ever since. In fact, over 40 area nightclubs host jazz regularly. 

More info here.


Take in a Baseball Game

*Near N91 location. The Midwest city is all about their sports. Kauffman Stadium will surely be a home run, located just a short drive from the NANOG 91 venue. Cheer on the Royals while you devour themed bites and local brews at Bar Stilwell and watch the game. 

Feel Like a Kid Again (or bring your own) at Legoland 

Step inside and jump into the world's most giant box of LEGO bricks! Two million and counting LEGO bricks make for an intriguing and interactive experience for kids (young and old). Check out iconic Kansas City landmarks built from LEGO bricks, a 4D cinema experience, the Train Station Adventure, + more. Combo tickets, including visits to LEGOLAND Discovery Center and Sea Life Kansas, are available. 

Learn more here.


Premier Destination for National Museums

KC is known for its vast variety of incredible museums. There is truly something for every history buff from the National WW1 Museum and Memorial, American Jazz Museum, National Airline History Museum to the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures and many more!

Learn more here. 

Kauffman Center for Performing Arts

* Near N91 location. Kauffman Center for Performing Arts will feature the Future Stages Festival on 9 June and other performances throughout the week. 

Find more info here.

The College Basketball Experience 

* Near the N91 location. A unique highly interactive experience that also houses the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Guests can learn more about the game's history and the college basketball legends. This is more than just a learning experience, however. Numerous interactive games are available. Visitors can test their skills by making a slam dunk before the buzzard sounds or play other games that will put them in the shoes of the legends on the court.  

More info here. 


City of Fountains 

KC's fascination with fountains dates back to the late 1800s. Then, they served thirsty dogs and horses. Now, they are a significant part of KC's unique beauty and part of the city’s legacy. Today, 200 unique artistic fountains can be found around the city. Each fountain uniquely contributes to KC's reputation as the “City of Fountains.“

More info here.

More Info

Check out the link to the visitor guide here.

Check out the link for information on streetcars here.



Elizabeth Drolet

Elizabeth Drolet is NANOG's Multimedia Story Producer

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