PKD Connect Conference

Explore Kansas City

Kansas City is booming with places to go and sights to see—and we’re not just talking about the sessions and exhibits at this year's conference! Our chefs make mean meals and headlines. Our sport teams have royal reputations. Our museums, bars and venues are world-class. When you join us in Kansas City for the 2018 PKD Connect Conference, you’ll feel just as home in the Heartland as we do. Check out the scene in KC:

Dining & Entertainment

Begin with our famous, Kansas City barbecue, but don't forget to branch out. KC is a culinary crossroads, bursting with flavors both far-afield and farm-to-table. Whether you’re looking to try famous steakhouses or food truck specialties, breweries or brunch spots, we've got you covered. Check out some of the best places to dig in and dine:

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Artistry Abound

Nothing quite says Kansas City culture like our art scene. Hometown to greats like Hallmark and Walt Disney, we have creative experiences for everyone. Enjoy classic exhibit tours at acclaimed museums like the Nelson Art Gallery, take the kids to Kaleidoscope at Crown Center for an afternoon of crafting, walk the Crossroads Arts District downtown and more!

Explore the arts scene

Spirited Sporting

Come get a taste of our KC pride at a game this summer! We have a royal reputation all around town, whether you hit Kauffman Stadium, Sporting Kansas City or Kansas Speedway for professional racing, the local spirit will have you raising your voice for our favorite teams.

Get loud


The Paris of the Plains doesn’t disappoint when it comes to evening entertainment. After you wrap up your afternoon sessions, head out on the town for a variety of handcrafted cocktails, toe-tapping music and more. Whether you’re taking the Kansas City Streetcar to the Power and Light District or heading south to any of the classic bars in Westport for low-key live music, you’re in for a good night in KC.

Evening entertainment

Shop the Town

Between downtown boutiques, the Plaza shopping district and Crown Center’s extensive array of stores, your KC style is just waiting for you to find it! Shop big or small while you’re in town—either way, you’ll get the perfect finds to take home.

Shop KC