KANSAS CITY CONVENTION CENTER
301 West 13th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Kansas City, Missouri, is served by the Kansas City International Airport (MCI), www.flykci.com, which is located just 22 miles from downtown Kansas City. To reserve your airline tickets, you may use MacNair Travel Agency, (800) 833-4382 and www.macnairtravel.com or other Internet travel services, such as Orbitz, Expedia and Travelocity.
Because taxi and other transportation services are not readily available from the airport, the Association is offering an Official SNA Airport Shuttle to and from Kansas City International Airport. This convenient service allows you to eliminate the hassle of multiple stops, waiting in line and paying high cab fares. (Taxi fare from the airport is approximately $80 roundtrip, and Super Shuttle is $36 roundtrip with several stops.) SNA encourages you to take advantage of this low cost, exclusive Official SNA Airport Shuttle for only $30 per person round-trip. Reserve your seat today to take advantage of door-to-door service and convenient online registration. Last-minute arrangements will be subject to limited availability. Return trips are available from the convention center on Wednesday, July 17, and from all ANC hotels on Thursday, July 18, until 1 p.m. Luggage storage will be provided at the convention center on Wednesday. To make your shuttle reservation, visit www.callawaytransportation.com/sna2013kansascity.html.
Traveling by Car
The Kansas City Convention Center is located in downtown Kansas City at 301 West 13th Street. The Convention Center runs along Broadway in between 12th and 16th streets. Parking is available in the Barney Allis Parking Garage, a 975-spot facility that has entrances on Central and Wyandotte. There is also parking available at the Kauffman Center. To view a map and additional info for parking at the Kauffman Center, click here.
Seven Reasons to Visit the Heart of America
Although ANC’s common goal is professional development, there’s always time to explore the “Paris of the Plains.” Here are just seven reasons to take Kansas City to heart:
- The location. There’s something to be said for convenience—located near both the population center and the geographic center of the country, Kansas City is just three hours or less from both coasts.
- The music. As the saying goes, “New Orleans was the birthplace of jazz, but America’s music grew up in Kansas City.” The rich musical legacy is still bopping today at a slew of jazz and blue clubs dotting downtown Kansas City.
- The food. You can’t think about Kansas City without imagining mouthwatering barbecue—there are more barbecue restaurants per capita here than in any other city. This regional cuisine is marked by slow-smoking all sorts of meats, from pork to chicken to fish.
- The fountains. With more than 200 fountains, it’s no surprise that Kansas City’s official nickname is the City of Fountains. Visit the 322-foot fountains at Kauffman Stadium (home to the Kansas City Royals), the largest privately funded fountain the world.
- The nightlife. Just steps from the Convention Center, you’ll find the new Power & Light District. Within this array of brick warehouses, modern skyscrapers and Art Décor architecture, explore dozens of restaurants, nightclubs, theaters and a retro-yet-modern bowling alley.
- The museums. Kansas City is home to more than a dozen museums, but two particularly of note: The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial happens to be the only U.S. museum dedicated to the Great War, while the American Jazz Museum at 18th and Vine district preserves the city’s rich musical legacy, featuring exhibits on Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong and more.
- The architecture. Three of the nation’s “Art Deco treasures”—Municipal Auditorium, Power and Light Building and Jackson County Courthouse—reside in Kansas City. Architecture enthusiasts will also want to experience work from famed architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Jarvis Hunt and Harry Weese.
If you would like to take in the sights, sounds and tastes Kansas City has to offer, contact the concierge desk at your chosen hotel for more information about tours and sightseeing opportunities. Navigate to www.visitkc.com for itineraries, landmarks and more.